STIA+Temenos 2016 Conference Facilitator

Professionally iterate efficient best practices and cooperative communities

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it.” - Henry Ford

System thinkers are those who plays a vital role in bringing the Personal transformational change & approaches. It is said that our brain runs faster than a jet, so when you start thinking, it is possible to create wonders around us. When you learn to think better, it pays a added strength to your thinking.

We have a few well-versed system thinkers & facilitators in STIA+Temenos Conference. They are the ones, who are succeeded in their own field and they are joining us to share their knowledge.

STIA+Temenos Facilitator

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Susan Gibson


With over thirty years of experience in the tech industry — from developer to management consultant, and pioneering Agile Transformation coach and SAFe Consultant to Temenos Facilitator, Susan consistently seeks ways to bring authenticity and compassion to software and product delivery.

Susan works with Fortune 500 companies using Agile and Temenos to activate change and true cultural transformation. As a Temenos Facilitator, Susan also leads transformative 3-day labs that apply these same methodologies on a more personal level. She is a major contributor to Urban Campfire, G Day For Girls, and the STIA-Temenos Conference, as well as speaking at several organizational development conferences around the country. Her gentle insights are always perceptive and she has a knack for bringing together groups of seemingly incongruent teams.

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Olaf Lewitz

The Trust Artist at

Olaf Lewitz’ purpose is to increase freedom of choice in the world. Olaf provides safe spaces for people to discover who they are and what they want, so that they make good choices. He’s been doing that for decades, as a boy scout leader, software developer, manager, consultant and coach, and found his calling in 2013 as a trust artist. Olaf believes we deserve to love what we do, and be loved for what we do. Olaf and Christine have hosted more than 60 Temenos experiences from hours to days, from a handful to hundreds of people. We want to share and improve with you how to create and hold these containers, to allow more people to discover a clarity of identity and choice. In our TrustTemenos Leadership Academy, we grow a generation of leaders who change organisations in the world into safe spaces for people to show up and to flourish in freedom.

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Christine Neidhardt

Internal Consultant at ISO-Gruppe

Christine works for establishing new work environments where people are proud to work, can bring their whole person and talents in and respect and empathy allows people to show up. She is a Coach from all her heart and believes in people and their inner wish to be an important part of something bigger. In 2015 she founded the Trusttemenos Leadership Academy in Europe with Olaf Lewitz in the true goal, to help leaders thrive which are able to offer spaces where people can show up fully. She works as internal or external consultant for mid-size companies focusing on finding the heart of the culture, hacking the culture and helping to use the energies of conflicts to transform the culture. Self-management, Self-organization, innovation, collaboration, communication and teamwork are the heart of new work environments which she supports with her work.

She got to know Temenos in the year 2013 and let since then around 60 events in Europe together with Olaf Lewitz from short conference sessions to 3day labs. Temenos became the heart of her work, combined with her systemic knowledge, her tools and her creative abilities. Creating a network of inspiring people around the world to support wholehearted workplaces this is part of her vision.

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Beth Davis

President, Dakota Resources

Beth is a champion and catalyst for individuals, organizations, and communities committed to realizing their fullest potential. For the past 20 years she has done so as President of Dakota Resources, for-purpose organization partnering to increase the capacity of rural communities with a focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, housing and economic development. Beth integrates Temenos into Dakota Resources internal organizational development, on-boarding entrepreneurs into a fellowship program, and weekend retreats she personally hosts for individuals.

She also engages herself in systems thinking, Art of Hosting, mediation, facilitation and dispute resolution tools and philosophie.

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Lorena Snodgrass

M.A., MFTI, Trauma Therapist

I bring a diverse and developed knowledge base to my work with others. My background in the field of technology and productivity create an ability to easily access and assess the organizational systems I encounter. My extensive education and expertise in the field of psychology and art therapy lend to my consulting work a nuanced lens that is informed by awareness of the internal and external systems that affect us. Tailoring my approach to the needs of the client, I am able to design and adapt my approach to meet the immediacy of each moment, and thus to collaborate with each client in a manner that is safe, effective, and creates momentum. My goal is to connect you with your authentic self, and to foster connection between you and those you collaborate with.

I received my MA at Loyola Marymount University and am active in the fields of Art Therapy and Trauma Therapy. I live in Los Angeles, where I pursue interesting and creative opportunities to expand and grow..

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Silvana Wasitova

Agile Coach

Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach experienced in introducing Scrum to organizations and teams, ranging from adoption of Scrum practices and ceremonies to effective use of Scrum of Scrums, to coaching organizational change, transition strategy, and living the agile values beyond the theory. Agilist since 2005, successfully introduced and broadened Agile mindset at companies including Yahoo, Nestle, Microsoft, Skype, Aviva and a Swiss private bank.

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Amitabh Mendiratta


Amitabh is an active enthusiast of Agile, currently working as an agile coach and trainer for more than a year. He is well versed in teaching agile business management & transformation and trained a large number of agile teams as an agile coach in Xebia. Amitabh is a self-driven individual and hard worker with a good understanding of customer and technical requirements. Amitabh started his career in the field of International Sales & Marketing and has an experience of 17+ years.

Amitabh is always calm and assured even in challenging environments, which allows getting more from the people even in stress. He is an expert in handling the global sales and operations.

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Niranjan Nerlige


Niranjan N V, is a Consultant and Trainer in Agile-Scrum, Scaled Agile Practices, SAFe Framework and with overall 23 years of IT experience. His journey in Agile began in 2007, as a Process Excellence Manager. He started entrepreneur life as an Independent Consultant, Coach and Trainer in 2009. Since then he has travelled across India and overseas training, coaching and mentoring to IT professionals and corporates. As a part of corporate training and public workshops he has trained more than 3000 professionals spanning more than 60 clients.He has presented in International Conferences such as Lean - Agile India 2015, Regional Scrum Gathering South Asia 2015, presented Peca Kucha talks in Agile Tour 2014 on Agile, Scrum and spoken in 18th World Congress for Quality. His workshops are very much appreciated and highly rated by his clients and participants.

In 1994, on an ill-fated day he fell from such a height that caused multiple fractures in upper and lower limbs. The physiological damage was so immense that he was hospitalized for more than 2 years. This unfortunate incident has left his lower limbs completely paralyzed. Nevertheless, his physical mobility is fulfilled with the aid of a wheelchair, which has not limited him from being an efficient professional and effective trainer with a successful carrier spanning more than 2 decades.

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Scott Downs

Associate at TrustTemenos

Scott’s career has led him from banking, where he was a Managing Director at JPMorgan, through management consulting and entrepreneurship, toward working with people inspired to lead great organisations founded on great cultures. He is currently passionately engaged with the TrustTemenos Leadership Academy in Europe.

I have been deeply inspired by my exposure to the Temenos journey and those I’m working with who are bringing it to the world. I’m keen to meet its founders and other practitioners from all the corners of the globe, to learn more and to dive deeper into its potential to call forward great leadership for great organisations.

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Siraj Sirajuddin


With his 22+ years of experience with people and process improvement, Siraj has provided excellent change management coaching and leadership to large and medium sized organizations from all over the globe. He invented several unique techniques under the Temenos umbrella (Influence Maps, Supplication, Exit & Re-entry, Language of Elegance, The Interview, Clean Slate, Cereal Box, Intensive Collaboration & Discovery) that are now used for managing strategic plans and scaling operations/projects at various client locations.

Siraj is also an expert/student of Systems Thinking, Learning Organizations, People Dynamics, Transactional Analysis, MBTI, FIRO(B), Element B, Leadership & Motivation and Team Building. He hosts and facilitates the annual STIA+ Conferences. Siraj completed his MBA in 1992 from BIM and he continues to learn every second! He is currently a PhD student at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He loves poetry, travel, music, books and being with people. He brings tremendous energy and passion to every engagement (woo hoo!).