Since 1999 I pursue my passion and proficiency in Digital Product Development while working predominantly in the payment and technology spaces. In a traditional product career from business analyst through to Executive VP of Products, it was always teamwork in the context of the organisation that fascinated me.
My discovery of Agile in 2010 sparked a new-found thirst of learning. Since going independent in 2012, I continue to learn & explore new ways of high-performance teamwork.
When I'm not teaching, coaching, or mentoring Agile practitioners, leaders, or coaches, I serve leadership teams as their team coach (here's an example). Thusly I support the unlocking of major enterprise agility improvements as the leadership team journeys towards high-performance.
Over the years I got to work with a variety of companies across sectors (see below). The status quo is that only about 10% of teams are high-performing, leadership teams included. I am devoted to improving upon this as much as possible.
A few more bits of information about my background: Cultures around the globe fascinate me. I ran a couple of marathons so far. 1% for the Planet is a global network for healthy planet activists that I'm a proud member of. With my wife & baby-boy, we currently live in Porto, Portugal.
For a complete professional background and formal education overview check out my LinkedIn Profile.
Over the years I got to work with, at, and through, a great variety of creative agencies, digital agencies, digital studios, and digital product studios. I got to appreciate the different dynamics from both agency and client side.
Please note that I no longer serve the majority of the finance sector.
Digital product management
in permanent employment
Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master
'Facilitating Exceptional Remote Learning' with Judy Rees
'Strategyzer Masterclass' with Business Model Canvas creator Alex Osterwalder
'Coaching beyond the Team' with Esther Derby & Donald Gray
'Coaching Agile Teams' with Michael Hammond & Michael Spayd
'Agile Facilitator' with Leslie Stein & Lyssa Adkins
'Coaching Stance' with Cynthia Loy Darst MCC & Lyssa Adkins
'Time to Think' with Nancy Kline
The Intuitive Coach Advance with Lilith Joanna Flanagan MCC
Agile Product Strategy and Roadmap with Roman Pichler
Scrum Mastery Coaching Skills with Geoff Watts
Working with Georg was a game-changer for me. I've not worked in an environment, before or since, where the team dynamic was made tangible and consciously part of the work. Being coached and being managed are worlds apart - once experienced it seems so obvious and so glaringly absent elsewhere.
He ensured we drew on support from each other and took full responsibility for the whole team's success. He was incredibly attentive and eased any difficulties along the way, from material ones like poor internet connections to personal conflict. All this while working under incredible time pressure with a new team, a situation which rarely brings out the best in anyone!
I learned what it takes to create a truly fulfilling and effective way of working and haven't looked back. If you have a chance to work with Georg, absolutely go for it - I hope to be lucky enough to do it again.