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Hello agile coaches! Here's the audio recording of our webinar on The Coaching Stance course.  This course is the gateway to our advanced courses in agile coaching, suitable for ScrumMasters, agile coaches, managers of agile teams -- anyone in an agile leadership position. We know you're busy,...

2012 promises to be an exciting year in the world of agile coaching. We are hoping to kindle that excitement and turn it into a raging bonfire of transformation! We wanted you—our community and collaborators—to know what we are dreaming, in hopes you will add...

As organizations slow down this week, we get to re-group and maybe even "clean out our messy desks" (as one friend put it). As I let the slowdown happen to me, too, my mind turns to thoughts of the past year: "What happened in...

We know some of you may be asking about this new class of ours, The Coaching Stance. 'Why should I attend,' we hear you saying? 'What the heck is it about, anyway?' And 'just how is it different from the Coaching Agile Teams class.' Well, here are the top reasons you will want to attend... Reason # 10 - Top notch training In case you haven't heard, our training is quite different than most, and pretty darn good as a transformational experience. And guess what? The Coaching Stance features the people that trained us! We didn't just make this stuff up, you know; we learned it from some of the best trainers in the world at Coaches Training Institute and CRR Global (Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching). The person co-teaching with us is a master teacher with both CTI and CRR Global. These were also some of the key people in the founding of the ICF (International Coaches Federation). How cool is that? Reason # 9 - Professional coaching is key to our success If you believe Lyssa and I are good at what we do, you will want to be trained in some of the same ways. The thing that makes the biggest difference for us: professional coaching skills. Learning how to coach will take your Agile Coaching to a significantly higher level of maturity, of freedom from owning other's responsibility unnecessarily, and will magnify your impact in service to others.

Michael Spayd and I delivered a keynote address to the General Electric crowd at a 300+ person in-house agile conference (plus who knows how many people on WebEx).  We were honored to be among such agile community luminaries as Mary Poppendeick and Jean Tabaka, as...

At Agile 2011 today, the Agile Coaching Institute released the first part of our Agile Coach Competency framework. We will have more detail later in the week, but wanted to make this content available ASAP. Please click to view: Agile Coaching Competencies whitepaper - part one -Michael...

We are "steppin' out" in the agile coaching world -- even more -- by sponsoring the Coaching and Mentoring stage at Agile 2011 next week.   Michael and I were involved with that stage from the beginning as session reviewers.  Along with several others, we...

Lyssa and I are so excited to be launching this website for the Agile Coaching Institute. This day--a Monday in most of the world, July the Fourth in the US--seemed a good day to proclaim it. The mission of the Agile Coaching Institute is to develop--in...

We have decided upon the following schedule: Coaching Circles - begin every other month Mentor Groups - offered on a pilot basis, Lyssa just began the first one CAT Alumni - coaching circles for CAT class graduates will be held 2x/year; next group starts October 2011 For detailed information, click...

Why Develop Agile Coaches? Is there value in having great coaches? Will they help your Agile implementation achieve greater business value? Is the cost worth the effort? Read on to learn more about what great Agile coaches can do for your organization...