Michael Hamman is dedicated to the possibility that the workplace be a site for personal, organizational, and social transformation. Through the cultivation of lightweight processes, reflective practice, and meaningful human interaction, Michael Hamman helps companies uncover their potential for innovation, agility, and high performance.
Michael has become well known in the Agile community for bringing a holistic perspective to the Agile adoption process. His training and education in management coaching, facilitation, and organizational development is instrumental to his effectiveness as an Agile coach and trainer. His 15 years’ leading and coaching highly effective teams, of all kinds, underscores his success with Scrum teams, in his training and development of Scrum Masters, and in his training and development of agile leaders and executives. Managers and performers alike find that Michael is able to consistently create learning environments in which people find themselves able to move beyond personal and institutional limitations and to create for themselves deep, transformative learning.
Over the last five years, Michael's focus has been on helping leaders and managers develop strategies and practices for bringing agility to the broader organization, and to their own way of leading. Toward this end, Michael brings an integral sensibility to his teaching and coaching, incorporating extensive research in adult developmental models (e.g. Robert Kegan, Bill Torbert, Bill Joiner), systems thinking (e.g. Peter Senge, Barry Oshry), relational systems (e.g. ORSC), organizational culture (e.g. Spiral Dynamics, William Schneider) and organization design thinking. In his work, he helps leaders develop specific skills and practices for effectively leading in the face of organizational complexity and change.
Michael’s clients have included Capital One, Dell Computer, Liberty Mutual, Capital Group, CNBC, Open Wave, JDA Software, Vignette, Netspend, Sony, TIAA-CREF, Fidelity Investments, Hotwire, Siemens, and Bank of America.