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Michael Spayd

Dragon Rider, LLC
In a word, Michael Spayd life's work is about transformation. He is wired to help people and systems change, beginning with himself. Drawn to cutting edge 'technologies' for coaching organizations, leaders and teams, he has been an organizational change coach and consultant for more than 25 years, working in Fortune 1000 to small businesses. He is specialized in large-scale Agile transformations since 2001, continuing to learn and benefit from many great teachers. Training as an Organizational Systems Coach created a foundation for his approach, as well as in executive coaching, organizational change, systems methods, and consciousness transformation. A Co-active leadership program was particularly influential in his leadership journey, teaching him the difference between intention and impact; his work in systemic constellations has grown him in innumerable ways.

In 2010, he co-founded the Agile Coaching Institute with Lyssa Adkins. He was CEO there until, having accomplished their mission, he sold the company in 2017. He co-founded Trans4mation in 2016 with Michele Madore. His formal credentials include Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). He and Michele Madore are currently finishing work on a book being published by Addison Wesley in July 2020 entitled Transformation.