Pia-Maria Thorén

Inspiration Director & Agile People Coach



What is the key to a SUCCESSFUL company?

It’s your People and how well you, as an HR-professional or Leader, create conditions for them to perform and be happy! 

KeyNote Speaker

Pia-Maria is a thought leader in the area of Agile HR and Leadership

Pia-Maria is passionate about using an agile mindset and values to motivate employees to create better organizations together.

She talks about a new leadership role, The Agile People Coach – An alternative career for HR and Managers in the Future of Work. 

The world is getting more complex and there are few competitive advantages still remaining for companies who want to survive and flourish. It requires a totally different Leadership style that lets people make mistakes and learn from them. It requires different principles for HR. It takes cross-functional business teams on all levels. The old structures with top-down hierarchies, annual budgets linked to fixed performance targets and rewards will not support the speed and motivation that needs to permeate future workplaces. 

Are you ready to change your Mindset? 


If you want a head start in a changing world – read the books!

Pia-Maria is the Inspiration Director at Agile People, and also the founder of the movement with the same name that started in Sweden in 2013.

She specializes in Agile HR, Agile Leadership, and Motivation.

As a people-management consultant for large international companies, she is a devoted change agent with an enterprise perspective who works to create organizations where people perform better, feel engaged, deliver customer value, and have fun—all at the same time.

Are you ready to change your Mindset?

unlock your people’s potential

“I am the KeyMaker”


“My point is that every person is special and unique, and only by knowing them deeply, you can provide the prerequisites and conditions that would enable them to perform AND be happy”

Ensure Psychological safety

Guide the whole organisation in one common direction

Develop teams into mature high PERFORMING teams

ENABLE people to be their best selves at work

The books are available in different languages

In 2020 the book(s) will be available in 6 languages. English (done), Portuguese (2019), Italian (2019), Turkish (2020), Chinese (done) and Spanish (2020)

Said about Pia-Maria Thorén


“As I mentioned to you, Pia-Maria is the author of Agile People, widely known and respected, and very probably the world’s number one agile HR expert”

John Mark Williams

CEO, Agile Business Consortium

“I was fortunate to be at home sick and bedridden that day in September 2018 when Agile People was released. Downloaded and read the whole book the same day. It is an easy-to-read eye-opener that completely changed my focus as an agile coach – towards leadership, leadership, leadership. Thank you for mind blowing insights Pia-Maria”

Håkan Kleijn

Agile Coach, Scania

“Great content from Pia-Maria – so good most people stayed an extra hour until they kicked us out of the building!”

Gordon Mullan

Lead Business Analyst, EPAM Systems

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