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rachel

Rachel

Co-founder

Rachel has been growing happy, healthy, high-performing teams for over fifteen years. She believes that how we work is as important as what we do and this has kept her fascinated by workplace communication and collaboration.

She started her career as a people manager in the corporate world whilst studying for her post-grad in the field of coaching. With a growing passion for People Leadership, Rachel specialized in L&D, coaching, and facilitation. She later became a leadership coach and expanded into learning and development.

Her fresh take on training (using organizational improvisation and tools from behavioral psychology) brought her from London to Los Angeles. She was a change leader for a global games studio - advising on leadership development, engagement through play, employee and candidate experience and interactive training. She supported the studio’s scaling from 300 in two offices to 4000 globally. Amongst a wide range of People Experience programs, she taught over 1500 people to 'Yes, and...' during her 6 year tenure.

Rachel nerds-out on the topic of how we work and writes on this subject for organizations including Lattice.

Her superpowers are...

  • Elevating conversations - helping leaders recognize the value of tone and language in their conversations.
  • Infectious energy - bringing energy and enthusiasm to any topic in a way that gets others excited and engaged.
  • Creating safe spaces - allowing open dialogue through kindness and curiosity.

Certifications & education...

  • Management - BA Hons
  • Coaching - Post-grad Diploma
  • CIPD Certified in HR & Training (equivalent to SHRM)
  • Agile Scrum Master (ASM)
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)
  • Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)
  • Organizational Improvisation Practitioner
  • Design Thinking Facilitator

(Pronouns: She / Her / Hers)

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andre

Andre

Co-founder

Andre is a seasoned and dedicated coach who draws on over fifteen years of leadership in high-performance, product-oriented technology teams. He got his start as a software developer at an ISP, where he turned his experiences into a technology book.

His subsequent roles saw him scale as a leader, culminating in a position as the Director of Engineering for a 400-person engineering team at Riot Games. Following his success with scaling teams he moved to Director roles at Facebook and then LinkedIn.

He has led product engineering across many domains and has deep experience with growing leaders, designing organizations, driving collaboration, managing change, mapping complex systems, recruiting, and leading product and technology strategies.

It is this experience that allows Andre to build deep empathy with new and seasoned leaders alike. He's taken the journey they're on and is never happier than when helping them get to their destination.

His superpowers are...

  • Shaking the snowglobe - challenging people in a playful way that gets them thinking.
  • Decomposing - breaking down difficult or complex topics into simple explanations.

Certifications & education...

  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Technical Product Management
  • Agile & Scrum Methodologies
  • Distributed Systems Engineering
  • Physics - MSci Hons. (ARCS)
  • Nanomaterials - MRes (DIC)

(Pronouns: He / Him / His)

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Our team also includes a diverse, extended network of trusted facilitators and coaches.

Our Values

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Empathy

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Playfulness

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Transparency

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Curiosity