Following Your Fear: How to do the things you've always wanted to do

What stops you from doing the things you’ve always wanted to do? What stops teams from being truly great? What hinders most Agile transformations?


That feeling in your gut when deep down you know what you need to do, but you're not sure if you can do it.

We'll examine how Improvisers and artists handle fear and how you can apply these techniques to yourself and to your Agile teams. How you, as a coach, can create safe environments so that your teams can be fearless.

In addition, we'll work hands on with the Fear Follower Canvas to help you move those things you've always wanted to do from the someday pile to done.

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Outline/Structure of the Talk

The first half of the session will be an interactive talk delving into what fear is, where it comes from, how people have dealt with it and how it intersects with Agile transformations.

I'll be referencing works from Susan Jeffers, David Bayles, Ted Orland, Simon Sinek, Keith Johnstone, and Del Close.

The second half will be an exercise where the participants will use the Fear Follower Canvas themselves to tackle the things they've been wanting to do.

Learning Outcome

Understand of fear, how it impedes us, and how we can use it to energize us
How improvisers, artists, and other successful individuals deal with fear
How to use the Fear Follower Canvas to tackle your own fears and challenges

Target Audience

Anyone who has something they've always wanted to do, but haven't done it yet

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