Portia is an Executive and Personal coach, Executive Agile coach and play researcher creating transformative change in a range of organisations including the Prime Minister's Office, the NHS, British Airways and global financial institutions. She readily draws from her 20 years of experience in the IT industry ranging from analyst programmer, to development manager, and IT consultant, to Agile coach, and more recently as a trained professional coach.
Portia combines coaching and business strategies with play to bring about positive and enduring change. She is also the founder of The School of Play dedicated to promoting happier adulthood through lifelong play into existence.
Portia is also the author of The Dream Team Nightmare, the first ever Agile novel where your discussions determine the outcome of the story.
I'm speaking at...
P3X - People, Product & Process eXchange 2019
Two days in London
P3X aims to broaden the conversation between three core themes: People - Maximise human potential, Product - Explore products and align vision, Process - Deliver world-changing outcomes.discovery agile bdd testing qa people product process collaboration automation lean neurodiversity p3x
I'm teaching at...
Effective Enterprise Agile Transformation with Portia Tung
Led by Portia Tung
The key to creating positive sustainable change in organisations using Agile is a robust and resilient transformation roadmap that grows as you go. While this sounds simple, it is anything but easy to design, implement and evolve in practice.
This 3-day course offers you real-world examples of...leadership negotiation organisational-change enterprise-transformation agile-transformation agile
Talks I've Given
Unleash Your Play Brain: Play Your Way Towards a Happier Adulthood
Featuring Portia Tung
Have you lost your mojo or got bored with life? Are you stuck in a rut and can’t quite figure out how to get out of it? Does work keep getting in the way of your dreams? Have you reached a crossroads and don’t know which way to go?organisational-change transformation play-science playful-leadership leadership
Workshop: The Power of Coaching
Featuring Portia Tung
In the Agile community, the term “coaching” gets bandied around almost as much as “Agile”. What do you mean by “coaching”, what are the core skills of an effective coach, what does good look like and how does it feel to coach and be coached?agile becoached improvement coaching
Negotiating for Your Life: How to Get More of What You Want from Difficult Situations
Featuring Portia Tung and Tom Roden
"No. It's not up for negotiation." How many times have you heard these words before? Do you often wish people would just listen to what you have to say, would see things the way you see them, would buy into your plans?agility p3x agile negotiation