Meet Our Awesome Team
SAMUEL LOH - SENIOR AGILE COACH (Agile team coach & Business agility coach)
Samuel’s salesmanship roots have helped him understand the challenges faced by front-liners and those on the field when it comes to chasing goals and achieving targets. He is an agile coach, trainer, and facilitator for agile-related competencies and team collaboration disciplines.
With more than 16 years of working in global and regional financial institutions, Samuel is able to tap into a plethora of experiences in sharing, connecting, and motivating people. Based on his positive experience with the agile ways of working in his previous organisations, he started embarking on his quest to share his knowledge on Agile with others. His experience as a retail bank branch manager has also given him exposure as a community leader and financial services consultant.
Samuel is also trained in Solution-Focused Coaching and applies this school of technique while dealing with his coachees and interacting with trainees.
Samuel Loh is a certified ICAgile Coach and a registered HRDCorp trainer.
- KANBAN & LEAN
- DESIGN THINKING
- SOLUTION-FOCUSED COACHING
- TRAINING & WORKSHOP FACILITATION
- TEAM PERFORMANCE
- AGILE LEADERSHIP
- AGILE TEAM AND BUSINESS AGILITY TEAM COACH
PAUL HUTTON - CO-FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT
(Enterprise coach & Programme coach)
- KANBAN & LEAN
- PROJECT MANAGEMENT
- PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
- BUSINESS ANALYSIS
- AGILE ENTERPRISE COACH
- WORKSHOP FACILITATION
- TEAM BUILDING
- ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- ICAGILE AUTHORISED INSTRUCTOR – AGILE FUNDAMENTALS & AGILITY FOR HR
ERIC WONG - SENIOR AGILE COACH & TRANSFORMATION CONSULTANT
Eric boasts over 15 years of experience in the tech and telecommunications industry, showcasing a deep comprehension of the complex relationship between business and IT realms. His hands-on approach uniquely enables him to tackle “real” issues, providing solutions that resonate with individuals/teams and can be readily implemented in their specific contexts.
Proficient in delivering numerous projects utilising waterfall, agile, and hybrid methodologies, Eric excels in advising on the most suitable methodologies that significantly enhance project and product success rates.
Moreover, Eric actively counsels leaders on adopting a coaching leadership style, empowering them to cultivate trust and inspire their team members to collectively push the envelope. He strongly advocates for the application of empathy, but never neglects the importance of “right” measurement (not weaponised metrics), steering leaders towards extracting the best from their teams.
Eric is a certified with Professional Scrum Master, Disciplined Agile Scrum Master and ICAgile Coach.
HUGO MESSER - CO-FOUNDER
Hugo is an Agile trainer and agile Innovation coach specialised in Agile development.He has 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur as well.
For over 10 years, Hugo has been building and managing teams worldwide. He led his software company “Bridge Global” through an agile transformation to ensure their product and customer focus, allow them to work efficiently and smoothly, and encourage continuous improvement through self-organised teams. Based on his positive experiences in his own company, he has started sharing his Agile knowledge with others. His passion is to enable people spread across cultures, geography, and time zones to cooperate in a truly Agile way Scrum is a central part of Hugo’s story. He’s a certified scrum professional (CSP) and certified scrum master (CSM).
He has written six books about managing distributed software teams to share his experience and about Agile and Scrum. His most recent book is Guide To The Distributed Agile Framework.
Hugo moved to Bali with his family and is currently helping companies in Indonesia and the rest of Asia to become more Agile. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, and his training sessions are all action-oriented to ensure that participants get the most benefit and can start putting Agile theory into practice.
MATTHEW LAING - ENTERPRISE AND EXECUTIVE AGILE COACH
ANIS SHAKIRAH - MARKETING MANAGER
Anis cut her teeth in traditional newsrooms, building her skills in writing, editing and storytelling, which would be essential in her later career as a marketer specialising in marketing strategy, content strategy, content marketing, social media marketing, corporate communications, and branding. She is currently a marketing manager who promotes and markets within the Southeast Asia region.
Anis has more than seven years of working experience in the United States and Malaysia with large and smaller local companies, carrying different roles within corporate communications, content marketing, social media marketing, public relations, and branding. Through her experience, Anis has helped companies build their brands and online presence by implementing marketing strategies to enable brands to reach out to and connect with their customer segments.
Anis has also led marketing teams consisting of content marketers, digital marketers, and designers. She has also successfully helped launch new campaigns for products within Malaysia.
- MARKETING STRATEGY
- CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
- CONTENT MARKETING
- SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
- PUBLIC RELATIONS
- EMAIL MARKETING
- DIGITAL MARKETING
- STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT
GRETEL DARBY - AGILE CONSULTANT
(Business Agility Coach & Agile Team Coach)
Gretel is a certified and experienced Agile practitioner. She enjoys bringing diverse teams together to deliver better in complex environments continuously. She starts with understanding the vision and desired outcomes and then, through collaboration creates innovative solutions to customer and business problems.
She has extensive experience as a Product Manager and Product Owner. As a result of being involved in one of the most successful Agile adoptions in Australia by a large financial services company, she knows instinctively what good Agile looks like and how to both be and do Agile in complex environments.
As an Agile Consultant, she can help define your vision and then work with you and your teams to adopt and adapt agile practices. She is an excellent interpreter between the old ways of working and the new ways of working.
She is also the organiser and co-host for Agile Circles community in Singapore and Malaysia.
Gretel has more than 25 years of experience working in the UK, NZ, Australia, and eight years in Asia, working with teams in Singapore, Japan, China, Malaysia, and India. She has worked as a consultant, vendor and client-side primarily in Insurance, Retail Banking, Mobile & Fraud & Identity.
- AGILE PRODUCT OWNERSHIP
- PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
- CHANGE MANAGEMENT
- STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT
- PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
- APPLYING/ ADAPTING AGILE WAYS OF WORKING
- AGILE COACHING (BUSINESS AGILITY COACH and AGILE TEAM COACH)
- WORKSHOP DESIGNER & FACILITATOR
- ONLINE EVENT ORGANISATION & FACILITATION
- IC AGILE AUTHORISED INSTRUCTOR – AGILE FUNDAMENTALS