Rachel Niven brings authentic, transformative change to businesses and individuals.

An expert agile coach and trainer, Rachel works with leaders, individuals and teams, in start-ups, small to medium enterprises and large organisations. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, Adult Education certification and comprehensive certification in agile coaching and project management, she combines her expertise in coaching with a deep knowledge of organisational culture and team dynamics to enable authentic transformative change. For the past several years she has worked with individuals and teams to improve their performance and effectiveness within an agile framework in the context of large programmes of work, restructuring, programme closures and return-to-work initiatives.

Rachel is a sensitive and effective communicator, passionate about helping individuals become the best they can be. Her understanding of the impact leadership styles and decisions have on teams allows her to work with teams and leaders to achieve organisational strategic objectives while developing and strengthening their soft skills.

Trained by agile thought leaders Lyssa Adkins, Michael Spayd and Marsha Acker, Rachel was invited to join the International Consortium of Agile's panel to assess candidates for their expert coaching competency in training, facilitation, coaching and mentoring.

Rachel's values include:

  • integrity and delivering value

  • transparency and accountability

Rachel’s qualifications and accreditations include:

  • BSc (Information Systems)

  • Certificate in Adult Education

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • ICAgile

o   Certified Professional (ICP)

o   Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)

o   Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)

o   ICAgile Certified Expert – Agile Coaching (ICE-AC)

  • Agile Coaching Institute - Certified Team Transformation Coach (CTTC)

  • The Leadership Circle Profile™ (LCP) - 360 instrument

These certifications demonstrate the rigour Rachel has pursued to ensure she offers the highest value to clients.

Building agile capability