Meet Alston Hodge
Alston is a seasoned Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) with over 15 years of business agility transformation experience at Fortune 100 companies in a variety of industries. He has extensive experience in advising organizations, co-creating transformation strategies, and roadmaps, as well as coaching/training senior leaders and teams in Lean/Agile ways of working.
Alston is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 20 years of portfolio, program, and project management experience in IT, Insurance, Finance, Healthcare, and Energy industries. He has advised organizations in establishing Project Management Offices and setting up processes for portfolio, program, and project management.
Alston’s approach is to first “meet the client where they are” in their business transformation journey. He brings a holistic approach that extends beyond the technology departments. By including business units and key stakeholders, he helps clients to strengthen and scale their product and project management capabilities, thereby ensuring sustainable Business Agility Transformation.
Alston has a BS in Botany from Clemson University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. He lives in Louisville, KY, and has been married for 34 years. He and his wife have two sons, one a medical student at the University of Louisville and the other pursuing his doctorate in Neuroscience at the University of California Riverside. In his spare time, Alston enjoys flyfishing, hiking, and woodworking.
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Meet Savannah Rayat
As an Executive Agile Transformation Coach, Savannah is passionate about evoking authentic agility within the organization. She inspires leaders to create a culture where failures are celebrated just as much as successes. Over the last decade and a half, she has been working with Fortune 100 companies and their executive teams. She has brought an investor mindset to achieve efficiencies by inspecting and adopting at every turn. She takes a customer-centric value-based approach to defining and deploying change management with the goal of strengthening adoption, behaviors, and accountability.
She is a pioneer who figured out a way to apply Agile principles and Scrum framework to both the Real Estate and Coaching industry. She is an innovator who harnessed her professional training as an Agile coach to improve processes through inspecting and adapting. Additionally, she streamlined the sales cycle and marketing cycle to adapt agility and increase the speed to market. This helps entrepreneurs build their business fast with more efficiency and better results.
Currently, Savannah is an active Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International Coaching Federation, the gold standard in coach certification, with several global clients. She also prides herself on being trained as a Co-Active Professional Coach and Organizational Relationship Systems Coach (ORSC). She is also a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) from Scrum Alliance and she holds the ICAgile Coaching Agile Transformation (ICP-CAT) and Enterprise Agile Coaching (ENT) credential.
Savannah uses her training from Brain-Based Conversation Skills (BBCS) to help people open up new neuro-pathways to achieve their true potentials. Savannah is a certified Training From the Back of the Room (TBR) Trainer from Sharon Bowman’s training program. She uses powerful learning principles based on brain science to enhance her course participant’s experiences. The famous TBR 4Cs model is often used in her class.
Her dedication to Lean/Agile principles and passion for self-improvement is evident in her many certifications and the extent of her training activity and ongoing involvement in the Agile, Scrum, and Coaching community. Savannah is a published author and holds more than two dozen industry certifications encompassing coaching, training, and facilitation.
If Savannah is not coaching or training at a client location, she can be found speaking at a conference or volunteering her time at one of the Agile or Scrum conferences throughout the year. Savannah calls Ohio home, though she grew up in Connecticut. She is passionate about the stock market, also enjoys spending time with her family.
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