As a coach, you know of some coaching techniques and tools. It’s easy to get lost in all of the toolkits you have and try to pick one up to use amongst many. That’s one of the coaching anti-patterns that I typically see; get lost in the moment, and not being your authentic self. The coach tries… Continue reading Coaching Anti-Pattern #2 – Not Being Yourself!
No matter how good you are (as a coach), or how much your client is capable in his or her field, make sure you are not assuming anything (or to start many important things). Always ask yourself (as a coach) what you are referring to is a fact or an assumption. If you don’t have… Continue reading Coaching Anti-Pattern #1: Assumptions
Agile Coach Camp Canada is very popular this year. The organizers decided to use a lottery style ticketing system. If you have not put your name on it, do it! It reminded me of Google I/O when the tickets were sold out in less than an hour. ACCCA is the Google I/O of Agile, even Agile… Continue reading Alternatives to Agile Coach Camp Canada! or My Recommended List of Conferences, Un-conferences, Local Meetups and More!
I presented “Your Inner Leader” at Agile and Beyond 2018; an interactive session to get the audiences’ feet wet with coaching techniques and practices. This session was utilization of the Simple Coaching Model to improve you leadership style. It gives you a tool on how to make your leadership style more core to yourself. It was delivered… Continue reading Your Inner Leader + Coaching – Agile and Beyond 2018
It isn’t enough how many times you hear about Responsibility Process. I have learned it years ago when Christoper was giving his keynote at Toronto Coach Retreat (it was the same session I presented Simple Coaching Model as well). However, I decided to refresh my knowledge and attend one of his webinars, in which he… Continue reading My Notes from Christopher Avery’s Responsibility Process
How Would You Measure an Agile Coach? This question is very tricky. The obvious answer is a question. What dimension are you talking about? Are you talking about the height or length? or the Volume? Then you need to have the proper tool to measure an Agile Coach. After all, all human beings are being… Continue reading How Would You Measure an Agile Coach? Metrics for an Agile Coach
I talked on one of my favorite topics, Coaching for the Torontonians in an event organized by Envision Agile. The audience was a group of Agile enthusiasts. The organizers were present at one of my prior coaching talks, reached out and asked me to give a talk at their event, and I gladly accepted it. This time, I… Continue reading Coaching, Coach & You Talk; A Shorter Version of Effective Yet Effortless Coaching
Everyone has an idea of what Agile is and what it will look like. It depends on their journey, what they knew before introduction to Agile, where they want to go with it, what they like about it, how they are using it and so many more factors. Some people might not even use it… Continue reading Whatever Agile Is, It’s Not Religion!
Coaching Triads are a setting in which you can practice coaching and get better at it. It requires a safe and confidential space to practice coaching. So be clear about that. How does it work? In three rounds, you practice coaching as a coach, a client, and an observer. In each rotation, you play a… Continue reading Coaching Triads – The Most Effective Way to Practice Coaching in a Safe and Confidential Space
Coaching is a great skill to have. However, it is not easy to start with nor to master it. You can develop your style by learning it, practicing, listening to the feedback and learning from your mistakes. It is yours if you want to develop, how to, and to what extent. If you are one… Continue reading Coaching on Goals