About nomad8

Meet the nomads.

Uninhibited and unconstrained, our people are not hard to pin down. Just don’t try to put them in a box.

What is Nomad8

Nomad8 is a home for consultants. We share our knowledge, resources and experiences. We help each other, learn from each other, have each other’s backs. We are each other’s ‘other’ family – the one we get to choose.


We like to think our model is pretty unique, a tightly-wound organization of like-minded, passionate people working together for the collective good of the business and the people we work with.

Team

Sam Laing

Sam Laing

Sam wants people to be happy and productive at work. Working with purpose and meaning and joy. From starting out as a software developer, she now uses and enthuses about agile with many different industries and teams. A regular speaker at international agile conferences, she has co-authored a number of books on agile and Scrum. She is mildly obsessed with her dogs.

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Damian Brown

Damian Brown

Damian is passionate about taking Agile, Lean and Design Thinking to the masses. He loves bringing organisations closer to their customers and using Kanban to improve effectiveness and efficiency. When he isn't doing that he is most likely to be following some rock band around the globe.

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Brenda Leeuwenberg

Brenda Leeuwenberg

A digital strategist with a strong agency background, Brenda has extensive experience with the creative sector, having recently been the Head of Digital and Innovation at NZ On Air. She now keeps the Nomad8 machine running smoothly and applies some coaching magic to a few select clients.

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David Mole

David Mole

Agile Coach, trainer and presenter, book author and all round great guy. David brings a fresh and fun approach to coaching and facilitation. He often loses on the football pitch, wins at poker tables and takes every opportunity to injure himself creatively. He’s the co-author of “Creating Great Teams – How Self-Selection Let’s People Excel”.

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Hamish Watson

Hamish Watson

Hamish is passionate about coaching clients to realise the mutual benefits of Agile and DevOps. His background in Systems and Technical Management has given him a solid foundation in helping teams deliver value to businesses. Hamish is an international speaker and his material revolves around teaching reluctant DBAs the importance of Agile and the brilliance of DevOps.

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Gavin Coughlan

Gavin Coughlan

Gavin is an Agile Coach and trainer who has been around the block many, many times. He is grounded in practice and loves helping people build the right thing at the right time, whilst feeling purposeful and fulfilled along the way. Working with organisations to make this possible is what gets him up in the morning, well, along with buying records.

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Anthony Boobier

Anthony Boobier

Anthony brings calm pragmatism to a project team. Tactfully navigating the ups and downs of corporate ridiculousness, Anthony can coach reluctant Agile appointees into a smoothly functioning dream team. He genuinely loves Lean UX.

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Sandy Mamoli

Sandy Mamoli

One of NZ’s leading Agile coaches, Sandy is an accomplished presenter, published book author and former Olympic athlete. A force of positive energy, Sandy is hands-on, no-nonsense and steeped in Agile. She’s the co-author of “Creating Great Teams – How Self-Selection Lets People Excel”.

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Scott Nepia

Scott Nepia

Scott is a passionate advocate for the Agile team. His experience as a business analyst and scrum-master makes him an ideal coach. He has a great instinct for what the team needs and loves to see that knowledge and enthusiasm spread within his clients.

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Tony O'Halloran

Tony O'Halloran

Tony uses his background in development to bridge the gap between IT and the rest of the business. He’s an Agile coach and facilitator who’s not afraid to address dysfunction, but always brings positivity and a sense of fun to his work. He is a terrible ukulele player and fearless mountain biker.

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Paulius Tuzikas

Paulius Tuzikas

Paulius brings his experience in product management and Agile coaching to help teams improve, experiment and work towards delivering value continuously. He is passionate about personal development and is a co-author of the personal growth framework for Agile Coaches.

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Richard Scott-Will-Harknett

Richard Scott-Will-Harknett

Richard is an optimistic pragmatist. For him it’s about just doing what it takes to create a more effective environment to sustainably deliver great outcomes. He’s applied his free range approach in start-ups through to multinationals. He believes the “3Cs" refer to: cakes, coffee and conversation.

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Future nomads

If you are an experienced consultant, want to work in a manager-less organisation with full autonomy and are passionate about agile, and are not a tosser, we'd love to hear from you.

Future nomads

Partners

People Labs

People Labs bring HR, Talent, Organisational Development and Learning & Development practitioners together to test ideas and prototype solutions for some of the biggest organisational challenges.

People Labs website

Pitch Studio

Pitch excels at communication through design, they develop and nurture great ideas. A great example of this is our wonderful website and evolved brand and visual communication.

Pitch Studio website

Product Space

Product Space help businesses accelerate product and services delivery by transforming their digital product management environments.

Product Space website

Hypr

Hypr work with clients to build great software. We work with Hypr to deliver Callaghan Innovation's Build for Speed programme. Helping innovative New Zealand companies to improve their technical and team practices.

Hypr website

Clients

TradeMe
Weta Digital