Christoph Poyault

Christoph Poyault works as Senior Lean and Agile Coach for HERE Technologies. He enables product and technology teams to learn quickly and getting better at it.

Christoph likes to lead teams with energy, empathy and pragmatism as well as coaching them to improve efficiency, effectiveness and engagement. He is able to elaborate and drive cross-departmental agile collaboration with a sustainable impact on improved operational excellence and organizational learning. He is experienced in creating and rolling-out agile and lean strategies in a scaled environment which lead to collaborative and human corporate cultures. As an agile team coach he builds high performing teams and equips them with new operational capabilities, ambitions and goals.

Christoph studied knowledge management, cultural studies and logistics and became a certified Scrum Master. Ever since he has participated regularly in conferences, workshops and meetups about Agile, Lean and Leadership. For the last eight years he has built environments that facilitate continuous improvement of collaboration and processes and where everyone’s common goal is to deliver outstanding software as fast as possible whilst having fun.

Christoph is currently initiating and driving the Agile & DevOps transformation of HERE Technologies. As a passionate cyclist, he believes digital maps will play a critical role in making mobility safer and more enjoyable, and reducing emissions. Beforehand he worked for Care.com, a platform to find social services and for AWIN, Europe’s largest provider of affiliate marketing. He collaborated with distributed teams, in London, Berlin, Boston, Bangalore and Chicago.

For a deeper understanding of motivation and reluctance in individuals and teams Christoph has completed a one year training program as an Integral Business Coach certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF). His coaching approach is focused on partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to increase their potential. Integral coaching is a holistic approach and encompasses the following: goals, values, self-development, personality, skills, knowledge and mental models.

Get in touch with Christoph via LinkedIn.

Areas of expertise:

Agile Transformation, Team Coaching, Team Development, Self-Organizing Teams, Facilitation, Leadership, Change Management, Organisational Development, Kanban, Kaizen, Scrum.