Ewan O’Leary

Ewan O’Leary

Ewan O’Leary is an organizational and leadership coach, facilitator and trainer with Future State, based in San Francisco, CA. He has worked with a diverse group of clients including Paypal, Nike, Genentech, Thomson Reuters, Rockwell Automation, Express Scripts and Stubhub. Ewan has more than 20 years of experience supporting people and organizations around the world in finding new ways of working and engaging with their stakeholders.

Through TealShift, Ewan is the creator of TealWoWSM, an integral approach to work incorporating elements of Agile, design thinking, lean startup and developmental coaching to allow organizations and individuals in them to liberate their potential.

An active participant in Agile community events, Ewan holds IC-Agile Expert certification, Scrum Alliance certifications and is a regular contributor to the ongoing development of Integral Agile.


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Tandem Coaching Academy and Heart Healthy Scrum were honored to host Ewan O’Leary in July 2020 with the topic “On Scrum Mastering.”


Many who find themselves thrust into the role of Scrum Master struggle with how to show up and guide their teams towards self-organization. Here are a few suggestions that might give you the support you need in making the change. Remember these are offered as things to try, experiments if you will, rather than prescriptions, so hold them lightly! You may find that your team is significantly less receptive to them than you are. When you introduce these experiments, try to include your team by making them aware of what you’re doing.

About Best Agile Articles Project

Best Agile Articles is a collaborative project of the Agile community to bring you the best of the best publications each year. Our goal in publishing these yearly editions is to cull through the many articles that are published each year and provide you with a curated set of high-quality articles that capture the latest knowledge and experience of the agile community in one compact volume.
Our purpose is twofold. First, we understand that it’s hard to figure out where to go when looking for ideas and answers. There are thousands of blogs, videos, books and other resources available at the click of a mouse. But that can be a lot to sort through. So, we thought we could be of some help. Second, we wanted to bring some visibility to many people who are doing outstanding work in this field and are providing helpful resources. We hope that this publication will help them connect to you, the ones they are writing for.
Our intention is that this publication is to be by the agile community as a service to the agile community and for the agile community. With that in mind, we pulled together a great group of volunteers to help get this work into your hands.

The articles in this volume were selected by:
• A diverse Volunteer Committee of sixteen people with expertise in a variety of areas related to agile.
• The agile community. A call for article nominations went out in early 2020 and several dozen 2019 articles were nominated by the community.

The articles themselves cover a wide variety of topics including organizational structure, culture, and agile leadership. There is something for almost everyone here. All editions of the Best Agile Articles publication are available on Amazon and free to download on the Best Agile Article site.
We are thankful for the great participation by the agile community at large. If you would like to participate in delivering this publication in future years, we would welcome hearing from you.

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