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Mentoring by Archist

Receive behind the scene support and guidance while you continue leading your work

"My 1 on 1 coaching sessions with Navid have been invaluable in helping shape and formulate the best approach. I really value his feedback and guidance which is always given with such great consideration and care. His years of experience in applying the trade has helped me navigate many difficult scenarios and I always come away with clear next steps for me to apply." A Senior Business Architecture Consultant in a social services agency in Australia

Wondering how to start or mature your business architecture practice,
how to provide insights into your business transformations,
how to support the execution of your business strategies, or
simply have a sounding board for your business architecture engagements?

Our mentoring and coaching sessions are designed to support you with these and other business scenarios and challenges, no matter where you are in your business architecture journey. 

Mentoring provides a sustainable partnership in which the knowledge and know-how is retained within your organization. Emphasizing the pragmatism principle and the fact that business architecture is not a one size fits all, we leverage our years of experience and expertise to guide you through your endeavours and provide you advice on how to apply business architecture tools and techniques in your specific business scenarios. 

Archist provides virtual mentoring in the form of coaching hours to individuals and teams.

"I had the chance to have behind the scenes support with the mentoring sessions. The hours spent to discuss the implementation of business architecture [BA] practice in my organization with my mentor was really helpful. My mentor helped me to define a gradual strategy in order to integrate the practice in the organization. My objective was to show quickly the value of the practice by showing how BA can help to follow and monitor a big digital transformation project like the one my organization is actually running. My mentor suggests some blueprints that can help me demonstrating BA’s value quickly in order to get stakeholders’ buy-in more easily. Thank you very much Navid for your very good support!" A Senior Consultant in a government agency in Québec

Contact us today or schedule a free 15-min session with us to learn more about our mentoring and talk about a custom mentoring package to address your needs and budget.

Meet Your Mentor: Navid Kheradmand


Navid has over 14 years of experience in business and digital transformation, strategy articulation and execution, objective and systematic decision support approaches, effective business and IT alignment, and practice development and maturation across public and private sector organizations. He has a proven track record as a recognized industry thought leader and a trusted advisor in business architecture. Since the inception of the GATP® program, Navid has successfully delivered public and private training to many organizations and 100’s of professionals from around the world and across different industries. 

Navid is one of the first Certified Business Architect (CBA)® designation holders, an active member of the business architecture community, and one of the primary contributors to the BIZBOK® Guide. He is a TOGAF® 9 Certified and a PRINCE2® Practitioner. Navid holds an MBA and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering. During his tenure as a university instructor, he was also nominated for an award in excellence in teaching.


First Business Architecture Case Study Award presented at the Business Architecture Innovation Summit in Reston, Virginia in March 2016.


From left to right: Mike Rosen (Vise-President and Co-founder, Business Architecture Guild®), Navid Kheradmand (award's recipient), Whynde Kuehn (Co-founder, Business Architecture Guild®), William Ulrich (President and Co-founder, Business Architecture Guild®)