0800 433 7035 
neal@agilebrainltd.com 

Neal Horner 

Inspire | Cultivate | Nurture 
Inspire | Cultivate | Nurture 
I am a grounded and calm Agile Coach, with over twelve years of practitioner experience, who is passionate about supporting departments and initiatives succeed with Agility. 
 
With a real flair for bringing people together, my best work has been with people, process and ultimately mindset as I nurture higher performance through cultural change. 
 
Spoiler Alert 
It’s all about organisational culture and how we choose to show up as leaders. 
Oh, and we can not work directly on any culture, as it is recognised as an emergent property. 
 
 
From my daily work to be emotionally clear and ready, I can ‘stand in the truth’ of what is really happening in your system, without judgement or blame. 
 
I listen to your system and with your endorsement and authority, we can achieve great outcomes in safety, capability and health. 
 
Lets’ also not forget to also have some fun along the way, as we build your people and their success, that can keep existing or attract new talent. 
 
 
agile
Listen to your System 
to help recognise the need of the organisation 
scrum
Direct, coach, support and delegate as a seasoned agility coach and guide 
kanban
Help to establish clear direction 
to navigate the challenges of 
agile transformation 
lean
Cultivate an Agile Mindset with Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) 
agile leadership
Support the  
Scaled Agile Framework as a SAFe Program Consultant (SAFe SPC4) 
scrum
First seek to understand, then be understood, with Emotional Awareness and Intelligence 

Certification & Training 

Date 
Title 
Certificate 
Course Leader & Provider 
2020 
Shift 314 - 21 Day Process for Evolutionary Leadership 
 
Audree & Michael Sahota from Agilitrix 
2020 
The Academy of Leadership Mastery - JEDI (on-going) 
 
Audree & Michael Sahota from Agilitrix 
2019 
Master Coach International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring - Level 5 
IAP C&M L5 
Nicki & Tony Vee from MasterCoach 
2018 
Training from the Back of the Room 
 
Simon Powers from Adventures with Agile 
2018 
The Beautiful State : The Key to Unlocking High Performance 
 
Audree & Michael Sahota from Agilitrix hosted by Adventures with Agile 
2018 
Certified Agile Leadership 2 
CAL2 
Michael & Audree Sahota from Agilitrix hosted by Adventures with Agile 
2018 
Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster 
CSP-SM 
Scrum Alliance (reorganisation) 
2018 
Certified Scrum Professional - Product Owner 
CSP-PO 
Scrum Alliance (reorganisation) 
2017 
Scrum Coaching Retreat Copenhagen 
 
Scrum Alliance  
2017 
Certified Agile Leadership 1 
CAL1 
Michael & Audree Sahota from Agilitrix hosted by Adventures with Agile 
2016 
SAFe Programme Consultant 
SPC4 
Mark Richard hosted by Agil8 
2015 
SAFe Agilist 
SA4 
David Hicks for Agil8 
2015 
Certified Scrum Product Owner 
CSPO 
David Hicks for Agil8 for the Scrum Alliance 
2013 
Agile Estimating & Planning 
 
Mike Cohn hosted by Developer Focus 
2011 
Thinking on your Feet 
 
Phil Day for Infosys 
2011 
Certified Scrum Professional 
CSP 
Self Study with the Scrum Alliance 
2011 
Leading with Emotional Intelligence 
 
Australian Insitute of Management 
2010 
Advanced Agile Techniques 
 
Alistar Cockburn for SMS MT 
2010 
Agile Coaching Skills 
 
Rachel Davis for Skills Matter 
2009 
Certified Scrum Master 
CSM 
Martine Devos for Xperience 
2008 
Agile Leadership 
 
TCC Training & Consultancy 
Date 
Title 
Certificate 
2020 
Shift 314 - 21 Day Process for Evolutionary Leadership  
 
2020 
The Academy of Leadership Mastery - JEDI (on-going) 
 
2019 
Master Coach International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring - Level 5 
IAP M&C L5 
2018 
Training from the Back of the Room 
 
2018 
The Beautiful State : The Key to Unlocking High Performance 
 
2018 
Certified Agile Leadership 2 
CAL2 
2018 
Certified Scrum Professional - (Advanced) ScrumMaster 
CSP-SM 
2018 
Certified Scrum Professional - (Advanced) Product Owner 
CSP-PO 
2017 
Scrum Coaching Retreat Copenhagen 
 
2017 
Certified Agile Leadership 1 
CAL1 
2016 
SAFe Programme Consultant 
SPC4 
2015 
SAFe Agilist 
SA4 
2015 
Certified Scrum Product Owner 
CSPO 
2013 
Agile Estimating & Planning 
 
2011 
Thinking on your Feet 
 
2011 
Certified Scrum Professional 
CSP 
2011 
Leading with Emotional Intelligence 
EI 
2010 
Advanced Agile Techniques 
 
2010 
Agile Coaching Skills 
 
2009 
Certified Scrum Master 
CSM 
2008 
Agile Leadership 
 

Coaching Value for Growth 

Build and maintain meaningful relationships 
Bring to life ‘the fun’ in work (social, lunches, books) 
Reduce distributed challenges by asking teams 
Workshop(s) to capture the delivery value stream 
Workshop(s) to capture the Product value stream 

Nurturing Cultural Change 

Use Agile Games to explore and alter norms 
Empower to recognise and celebrate success 
Help others to Lead by example, walk the walk 
Encourage greater self-awareness and kindness 
Consider the cultural habits that slow success 

Scrum Ceremonies & Artifacts 

Sprint Planning 
Daily Scrums / Stand-Ups / Call-Ins 
Team Ownership of Impediments / Blockers 
Sprint Demo & Review 
Potentially Shippable Increment 
(Sprint Celebration) Neal Special 
Sprint Retrospective to inspect and adapt 
Regular Product backlog refinement 

Cool things that just work 

Team Health awareness to maintain value 
Promote business value with burn-down charts 
Share Product delivery forecast with burn-up charts 
Make Sprint Demos accessible to all 
Clearly identify the delivery value stream 
Leadership to walk the team walls and engage 
Reach agreement not to attend all meetings 
Become a positive disrupter  

Software Skills 

JIRA 
Agile Central (Rally) 
Rational Team Concert (RTC) 
Team Foundantion Server (TFS) 
Kanban Flow 
Confluence 
Mind Mapping (brain-storming & planning) 
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
Microsoft 365 
Microsoft Teams 
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