What if we were made for this time? Agilists and our shared future on the planet.

Joint meeting with the BCS Agile Methods specialist group and Lean Agile Edinburgh .

Wednesday 26th July 2023, 18:30 - 20:00.

Speaker: Lyssa Adkins

Venue: Skyscanner Limited, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9EN
(Please use Lauriston Place entrance. Note that Skyscanner will require you to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for entry to their offices. Please read the terms here).

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm. Refreshments kindly provided by Skyscanner.

This event is free of charge and open to all, though registration is required.


We are in the age of acceleration. Almost every graph looks like a hockey stick: the pace of change, the rise of exponential technologies, the Earth’s surface temperature, the number of people experiencing burnout and depression. Just to name a few. To say that the human species has never been here before is the understatement of the millennium.

As Agilists, we have key super skills, significant influence in business, and a worldwide community that rocks. The question that’s on replay in Lyssa’s mind is ‘What if we were made for this time?’

As Einstein famously said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” In an effort to increase her level of consciousness to be more of a match for this “species moment,” Lyssa is developing herself in a year-long program called Regenerative Leadership. In this keynote, she will share her learnings and insights. It will be real, raw and hot-off-the-press. She intends that the keynote will create the conditions for us to be in deep conversation about our shared future on the planet and what Agilists might have to do with that.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Hear information about the “species moment” we are in. How bad it is, what got us here, and what is at the roots of it.
  • Share in Lyssa’s experience as she offers her hot-off-the-press learnings and insights from the Regenerative Leadership program.
  • Encounter a state a deep love and sense of connection to our home, Earth.
  • Have a few new concepts and ideas to support further conversation about this challenging topic.

About the speaker


Lyssa Adkins is a coach, facilitator, teacher and inspirer.

Her current focus is improving the performance of top leadership teams through insightful facilitation and organization systems coaching. Making difficult decisions faster and with clear alignment, unknotting challenging organizational impediments, creating the conditions for smooth organizational delivery, helping leaders take up the “Agile transformation” that is theirs to do…this is where she thrives and helps leadership teams thrive.

Her Agile community focus is inspiring the worldwide community of Agilists to see the devastating planetary challenges we are already experiencing as an opportunity to express their Agile superpowers to make a significant impact locally and globally.

She has been pleased to serve the emergence of Agile Coaching as a profession. In 2010, she co-founded the Agile Coaching Institute which has developed over 10,000 people in the knowledge, skills and being-ness needed to yield genuinely competent agile coaching. Since 2011, she has been a member of the ICAgile working committee that defines the learning objectives for Agile Facilitation and Coaching and she assesses candidates for the ICAgile-Expert in Agile Coaching competence-based certification. She has also served the Scrum Alliance as an application reviewer for the Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) designation.

She is the author of Coaching Agile Teams which, as a top ranking Agile book, was released as an audiobook in its 10th year.

She likes to explore facilitating intense conflict, societal change, organizational change, the benefits and costs of being human in the workplace, agile coaching, agile transformation, adult human development, human systems dynamics, the role of nature, and books of all sorts. She tends toward a balance of the provocative and practical.

Lyssa holds an alphabet soup of certifications: ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach Emeritus (CEC-E), International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) and Certified Integral Facilitator (IF). She is also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader.

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