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Simon Powers

AWA CEO & Founder

About Simon

Simon Powers is the CEO and founder of Adventures with Agile, the training and coaching company and global community of practice for agile and organizational change.

Simon is a world class systemic coach, leadership coach and mentor, facilitator and trainer.

Over the last two decades Simon has worked with leaders to improve their organisations, meet their objectives, and create a productive and happy work environment. He has worked in many industries including banking, financial services, retail, manufacturing, charity, oil and gas, and public sector.

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Based on his extensive experience, Simon has created a program of certified training classes that have been extremely effective in upskilling leaders, managers, staff, and contractors in organisational change skills. He has contributed in setting the industry standards through ICAgile, Disciplined Agile, and the wider community, and is seen as a thought-leader and entrepreneur for organisational change and agility.

Simon now runs the AWA coaching and training faculty and continues to coach and mentor leaders in organisational agility and meeting their key objectives. He occasionally runs training classes and facilitates large scale events.

He is winner of multiple agile awards, and has written many articles and videos that have shaped the way people think about agile and organisational change.

Upcoming presentations and workshops

Current speaking and workshop engagements

  • 10th February 2021 – 90 minute workshop on Enterprise Agility. An experiential account of large scale organisational change
  • 17th February 2021 – Joining Jon Gedge and his Australian meetup group. Talking about the future of agility. 8am GMT.
  • 16th March – Joining Barry Chandler and his SEACON workshop. Talking about the future of agility and the AWA playbook.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFIED COACH, TRAINER & CONSULTANT

  • Certified ICAgile Enterprise Coach Expert (ICE-EC)
  • Certified ICAgile Fundamentals Trainer (ICP)
  • Certified ICAgile Agile Coach Trainer (ICP-ACC)
  • Certified ICAgile Agile Facilitator Trainer (ICP-ATF)
  • ICAgile Agility in the Enterprise Trainer (ICP-ENT)
  • ICAgile Coaching Agile Transitions Trainer (ICP-CAT)
  • ICAgile Leading in Agility (ICP-LEA)
  • Certified Agile Leader (Scrum Alliance)
  • Certified Trainer for Training from the BACK of the Room
  • Certified Disciplined Agile Black Belt Practitioner and Trainer
  • Certified LeSS Practitioner (Large Scale Scrum)
  • Certified SAFe Program Consultant (Expired)
  • Barefoot Professional Coaching Certificate
  • ORSC Systemic Coaching professional

Current role

HEAD OF AWA CONSULTANCY & COACHING

As Head of AWA Consultancy, Simon is focussed on leadership, transformation strategy and delivery. He typically has multiple clients running concurrently and work a few days where appropriate to add the most value.

As a trainer and public speaker, Simon creates and deliver training courses, facilitate events, speaks publicly on agile and organisational change at major Agile conferences, free meetups, universities, and to large groups inside organisations.

Awards

In 2015, Simon was nominated and made the finalist shortlist for the Agile Awards 2015 for the person who has done the most to promote Agile. Simon was part of, initiated and led the transformation at Bristol City Council, which won the Agile Award 2015 for best implementation of Agile in the Public Sector.

In 2016, Simon won the Agile Award of the person who has done the most to promote Agile globally and most popular agile conference speaker.

“I am over the moon that we received recognition for the work we have all done over the last two years. That includes everyone who has ever come to the meetups, the training or the conferences.”

2016 was the last year the awards ran.

Other interests

When Simon isn’t working with our clients, he is either riding his off road motorcycle, partying, or seeing friends, as well as being in the great outdoors with his two lovely children.

Contacting Simon

You can contact me via this website, you can use twitter @agileadventures, you can find me on LinkedIn, read My Articles or you can email me simon@ on this domain.

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