ABOUT

AGILITYSMITH

OUR SECRET SAUCE

Leveraging 30 years experience in emerging technology for several sectors to Teach, Coach, Mentor and Facilitate through your Business Agility journey. We do this by discovering new ways of working and guiding change agents, teams and leaders on sustainable Business agility practices customised for delivery of value across your organization.

What We Believe

Motivating and inspiring people to awaken their success

Empowered organizations are created by humans having a voice in an innovative, collaborative and safe environment

Agile is a journey not a destination

Focus on human relationships first to deliver fast, high quality, collaborative and seamless business value

What We Deliver

Thriving organizations who embrace Business Agility

Highly sought after Agile coaches and high performing teams

Guidance to increase flow, ROI and customer satisfaction

Foster environments where people, insights, ideas and vision interact quickly from concept to launch

Our Company

Our Founder

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About Koren:

Koren is a Business Agility Coach and Learning Experience Facilitator with 30 years multinational industry experience in many sectors, from start-ups to Fortune 500s seeking to disrupt their markets with new technology.

Empowered by Agile-Lean ways of working since 2007, initially as a test engineer then wore multiple hats as a Release Manager, Technical Lead, Agile Project Manager/Team Facilitator, SCRUM Master, SWE Manager & Agile Coach. Ultimately her path led her to become the seasoned Coach, Facilitator & ICAgile certified Instructor that she is today.

Koren incorporates design thinking, liberating structures, systems thinking, somatic sensing, integral theory and accelerated learning expertise throughout her practice to benefit those she serves and guides.

Fun Fact:

I started my career as a Geologist โ€“ instead of rocks, I am now breaking down barriers to creativity, trust, evolutionary growth & innovation. Started on an amazing adventure in 2017, and moved from Seattle -the emerald city, to Dublin -the emerald isle, back to my ancestral roots. Since then I have worked on several innovation projects using Human Centered design with IoT, Ai, Blockchain & Digital Identity technology in Life Sciences, Marketing, Supply Chain, Finance, Travel & Humanitarian sectors.

What I Value Most?:

Empathy, Connection, Collaboration, Joy and empowerment through Agile-Lean ways of working.

What Brings Me Joy?:

For fun it is: Traveling throughout my new home and across Europe; Hiking and walking with friends across Wicklow & Dublin counties; staying connected with family and giving back to my communities; live music events from the local pub, park and to concerts – Elbow and Snow Patrol are 2 of my faves. At work it is: seeing that aha moment on peopleโ€™s faces; the energy that arises out of interactive experiences; and geeking out on the really cool, innovative, creative stuff wicked smart teams dream up and bring to reality.

My Superpowers:

I am empathetic and resilient, filled with fierce courage and hope. I get really charged up after facilitating a long session as it is the connection with people that bring me the most energy. As a natural born tester, if there’s an issue, I will find it, or it will find me ๐Ÿ™‚

Learning Journey/Certifications:

My learning journey includes a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Texas A&M University which included course-work in computer science, GIS modeling, pre-engineering, pre-med, foreign language and english literature. Certifications:

  • ICAgile Certified Instructor
  • ICAgile Certified Expert – Agile Coaching (ICE-AC)
  • LUMA: Facilitator in Human Centered Design (Design Thinking)
  • SCRUM Alliance: Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1)
  • SCRUM Alliance: Certified SCRUM Professional – SCRUM Master (CSP-SM)

Our Values

What do we value?

We value Resiliency, Business Sustainability and Kindness.

Discovery is a journey we take together – from where you are, towards where you need to be to succeed in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex & ambiguous world.

Our aim is to do more than meet you where you are at – let’s reach for that half step ahead!

Emerging tech is really cool – let’s imagine what’s beyond possible.

Learn fast from challenges, what to do more of, what to stop and what to explore.

About Our Company

Agilitysmith is headquartered in Ireland serving micro, small and medium sized businesses striving to compete using digital and emerging technology. We are also an Enterprise Ireland Agile-Lean service provider.

We offer Agile-Lean assessments, Design & Facilitation of customised workshops and courses to learn, discover, problem solve and strategise.

We provide individual mentoring and coaching with an emphasis on team and programme leaders, managers and change agents. Yes, coaches, SCRUM Masters & TPM’s are leaders!

We are networked with other “Agile-Lean” and “Design Thinking” providers. If we don’t specialise in what is best for you, we are sure to know someone who does and will refer you.

Look forward to working with you and discovering what’s next on your journey!

TESTIMONIALS

Thank YOU for your energy! Loved what you did with the space, both in preparing it but also then in using it to get people engaged. I hope we can collaborate soon again ๐Ÿ™‚

Francesco
Agile Coach & Delivery Lead at Oliver Wyman - Ireland

Koren is a very open and inclusive agile coach. She is always straightforward and infuse confidence to the team through her experience and coaching. I was very happy to work with Koren [at Accentureโ€™s Innovation Centre] because she gave me both a vision and the quantifiable steps to get there. I learned a lot from her

Etienne
Lead Software Engineer at Phenomic AI

when I was on the path of technical leadership and looking for feedback on my leadership and communication skills, Koren took time to provide a lot of useful personal feedback based on our interactions and observations of my behavior [in] the sprint team context. I believe that the will to help coworkers improve and develop is one of the most important skills to have in a workplace

Sylvain
Senior Software Engineer at Allen Institute for Cell Science
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