An Elite Team of Highly Dedicated, and Motivated People With A Passion For Their Own Evolutionary Leadership Journey.

Michael Sahota Founder

Michael K Sahota, CEC, is a Thought Leader, Author and Speaker in the Agile Industry. Michael is the co-founder and CEO of SHIFT314 Inc. He has developed a unique IP to unlock success with Agile, Digital, Lean, and other new ways of working.

Michael is professionally trained as an Engineer, has published papers on Artificial Intelligence, and M.Sc. in Computer Science. He has always been curious about how to make things work and has shifted this focus over his career from computers and software systems to people and organizational systems. Michael’s relentless quest took him to India to study consciousness from enlightened masters and his work reflects the deep integration of Eastern wisdom traditions into practical business guidance.

Michael’s life’s work is a system to enable evolutionary capabilities in people and organizations to create high performance through Business Agility. As a thought leader in the Agile Industry he published the ground-breaking book An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture. In 2018, he published Emotional Science: The Key to High Performance. Michael is working on his upcoming book on Evolutionary Change. His vision is to support the development of evolutionary capabilities in people and organizations to create change and impact on a global scale. Learn more about Michael.

Audree Sahota Founder

Audree Tara Sahota, B.Msc, Chief Metaphysics Officer and co-founder of SHIFT314 Inc. She has mastery over many practices and techniques for rapidly shifting consciousness. Since 1994 she has held advanced professional certifications in energetic healing, meditation and yoga, including 5 years as the lead Energetic Healer on the medical team of WomanCare Inc (Chicago area). Audree holds professional designations from: University of Metaphysics (B.Msc), Brennan Healing Science, EnergyTouch Practitioner, Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master/Teacher, Theta Healer, OT Advanced Coaching, Enwaken Coaching & Leadership, Breatharian Pranic Healer and Oneness University Advance Trainer, India.

Audree is the lead trainer and curriculum developer for SHIFT314’s deeper leadership offerings. She has developed a unique integration of human psychology, disease, consciousness and mindset allowing her to evolve people through the toughest, most subtle life-long blocks and obstacles. In 2008, Audree created Evolutionary Energetics, a technology for rapidly shifting consciousness.

Audree has been a radio host, with her acclaimed “Grounding Meditations for the Shift in Consciousness”. In 2014, published “The Authorities, Evolution of Consciousness of the Entrepreneur”, 2018, she published “Emotional Science: The Key to High Performance,” 2019 “The Truth of the Naked Soul” and soon to be published children’s book “The Fairy Princess, A love Story.”

Abbey Bishop Chief Operating Officer

Abbey shapes and oversees the daily operations and ongoing logistics for the organization. She is responsible for SHIFT314’s service and support in all markets and countries worldwide.

Her passion has always been connectivity and communication, which began nearly two decades ago when she became the Executive Director of Events for published author and business consultant Tom Peters. In the nearly 10 years of working with Tom, Abbey worked daily and directly with the Washington Speakers Bureau to help coordinate over 500 events worldwide. (Ask her about the speaking event in Siberia). Working with Tom while he wrote and publicized Re-Imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age and The Little BIG Things, not to mention the honor of helping to coordinate the 25th Anniversary launch of In Search of Excellence with co-author Bob Waterman. Giving her the opportunity to manage all press and high level interviews, helping to fuel her fondness for communications and public relations.

A Certified Crisis Counselor, Abbey also received the Dr. Mary E Walker Award by the United States Army Forces Command. She was recognized for demonstrating dedication and exemplary volunteerism that improved the quality of life for soldiers and their families. Abbey received her B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and has also been acknowledged in two NY Times Best Selling books.

Ben Charboneau Consultant

Ben Charboneau is a master of organizational evolution, by cutting through the noise, pulling pieces together and guiding organizations through some of their toughest challenges. Ben’s specialty is crisis management of structures, projects and has maintained long-running executive coaching engagements with patience and compassion in the journey of evolutionary leaders.

Joining SHIFT314 as a Principal Consultant in 2021, Ben began his relationship with Michael K. Sahota in 2016 as a student. He has applied the unique approach and wisdom of SHIFT314 to projects, organizational consulting and realized extraordinary results. Ben is fondly known for his contributions to the SHIFT314 teaching, strategic vision, and extended community support. He continues his professional development through the SHIFT314 advanced levels of training.

Ben has received high accolades and awards for his long history of running projects as a team and project leader at private companies and large government projects. As a project lead and consultant, he transitioned effortlessly between roles based on his breadth of technical skills in software and data engineering, user interface design, user research, business analysis, and agile and project management.

Ben is an artist and uses a creative approach in all aspects of his life. He enjoys music and visual arts, yet his soul is lit by loving his two wonderful kids in a family-friendly neighborhood in Virginia. He shares this experience with his ex-wife, still his closest friend and companion – together they model the most successful divorce the world has ever seen.

  • Master of Organizational Transformation: Leads teams through stages of maturity toward high performance. Guides leaders and managers through new behaviors to successful organizational change. Advanced SHIFT314 approach to high performance.
  • Agile Certified: Coached scaled teams for over 10 years, developed agile teams for over 12 years. Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and change agent.
  • Expert in Data, Software, and Design: Built and maintained enterprise software, data engineering and automation, APIs, and analytics systems. Mastery user-centered and interaction design.

Michael de la Maza Consultant

Michael de la Maza is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). His major agile engagements have been with PayPal, Symantec, edX, Carbonite, and State Street. Previously, he was VP of Corporate Strategy at Softricity (acquired by Microsoft in 2006) and co-founder of Inquira (acquired by Oracle in 2011).

He is the co-editor of Agile Coaching: Wisdom from Practitioners and co-author of Professional Scrum with TFS 2010 and Why Agile Works: The Values Behind The Results. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from MIT.

Angela Agresto Consultant

Angela Agresto is an authentic and influential change leader; passionate about coaching and mentoring others to find greatness in themselves. Her experiences as a change agent demonstrates how leadership, mentorship, influence, and motivation naturally creates continuous personal and professional improvement, achieving high levels of performance and quality.

Angela has the ability to adapt to any environment, or organization, understand its challenges, and deliver value. She is an entrepreneur at heart, she owned and operated her own company for more than 10 years, founded the FM Agile User Group, and is currently publishing her first book.

Accreditations: Master’s of Project Management (MPM), Certified Scrum @ Scale Practitioner ([email protected]), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Knowledge Transfer Product Owner (KTPO), Certified Agile Leader, Training from the Back of the Room – Certified Trainer (TBR-CT), and Certified Gallup Strengthsfinder Coach.

Marc Hundleby Consultant

Marc has 34 years of technical, project management, facilitation, training, and leadership experience spanning multiple sectors in various locations across the globe. From military service in the UK and Europe, investment banking in Asia, construction in the Middle East, to consulting and facilitation roles in Australia.

Marc uses visual facilitation and storytelling as an enabler for in-depth learning and communication. He is one of only thirty bikablo® Certified Global Trainers. Marc loves drawing and has had a number of his illustrations published in Agile and Leadership whitepapers.

He is a keen adventurer, free diver, and sailor who has circumnavigated the globe in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Marc lives in Sydney with his partner Renee and two Hungarian Vizsla’s called Izzy and Floyd; he also owns a classic wooden boat in Tasmania called Jacaranda – aka “The Mistress.”

Accreditations: Postgraduate of Project Management (UTS), Certified Practising Project Director (CPPD), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), Certified Agile Leader (CALI/II), Certified IT Infrastructure Library Foundation (ITIL) and bikablo® Certified Global Trainer.

SHIFT314 Academy of Leadership Mastery, Building Elite Consultants

Jedi School Graded Participants

2019 Academy Episode I Graduates

Since 2016 our CAL 1 & 2 Training has taken us across the globe, profoundly impacting the lives and careers of our graduates. We have gathered the Best of the Best to take them through the Academy of Leadership Mastery (The “Elite” Process).

The SHIFT314 consulting team goes through very intense processes of psychological and technical training that are required for Evolutionary Leadership and Organizational Growth. Consultants shift into high states of consciousness and cultivate the mindset needed to support, guide and facilitate executives as they evolve their organizations on the path to Teal. Our consultants have the consciousness needed to support effective use of strategy and tactics to accelerate organizational evolution.

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