Burgert Kirsten is a team coach and experienced improvisation theatre actor with a masters degree in Organisational Psychology. He based his Master’s thesis on the use of improvisation theatre techniques to create a climate for team innovation. He is one of 34 certified Applied Improvisation practitioners in the world. He also has a Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) certification.
He has facilitated team innovation workshops for companies like Siemens and SAB Miller among others. He has also worked with technology start ups to help them develop company cultures that foster innovation. In 2015 one of the start-ups Burgert worked with, Ikubu, was acquired by Garmin for their development of an innovative product for cyclists.
He has conducted coaching skills workshops using his unique techniques for Business schools including GIBS, USB and WITS. He has completed a Agile fundamentals course (ICAgile certified) presented by Just Plain Agile, a brain-based coaching certification presented by the Neuro Leadership Group and an advanced course in Organizational and Relationships Systems coaching presented by CRR Global. Currently he works full time as a Scrum Master at Entersekt.