Our trainers

Niels Groen is senior trainer at Gladwell Academy.

He just wrote his PhD book on Agile in large governmental environments. Clients most value Niels’ highly analytical and yet simultaneously creative way of thinking. As a result, he is able to quickly grasp the issue at hand, and come up with surprising solutions. Moreover, his ability to communicate in a clear and non-threatening manner helps him to realize goals that require the involvement of multiple stakeholders.

Niels has run Agile Operations programs in different organizations and is currently supporting Achmea with the implementation of SAFe. He is the inventor of the RPE simulation that has been used within Philips, and has performed many trainings on Agile, Leading SAFe, Scrum.

Niels is certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant and SPCT Candidate, he is qualified to teach and examine for all Scaling Agile training courses: SAFe Agilist (SA), SAFe Practitioner (SP), SAFe PM/PO (SPMPO), SAFe Scrum Master (SM), SAFe PM/PO (PMPO). He is also qualified to teach and examine Agile Scrum Foundation.