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Michael Sahota, CEC, CALE


Certified Enterprise Coach, Agilitrix

Location: Toronto Canada


Certified Enterprise Coach
Certified Agile Leadership Educator
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster


My Courses

Certified Agile Leadership I
25-26 January, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL, United States of America

Certified Agile Leadership I
29-30 January, 2018
Location: Menlo Park, CA, United States of America

Certified Agile Leadership I
5-6 February, 2018
Location: London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Certified Agile Leadership I
13-14 March, 2018
Location: Sydney, Australia

Certified Agile Leadership I
22-23 March, 2018
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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Michael Sahota guides and teaches leaders how to create high-performance organizations. He has a proven practical playbook for leading change. His model for Consciously Approaching Agile™ guides the creation of a cultural and leadership context where Agile drives lasting organizational results.

As a Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educator, Michael teaches on a worldwide basis. His highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) Training reflects his growth and capability as a leader. He has been traveling to India for the past 4 years in an intense study of personal growth and transformation for his own leadership path. He practices and models what he teaches to create transformative experiences. His upcoming trainings at

Since 2001, Michael has been guiding success with Agile. Since 2010, he has held his Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) designation. In 2012, he published the ground-breaking book "An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture". Michael has two books that are to be published this year: Emotional Science and Agile Leadership.

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses


  • Certified ScrumMaster


  • Certified Agile Leadership I


  • CAL II—Advanced Education and Validated Practice


  • CAL II—Peer Workshop

Articles I've written

5 Ways Scrum Creates Safety: Why One CSC Uses Scrum and XP Together to Avoid XP Risks
In 2006, while recovering from an eXtreme Programming (XP) implementation gone bad, I presented my observations on the differing focus of Scrum and XP at my local user group (XPToronto). Since then, I have continued to see this pattern in the agile community and my direct work practice. It's time to share this story to enhance clarity on how Scrum and XP differ and why that makes them better together.


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