BeLiminal is an interdependent ecosystem of experts in lean, agile and systems coaching.
We are brought together by a desire to see real human potential and engagement at work in organisations.
We help people evolve their world, to make it a better place. We live our values of:
We believe that the right processes, carried out by people who are empowered and focused, can dramatically improve businesses.
We work with you through mentoring, coaching and training to help identify the approaches and implementation patterns that will amplify your business agility and sustainability.
Our network of experts draw upon a wide range of approaches and frameworks including:
Lean Start Up
Theory of Constraints
Relationships Systems Coaching
Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
“These guys know their stuff. If you get the chance to work with them, do it.”
Matt Lodder – SVP, Managing Director, R/GA (EMEA)
Meet our founding partners
As an agile and organisational coach and certified trainer, Eben helps business leaders, managers and teams deliver sustainable solutions faster.
His background in software delivery, agile methods, coaching and organisational change places him at the intersection of these and enables him to harness change as a driver for business growth and competitive advantage. With a focus on applying systems thinking to solve complex business problems Eben has worked with companies from start-ups to FTSE100 global corporations to create and facilitate change programmes for executives, leadership teams, senior managers and delivery teams. By understanding the unique culture of each organisation, he brings the benefits of Agile to multi-million-pound programmes and start-ups alike.
Dragan has over 30 years of coaching, training and facilitation experience, mainly with large organisations in Retail Banking, Insurance and Online Gaming sectors
Since 2005, his focus has been on helping clients improve their business and delivery agility, and develop leadership at all levels.
Dragan’s main area of interest is organisational agility and its implications for product development, portfolio management, business strategy, and workplace culture.
Susie has over 15 years’ experience as Senior Project Manager/Programme Manager and Business Consultant, focusing on multi-channel ecommerce, digital, social media and software development projects. She has worked across the Retail, Entertainment, Media and Travel sectors for many blue chip organisations.
Susie has worked on multiple Scrum projects as a Scrum Master and is experienced in leading and facilitating agile teams. With strong leadership and management skills she is engaging, inclusive, dynamic and hands-on. Susie now manages all project and operational aspects for BeLiminal.
One of a handful of UK Certified Enterprise Coaches with the Scrum Alliance, Zia has been guiding organisational change through a holistic coaching approach since 2008.
Zia is passionate about developing people and organisational culture using his expertise gained across multiple Agile transformation programmes to naturally evolve organisations through continuous improvement. Zia is a very experienced Agile trainer and a Certified Scrum Trainer, passionate about creating a learning environment through expert facilitation, learning games and visualisation. Zia is a professionally trained coach in business and personal coaching, accredited to Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation. Zia has extensive experience within a variety of industries including, FinTech, Aerospace, Pharma, Retail, Media, logistics to name a few. All this with an established foundation of knowledge gained over 14 years experience in industry.
Tom is a highly experienced certified trainer and coach whose insights into the Agile mindset make his training and coaching both effective and genuinely transformative.
He has spent more than 30 years working in IT, with a track record of success at major blue chip clients, and has focused on Agile since 2007. Today, as a certified Scrum trainer, certified Kanban trainer, Agile coach, Organisational Relationship Systems Coach and Personal/Life Coach, he draws on these and other practices to help individuals and teams embrace smart new ways of working that deliver remarkable results.
Tom believes passionately that Agile is not just a new framework or set of processes – it’s a new way of thinking. To be truly Agile means wholeheartedly embracing change, examining everything you do, being willing to try and fail on the way to your goals, and putting complete trust in your team. Taught and coached in this way, Agile can transform the way individuals and teams think and work together.
Tom’s training and coaching are delivered with a freshness and energy that make the process of embracing change an enjoyable as well as challenging experience. In an inclusive environment that fosters courage, transparency and trust, he inspires individuals and teams to become the best version of themselves, and reveals that change can be exciting, rewarding and above all highly productive.
Matt is an Agile Coach and Trainer with 25 years of broad technology delivery experience with blue chip organisations in change management, product development, operational support models, IT strategy, cost justification and solution delivery.
Since 2004 Matt has been using his breadth of experience to assist clients apply Agile techniques to projects, programmes and organisations. As a trainer Matt is passionate about facilitating learning through experience and simulations, ensuring participants both understand agile concepts and have fun whilst learning. In addition to providing both bespoke and certified Scrum Alliance training courses, Matt spends much of his time working with clients coaching them on a range of topics including; executive personal coaching, relationship & team coaching and helping teams to improve their delivery success using Agile principles and techniques.
Mark Summers is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Certified Enterprise Coach, helping individuals, teams and organisations with their Agile and Lean journey, since 2006. Mark is committed to help support the development of environments where people can take pleasure from their work, delighting customer with quality products.
Within the Agile community Mark is a leader on Agile Coaching, facilitating coaching clinics at conferences, organising coaching retreats across Europe, and mentoring other coaches. Mark is a professionally trained coach in business and personal coaching, accredited to Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation.
Meet our team
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. He spends most of his time supporting organisations to descale and self-organise relying heavily on his Systemic Coaching approach along with training the fundamentals of agility through the LeSS framework.
John has worked mainly in the financial sector in the last few years helping break down some of the frustrations when working in a heavily regulated and distributed environment.
His passion for the London agile community is clear and he can often be found at meetups around the city looking for new ideas to try and experiment with.
In his spare time John has a love for Martial Arts, achieving a black belt in both Taekwondo and kickboxing, as well as looking after his 3 amazing children.
Pete Behrens guides senior executives to transform themselves and their companies to greater effectiveness and agility.
Pete is a Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educator, providing awareness (CAL 1) and practice (CAL 2) for improved leadership competency and value delivery. He developed the CAL Program for the Scrum Alliance in 2016.
Pete is a Certified Leadership Agility 360 Coach providing one-on-one 360 assessment, development and guidance for increasing awareness and agility of organizational leaders. He became a Changewise 360 Leadership Agility Coach in 2009.
Pete is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) engaging with organizations to improve team alignment and delivery. Pete developed the CEC Program for the Scrum Alliance in 2007 and became a CST in 2006.
Pete is the founder & Managing Partner of Trail Ridge Consulting, a co-creative coaching partnership building sustainable and healthy organizational agility. Their holistic framework-less agile scaling approach guides dozens of sustaining and healthy agile practices globally. He founded Trail Ridge Consulting in 2005.
Rickard is an Agile coach, trainer and program lead. With an Agile mindset, values, principles and practices, he has collaborated with many organisations, teams and individuals in supporting them on their complex journey to become Agile.
He goes where the value need is, having previously been an XP developer, programme manager, change manager, development manager, scrum master and transformation lead. Despite an unhealthy obsession with learning, he believes nothing beats a coaching journey of in-the-field practical experience.
A software engineer by trade, Glenn cut his teeth creating embedded telecoms equipment with Motorola back in the 90s, although now he works as a coach and trainer helping enterprises improve their ROI on their product development.
He is an SPC and SPCT Candidate, which is the highest level of certification SAFe offers, which backs up his many years of experience in numerous industries. He spends most of his time on the ground supporting change with clients, so has a wealth of stories to share on how to, and how not to make the transformation work in your business.
Andy’s work experience includes stints as an application support engineer, scrum master and agile coach. He has honed his craft of helping others grow with agility for over 10 years, coaching at all levels from small start-ups, medium enterprises through to CxO level for large financial institutions.
In a more unusual path to agility, Andy’s background has spanned multiple professions from working in the service industry, IT Helpdesk, band management and broadcasting. This myriad of professions has helped him develop a real understanding of working with not just various people, but different approaches to achieve success in teams. His foundations as scrum master in late 2008 naturally came from working with development teams but soon evolved into working with the wider business.
While working at Barclays Bank, Andy helped Internal Audit with agile coaching support. He drew on his years of experience with kanban and scrum and grew this into the transformation of the profession of Internal Audit. Andy founded the Agile In Audit MeetUp group.
Stuart is a professional live illustrator with extensive traditional/ Agile Project management experience and a deep-rooted appreciation for Agile Principles and Methodologies. He has harnessed his creative skills to translate concepts and processes into engaging visuals during workshops, events and conferences.
With international notoriety within the Agile Community, Stuart has provided his services at various Scrum Alliance Global Gatherings/ Retreats. In addition he has illustrated at an endless list of popular Agile conferences such as the Agile Testing Days in Berlin, the Lean Agile Scotland Conference and the London Lean Kanban event. By combining both creative and analytical skills Stuart contributes to team visioning/ planning workshops and retrospectives by offering captivating visuals that crystallise ideas and learning. When he’s not coaching, delivering training and live illustrating, Stuart is running a number of ‘Innovation through Visualisation’ workshops to support individuals to gain the confidence to draw and collaborate effectively. The newly gained skills assist teams to solve problems and map ideas with the use of graphic metaphors and additional visualisation techniques.
Matt is a seasoned agile trainer and transformation agent who is keenly focused on helping organisations deliver the right products and the best user experiences to their customers. Matt started out in project management in the late ’90s working in Capital markets and by 2003 had delivered some of the first agile-built financial web platforms in the UK.
Following that Matt worked across a wide spectrum of industries including spending time working with Boeing on the 787 Dreamliner Programme and in 2009 leading a team to develop one of the first agile-designed data warehouses in the UK. From 2012 to 2014 Matt was part of a team at Travis Perkins implementing one of the first SAFe transformations in the UK, with more recent work including agile change programmes for clients such as Fidelity, William Hill and Vodafone.
Matt has coached a wide range of Agile and Lean methods across the UK, India and Europe and has taken a keen interest in embedding lean thinking into non-technical / non-IT environments where it can prove very powerful, particularly in the micro-business space.
Shaun is an experienced trainer, coach and consultant, passionate about applying modern techniques to help teams and organisations work better. His experience with agile began at the turn of the century when, as a developer, his relentless search for better ways of doing things led him to the eXtreme Programming (XP) community.
He became a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) in 2014, and has since provided certified SAFe training to over 900 people, on both public and in-house courses. His extensive knowledge and ability as a trainer is complimented further by substantial practical experience of managing large-scale agile transformations at a senior level.
He has held Senior Leadership, Transformation and Delivery roles at clients such as AOL, BSkyB, BBC, Pearson, Klarna, Hutchison 3G – and provided consultancy, assessments, assurance and enablements to both large and small companies on enabling SAFe, Business Agility and Operating Model design.
In addition to his expertise across the Scaled Agile Framework, Shaun is knowledgeable about a wide range of team-level and large-scale Agile methodologies. He has trained hundreds of people in Scrum and related Agile methods and techniques. He is a Certified TBR Trainer (Training from the Back of The Room) and also holds certifications in alternative Scaling Methods (LeSS, [email protected], DaD), as well as Scrum.
Joshua is a proactive Certified Scrum Professional dedicated to innovating and improving the system people work in. Joshua takes pride in helping people, teams and organisations succeed.
From working with small start-ups to large organisations Joshua has helped build sustainable agile teams focused on delivering value to their end-users and stakeholders. Using his deep knowledge and experience of agile ways of working Joshua understands how to deliver high-quality product by building sustainable development practices and improved communications both within and outside the team’s sphere of influence.
With a longstanding interest in quality management and process improvement, in 2001 David trained with one of the godfathers of Agile, Bob Martin, in Chicago, followed by six months working alongside ObjectMentor coaches on his first Agile transition. Since then he has transformed, coached and managed teams and organisations in the UK, Europe, South Africa and India.
David has always been one of the foremost proponents of the need to improve quality in software development and is a popular speaker at local and international events.
A Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), David has many years’ experience of scaling practices that were originally intended for small teams to make them work at the enterprise level.
Having been associated with several award-winning teams and shortlisted as Agile Coach of the year in 2011, David was awarded the Special Recognition award at the October 2012 Agile Awards ceremony in London for his services to the industry.
Darren has a background in commercial management, being an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers following sixteen years in Retail Banking.
This culminated as a Senior Personal Banking Manager within the Guildford Group of Branches. A career change into IT in the late 1990s has led to a number of senior IT positions with world-class organisations in the travel and transport industry. Darren is now an active Agile practitioner, coach and is a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), one of a small number in the UK. The SPCT Certification is the highest level of certification provided by Scaled Agile. He is also an accredited contributor to the SAFe Reference Guide. Darren is a Chartered IT Professional and frequent contributor to local Agile Interest Groups. He is the Treasurer of BCS Kent Branch and co-founder of the Kent Scrum User Group and more recently the founder of the London SAFe Meetup Group. He is a co-author of the BCS Book “Agile Foundations – Principles Practices and Frameworks” and a reviewer of “Valuing Agile; the financial management of agile projects
Having worked for over 20 years in both the private and public sector, Rob has vast experience leading and instigating transformational change through the use of digital technology.
A certified SPC, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Kanban Practitioner, Rob truly believes adopting the Agile mindset and methodologies are key to engaging teams and stakeholders to harness the true potential and value of their products, projects and working relationships.
Sukie has over 20 years experience across a wide variety of industries. Starting out as a network administrator, he has worked as a technical architect, in project and programme management and set up the Global PMO for a global organisation.
More recently he works with organisations who are undergoing a transformation of ways of working. He has worked with leaders and teams to adopt lean principles and the Agile mindset. Well-travelled, he has lived in 4 European countries and has worked closely with teams on 5 continents. A self-confessed technology geek but is obsessed with customer experience and customer value. As well as his native English, he also speaks some Spanish, Dutch and Punjabi. Sukie also has a MBA from Henley Business School in the UK. In his personal time he takes a keen interest in clean energy, EVs and consumer technology.
Mark has significant experience leading organisations and people through change and transformation. He brings a wealth of leadership, executive coaching and Agile experience to ensure all client engagements are delivered in the most effective manner possible.
Mark has overseen the implementation of scaled agile solutions within the telecoms industry, assessed and coached senior leadership in the airline industry during organisation wide restructuring, led an organisation of 500 through restructuring and coaches individual clients in various industries internationally.