Larissa Lopes Caruso

I’m inspired by…supporting people reach their true potential. We are all capable of so much, and we often are the ones who stop ourselves from reaching our goals and fulfilling our dreams. Seeing it go from “I can’t do it” to “I can’t believe I did it!” is amazing.

The biggest opportunity for today’s leaders is…be authentic, celebrate diversity of skills and experiences in yourself and your teams. We have too many things telling us to fit in a box that is deemed “right” or “worthy” and in a global connected world, this becomes even more magnified. The best innovative results are achieved when we own our strengths and draw from the strength of others.

Things that make me smile include… my dogs when I come home and they welcome me with so much love;  passionate and courageous individuals that don’t give up easily on their dreams; innocent children not worried about social norms; overcoming obstacles with a big “YES!” of excitement.

What matters to me…learning and growing as an individual, being curious about other people’s experiences, being open to feedback and improving always.

Role

Agile Workshop Faculty

Experience

Throughout her career, Larissa has always focused on developing leadership, planning and implementing strategy, structuring organizations in nascent markets and providing support in change management.

As a senior leader in her last role at Riot Games, she worked with the CEO and her executive teams. In this position, she supported in the operationalization of leadership, strategy, and portfolio management at the organizational level. Before working with organizational and leadership development, she was a senior agilist and leader in Esports (the competitive part of the game with championships that will have over 44 million viewers watching live Finals), managing the delivery of global events and supporting in the strategic planning and collaboration across the regional offices around the world.

In her earlier career, most of her focus was widening her strategic view, customer resonance and agile skills through management and software development consulting.

Larissa loves to focus on developing others and driving impact at scale. To better support organizations, leaders and teams in their journey towards growth, she believes it is important to learn the theory and new tendencies behind these areas, and then find ways to adapt and apply it in real life.

Training and Certifications

  • Leadership Circle 360 and Leadership Culture Certification, The Leadership Circle
  • Hogan Assessment Certification (HPI, HDS, MVPI)
  • Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) – ICAgile
  • Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) – ICAgile
  • Certified Professional in Agile Project Management (ICP-APM) – ICAgile
  • Certified Professional in Agility in HR (ICP-AHR) – ICAgile

Education

  • Saïd Business School, University of Oxford – Executive Education in Organizational Leadership
  • McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin – BA in Management Info Systems
  • ESCP-EAP, Paris, France – International Business Extension

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