Author: Simon Holzapfel

Simon Holzapfel, is an award-winning educator, thought leader, innovator, writer, and competitive amateur athlete. Simon is co-founder and CHRO of Teal Education Partners, a coaching consultancy for learning organizations. He is a former Head of School, former Director of Studies, and a current edupreneur. He was in the initial cohort of leaders trained at NAIS’ Innovation Strategy Lab and is on the Executive Board of Boston University’s Agile Innovation Lab. During his headship, his school doubled its number of applications and received its largest single donation as part of its largest capital campaign. Simon is a certified Scrum Master (CSM) Certified ImprovementKATA (LIK) & WorkFLOW (LWF) and a member of the Berkshire Innovation Center. He wakes up each day looking to help supercharge teams through respect for fun, clarity, and hard work.  Simon has served as a trustee for several educational institutions and organizations. He has spent several years helping organizations and leadership teams develop agility and improve their outcomes by applying lean system thinking and the agile mindset. He has also dedicated his professional life to equipping people of diverse backgrounds with the knowledge, skills, values, and purpose they require to work and live well. He lives in Williamstown, MA, and spends as much time as he responsibly can each day on his skis or mountain bike.