Leadership is mindset, not a position.

Stefan can draw on 15 years of leadership experience as an agile leader in various companies, including Hubert Burda Media (CTO HolidayCheck AG) and worked in different industries such as e-commerce, e-health, banking and OTT Media. He works as a manager, consultant and interim CTO/CPO in software development and digital product development, building digital products, services and teams for numerous companies.

As an experienced Agile Executive coach and trainer, Stefan Engels has been supporting companies and executives in their digital and agile transformations and change projects for several years. His focus is on the successful implementation of company-wide agile scaling frameworks and the support in building cross-functional and distributed teams according to agile process models. As a Brainbirds trainer, Stefan brings his practical knowledge in the areas of agile leadership, agile transformation and OKR to the trainings and shares his numerous hands-on experiences with the participants.

Having worked with international and decentralized organizations and teams for several years, Stefan is very comfortable with training and knowledge transfer in a remote environment. For him, it is important to combine methods from offline and online trainings in a meaningful way and to work with digital tools as well as offline materials. In addition to his Master's degree in Media Studies from the University of Konstanz, Stefan has further trained as a certified OKR Coach and Scrum Master and is always happy to share his knowledge as a speaker at various conferences and meet-ups.

To clear his head, Stefan is passionate about riding his road bike over various Alpine passes and enjoying nature by touring Europe in his camper with his family.

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