Jason began his career as a web developer when Cold Fusion roamed the earth. Over the following years, he moved into management, Agile Coaching and consulting. The bumps and bruises collected along the way brought him to the realization that helping organizations adopt Agile practices was less about the practices, and all about change.
In 2008 he attended an experiential learning conference about how people experience change and since then, he's been writing, and speaking, all over the world about helping organizations discover more effective practices for managing organizational change.
Hockey. Because Canada. Buying lots of books and reading some of them, music...mostly playing drums but lately more bass and guitar for some reason. Love disrupting the status quo.
Articles, Blogs and More
"Lean Change Management review: Changing yourself is difficult. Changing an organization? One might say impossible. And, Jason has written a handbook that allows you to consider ways to implement the impossible. With the idea of feedback-focused change, you can change an organization, one small step at a time. He's done it. You can do it. Let him show you what works and what doesn't. I love the stories. They ring true and follow what I know about change and people." – Johanna Rothman ( /10)
"Very engaging. I liked the gentle pace and flexibility to explore different topics. Most courses cram too much in so that attendees don't absorb anything." – Ian Rogers (9 /10)
"I thought you did a good job of teaching concepts through practice. The course began with some sort of change that needed to happen (organizing into teams), and you stood back and waited for the group to figure it out. Going through that exercise as a participant (and reading your perspective on it in your latest blog post) was very helpful for me to see the group dynamics of a "change" process. Overall I thought the course was very well facilitated - I felt engaged and interested the entire time." – Jordan Job (9 /10)
"Jason has a lot of relevant experience, making the discussed topics/his approach or model very concrete when including his stories. You hear he has been in a high variety of situations and was able to create a solid pragmatic approach. The workshop is through its set-up action all the way with attention for reflection (+sharing between the participants) & enough theory. Clear visuals support the reflection process. Markus added his experiences and thus added extra perspective to the information received. He is a good listener ensuring he understands the question right, and guides the participant with his answer, leaving room for the participant to make the answer his/her own. " – Stephanie Roose (9 /10)
"Knowledgeable with real life experiencesVery good communicatorEngaging and interesting" – Shyamala Keshamouni (10 /10)
2-Day Lean Change Agent Workshop in Toronto on 2017-09-27
Half-Day Lean Change Agent Workshop in Lisbon on 2017-10-03
1-Day Lean Change Agent Workshop in Linkoping on 2017-10-20
2-Day Lean Change Agent Workshop in Helsinki on 2018-01-15