Martien van Steenbergen

As Principal Agile Coach, Martien works with with people, teams and technology. Martien is passionate about scale-free chaordic organizational design, user-centered software, and integral architecture with evolvability as its highest systemic quality. Holacracy.

Others see Martien as fresh, lively, charming, passionate, amusing, practical and always interesting; someone who’s constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to his head. Martien is a compassionate servant leader. They also see him as open, integer, loyal, committed, dedicated, kind, considerate, and understanding; as someone who’ll always cheer them up and help them out. Last but not least, they see him as someone with vision, a wide focus, a clear picture of the technosocial future.

Disruptive innovation, second order change, leadership, happiness, and living systems are key concepts in his world. Preferably self-organizing and self-healing. Inspired by nature, agile development, distributed programming, peer-topeer and semantic web technology, and healed by a good dose of humane design, professionalism and compatibility. Sharing is multiplying.

Don’t believe Martien, but take a test drive and find out for yourself.


Martien’s Passions

  • Eastern philosophy, quantum physics, Zero Point Field, Law of Attraction.
  • “Living” architecture—in nature, buildings, societies, organizations, and software.
  • Holacratic governance for society and organization, fueled by peer-topeer, the wisdom of crowds, and our collective intelligence.
  • Emergence, stigmergence, autopoiesis, and metamorphosis.
  • Scale-free distributed living systems and systems thinking.
  • Self-organizing and self-healing chaordic systems and organizations.
  • Pattern languages for architecture, organization, individual, process, project, and software.
  • Philosophy, spirituality, science, and technology.
  • Wholeness, authenticity, art, and Self.
  • Open source, open standards, open innovation, open architecture.
  • Network effects, collective intelligence, and swarm power.
  • New enterprising, sustainability, resilience, evolvability.

Martien’s CV


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