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Book Launch Kick-Off

Welcome to the online book launch conference for our new book, The Agile People Principles: Your Call to Action for the Future of Work.
It is a special book, co-authored by 34 agile people.. coaches, practitioners and change agents.. and in it we explore the principles that we believe will help you build and grow the kinds of organisations and workplaces that are fit to navigate then future of work.
In this session we will introduce the format of the conference.. how you can navigate the program and participate in the sessions in the way that best suits you.


Sep 09 2020


08:00 - 08:50

Local Time

  • Timezone: Europe/Stockholm
  • Date: Sep 09 2020
  • Time: 10:00 - 10:50


  • Helgi Gudmundsson
    Helgi Gudmundsson

    As a behavioral scientist and passionate agilist, I draw from the fields of Psychology, Behavioral Science, Complexity thinking, and Agile Coaching to help leaders and teams develop customized ways of collaborating and working that lead to a higher degree of business agility.
    As a leadership and business agility coach, I help managers, leaders & HR professionals to develop proficiency in leading and coaching with agility.
    An explorer at heart and passionate about learning, a key driver for me is curiosity… to constantly pursue innovation in ways of collaborating and working in the areas of Leadership, Team collaboration, and Agile HR.
    I favor an evidence-based, boundary-spanning approach; I believe strongly in exploring and experimenting with how ideas, methods, and principles from different fields and disciplines can cross boundaries and form fresh solutions to the complex problems we are dealing with today. Co-author of the Agile People Manifesto (www.agilepeoplemanifesto.org), a key contributor to the Agile People course portfolio, and co-author of Agile People´s Leadership course – Leading with Agility (ICP-LEA).

  • Mikael Leinsköld
    Mikael Leinsköld
    Chief Enabling Officer

    Mikael was a die-hard, old school manager up to a couple of years ago. With acquired knowledge, he realized how wrong his leadership style and the “idea” about how people “function and was motivated” had been.
    Now he is totally into the latest research about motivation, agile principles, and mindset, and he is learning more and more every day and eager to train others.
    He is a true entrepreneur and has grown several companies from start-up to successful businesses, including bumps in the road for the learning curve. His background as a General Manager for a wide range of industries and companies has provided him with broad experience.
    Mikael is Chief Enabling Officer at Agile People.

  • Pia-Maria Thorén
    Pia-Maria Thorén
    Inspiration Director and Agile People Coach

    Pia-Maria is the author of Agile People – A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees), and the founder of Agile People. Agile People is a global network of people who work to improve workplaces by helping HR and leaders to attain an agile mindset for the future of work by using agile tools, methods, values, and principles. Pia-Maria specializes in helping companies move towards a culture of increased agility through Agile HR, Agile leadership, and Motivation. Her main focus is to contribute to creating organizations where people perform better and feel engaged. Her main drive is to see the movement from one state to another in a company, contributing by making that change successful both from a financial and human perspective.
    Special focus areas: Agile People (Agile HR AND Agile Leadership), Agile Culture Journeys, Management 3.0, Performance development, Employee engagement & motivation (Reiss Motivation Profile), workshop facili­tation, event moderation, and professional speaking.