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Jon Jorgensen

  

Agile Coach & Trainer, Hyperdrive

Location: Mission Viejo, CA


Certifications

Certified Team Coach
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

I facilitate discovery, learning and transformation at any scale, from the individual to the enterprise. I am an Executive and Team Performance Coach serving IT project professionals who are up against impossible odds. I help them unlock their greatness by executing game-changer plays for endless winning streaks in the enterprise arena. When fear, confusion, frustration or disengagement are present in a large organization, I hold space for the culture to transform beyond it, with fitting business results. Working in Japan for 17 years, and on projects for more than 20, I have adopted a lean thinking, systems approach to life, wherein I have a profound respect for people and their boundless potential. I love LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, Applied Improv and playing Agile Games. My guilty pleasure is Star Wars and Americanized sushi. In my spare time, I help high school kids pursue their career goals (https://5saturdays.org/contributors/) on a volunteer basis, and professionally as a Certified College Consultant with the Heartland Institute of Financial Education. (www.hife-usa.org) I am the 5th person ever to become designated by the Scrum Alliance as a Certified Team Coach. I am also a SAFe Program Consultant, working with clients who are household name brands in financial services, aerospace, heavy industry, database products, entertainment and data storage. I am also a co-founder of the Agile Coffee podcasts and Agile Coach Camp US West. I'm a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I write award winning operas; I manage time efficiently. Occasionally I tread water for three days in a row. I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook thirty minute brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco; a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru. Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello; I was scouted by the Mets; I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after work, I repair electrical appliances free of charge. I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don't perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat .400. I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid on time. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full contact Origami. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me. I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations with the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. The laws of physics do not apply to me. Years ago, I discovered the meaning of life, but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary seven course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prizewinning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet; I have performed open heart surgery, and I have spoken to Elvis. I brag on Fridays, using Jim McCarthy's Core Protocols. I invite you to connect with me via. any of the following channels: @waterscrumban https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-jorgensen-b6b4678b www.agilehyperdrive.com

Work experience

Jon Jorgensen & Associates, Founder
December 2015 - Present, Mission Viejo, CA, United States
Making a difference in what really matters to people and what they really care about, one client at a time.

Davisbase Consulting, Agile Coach & Trainer
January 2015 - December 2015, Irvine, CA
I work with software development teams who adopt Scrum. I use very hands-on simulation exercises to illustrate abstract concepts, to make them more concrete constructs in my workshops. I hold space open for individual, team, and enterprise-wide transformation beyond what those involved originally thought possible for themselves or their organization. This rapid, lasting achievement is their own. I serve teams by observing them constantly, being fully present to them. When they get stuck, I ask thought-provoking questions which lead to self-relfection. I model desirable behaviors, encourage experimentation, risk taking and critical (independent) thinking as paths to discovery and occasionally use metaphors to expose deeper truths. I have been selected from among 30+ professional coaches at Davisbase, to author and deliver intensive training for expert-level scrum practitioners in the enterprise who aspire to become team-level internal agile coaches, as their official role/title with their employer.

PICS Auditing, LLC., ScrumMaster
December 2013 - January 2015, Irvine, CA
I served a team that practices Scrum, as described in the Scrum Guide. I removed impediments, facilitated collaboration and evangelized the value that my team creates while doing scrum. I wrote and delivered curriculum and lead people through exercises that helped them arrive at the discovery of how anyone motivated by an energizing, laudable goal, achieves unparalleled greatness, repeatedly and sustainably.

 

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