Lyssa Adkins


Who am I? I am a coach, facilitator, teacher and inspirer. I love it when groups “sing.”

My current client focus is improving the performance of top leadership teams, through insightful facilitation and organisation systems coaching.

For years I have been a passionate player in the Agile Coaching profession. In 2010, I co-founded the Agile Coaching Institute (ACI) and I currently serve as President Emerita, as well as co-leading the ACI’s competence-based coaching curriculum. I am the author of Coaching Agile Teams, which is still a top-10 Agile book years after publication.

My Agile community focus is amplifying women’s voices, which is why I am the founder of the TENWOMENSTRONG Women in Agile programs.

Specialties: I like 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.

Coaching Accreditations: Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), Project Management Professional (PMP), Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) and Certified Integral Facilitator (IF).  She is also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader.