Managing Director of Source Agility

Niall McShane

About Niall

Niall McShane is the founder and Managing Director of Source Agility as well as the internationally recognised author of “Responsive Agile Coaching-how to accelerate your coaching outcomes with meaningful conversations”.

Niall is a coach at heart and throughout his career has applied coaching in many situations; sports, life, leadership and for the last 12 years, agile and ways to work.

There are two consistent themes in all of the coaching Niall has delivered over the years; performance (getting the outcome) and growth (getting better). These two elements are central to his life and work at Source Agility.

His overarching vision for the future of work (and his motivation for founding Source Agility) involves enabling organisations to get work done through the application of ways of working that promote tolerance, kindness and patience for fellow workers.


Niall has built an agile coaching career through hiring, training, and mentoring others to be agile coaches. More recently he has done this whilst delivering agile coaching to a broad range of customers (business and technology) across large enterprises down to small start-ups. A recent role saw Niall as the Head of a Coach Academy at a large (30,000 people) Australian corporate undergoing a full transformation of its way of working. He trained and established a mentoring approach for 70+ agile coaches from beginners to experts.

Currently Niall leads engagements for SOURCE’s largest clients working as an on-the-ground partner and advisor on agile coaching capability.

The personal and spiritual life Niall leads has greatly influenced his work as an agile coach. He considers himself a practicing Buddhist and an amateur neuroscientist; both of these pursuits have been woven into his recent work which focuses on unlearning and behavioral change associated with the adoption of better ways to work.

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Responsive Agile Coaching Book


In “Responsive Agile Coaching” – Niall McShane draws on over a decade of agile coaching experience to document a clear and well-researched model that lifts the lid on how agile coaching actually works. The book starts by defining what the role of agile coach has become in recent times before putting forward a field-tested and theoretically sound model for conducting agile coaching conversations.

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