Alston is a highly accomplished Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) with over 15 years of experience in leading business agility transformations for Fortune 100 companies across a diverse range of industries, including IT, Insurance, Finance, Healthcare, and Energy. His extensive expertise encompasses advising organizations, co-creating bespoke transformation strategies and roadmaps, and providing coaching and training to senior leaders and teams in Lean/Agile methodologies to optimize efficiency and adaptability.
In addition to his CEC credentials, Alston is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 20 years of experience in the strategic management of portfolios, programs, and projects. He has a proven track record of assisting organizations in establishing and optimizing Project Management Offices (PMOs) and implementing best practices for project management processes.
Alston’s client-centric approach prioritizes meeting organizations at their current stage of business transformation, ensuring that each engagement is tailored to their unique needs and objectives. By adopting a holistic perspective that goes beyond technology departments and involves key business units and stakeholders, Alston is able to effectively strengthen and scale clients’ product and project management capabilities. This collaborative approach guarantees a sustainable and successful Business Agility Transformation.
A strong advocate of lifelong learning, Alston holds a BS in Botany from Clemson University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. Residing in Louisville, KY, he has been happily married for 34 years and is a proud father of two accomplished sons: one is a medical student at the University of Louisville, while the other is pursuing a doctorate in Neuroscience at the University of California Riverside.
When he’s not busy helping organizations achieve their transformation goals, Alston is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying activities such as fly fishing and hiking. He also has a passion for woodworking, dedicating time to creating handcrafted pieces that showcase his attention to detail and commitment to excellence. Alston’s diverse interests and experiences enrich his professional abilities and contribute to his well-rounded approach to business transformation.
COACHING & MENTORING CREDENTIALS
- Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) | Scrum Alliance
- Certified Team Coach (CTC) | Scrum Alliance
- ICAgile Agile Coach Certification (ICP-ACC) | ICAgile
- ICAgile Systems Coaching Certification (ICP-SYS) | ICAgile
LEADERSHIP & ENTERPRISE CREDENTIALS
- SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) | Scaled Agile
- Project Management Professional (PMP) | Project Management Institute
- ICAgile Coaching Agile Transitions (ICP-CAT) | ICAgile
- ICAgile Agility in the Enterprise (ICP-ENT) | ICAgile
AGILE & SCRUM CREDENTIALS
- Certified Scrum Master (CSM) | Scrum Alliance
- Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) | Scrum Alliance
- Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) | Scrum Alliance
- SAFe Agilist (SA) | Scaled Agile
FACILITATOR & TRAINER CREDENTIALS
- Agility Health Radar Facilitator (AHF) | Agility Health
- Scrum Foundations Educator | Scrum Alliance
- ICAgile Authorized Instructor | ICAgile
- The Art of Facilitation | Bob Pike Group
- ICAgile ICP-ACC Authorized Instructor | ICAgile
- ICAgile ICP-ATF Authorized Instructor | ICAgile
- ICAgile ICP-CAT Authorized Instructor | ICAgile
- ICAgile ICP-ENT Authorized Instructor | ICAgile
- ICAgile ICP-SYS Authorized Instructor | ICAgile