About BeLiminal?

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:

Trust
in people

Respect
all people

Purpose
drives our actions

Joy
in everything we do

Equality
for all people

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.

The only true change is change that sticks

Our network of experts draw upon a wide range of approaches and frameworks including:

Systems Thinking

 

Scrum

 

Kanban Method

 

 

 

Design Thinking

 

exTreme Programming

 

Team Coaching

 

Lean Start Up

 

Theory of Constraints

Relationships Systems Coaching

 

Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)

 

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

 

Personal Coaching

 

 

Faster, leaner, happier teams

“These guys know their stuff. If you get the chance to work with them, do it.”

Matt Lodder – SVP, Managing Director, R/GA (EMEA)

Developing authentic and courageous leaders

Meet our founding partners

Eban Halford headshot Eben Halford

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.

Dragon Jojic headshot Dragan Jojic

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 Kablean headshot Susie Kablean

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.

Zia Malik headshot Zia Malik

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 Reynolds headshot  Tom Reynolds

Tom is a passionate and energetic Agile Coach, Professional Coach, and Certified Scrum and Kanban Trainer with over 30 years’ experience working within IT and has focused on Agile ways of working since 2007.

Tom has a proven ability to guide teams and organisations on their agile journey and a proven track record of success delivering scalable, enterprise software to major blue chip clients. Using Scrum, Kanban, Relationship Systems Coaching, Co-active Coaching and other supporting agile practices Tom works with teams and organisations to deliver better outcomes for themselves and their customers within a respectful, open and trusting environment.

Tom believes that to be truly agile it is far more than just adopting a particular framework or process., You have to wholeheartedly embrace change, inspect and adapt everything you do, and be prepared to try and fail on the way to your goal. You must embrace your teams, trust them completely, and create an inclusive environment that fosters trust, courage and transparency, whilst maintaining a sustainable pace at which they can work. You must fully adopt an agile mindset and only by doing this can you hope to become truly agile.

Matt Roadnight headshot Matt Roadnight

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 Summer headshot Mark Summers

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 Barratt  John Barratt

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 Pete Behrens

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 Jones Rickard Jones

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.

Not only is Rickard one of the authors of the AgileHR Manifesto, he is also an international conference speaker and Certified Team Coach.

Glen Smith headshot Glenn Smith

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 Spence headshot Andy Spence

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 Young headshot Stuart Young

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.

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