“I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking advice on how to successfully manage a team. In particular I would say that anyone who wants to improve their ability to ‘nip conflict in the bud’ and forge positive working relationships should not hesitate to get in touch.” – Robert Fitzmaurice

“Esther Derby is a talented writer, facilitator, and consultant. She uniquely understands the complexities around technology and people. But perhaps more impressively, she can clearly communicate the issues and solutions in a practical way that helps leaders navigate those complexities. I highly recommend Esther for your organization!” – Andy Kaufman. President, I-LEAD.

“Esther is a terrific teacher, facilitator, consultant, and human being. She does so many things well, you’ll want to check her profile whenever you want to improve your software process.” – Jerry Weinberg

“Esther’s ability to listen and seek out client’s true needs is one of her greatest strengths.” – Becky Winant. Architect, Aetna.

“Esther conducted a refreshing, insightful, and very useful retrospective for our project team. She has a gift for listening, perceiving issues, and bringing out ways to improve processes. Our subsequent projects enjoyed concrete benefits in cost savings–as well as in team morale–as a result of the retrospective workshop that Esther conducted for us.” – Robert Rose-Coutre


“This is the BEST training/learning experience. Everyone should attend, not just leaders of Agile teams.” – Catherine S. Castner

“A workshop that teaches you the principles behind team dynamics and actionable techniques your entire team could benefit from.” – Victor Szalvay, CEO.

“An enlightening class where secrets are revealed to improve your teams and yourself.” – Marty Bland. Manager, CapitalOne

“Well worth the time and effort–a must experience workshop for anyone who manages other people.” – Ron Logan. Microsoft

“Anyone managing people needs to take the workshop to improve your one-one relationships with your employees (a business’ most important asset).” – Jim