The art of Agile coaching - when and how to coach

Depending on the Agile maturity of teams or leaders they are working with, Agile coaches need to decide whether to take a directive approach (and tell people what they should do) or a coaching approach (where they help people decide for themselves). In this workshop I will explain the 'autonomy versus capability' concept which assists in knowing when to coach, and share the iGROW coaching model which guides the coach through the conversation. Once the theory is covered I will do a live coaching session live on stage in front of the audience. People will walk away with the art of coaching - an understanding of a coaching model they can start to practice with right away the the knowledge of when its the right time to use it.

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Outline/structure of the Session

0-5 mins 'Hook' to get peoples focus and attention on the topic

5-20 mins : cover two concepts. 1. The autonomy/capability matrix which looks at when to coach by considering the level of autonomy the coachee has for the task at hand (low-high) and the capability (skills and experience) they have around the task. 2. The iGROW model created by Dr Anthony Grant which is a model for a 20-30 min coaching conversation.

20-40 mins: live coaching demonstration in front of the audience. This will be fully unscripted and I will be coaching someone from the audience to volunteers. I will have a few people on stand-by in case everyone is too shy!

40-45 mins: debrief on the coaching demo and closing summary

Learning Outcome

People will walk away with the art of coaching - an understanding of a coaching model they can start to practice with right away the the knowledge of when its the right time to use it.

Target Audience

Agile coaches primarily, but I also teach the techniques to business leaders to they will be useful for any people leader


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