Daniel Mezick

He is is a Scrum@Scale Trainer, coaching executives and teams since 2006. He is an expert on business agility and an author of three books on organizational change. He is Daniel Mezick.


Daniel is a frequent Keynote speaker at industry conferences. Daniel’s list of clients includes Capital One, INTUIT, Adobe, CIGNA, Pitney Bowes, SIEMENS Healthcare, Harvard, and dozens of smaller enterprises.

He started with his pioneering work on culture in 2012. THE CULTURE GAME described 16 specific patterns that extend Agile ideas across the organization, beyond software. In 2014 he built upon those patterns and formulated the OpenSpace Agility method. “OSA” is a flexible template and engagement model for enabling lasting change in your organization.

Daniel Mezick is the primary author of the OPEN SPACE AGILITY HANDBOOK, published in 2015 with several co-authors. In 2018 Daniel co-authored INVITING LEADERSHIP: Invitation-Based Change in the New World or Work™. Furthermore, upon publication, this book reached #1 on the Amazon bestseller list in the Organizational Learning category.

Daniel’s enterprise consulting practice is built upon the core concepts found inside these books. He conducts workshops based on these books and also offers enterprise Agile coaching, Agile training programs for teams, and management consulting.

Daniel will speak at the Main stage at the Regional Scrum Gathering Belgrade 2021 on the 8th of October.


Topic: „Acting as an Executive Coach“ (#AgileTalk)


For years, coaches have been led to believe that if they can facilitate, and teach, and mentor, and coach, they are good. They are all set. This is simply not the case. Facilitating, teaching, mentoring, and coaching is not enough to affect system-wide change.

This session teaches some of those skills, and how to leverage them to gain access to executives. The result is a real opportunity to manifest system-wide change by actually influencing executive decision-makers. This session includes an introduction to the development of specific verbal and non-verbal communication techniques and also covers some acting concepts such as Acting Theory. We’ll do all of that together, and do a few exercises, and then engage in some lively Q&A.