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Michael Spayd


Chief Executive, Agile Coaching Institute

Location: Boulder, CO


Certified ScrumMaster
Registered Education Provider


Michael K Spayd: In a word, my professional work is about transformation.  I seem to be wired to help people–and systems–change. I am drawn to cutting edge ‘technologies’ for coaching and developing organizations, leaders and teams.  I have worked as an organizational change coach and consultant for more than 25 years, working with Fortune 500, small businesses and non-profits. For 13 years I have specialized in large-scale Agile transformation efforts, working with numerous organizations, leaders, and dozens and dozens of teams in that time.

I was trained as a Team and Organizational Coach, in Co-Active leadership, and in executive coaching, organizational behavior, organization change and consciousness transformation.  I am a Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). I am currently writing a book in the Mike Cohn series called Coaching in the Agile Enterprise. An excerpt of that book was released in January 2014.

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses

Continuing Education

  • The Agile Facilitator
  • Coaching Agile Teams: The Mindset and Skills of Great Agile Coaching
  • Agile Coach Bootcamp

Articles I've written

The Manager's Role in Agile
When a team converts to agile, managers are often left wondering what part they will play in leading an agile team to success. Just as the team must learn new skills in order to self-organize, managers should explore a new set of competencies in order to function most effectively.


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