Anton Vanhoucke

Anton Vanhoucke

Author and Keynote speaker for
Agile Transformations

Innovating can be tough. Maybe there are enough ideas, but your organization lacks focus. Or perhaps you’re in an Agile Transformation, which doesn’t bring the expected results. Anton Vanhoucke has the experience and skills to help.

Great Innovation comes from great teams. Not from ideas on sticky notes.

I combine Innovation Management with an in-depth knowledge of Agile Coaching. That’s because I believe teams deliver results, not projects. Success comes from effectively motivating and empowering teams. The combination of Agile and Innovation Management has proven to accelerate both company growth and organizational agility. Is your interest piqued? Let’s discuss the added value of Agile Growth for you and your teams!

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About Anton Vanhoucke

Innovation Strategist

Anton has experience with successful innovation. He brings a different mindset and a strong customer orientation to the team. Anton’s expertise in digital media and communication reinforces the team’s success. He has always been fascinated by one central question:

Why do people do what they do?

This question is interesting on many levels. It has to do with team performance because some routines are more productive than others. It has to do with organizational excellence because behavior drives processes and culture. And finally, it has to do with innovation because customer behavior is a telltale of success.

Anton’s motivation is to help people rise above themselves. Personal growth makes everyone happier and more productive in teams. A positive impact on the world is an essential part of this. That’s why Anton carefully chooses his clients.

My blog about Agile Transformation and Innovation

I am sharing my insights, favorite book summaries, notes, and teaching methods on my blog. It’s the stuff I learned about effective teams in organizations that bring results.

  • Psychological Safety tips: 5 ideas to help people open up

    woman in red shirt beside woman in white shirt

    Many people wish for more transparency. They want to know what others have been doing or what they are up to. Transparency, however, is not something you can demand. Increasing pressure will only lead to obfuscated facts. So for transparency, you must build a relationship in which people feel safe and open up. Here are …

  • Teamwork tip 4: Build a robust foundation to handle raw and honest feedback

    Excelling through great feedback

    Google ‘feedback method’ and google will come up with countless ‘systems’ for giving feedback. Any of these systems quickly becomes awkward and forced when you try it. There is no bullet-proof algorithm for giving feedback. In this article, I’m sharing the essential part of great feedback: a robust foundation for self-confidence. Take, for instance, the …

  • What if Star Wars Rebels were organized with Scrum? – a Rebel Scrum Guide

    Scrum in terms of Star Wars

    Ever wondered how to apply Scrum outside of software development? Ever doubted the applicability of Scrum in the real world? This article is a Scrum Guide in Star Wars style. I’ll show how the real-world heroes from Star Wars organized their struggles against the Empire with Scrum. They already knew how to Scrum a long …

  • Holacracy vs. Agile

    holacracy meeting

    Holacracy claims to improve Agile and time management. It’s supposed to make any team run better by continuously evolving the roles in the team to fit the work better. Is it really better than Agile approaches like Kanban or Scrum? Here’s my opinion. Holacracy means that the whole of the team is in charge, not …

  • Switching from iPhone to Fairphone: day 4 to 10

    Fairphone 3 modules vs iPhone

    After my initial few days of Fairphone 3, here’s an update with more hands-on experience. I decided to keep it, despite its shortcomings. Read on to find out why. NFC payments. Hurray! I was able to set up my bank (ASN) with the wireless payment on the Fairphone 3. This is something I was not …

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Agile Transformation inspiration on Social Media

Agile Growth
Agile Growth4 weeks ago
Many people wish for more transparency. They want to know what others have been doing or what they are up to. Transparency, however, is not something you can demand. Increasing pressure will only lead to obfuscated facts. So for transparency, you must build a relationship in which people feel safe and open up. Here are 5 ideas from my book 'Progress with Results' (...

Agile Growth
Agile Growth4 weeks ago
Holacracy beweert Scrum, Agile en time management te verbeteren. Het is bedoeld om elk team beter te laten draaien door de rollen in het team voortdurend te evolueren om beter bij het werk te passen. Is het echt beter dan Kanban of Scrum? Laten we het uitzoeken. Holacracy betekent dat het hele team de leiding heeft, niet alleen de manager. In essentie is Holacracy een proces om zelfsturing en zelforganisatie in teams te organiseren....

Agile Growth
Agile Growth5 months ago
#Agility - wendbaarheid - is zinloos als je nergens heen gaat.
Agile Growth
Agile Growth5 months ago
#Value first, solutions & opportunities follow. That’s what Richard & Erik explained so clearly today. https://buff.ly/3xS1kuO
Agile Growth
Agile Growth5 months ago
Op sigaretten staat hoeveel gram teer. Op spulletjes hoeveel ton CO2 dan maar?
Ik heb net nieuwe speakers besteld. Volgens mij ga ik daar een rijker leven van leiden. Maar ik had toch last van spulletjesschaamte. Toen bedacht ik: je kan ook helemaal niet zien wat de #impact is van die spullen. Maar dankzij @babetteporcelijn weet ik dat het best wel heftig is.
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Agile Growth6 months ago
Ken je het gevoel dat iets vanzelf gaat wat eerst moeilijk was? Bijvoorbeeld schakelen, koppelpedaal en remmen? Als je dat gevoel in je team hebt ben je #Agile bezig.