International Lean/Agile Coach & Trainer for Enterprise Transformations
My name is Abiodun Osoba, everyone calls me Abby. I am an Agile Coach and Trainer. I believe that being Agile is about a state of heart beyond being about a mere state of mind. It is this heart that makes Transformation happen and evolve until it becomes an organic interwoven part of a companies culture and employee default behavior.
When I was first exposed to Scrum, I would never have thought I would hold this premise today. I have spent the last 18 years of my life as a Management Consultant, crossing industries such as banking, insurance, entertainment, non-profit, utilities, education, legal, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and of course IT.
My sweet spot is Organizational Transformation, not just because of my experience in adapting Agile best practices to an organizations ideal state. Put simply, there is nothing greater than starting to see all the “arhah” moments happening with teams, executives and middle management. It tends to be like a domino effect that had once seemed impossible. When every training class and Agile presentation and side conversation you have had comes to life and makes sense to customer. Nothing like it ..it beats ice-cream!
Today I run a company called The Agile Advisor, we offer services that are geared towards individuals, teams, managers, executives and organizations at large who are ready to embark on their Agile journey. We partner with other groups and colleagues to help deliver value whenever we can.
So here I am today with Scrum being a passion. I am blessed to go to work everyday pursuing one of my passions. I am blessed to be able to be share it with others through training, coaching, writing and mentoring. I love to learn from others and share ideas. I look forward to the collaboration I will experience here within the alliance and out there with many of you on the field.
Abiodun is a graduate of the University of Abuja, Nigeria, Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto, MIT Sloan School of Management, Harvard Business School, an executive training program for business executives and professionals. She served as an Executive Board and External Relations division with Behan Pharmaceuticals where she worked on issues dealing with various medical health. She received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Abuja. Abiodun’s continuous research focuses on ethical leadership and youth development has influenced her academic background, profession and purpose.
Abidoun has extensive training in communication strategies and public speaking. She has mastered seven categories of public speaking. Her extensive experience includes leadership consulting, community organizing, research analysis, public speaking, social and human rights advocacy. Abiodun has worked on creating various conferences, lectures and symposiums on women empowerment and leadership development and training. Her practical approach to effective leadership development inspires action and achieves results by developing leadership competencies for executives, young professionals, budding entrepreneurs and students (high school to graduate level and beyond).
Her passion for excellence and results has made her a sought after motivational speaker and leadership consultant, whose tips & tools can be applied immediately to bring meaningful change to one’s business, personal life or organization. She has been interviewed and featured on numerous media outlets and has been invited to speak at various government functions, award ceremonies, conferences, seminars and more.
Abiodun’s passion to foster a spirit of service and civic engagement and to encourage more people and believes that it is her responsibility to encourage, inspire and motivate others to be the best that they can be. Her mission is to pay it forward.
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