Laurens is an Agile Management Consultant and an expert in sustainably aligning business and IT to improve the results of IT projects. He has a strong background in IT with experience in almost every role. Laurens takes great pride in his work, and it shows in the recommendations he has received over the years. As a Certified Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Agile Master, SAFe Program Consultant, and PRINCE2 Practitioner, he strives to merge classic and Agile management in the conviction that it is the future of professional management. As a Professional Scrum Trainer, he helps to improve the profession of software delivery. Laurens brings his experience in IT since 1981 and on Scrum Teams since 2006 to his teaching, and is an active participant in the Agile community. Laurens is a professional enthusiast when it comes to hand lettering, sketchnoting, graphic recording, videoscribing, podcasting, and writing. He has tried to attain work-life balance only to discover work-life swirling suits him better. Laurens is fluent in Dutch, English, and Spanish, and speaks passable French and German. He lives in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, with his wife Nienke Blauw and son Mark.