Deborah Hartmann Preuss

My name is  Deborah Hartmann Preuss

I help  people who create change  to have more joy and
more impact, by bringing their strengths to 
a bigger game
through one-on-one effectiveness coaching, and by teaching important skills needed for the new world of work, specifically: coaching and teamwork skills and Open Space facilitation.

I was, for years, a software developer :-) But since 2003 I've had a different focus:

inviting people to show up in all their wisdom, passion and diversity,
to create vibrant workplaces, teams and products.

I've served as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Agile Trainer in
Canada, the US and Europe, in tiny firms and multi-nationals.

While doing this, my own professional development shifted to
focus on learning the skillset of professional coaching,
a path I started down in response to important needs I saw among clients
that were unaddressed by the Agile Software methods I brought.

As I developed these new skills, I discovered how
focused one-on-one coaching
can make a big difference in the
effectiveness and happiness of organisational change agents,
people in such roles as ScrumMaster, Manager, and Agile Coach.
When these people are centered, vibrant and visionary,
their organisations are impacted and transformed in a much bigger way!

Now, as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, I channel my energy into
one-on-one phone coaching of change agents
in English, French and German, based at my new website:

To support change agents within organisations, I also do occasional team workshops,
ex: Team Liftoff, Retrospectives, Coaching Skills or Open Space workshops,
workshops designed together with my Swiss colleague Steve Holyer.
Check us out at !

Still curious about my agile background? Here's my historic Agile Coaching website