Introduction to Systemic Coaching and Large-Scale Facilitation #AWALSF

We’re excited to kick off a new series of community events strengthening the worldwide community of facilitators and coaches. This first event on 17th October, in association with International Facilitation Week, will be facilitated by Simon Powers and Nairy McMahon to share why, how and what we will be doing as a community to promote self-organisation through systemic coaching and large-scale facilitation. We hope you can join us.

Many of us are working in organisations who require better products and services but yet delivered faster and/or cheaper. Often, we find that we can do great things at the team level, but once the wider enterprise is considered, things start to stall. If you are a change agent or leader you may have experienced getting so far with an “agile transformation” and things seemingly falling apart or people reverting to old patterns after a few months or even a year.

We believe agile has reached as far as it can go unless we stop pushing agile on to people, as this creates resistance and resentment and reduces self-organisation. Instead we want to create environments where people are invited to be powerful, feel included, and can solve all types of problems themselves.

Join this meetup with AWA Founder Simon Powers, and Nairy McMahon, systemic coach and director of CRR UK. The event will introduce our new program of community meetups aimed at promoting self-organisation through systemic coaching and large-scale facilitation. Together as a community we will learn powerful techniques that will enable us to examine problems completely for more informed choices by:

  • discussing the real issues
  • building upon inner strengths
  • finding solutions together

Each month the AWA community will be joined by a collective of experienced and qualified facilitators as well as volunteer facilitators. By attending our first event you will learn what to expect, how to get involved and get to meet our supporters.


  1. History of Agile
  2. Self-Organisation
  3. The Industry Complex
  4. Why Agile isn’t working
  5. Getting back to the roots
  6. Large Scale Facilitation, Inclusion & Systemic Coaching
  7. How we really engage leadership
  8. Organisational Relationships
  9. How you can get involved
  10. Our Supporters


date: 17th October
time: 6pm – 8:30pm
where: Moo 2nd Floor, 20 Farringdon Road, London
how do I sign up? join us for free here.


Simon Powers is the founder of Adventures with Agile, the global community of practice for agile and organisational change. Simon is a world class facilitator and trainer. Over the last decade Simon has worked in organisations moving towards agile ways of working, his approach has led him to create a series of ICAgile Certified Enterprise Agile Coaching training courses, which have received high praise from both the communities in London and worldwide.

As a coach, he works with the board of directors or senior managers to transform the way that they see themselves, each other, and their organisations. The results are better organisational design, better processes, more engaged staff, and an organisation that is customer focused and more successful.


Nairy McMahon is the owner of CRRUK, a training company which focuses on skills and tools that create Relationship Systems Intelligence, fundamental to wellbeing in the workplace. Before she established the UK partnership in 2015, Nairy was CRR Global’s UK Head of Business Development. Following a successful career in banking and business, Nairy followed her calling to become a Certified Professional Coach.

Nairy combines her love of Systemic philosophy and principles with an impressive track record in developing creative enterprises. She’s passionate about the transformational power of coaching and loves to see individuals and organisations thrive, through the application of training.


Thank you to Moo – our venue hosts – for supporting this event by providing your fabulous space.

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