Certified Agile Leadership

Leading Evolutionary Organisations
with Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1)

The Michael K Sahota Experience

Rethink Agile: Overcome Today's Toughest Leadership Challenges
  • Integrating Agile into Traditional Organisations
  • Organisation Misalignment
  • Communication Challenges
  • Talent Attraction and Retention
  • Hybrid Work Engagement
  • Balancing Delivery and Long-Term Goals
  • Navigating Organisation Change
  • Building a Healthy Organisational Culture
  • Leading Remote Teams
  • Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
“A New Way of Being Enables a New Way of Doing”

Michael Sahota is a global thought leader on leadership for Agile and high performance organisations. Scrum WithStyle are proud to have partnered with Michael and Evolve2B since 2017 to bring Certified Agile Leadership training to Australia.


Michael Sahota speaking with bio

Agile and Beyond

Michael Sahota’s unique approach to organisational change comes from Rethinking Agile. We take you on a journey to a deeper understanding of Agile.

We go Beyond Agile – it’s about how to create a Cultural and Leadership environment where Agile, Digital, DevOps and other new ways of working can thrive.

This is a journey of Evolutionary Leadership and Organisational Performance.

Leading Evolutionary Organisations gives you the step by step for how to create an environment where Agile and other new ways of working can thrive.

The Evolution Roadmap Diagram details how to identify traditional patterns and make the shift to new evolutionary patterns to uplift the people and the organisation.

Your Leadership Journey: Empower, Transform, Deliver

Empower Teams & Individuals

  • Bridge communication gaps between managers and staff, ensuring clarity and collaboration.
  • Ignite passion and drive within your team, fueling the desire to excel.
  • Overcome interpersonal and team-based communication hurdles, creating a harmonious workspace.
  • Foster an atmosphere of trust, ensuring everyone feels valued and confident in leadership.

To Deliver Outstanding Results

  • Minimise project setbacks, cutting down on wasted time and resources.
  • Enhance delivery momentum, providing clear and visible progress updates.
  • Ensure consistent alignment, focusing on what truly matters for valuable delivery.
  • Seamlessly integrate diverse work methodologies for a well-rounded approach.

What You Will Learn

  • Move Beyond Agile: Understand how to integrate Agile into traditional cultures to overcome 90% of the challenges with transformation.

  • What To Do Tomorrow: Practical daily changes you can easily make that lead to a radical shift in your level of influence that impact your organizational performance.
  • Evolutionary Leadership: How you can move beyond traditional leadership models to reclaim your ability to create rapid change.
  • Culture Tools: How to diagnose culture and create a local culture shift without authority, power or budget.
  • Eliminate Resistance: Learn how to eliminate hidden causes of resistance.

  • Transformation: Change patterns to increase awareness, desire and motivation for change. Practical roadmaps to scale with your people.
  • Unlocking Metrics: Identify common traps to focus on the KPIs that really matter. Learn the Sahota Innovation of how metrics are measured. Unlock the truth of the how your organization is performing.
  • SELF Framework: A complete framework for Delivering Success Through People.

SELF Framework: Deliver Success Through People

Learn the maps, models, principles and tools needed to unlock Business Agility and create an environment where Agile (and Beyond) can thrive. The SELF Framework is fully compatible with all new ways of working.

This is the only Certified Agile Leadership Training based on the SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework (SELF). 

Get Certified

This course provides the opportunity to earn the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) certification from Scrum Alliance®.

  • 16 PDUs | 16 SEUs
  • 1-year membership with Scrum Alliance®
  • 1 Free Book
  • Registered Education Provider with Scrum Alliance® and PMI
Michael Sahota - Creates a shift in Tactics, Strategy, Culture & Leadership needed to evolve a High Performance Agile Organization

Meet your trainer - Michael Sahota

Michael K Sahota, through a journey marked by personal challenges and profound growth, has emerged as a beacon of transformative leadership. As the mastermind behind the groundbreaking Shift3.14 Evolutionary Leadership Framework™ (SELF), he offers a unique blend that weaves together strategy, organisational culture, and resonant leadership principles. His acclaimed literary contributions, including “An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide” and “Emotional Science: The Key to High Performance”, serve as essential guides for leaders navigating complex terrains.

Beyond the written word, Michael’s dynamic training and consulting sessions penetrate the depths of the human ego, equipping professionals with transformative insights and tools. His overarching mission is clear: catalyze and nurture evolutionary leadership with the potential to instigate meaningful, global change.

What Course Participants are Saying

Taking CAL2 will not only make you a better change agent it will change your being.

R. Rogers

A must have for every leader, mind blowing insights. 

W. Hebauer

My recent virtual CAL2 experience with Michael and Audree was fantastic. It was like no other leadership training I’ve ever taken. Their command of the content, clear delivery and unconventional technologies kept us all off balance and growing. Forget the Agile mindset. This experience is light years beyond that!

F. Leong

Ongoing Support

Monthly “Agile” Integration & Application with Michael Sahota
Live monthly Zoom call. This allows you to ask Michael questions and share with other participants as you implement the Sahota Playbook.

Daily Network
Connect with graduates of Michael’s leadership training worldwide who have the desire and passion for high performance organisations. We support each other with shared learning, free courses and resources to create a community designed for sustained success. Join us on the SHIFT Continuum through Mighty Networks.


A. You will receive the CAL1 certification from the Scrum Alliance.

A. No. And there is a good reason for this.

All CAL1 trainings cover the same high-level objectives.

However, each training is as unique as the instructor. Each CAL1 reflects the unique leadership and organizational development journey of the instructor.

Our CAL1 experience reflects the unique intellectual property developed over a decade of professional practice. Our approach has been proven around the world through the success of our graduates.

You get the SELF Framework and Leading Beyond Change to continue your journey.

A. On the surface, the goals of SAFe and CAL1 are similar: An Agile Organization.

SAFe has an excellent focus on Tactical elements of Agile, such as the process, roles, multi-team releases. It is a wonderful way to adopt Agile practices in a large organization. One might say the focus is on Doing Agile. The focus here is on what we do to improve things with as little organizational change as possible.

The focus of the Michael Sahota CAL1 Experience is an integrated view of Organizational, Cultural, Leadership, and Org Change. It’s about Being Agile: How we use an Agile Mindset to create a nimble flexible organization powered by engaged, innovative people. It’s all about creating a High-Performance Organization using Agile. It is the missing foundation that will allow you to unlock your current approach to Agile be it SAFe, Less, etc.


Yes. Organisations are getting huge benefits from internal CAL1 training. With executives, managers, and coaches all in the same room, we increase the shared organisational awareness and alignment needed to get high performance. Participants can have internal discussions that are not possible in a public class.

We also offer an integrated training and coaching approach that gives leaders the ongoing support they need to make the shift to a new way of working and being.

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A. This training provides 14 SEUs in support of the Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), and 14 PDUs in support of certifications offered by the Project Management Institute, including the PMI­ACP as well as the PMP certification. You can claim 1/2 as strategic and 1/2 as leadership.

Further Information

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