Systems Thinking in Organizational Coaching

This is quite a long read which you can download as the whitepaper "Systems Thinking in Organizational Coaching". In this whitepaper, I will be sharing an example of organizational coaching, in which I successfully applied the Systems Thinking approach.

Shu-Ha-Ri of Professional Coaching

The main skills a Scrum Master will employ in the Ri stage are those of professional coaching. So how do great Scrum Masters acquire the professional coaching skills? Unfortunately, coaching skills do not make it to the top of their priority list at this stage, and that is a shame.

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When A Team Graduates From Its Coach


When a Dev team, their Agile Coach, and Team Facilitator are working well together, it’s a great thing to see! The Agile Coach helps a number of teams to strengthen their use of Scrum, improve technical skills, and identify a team kaizen each Sprint.

Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches, Stop Team Coaching!

Why do I think team coaching is a bad idea? Don't get me wrong, I believe team coaching can have a great amount of added value. It’s just that I often find that teams receive coaching while they should not even be a team. And so we end up passionately coaching team bottom bun.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

3 Steps to becoming an Agile Coach

Completing an Agile Coaching certification doesn’t make you an Agile Coach. I thought about my own journey and interviewed a number of successful active coaches. First, an example of some excellent coaching. Get Coaching Theory and Practice.

What Kind of Coach Are You?


ScrumCast Coach The Coach #1 - What Kind of Coach Are You? Every great team has a great coach. Every great Agile organization has a stable of great coaches to help drive, sustain and scale success across the enterprise. . The post What Kind of Coach Are You?

Team Lead as Coach


In this podcast episode we talk about how a team lead should be a coach and mentor to the team. I talk about a few scenarios and about the contrasts between the “coach” and “fixer” mindsets that leaders can adapt. Or a coach?

How to Coach Your Team Like an Executive Coach


Over the course of several years as an executive coach, I’ve been asked many times from company leaders for some pointers on how to take what they have learned in coaching back to coach their teams. However, through coaching, assessments and anonymous 360s, a different.

5 Reasons Your Employees Ignore Your Coaching

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever had (what you thought was) a great coaching conversation—your employee seems to get it—but fifteen minutes later they’re back to their old habits? So you give them more coaching, this time “louder” either literally, or through progressive discipline.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Scrum Master is the Master of Coaching

We have invested time and effort for finding Scrum Masters in the job market and for developing more Scrum Masters internally with great coaching skills. Because as a company we truly believe that a great coach will improve people’s lives and the company will reap the benefit out of it. The Scrum Master is a coach at the organisation level. The coaching stance is one of the stances that the Scrum Master need to master besides the many other stances. What is coaching?

Koos Coach Comic: Actively doing nothing

I want to share my experiences via this comic series featuring Koos Coach, the silly Scrum Master struggling to understand and master Scrum. In my daily life as a Scrum Master, I witness many crazy situations.

Webinar: What is Coaching?


There’s a lot of talk about coaching nowadays. Having a coaching approach as a leader is repeated over and over again as a highly valuable competence to have in today's work environment. But what is Coaching and what is it not? How does Coaching relate to Agile Coaching?

Koos Coach comic: We need Scrum

A comic series featuring Koos Coach, the silly Scrum Master struggling to understand and master Scrum. In this episode: Adopting Scrum involves a deep change in the mindset of people and cannot be taken lightheartedly.

Potholes in your Roadmap and How to Fill Them

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor

As a Product Manager, prioritizing work on your roadmap is an important part of your role. To answer roadmap questions, you're probably familiar with frameworks like RICE and Cost of Delay. But products are built by people, and people are messy - unlike these frameworks. Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Adviser, has identified potholes in your roadmap that are preventing you from planning as best as you can. She'll take you through all the opportunities to improve your organization's relationship to its roadmap that you may have missed along the way.

Coaching: Leadership Skills Can Be Learned


Leadership coaching and mentoring can be the difference for managers. Related: Coaching Leaders – Learning to Lead CoachStation was created to assist in these exact scenarios. The post Coaching: Leadership Skills Can Be Learned appeared first on CoachStation.

Every Team Needs A Coach

General Leadership

practice was what coaching. One of my favorites is from the Battle of Cowpens—a pivotal Revolutionary War battle in the South Carolina backcountry that showed how effective a leader can be when playing the role of a coach. Guest Posts coach example Jason Brown Team Wooden

Article: The Value and Purpose of a Test Coach

InfoQ Culture Methods

For this we really need a Test Coach role, just like we have agile coaches and scrum masters. Behavior Driven Development Test Automation Coaching Testing Automated testing TDD Acceptance Testing Coaching and Mentoring Domain Driven Design Automation Agile Culture & Methods article

Article: Engaging and Being Engaged as a Professional Coach – Candid Advice for Coaches & Clients

InfoQ Culture Methods

As a coach, what do you need to know to have more success, getting your foot in the door of a client company? Coaching Coaching and Mentoring Agile Culture & Methods article

Build a Successful and Results-Driven Sales Culture

Speaker: Gary Galvin, CEO, Galvin Technologies

Every business asks the same question: How can we increase revenue? Gary Galvin is here to answer that question. He will help you define metrics to drive success, empower your sales team, and create a culture driven by results and accountability; because when your team clearly understands what path they’re on and why they’re on it, they are that much more likely to achieve results.

Meet the Coach: Elrich Faul


How did you first start your agile path and end up coaching with agile42? The natural way for me to propagate these ideals and values is to, more in-depth, get involved in the coaching of people, teams, and organizations.

Remote Agile (Part 1): Practices & Tools for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Product Owners

TL; DR: Remote Agile, Part 1: Practices & Tools for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Product Owners. Agile has always been about colocation, about direct communication, physical boards, and all the other haptic and analog moments to create value in the digital realm.

Connecting strategy and development with agile coach Dragana Hadzic


Agile coach Dragana Hadzic explains the critical need to align software development and strategy teams

Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches, stop teamcoaching!

It’s just that I often find that teams receive coaching while they should not even be a team. Those teams need lots of help to become truly agile, so Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches are hired to coach those teams. And so we end op passionately coaching team bottom bun.

How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

Helping CEOs Weather the Storms: Psychologist Coaches Wear 4 Hats

CEO Insider

License and Republishing: The views expressed in this article Helping CEOs Weather the Storms: Psychologist Coaches Wear 4 Hats are those of the author William H. CEOs need help.

Top 3 Reasons You Need to Hire a Tech Career Coach


A tech career coach can give you ideas and guide you to the next stage in your career. This is where a tech career coach comes in. Here are the top three reasons you need to hire a tech career coach. #1 Career coaching is invaluable when it comes to your current workplace.

Koos Coach in the "This is not Scrum" Comic (episode 7)

I want to share my discoveries via this comic series featuring Koos Coach, the silly Scrum Master struggling to understand and master Scrum. In my daily life as a Scrum Master, I witness many crazy situations.

Coaching Vs. Teaching: How to Maximize the Advantages of Each


In many workplace environments, especially in the software development outsourcing industry, the concepts of teaching and coaching are often used interchangeably, despite being independent, unique approaches to employee development.

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

agile42 Sweden is hiring a new coach!


Since the business of agile42 is growing, and the Swedish market is growing fast, we are now looking for a new coach that would be working together with our great team in Stockholm, Sweden! This is a perfect way to learn from all our coaches and get a broader view of ways of coaching.

Calling all Finnish coaches


As we mentioned in an earlier blog post , agile42 is looking to expand its team of coaches in most markets where we have a presence. Specifically, our team in Finland is looking for new members that would love to pursue a career as an Agile coach.

From ScrumMaster to Team Coach – Revisited


Where coaching used to be something you exclusively get from the outside of the organization, it is now crucial for organizations to develop an internal capacity to support, grow and sustain greater agility. What does a coach look like if you are leveraging Kanban?

Coaching Leaders: Learning To Lead


Coaching provides the opportunity and impetus for growth and change. Leaders who have sought development and coaching are significantly more likely to engage their team members. Continue reading Coaching Leaders: Learning To Lead at CoachStation.

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.


Six Disciplines

Coaching is a mainstay of corporate organizational development and has experienced a long evolution since its beginnings in the late 1950''s. Growth of the coaching industry was rapid in the 1980''s, when it was hailed as a management tool for improving work performance and for building teams. In a 1996 Newsweek article, Thomas Leonard, considered to be one of the fathers of business coaching, estimated there were 1,000 coaches nationwide.