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Grow with Our Recruitment Partners

We work with the best recruitment partners in the industry!
If you are looking for a new role as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile coach or simply want to see how you can grow in your career, connect with our trusted partners below.

TrueRPO

True RPO is a leading recruitment process outsourcing company based in Toronto with a global presence.

BERTEIG is proud to work with professionals who provide RPO solutions that are tailored to meet the needs of businesses worldwide.

Allevar

Allevar is a consulting and technical services firm with wide access to hidden talent in the market.

As a trusted BERTEIG recruitment partner, they have developed a reputation for placing high-quality specialized knowledge workers.

Learn More with Our Training Partners

We work with outstanding Agile coaches and trainers who can support your learning over the long-term.
These training offerings do not count towards BERTEIG Professional status.

Iceberg Ideas Inc.

Bryan Beecham in an Agile technical coach, consultant and international speaker with over 20 years of comprehensive IT experience including coaching teams and facilitating Agile adoption.

As a strong technical partner to BERTEIG, Bryan excels at designing and implementing robust software solutions utilizing a variety of technology platforms and Agile Engineering Practices.

Trilok

Trilok is a trusted BERTEIG partner focussed on the complex challenges of an Enterprise Agile Transformation.

Trilok helps with Lean Agile Transformation, Systems Thinking, Value Stream Identification; Business Technology and sustaining Lean-Agile Cultures.

Tara Jabbari

Tara Jabbari is an experienced digital media consultant. She has found fulfilment working for non-profits and working with businesses and influencers on their videos and social media in the United States, New Zealand and Colombia.

Tara is a professional speaker and gives talks and presentations teaching people about social media etiquette online.

Alexei Berteig

Amazing workshops on communication and media.

Alexei Berteig, just knew from an early age that he would become a comic book artist. Well, until he was in his 20’s when he realized that the stories he was really trying to tell could better be explored in film. He became the youngest ever student accepted to the Canadian Film Center’s writer’s lab, and went on to write and direct an award-winning documentary screened across Canada and the northern States.

Savita Pahuja

Savita Pahuja is a Certified LeSS Practitioner, an experienced Agile Coach, Trainer, Visionary Blogger, Speaker and Connoisseur.

Savita is also a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified Team Coach (CTC), Associate Certified Coach (ICF-ACC) and co-author of the book “Distributed Agile Framework”.

She helps businesses large and small with their express Agile needs.

cprime

When you need support beyond the BERTEIG Agile offerings; we work with our trusted partners at cprime to support your teams with product development and technology solutions that are tailored and provide value.

 

Superheroes Academy

Offering advanced Scrum Alliance certifications through online-mentoring programs.

Travis Birch

Kanban training and coaching.  You can view Travis’ profile here.

ProTech

Since 1990, ProTech has successfully trained thousands of IT professionals and helped over 60% of Fortune 500 companies deliver new technical skills to their workforces.

ProTech offers over 1,500 courses in all technologies; from Agile to z/OS Mainframe, which can be delivered onsite, offsite and virtually.

Other Complimentary Partners

We work with organizations that have complimentary visions and missions to our own and which supplement your journey as an individual, and in organizations or communities.

Fanshawe Global Spanish and Portuguese

In partnership with Fanshawe Global, BERTEIG is offering its expertise in business agility directly to the Latin American market for the first time.

Our new Agile for Leaders virtual training, offered in both Spanish and Portuguese, will offer a solid foundation in methods such as Scrum and Kanban and will help leaders chart a path towards better business agility.

By the full completion of the training each participant will receive a digital certificate co-branded by BERTEIG and Fanshawe Global.

Techconnex

“TechConnex is a dynamic member driven community offering opportunities for peer education, networking and knowledge sharing to develop your business and your people.”

The TechConnex Mission is to foster a collaborative community for technology companies to connect, learn and grow.

 

Re-Tribe

Re-Tribe empowers people to bring about positive change in their life through community and connection.

We facilitate safe and inclusive spaces for people who experience mental health challenges. We understand the impact living with such challenges can have in our personal and professional lives and work to provide networks of support that accommodate the different and unique needs of the individual. Through active engagement and integrative learning, we provide opportunities to share, connect and build sustainable networks of support. Through workshops, one to one counseling and tribe formation, we create and cultivate holistic ways of self development, community building and collective well being.

Our Workshops:

Our online workshops are designed to co-create spaces of mental, emotional and (virtual) physical safety and support. Using an integrative counselling approach and the knowledge of lived experience, each workshop honours the power of community, the wisdom in story-sharing and the importance of reflection and intention setting.

With the current global health crisis we are offering workshops that are guided by the principles of cultivating self care during a time of challenge. Areas we explore include, anxiety, loneliness & isolation, resiliency & resource gathering, unlearning and re-teaching, boundaries, grief & loss and the changing relationships with people and/or substances. Each topic includes three to four sessions and will incorporate practices, accountability-buddies, check-ins and anything else that may be needed to build solidarity, security, trust and respect that has been agreed upon by participants.

People We Work With...

...whenever we can!
These are people who have a great deal of experience and expertise. Often we will bring them into larger coaching, consulting or training engagements. Each has special expertise that you will not find elsewhere. Consider asking about them if you are engaging BERTEIG on an agile transformation or digital transformation effort.
Valerie Senyk

Valerie Senyk Instructor, Compelling Communication

Valerie lends her talents serving organizations with Agile improv techniques for team-building, and helps those in the corporate and business world find their authentic voices to be better communicators. She has written a number of articles on Agile Advice and some that are published here on berteig.com. Valerie delivers the Compelling Communication workshop for leaders.

Valerie is best known for running voice and communication workshops at Agile Coach Camp and at Play4Agile in the past few years.

Valerie has a BFA and MA, gained an Associate Professorship in Theatre Arts, and is author of “I Want a Poem” and “Stick”. Valerie joined BERTEIG in November 2012.

Valerie lends her talents serving organizations with Agile improv techniques for team-building, and helps those in the corporate and business world find their authentic voices to be better communicators. She has written a number of articles on Agile Advice and some that are published here on berteig.com. Valerie delivers the Compelling Communication workshop for leaders.

Valerie is best known for running voice and communication workshops at Agile Coach Camp and at Play4Agile in the past few years.

Valerie has a BFA and MA, gained an Associate Professorship in Theatre Arts, and is author of “I Want a Poem” and “Stick”. Valerie joined BERTEIG in November 2012.

Nica Pourfallah

Nica Pourfallah Leadership Coach & Consultant, Agile/Lean Trainer

Nica is an expert in Agile and has been valuable in embedding the Agile principles with my leadership team and how we approach our work. She is a strategic thinker in that she is able to see the big picture and provide valuable insight into opportunities for areas of improvement and also help map out how to achieve that.

I would highly recommend her.” – Erika Taylor, Vice President, People and Culture at BC Pension Corporation, Aug. 2015

 

Nica has had substantial experience in training, coaching, and organizational transformation consulting for the past 15 years. During the past decade she has focused primarily on Agile and Lean, and began specializing in Leadership transformation during this time as well. With a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership, Nica has walked alongside organizations and individuals in both the private and public sector on their leadership journeys, as they strengthened and grew in capacity.

Leadership Coaching/Training Highlights:

Whether engaged in a one-on-one coaching conversation, training in a boardroom over days or weeks, or engrained fully within an organization for a long-term transformation process, Nica brings skill, experience, commitment and focus. Nica’s primary objective and overall goal is to leave her clients in a position where the process of transformation that has begun can be sustainable for them to carry forward independently, and for them to thrive in their continued growth and learning.

 

Certifications and Accreditations:

Cultural Transformation Tools® (CTT) – Barrett Values Centre
Certified OpenAgile Catalyst – OpenAgile Centre For Learning
Certified Scrum Master® – Scrum Alliance
Certified Scrum Product Owner® – Scrum Alliance
Royal Roads University, Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership
The University of British Columbia, BA in English Language and Literature

 

Testimonials:

“I would highly recommend Nica Pourfallah” – Erika Taylor, Vice President, People and Culture at BC Pension Corporation, Aug. 2015

 

Experience Summary:

  • Over 20 years practising, managing and coaching Agile Process and Development
  • Over 15 years consulting experience
  • Over 9 years experience applying Agile outside of technology environments
Joanna Tivig

Joanna Tivig Senior Agile Trainer and Consultant

Joanna Tivig has been an instructor for the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies for over a decade; teaching courses in project management, leadership and business analysis.

Qualifications

Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Developer, Team Kanban, Kanban Management Professional I, Certified Agile Leader I

SAFe® and Nexus Program Consultant, Project Management Professional, International Project Manager

B.A.A, HONS, Foreign Languages, Major in Education, University of Bucharest

 

Background

Joanna Tivig has been an instructor for University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies for over a decade, teaching courses of project management, leadership and business analysis. Joanna is currently Co-founder and Owner of Path2Knowledge.com, a training and consulting organization focused on value delivery to its clients. She is also a bestselling co-author of the recent book Gen P – New Generation of Product Owners Who Care About Customers’.  Joanna is a board member of Toronto Agile Community, a not for profit organization who schedules yearly events promoting the Agile ways of working. In her spare time, Joanna likes to play tennis, hike, bike and enjoy the outdoors with her family.

 

Experience Summary

Over 15 years in software development initiatives in financial services

Over 15 years in applying project management practices

Over 7 years assisting organizations to leverage Agile and Lean Change Management approaches

 

Course offerings:

Introduction to Agile Ways of Working – In class workshop

Transforming Organizations with Agile Leadership – In class workshop

Forbes Benning

Forbes Benning Agile Coach and Trainer, AWS Architect

Forbes Benning began using the Agile philosophy in 2008 and wonders how he ever lived without it. Now Forbes wants to share that knowledge and experience with other teams. He has experience consulting, coaching, facilitation and team building in large enterprise settings. With a focus on methods such as Scrum, Forbes is committed to helping transform people, process and culture in organizations.

Forbes Benning began using the Agile philosophy in 2008 and wonders how he ever lived without it. Now Forbes wants to share that knowledge and experience with other teams. He has experience consulting, coaching, facilitation and team building in large enterprise settings. With a focus on methods such as Scrum, Forbes is committed to helping transform people, process and culture in organizations.

Forbes was active in helping projects succeed for 10 years before becoming a PMP in 2005. He then received certification as a ScrumMaster® in 2008. He is dedicated to sharing this knowledge to help other teams succeed.

Forbes has worked as a ScrumMaster to assist teams in their adoption of Scrum. He has also assisted firms in the financial, gaming and automotive sector with their Agile transformations, including Agile teamwork, Agile project and product management, and Agile consulting and training at the executive level.

Forbes has been a long-time volunteer with the PMI-SWOC. He managed the organization of the regional PMI conference in 2009 and 2010.

Now he is also working on enterprise cloud transformation and has become an AWS Architect (Amazon Web Services) and an AWS Certified Solutions Architect to help with customer journeys.

Select Client List:

Certent, CIHI (Canadian Institute of Health Information), City of Toronto, Finastra (D+H), Government of Ontario, Great West Life, Intuit Canada, Kijiji (eBay), Nutreco, SafeNet, ScotiaBank, Seneca College, TD Canada Trust, Upstream Works, PPI, CoreSolutions, Mostly Digital, Diamond L Healthcare Software Solutions, Gilchrist Games, PMI-SWOC, Autodata, The Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres, The Ontario Ministry of Environment

Certifications and Accreditations:

Professional Scrum Master I + II (PSM I and PSM II), Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I)
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP), Kanban Management Professional (KMP)
AWS Architect, Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified SAFe Agilist (Leading SAFe)
Bachelor of Arts (History) from the University of Western Ontario

Experience Summary

Over 23 years helping projects succeed

Over 11 years experience helping teams adopt Scrum and other Agile methods

5 years of experience training teams and organizations on Scrum

Testimonials / References

“I thought the class was great with Forbes providing real world examples and experiences.” – Product Manager

David Sabine

David Sabine Professional Scrum Trainer™, PST

David, as Professional Scrum Trainer™ with Scrum.org, works to improve the profession of software delivery.  He helps organizations deliver products of the highest possible quality and value.

His career highlights the intersection of business, technology, art and education.  With his broad experience, he helps organizations and teams understand agility at all levels: practice and delivery, leadership and stewardship, organizational design and culture.

Trusted Partners

Trusted Partners build stronger business.

BERTEIG is open to working with businesses that are committed to long-term strategic improvement. If you’d like to collaborate, get in touch with us!

info@berteig.com

Agile Training Reviews

3275+ Testimonials

  • Better

    Jerry is a positive and upbeat facilitator. Really appreciate his genuine approach to teaching.

    July 21, 2021

    Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP) Estevan, SK, Canada

    Sangeeta Gupta

    Manager

    Saskatchewan Health Authority

  • The Best

    It's great, and I highly recommend this course.

    July 20, 2021

    Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Mississauga, ON, Canada

    Bianca Sganzerla

  • Better

    Such a rewarding learning experience !

    July 20, 2021

    Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Toronto, ON, Canada

    Stella Capo

    Hr business partner

    Roche

  • Better

    I appreciated how well thought out everything was, despite being virtual. We covered a lot of content and Jerry instructed and guided us like the pro he is. TIme flew by when we were breaking out into smaller groups to put theories and ideas into practice. I'm looking forward to taking everything I've learned back to the teams I work with. The difficult part will be practicing self-restraint and tackle one thing at a time 😀

    July 17, 2021

    Kanban System Design® (KMPI) Brampton, ON, Canada

    Irma Francis

    Agile Lead

    Prodigy Education

  • Better

    Fantastic course, Thanks Jerry for your thorough & practical approach to training!

    July 16, 2021

    Kanban System Design® (KMPI) Woodbridge, ON, Canada

    Rick Judge

    Director

    JCG

  • Better

    Excellent course for establishing a foundational understanding of the Kanban method. Practical simulations and exercises let you leave with the tools and skills needed to begin applying Kanban to improve productivity immediately...

    July 16, 2021

    Kanban System Design® (KMPI) Winnipeg, MB, Canada

    Rolf Oswald

    AVP Program Management Office, I&O

    Canada Life

  • I really enjoyed the passion of the instructors Mishkin and David and the experience and examples they shared. The online tools they used during the course and breakout groups were very useful and easy to use.

    July 14, 2021

    Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) Scarborough, ON, Canada

    Alex Wong

    Manager, Business Analysis

    Fundserv Inc.

  • Better

    I highly recommend this course. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and personable. The hands on format of the course really helps you absorb and retain the concepts taught during the course. Thank you!

    July 14, 2021

    Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) Toronto, ON, Canada

    Sonia Furtado

    PM/BA/PO

    Fundserv Inc.

  • Better

    I learned so much more than I thought I would. As a BA working on Agile teams, and as a Certified Scrum Master, I thought a lot of the information would be review for me but wearing the hat of a different role (Product Owner) put an entirely different spin on everything I thought I knew. I have new skills that I can take back to facilitate success in my current role(s) in addition to the foundations of being a Product Owner.

    July 14, 2021

    Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Darcie Birdsell

    Senior BA

    Self employed

  • Better

    Great course with David and Mishkin. Very fast paced with a lot of content to consume in just 2 days.

    July 14, 2021

    Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) Paris, ON, Canada

    Jennifer Johnson

    Sr BI Consultant

    The Cooperators


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