Rachel Niven


Rachel is an independent Agile consultant, facilitator and coach, specialising in working with leaders and teams across industries to build agile capability. She combines her expertise in coaching with a deep knowledge of organisational culture and team dynamics to enable authentic transformative change.

She is an experienced leader with roles in adult education, project management, coaching and consulting. Rachel’s industry insights span 30 plus years in New Zealand and Australia including tourism, sales, law, software development, government, finance, education and manufacturing.

Rachel’s coaching approach is adaptive and tailored to the goals of her clients, whether new leaders, Agile coaches, Scrum masters, product owners or senior leaders.

Key areas where Rachel helps organisations include:

  • adopting, assessing, strengthening and scaling Agile
  • product development prioritisation mapping
  • individual and team leadership coaching
  • training, coaching and facilitation:
    • Agile and Scrum
    • Kanban visualisation
    • Agile for leaders
    • aligning business units with strategic goals

​​Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Science (Information Systems)
  • Certificate in Adult Education
  • Agile Coaching Institute - Certified Team Transformation Coach (CTTC)
  • The Leadership Circle Profile™ - 360 instrument
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • International Consortium of Agile (ICAgile)
    • Certified Professional (ICP)
    • Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)
    • Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)
    • ICAgile Certified Expert – Agile Coaching (ICE-AC)

Contact Us

0508 ODI ODI  (0508 634 634)
03 943 2373


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