More and Better

Inviting Agility distills the essence of powerful approaches like Agile, Scrum, Open Space and Expeditionary Learning. Working from that core enables ANY kind of enterprise – from startup to silos, corporate to community, C-suite to shop floor – to get more and better (and easier) results:

  • create more satisfied customers and more engaged employees,
  • invite faster and smarter innovation and adaptation,
  • produce more value for owners and stakeholders, and
  • make a bigger social and environmental impact.   

There is more in you – your team, your organization and community – than you think.  Inviting Agility can call it out, make it visible, and focus everyone on accomplishing the things that matter most right now.  It’s about noticing what’s working and making more of that – with the people and resources you already have.

A Framework for Resilience

Inviting Agility can help you respond quickly and effectively to any kind of change or disruption – in spite of everything.  This is the root of resilience. This is expeditionary learning, adaptive leadership, and evolution at work.

Cycle Practice: Invite Everyone Who Cares, Visualize Everything, Prioritize and Refine, Commit and Deliver, Review and Improve, Rinse and Repeat.
  • Mobilize Everyone to Respond Together (open some space)
  • Visualize Everything to Plan and Manage Effectively (create a canvas or marketplace)
  • Work Incrementally to Deliver Dependably (commit to a cadence of small wins)
  • Learn Together to Improve, Replicate, Scale and Evolve (community of practice)

This simple, powerful, immediately practical framework can take you anywhere you want or need to go. The resources offered here can help.

Get Support for Working Together

All Hands. All Issues. All Done.

Resources – Explore a wealth of practical guides, papers, worksheets and updates. Learn More

Consultation – Use the contact form to request and prep for an initial consult.

Summit/Conference Facilitation – Mobilize any size work group (5-5000) on any issue or challenge.

Enterprise Agility Coaching – invite and support transformation, from the C-suite to the shop floor, to improve service, morale, value and impact,

Practice Acceleration – Learn faster by doing (your real work) in custom team training workshops.

Communities of Practice – Catalyze and connect champions and innovators across the organization.

Tools and Adaptations – Learn how to make the tools you already have serve you better now.

Thoughts on Pricing | Why Invite Agility?


Hello, I’m Michael Herman. Thanks for visiting. I hope you’re finding something useful here.

I’ve been inviting agility and high performance, with clients and colleagues on six continents, since 1991. I’ve been sharing my learning and resources online since 1998. The “Inviting Organization” I wrote about more than twenty years ago is emerging everywhere today as “Enterprise Agility.”

I was the rare Outward Bound instructor with an MBA in Finance from a top-tier program. Since then, I’ve become a recognized teacher and facilitator of Open Space and a Team and Enterprise Agility coach – an innovative thought leader in organization development and agile practice. My work has been a wide-ranging exploration and rigorous pursuit of better ways of organizing ourselves for work.

Inviting Agility is my distillation of some of the most powerful, time-tested practices that are transforming organizations everywhere. Why Invite Agility?

I support leaders and champions, innovators and learners, disrupters and transformers. Please have a look around – and contact me if you think we might have something to talk about or do together.

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What’s your passion – or predicament?  I work as process designer, facilitator, teacher, consultant and coach. My work brings people together, gets things done, and grows more of what works at work.

We’re all in this together. What would you like to talk about? How can I be of service to you and your organization?

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    Agile Leadership coaching for collaboration, learning and effectiveness (startups or silos)Expert Facilitation of a meeting, retreat, summit, conference or online eventCustomer service, dependable delivery, and getting things done in team(s)Enterprise Agility for strategy, planning, innovation, improvement or transformation

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