Caitlin is a director of Clean Learning and the developer of Systemic Modelling™. She is the author of From Contempt to Curiosity, which details many of the innovative and transformational projects she’s led across our community from the most dispossessed to leading think tanks, and has recently been awarded a PhD from Liverpool John Moores University for her thesis on "Using Clean Language Interviewing to model Curriculum Design in Higher Education: Curriculum Design is Like What?"
Caitlin graduated in Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies and completed four years post graduate research in ‘Strategies for Lexical access’ including fieldwork in Ghana. She began modelling teaching and learning while at SOAS, volunteering intermediary classes to translate information presented at lectures into different learning styles for the students. At the same time she was a youth worker in Kings Cross bringing these leading edge tools to groups of young people.
She went on to set up literacy clubs in King’s Cross, where children could come to learn to spell. From 1996 – 1999 Caitlin was an Education tutor with the Dalston Youth Project, a Home Office run experiment to offer accelerated learning to at-risk students, alongside mentoring, to keep them in school. She ran these sessions as NLP modelling workshops and achieved excellent results with the students. The project won a Crime Prevention and Community Safety award for Great Britain. In 1999 she was offered the opportunity to develop her work in a business context and she created the ground breaking metaphors@work process. These techniques are available on the Creative Management section of the Open University MBA program and on a 10 week modular course on Practical Thinking. She has co-designed and she co-delivers a Masters Level module in Coaching and Mentoring at Liverpool John Moores University.
She has since developed her modelling skills from small scale group development to whole scale organisational culture change programmes. She designs and delivers tailor made learning and development programs for addressing diversity, conflict, leadership, managing mergers and creating ‘learning organisations’.
Caitlin practices in a variety of contexts. Clients include: Jeyes Group, Liverpool John Moores University, Pharmacia, Hull City Council, South Yorkshire Police Service, Bexley Care Trust, New Information Paradigms, Work Directions UK, Crime Concern, BT, Police National Search Centre, Celerent Consultancy, Carbon Partners, Ealing LEA, and Working Links. She has trained a number of in-house trainers to carry on and develop the work without creating dependency on her expertise. She has systematically tested and developed her ideas in challenging arenas and her robust products have become sought after learning aids.
You can read more of Caitlin’s work on our sister site, www.trainingattention.co.uk.
Colin is an Agile coach and certified Scrum Alliance trainer, with a breadth and depth of experience in Agile adoptions across many teams, programmes and organisations. He is passionate about improving organisations’ ability to sustainably deliver high value products and services to their external and internal customers.
Helen is an outgoing and driven coach and trainer who is passionate about working with Individuals,teams and organisations on their road to agility. Helen has worked with many varied organisations and teams in many different industries and brings this vast wealth of experience and knowledge to her training and coaching. Helen holds the Certified Enterprise and Team coach certifications through the Scrum Alliance. Helen also holds: Accredited Kanban Trainer, Kanban Coaching Professional, Accredited Kanban Consultant and international coaching federation ACC Coach.
John loves seeing individuals, teams and organisations become the best they can be. He does this using a mixture of coaching approaches embedded with the agile mindset. John spends most of his time supporting organisation to descale and self-organise relying heavily on the Systemic Modelling skills he learnt through his ongoing training from Caitlin Walker.
As Trust Artist and Certified Enterprise Coach with the Scrum Alliance, Olaf is a veteran and leader in the international agile community.
In 20 years, he has visited and helped hundreds of organisations to transform. In that work, exploring culture and making sense of leadership have become his speciality. His strategy: increasing trust and responsibility through invitation and clarity. Olaf doesn’t hesitate to show up as kind and blunt - discomfort grows his capacity to love what he dislikes.
Olaf invites us to trust ourselves and others. He believes: You deserve to love what you do.
Olaf is one of the founders of TrustTemenos Leadership Academy. We work with leaders increasing their clarity of identity and intention, and help growing organisations where safe spaces are available for people to show up and grow. In 2016 we published a workbook for leaders: Showing Up, available on LeanPub. We invite leaders to consciously Show Up: to become aware of how our clarity of who we are and what we want determines the results that emerge from our context - in leading our lives, leading our team, as well as leading whole organisations
Rickard Jones Enterprise Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Team Coach (CTC), Program Lead, Online Remote Facilitator, AgileHR Manifesto Author, Scrum Alliance Trainer, LeSS Trainer and ICAgile Trainer. With over 20 years of enterprise experience, Rickard continues to deliver a myriad of Agile Coaching, Training and Transformation Lead engagements.
He goes where the value need is, having previously been an XP developer, programme manager, change manager, development manager, scrum master and transformation lead.
Sarah is a certified Coach, Mentor and Trainer, specialising in Clean Language and Systemic Modelling. She loves to get curious about how people ‘tick’, and delights helping people to get curious about their own selves, in a non-judgemental way. Gently revealing layers until we find treasure. Or trash, in which case, we can throw it out!
Sarah has run her own business for 20 years and has a depth of experience in recruitment and training, small business management as well as a variety of other roles such as teaching and end of life counselling.
Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová is an independent agile coach and trainer, Certified Team Coach, and Certified Scrum Trainer with more than fifteen years of experience in the IT industry. She started with agile and Scrum back in 2005, when she was implementing agile methods in the USA. From that time, she has been credited with agile transformation and implementation for many companies and teams around the world.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer with Scrum Alliance, Zuzi has trained thousands of ScrumMasters and Product Owners. By creating and sustaining agile leadership, Zuzi believes the worlds of work and life can be made happier and more successful.
She is a regular speaker at conferences. Zuzi is a founder of the Czech Agile Association (agilniasociace.cz), and the world-famous AgilePrague conference (agileprague.com) and Agile100 virtual conference (agile100.com).
She is author of The Great Scrum Master: #ScrumMasterWay book (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn)).