Zuzana Šochová

Everyone is a leader

Unleash Your Agile Leadership Potential and Guide Your Entire Organization Toward Agility

Leadership is one of the most significant challenges to business agility adoption faced by organizations. It is a key factor―individuals who welcome complexity and know how to leverage influence, culture, and organizational design to align widely distributed teams are integral to success.

In this talk, Zuzi will share her experience with changing organizations, embracing business agility, and helping others to develop a new leadership style. The talk is based on her book The Agile Leader: Leveraging the Power of Influence.


  • How to leverage the power of influence
  • Where do you need to grow as a leader
  • Understanding the key culture shifts in an Agile organization

About the speaker:

Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová is an independent Agile coach and trainer and a Certified Scrum Trainer with more than twenty years of experience in the IT industry. She started with Agile and Scrum back in 2005, when she was implementing Agile methods in a large USA corporation. From that time, she has been credited with Agile transformation and implementation for many companies and teams around the world.

As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with Scrum Alliance, Zuzi has trained thousands of ScrumMasters and Product Owners. She teaches Scrum Alliance certification classes CSM - Certified Scrum MasterCSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner, and CAL - Certified Agile Leadership in English and Czech. By creating and sustaining Agile leadership, Zuzi believes the worlds of work and life can be made happier and more successful.

She is an author of The Great Scrum Master: #ScrumMasterWay book (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn)), The Agile Leader (Addison-Wesley, 2020) book, and inventor of the #ScrumMasterWay concept.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Scrum Alliance.

She holds several other well-recognized certifications such as Certified LeSS Practitioner (Large-Scale Scrum)Licensed Management 3.0 TrainerICAgile Authorised Trainer,  Associate Certified Coach (ICF - International Coach Federation), The Leadership Circle Practitioner, Agile Coaching (ICAgile Certified Professional), Agile Team Facilitation (ICAgile Certified Professional), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

She is a founder of the Agile Association (Agilni Asociaceagilniasociace.cz) Czech Republic, organizing the Agile Czech community and the annual Agile Prague Conference (agileprague.com). She is a regular speaker at international conferences.