Navigate the Future of Work Visually (pre-recorded)
Our Future of Work journey includes many Agile People Principles that have become part of our DNA – our Culture – that will help us not just survive but also thrive in the uncertain and complex world we literally see today.
And would it not be better if we were to tell these Agile People principles via stories – stories that we could tell with pictures – stories that keep you glued to your seats – even if you might be virtually fatigued.
Navigate the Future of Work Visually with us at the Cafe
Co-facilitators: Sarika Kharbanda, Sarah Maxmillan, Sebnem Gurun Ozeren, Anja van Beek
Anja van Beek
Anja is a Talent Strategist, Leadership Expert, and Coach. An ex-Sage HR Director, she founded her own consulting and coaching business in 2017. She now partners and consults with leaders and HR teams on all people-related aspects with a specific focus on adopting an agile mindset and integrating agile principles and practices. Anja is a leadership coach and an expert in supporting teams to remain relevant and thrive in the future of work.
Sarah Maximilian is an Agile People Coach and Owner of the boutique consultancy firm, Yellow Business Consulting AB based in the South of Sweden, with a strong focus on Total Rewards, HR Analytics, and HR Agility.
With work stations in Germany, Denmark, and Sweden, she has worked with international companies in the area of compensation and benefits, performance management, HR operations, and systems. Her way into the Agile WoW came from the struggles of pressing outdated HR concepts into a dynamic work environment of an agile and fast-growing tech company.
Now being packed with rich experiences across the HR value chain, she has gained a holistic understanding of what attracts, engages, and resonates with people of various nationalities in modern workspaces. With a geeky mind and excitement for HR software and digital tools, she discovered that powerful tools were born out of agile principles: Self-Leadership, Trust, and Collective Intelligence.
After her graduation in HR Management (M.A.), she acquired most of her skills by being curious, exploring trends, analyzing data, and networking, and paired this with formal training in Compensation and Benefits, Global Mobility, HR Analytics, and Agile People Coaching.
Sarika is a Global Lean Change agent and Change Hacker who 1) influences organizational culture through artful interventions 2) explores how to nudge change forward by understanding and valuing different perspectives 3) believes and lives with being comfortable with uncertainty and complexity in the VUCA world today.
Sarika is passionate about co-creating change with businesses, leadership, and teams across the organization within HR, Marketing, Procurement, Contracting, etc.
Today, Sarika helps businesses, leadership, teams, and individuals build an adaptive growth mindset and on-board them on a path to Agility: Agility that allows them to respond and adapt in the VUCA world today.
Sarika has more than 22 years of experience and has been instrumental in leading change transformations globally across Singapore, Poland, the Nordic countries, Europe, UK, and India within technology, insurance, and financial sector organizations such as the DBS Bank, Nordea Bank Danmark, Nordea Life, and Pension Finland, Sweden and Poland, Tieto.
Sarika is the host of a talk show on “Perspectives of Change” that explores how to nudge change forward by understanding and valuing different perspectives. She is the conference chair of 2 global conferences that are now in India: Spark the Change India and Business Agility India.
Şebnem Gürün Özeren
Şebnem has many years of management experience in manufacturing, project management, and HR in international companies. She has deep cross-functional knowledge ranging from technical perspectives and renewal of HR processes to human performance.
She believes that the Agile frameworks could leverage performance as long as human factors are taken into consideration, and individual leadership is effective. Hence, her approach is to blend her analytical background with global coaching skills during the Agile transformation journeys.
With a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and being an internationally certified Trainer & Coach, Şebnem also serves as a facilitator to ease the change efforts of organizations, teams, and individuals.
She is the managing partner and Turkish representative of the Dutch company, Haga Business Consultancy B.V.