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Rebecca Jones + Nathan Donaldson

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Rebecca Jones

Agile Coach at Boost.

As an Agile coach and Scrum master my enthusiasm for Agile practices translates into insightful, considered coaching that aligns teams around their business goals and high-level outcomes. I strive to enable the Agile teams I work with to be the best they can be and have coached some of New Zealand’s largest organisations in their Agile journey.

I have strong interpersonal skills which are balanced by attention to detail. I take an extremely proactive approach that means my teams are quick to seize opportunities as they arise, as well as address challenges before they become roadblocks.

I am an ICAgile Certified Professional and hold a Bachelor of Design Innovation in Media Design.

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Nathan Donaldson

CEO - Boost

I am CEO of Boost Agile (Agile training, consulting and coaching - Shanghai, China and Wellington, New Zealand) and Boost New Media (web and mobile application development - Wellington, New Zealand). I'm responsible for consistent, strong leadership and delivering on our strategic goals.

I'm passionate about changing the way we work together in teams. I have seen Agile deliver better teamwork, higher productivity and greater business value at Boost.

As a mentor to several startups, it's also my goal to share the Lean tools and capabilities that I know entrepreneurs need to build and launch their products successfully.

I'm available for mentoring and coaching, speaking engagements, and directorships. Get in touch if you'd like to chat about your Agile transformation or Lean business.

Drawing on 20 years of experience in information technology and new media, I guide business leaders and entrepreneurs to refine their strategic direction. I mentor teams to understand Agile and Lean values, improve their performance, become cross-functional and self managing, and deliver greater business value to their customers.

I have consulted with large and small enterprises in both private and public sectors. My leadership and strategic approach with clients has helped them to adopt new practices, manage organisational change and face and resolve significant business challenges.

I am an experienced and inspirational speaker, presenting at conferences (including Agile 2014) and to audiences of business leaders and government ministers. I am a co-organiser of Startup Weekend in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Boost is proud to be one of around 50 companies certified by WorldBlu as a democratic workplace, and the first in New Zealand.

I am based in New Zealand and make regular trips to China and the USA.

Specialties: Business mentoring and strategy, Agile and Lean coaching, speaking and workshop facilitation, governance, software development, e-marketing.

Earlier Event: July 23
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Later Event: August 6
Trent Makelow