Agile Coaches Enable
Individuals, Teams and Organizations to Excel in Achieving Business Success
A coach's primary goal
is to enhance their client's awareness of practice and behavior — enabling and
empowering the client to realize objectives which may be just outside of their
reach. Through thoughtful and deliberate engagement, the coach strives to enhance,
in a measurable and sustainable fashion, team practices in order to provide
focus on the business goals and objectives of the team and organization.
Whether the coach is internal or external to the organization, coaching covers
a broad spectrum of teaching, mentoring, problem solving, planning, leadership,
team-building and mastery of skills and knowledge.
Coaches must establish
an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect, and create an environment of safety,
while challenging and motivating individuals and teams to become their personal
and professional best. Coaches must challenge organizations to change culture —
establishing new paradigms — which permit agile-lean thinking and quickly
deliver value. A coach must be competent, professional and ethical — having
business and technical knowledge and an understanding of change and the impact
it has on individuals and organizations.
This course is
designed to teach, practice and reinforce the core coaching competencies of the
Agile coach, enabling the Agile coach to succeed at reaching agreed-upon team
and organizational outcomes.
This is an
experiential, highly-participative learning experience. The course mixes theory
and practical experience to create a hands-on learning environment.
Participants will be asked to learn by doing and to coach others and be coached
in the process!
Immediate Benefits of
Participating in this Agile Coaching Training Course:
You will define the
purpose, mindset and responsibilities of the Agile Coach as a strategic asset
of cultural change and business value generation — and apply these definitions
You will review and
practice real world techniques for becoming a servant leader and displaying the
associated behaviors that come with this key mindset.
You will learn the
ASPE Coaching Framework designed to facilitate your development of expert level
coaching competencies in Lean/Agile practices.
You will conduct a
personal Coaching Proficiency Assessment — an inventory of your current skills
— and a tool for your continuous learning and improvement.
You will learn and
develop new coaching skills through in-class practice of facilitation, teaching
You will have new
models and tools for assessing the individual, team and organization.
You will learn new
skills and techniques through observation and role play during the interactive
exercises conducted in class.
You will meet and
network with personal coaches and mentors — individuals from class — who can
help you on your coaching journey.
You will walk away
from course having received feedback on your in-class coaching performance —
and personal goals of how to improve your performance.
You will learn,
document and rehearse tools and methods for "being present" as a
You will improve your
self-management and practice methods for being attentive, actively listening,
aware in your environment and consciously preparing for coaching.
Develop a Personal
Coaching Manifesto — your foundation to your coaching practice.
You will create a set
of Personal Coaching Principles based on standard industry proficiencies and a
personal assessment of your coaching style.
You will map your
current skill level to the ASPE Coaching Framework and create a backlog for
charting your personal implementation of new skills learned in the course.