Drawing from Psychotherapy to enrich Agile Coaching
What does agile have to do with psychotherapy? It turns out quite a lot. If you think about it, ultimately agile is about working closely with people and working closely with people requires our understanding of each other. That's where psychotherapy comes in. Psychotherapy is the science and art of working well with each other, of understanding ourselves and the other person at a deeper level. I hold a masters in clinical psychotherapy (MSW) from New York University and have worked with 5000+ clients to provide coaching/advisory. As a startup founder, I also have hands on experience of applying agile methodologies at my startup. I combine all of that knowledge and experience in this interactive session to cover concepts such as empathy, emotional intelligence, self limiting beliefs and how it impact us and our teams.
Join me for a fun session that is designed by drawing from the latest brain science research to help you learn effectively through interactivity and activities.
By the end of the session, you'll have a clear picture of the importance of concepts like empathy, Emotional Intelligence, self-limiting beliefs and their significance in team performance.
And you won't just learn concepts, you'll take back concrete ideas to implement in your teams starting the next day!
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
Our session will be fun and engaging.
We break up into pairs or triads to discuss what we already know about empathy, EI, self-limiting beliefs (5 mins)
We cover the concepts of empathy, EI and self-limiting beliefs through short activities like concept centers, myth or fact, gallery walk etc. (20-30 minutes)
Activity/Experiential Learning: Engage in activities to really experience these concepts first hand. This is where the real learning happens and it's fun too! (20-30 minutes)
Review/Summary (5 mins) - reviewing our learnings and key takeaways through activities like Ticket Out, Ball Toss etc.
Q&A - 10 minutes - Questions/Clarifications
Conclusion (5 mins)
At the end of this workshop as a participant you will be able to:
1) Explain concepts of empathy, EI, self-limiting beliefs and how it affects us and our teams
2) Understand the tremendous impact these concepts have on team performance
3) Take back solid ideas to improve the level of Emotional Intelligence in your teams/organization
Executives, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Team Leads, PMO, Team Members
Prerequisites for Attendees
None! Bring an open mind and we'll go on a fun learning adventure together! Everything you need will be provided in the workshop.