Shailesh Thakkar
Shailesh Thakkar

Shailesh is an accomplished Enterprise Agile Leader, Agile Trainer, Enterprise/Portfolio/Program Coach, Agile Transformation Leader, and Agile Implementer. As an expert in all aspects of Agile and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), he has proven skills in developing and coaching high-performance teams.

Shailesh has trained 1,000+ professionals in Agile Fundamentals; various Agile/Scaled Agile methods – Scrum, Kanban, XP, and SAFe; Agile coaching and facilitation; and DevOps. He has provided consultancy services for Walmart, Allstate, ExxonMobil, Bank of America, AIG, Deloitte, UST Global, and other mid-sized organizations.

Shailesh conducts both public and private Agile training workshops for the following institutions/organizations:

Agility4All – CEAC, CAC— Programs from the Chicago State University (CSU)
Kanban – TKP, KMP1, KMP2 (KMP)

Shailesh is an Agility4All Accredited Trainer, Lean Kanban University Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), Board Certified Coach (BCC) with Leadership Coaching specialty, Certified Executive Coach (CEC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Agile Leader (CAL), and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). He is a Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach, High-Performance Team Coach, The Leadership Circle (TLC) 360 Profile Administrator, and The Leadership Circle Manager Edition Administrator. Additionally, he holds TKP, KMP, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, ITIL Expert, and CSSGB credentials.

Shailesh has earned his Master of Science degree in Project Management from the George Washington University (GWU).

Shailesh is currently enrolled in an ICF ACTP approved Coach training program and aspiring to pursue the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).