Agile coach and SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC)

Jesper Thaning has been helping organizations adopting lean and agile methods for the last 14 years.
The experience covers the whole journey from idea to running code through conceptualization, prioritization, refinement, development, test, continuous integration and deployment. Jesper has trained and coached a large number of teams and organizations on how to apply agile principles to their specific situation. He has recent years focused a lot on the collaboration between business and IT-development – helping organizations to benefit from lean and agile methods through effective product ownership. 

Email: Phone: +45 60820706

Agile leadership coach and SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC)

Bent Jensen is a pioneer in applying agile methods in Denmark and has been leading agile teams since 2000.  For the last ten years, Bent has been coaching and mentoring leaders and organizations to achieve the benefits of lean and agile thinking and methods, with clients in Denmark and internationally. He has assisted a large number and companies with transformation programmes and supported Enterprises in their transformation to an Agile and Lean approach. Bent has always been focused on the intersect between self-organization and management between efficient development and innovation and how to push the methods to their limits.

Email: Phone: +45 60822111


Academy Events – Experience and Event Designer

Rikke Myung is the go-to person if you need a little extra magical Academy-touch on your next event. Rikke is a driven visualizer, who has a keen eye for aesthetics and a holistic approach to creating a comfortable and creative working atmosphere. With an educational background in Performance Design and Digital Design and Communication, Rikke combines her practical experience in the service industry to make our events and psychical environment a memorable experience. Rikke has broad skills with organizing more significant events, if you’re looking for help regarding, e.g., PI-plannings, conferences, etc.


Academy Events – Organizing and Administration

Rikke Veng is the first person you get in contact with when registering for a class or a meetup at BestBrains Academy. Besides from providing an excellent service, Rikke’s ambition is to create and support an ideal environment for learning. – A place where people like to come, to engage, and have fun. Many years of experience from the restaurant business, combined with an MSc. from IT University, gives Rikke a solid foundation for organizing and running events. 

Email:    Main number: +45 71992872

Agile coach and visual practitioner

Yuri Malishenko is Academy’s Agile Cartoonist. He is working with software development teams and organizations to help them achieve business agility. He contributes to that by providing leadership and coaching the visual way.

Yuri has recently published the workbook on essentials of visual language that helps newcomers get quickly into the magic world of visual thinking. Follow his Facebook page to learn more about similar courses and keep up to date with the most recent publications on the topic.


Enterprise Lean/Agile trainer, coach and SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) 

Carl Starendal is an experienced Lean-Agile leader, having worked directly as an SPCT for Scaled Agile, the creators of the Scaled Agile Framework® as well as having years of hands-on experience as an important part of several multinational Lean-Agile transformations across a diverse range of industries. He frequently speaks about leadership and Lean-Agile transformations and is a highly regarded trainer and facilitator having trained 1000+ leaders and managers over the years. Carl is also one of the key contributors to the SAFe RTE certification course and an official contributor to the SAFe Framework.


Agile coach and SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC)

Tomas Eilsø is an independent consultant and agile coach. He spends most of his time helping large organizations getting the full benefits of agile, using different scaling approaches such as the scaled agile framework. Like Jeff Sutherland got inspired to create Scrum from his experience with high-performance teams as a fighter pilot, Tomas also flew as an F-16 fighter pilot for six years. Tomas has furthermore started several successful technology startups, one of which currently builds the next generation combat flight simulators for the Danish Airforce – of course using agile.



Academy Events – Hostess, SoMe assistant and ‘Hygge’-coordinator

Sabina is Academy’s dedicated, versatile youngster, who takes pride in adding the little extra attention, snack or service to our guests. She grew up in North Jutland and has a solid background in the service industry, which has shown to be the perfect combination in the event business:) You should just lean back and enjoy the complete learning purpose, knowing that Sabina and the rest of the event team strive to make our guests feel comfortable and satisfied. 





Management Consultant and SAFe® Programme Consultant (SPC)

Søren Grundtvig Westh is a senior management consultant that has delivered IT-driven business optimization for more than 20 years.
Being competent, calm and open-minded, people like to work with Søren, and he wants to help people work as teams, to get the essential and challenging stuff done right away.
Søren is focused, structured, hands-on and hard-working. He is an excellent observer and facilitator that quickly captures what the challenges are and what the solutions might be. He is a good listener and has a subtle sense of humor:) Søren can operate as an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Requirements Specialist, Business Analyst, Project Manager.

Agile Leader and SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC)

Heidi Hewison is an agile leader with a passion for helping people thrive. She was one of the first to introduce scrum in the banking industry and ever since she has had an agile approach to most of what she does. “Inspect & Adapt” is her motto and she loves trying out new ideas, acknowledging that change is the only constant. Heidi is a Business & Life coach with a specialty in agile ways of working, and she has been training a lot of Leaders, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Architects, Analysts and Developers in SAFe.


Technical coach and SAFe® Programme Consultant (SPC)

Kristian Dupont has been developing software using lean and agile methodologies for more than 15 years. He has been consulting as a developer and a teacher/trainer for large companies but has a special love for startups where agility is a matter of life and death for the company and not just an admirable but perhaps slightly utopian goal. Kristian has solid experience with the technical and practical aspects of DevOps, continuous integration and deployment.


Transformation/Agile coach and SAFe® Programme Consultant (SPC)

With extensive experience in working with team development, Finn Leander has been doing coaching for leaders and teams -both newly formed as well as high-performing teams, in massive Agile transformations for years. He has designed several workshops and courses and has been facilitating a large number of training sessions, focusing on team development. In addition to that, Finn has worked extensively with management teams and the processes and preconditions it takes to build the most efficient groups of leaders. 


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