Take a Leap of Faith in Your Coaching

May 9th, 2019|

There are many aspects of coaching that involve an element of risk. Taking a risk requires courage. Consider how the following coaching techniques require courage and how using or avoiding

Coaching Can Be Fun!

March 28th, 2019|

There are at least three good reasons to have fun when coaching. First, sharing a good laugh together is a great way to build rapport. It reminds us that we

Using Your Intuition When Coaching

February 23rd, 2019|

Some people are big fans of intuition and others are very skeptical of intuition. Perhaps it depends on the definition of intuition. For the purposes of coaching, there’s at least

Feedback and Advice

November 30th, 2018|

As an Agile Coach, a large component of what you do is to provide feedback and advice in some way shape or form. And, in order to stay in sync

What is an Agile Coach?

November 30th, 2018|

There are many definitions of Agile Coach out there. One view is that an Agile Coach is an expert in all things Agile, or an expert in a particular area

Agile Coach Basics – Online Mini Book

November 30th, 2018|

I have been posting pieces of my Agile Coach Basics mini-book, which was initially developed for my ICP-ACC Agile Coaching workshop. This post ties them all together with an introduction as

People Do What They Desire to Do

November 28th, 2018|

A good word for an Agile Coach is “catalyst.” According to Merriam Webster, one of the definitions of catalyst is “an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.”

Multispectrum Awareness

November 26th, 2018|

As a coach, you are most effective when you are completely tuned in to and focused on what is going on with others while self-managing your own emotions and behavior. Two

The Case of the Self-Conscious Scrum Master

November 23rd, 2018|

As an Agile Coach your success depends on helping others succeed. Sharing your Agile expertise will help them achieve their goals, but first you will need to leverage your interpersonal

Coaching Questions

November 12th, 2018|

Coaching Questions are open-ended and non-leading. They should be appropriate to the stage of the coaching process you are in. Here are some that I have found useful. Initiating What