You want to be a coach. Where do you start? Should you get training? Is a certification needed? If yes, which one? What how can you learn more? How do you find a coach? What kind of skills do you need, as a coach? I will try to answer all these questions and more here.... Continue Reading →
... and is the core of this coaching approach: coaching with compassion, developed by Richard Boyatzis, Ellen VanOosten, PhD, and Melvin Smith, professors at Weatherhead School of Management. I accidentally discovered this coaching approach during one morning when I took a taxi to the office (versus my regular reading-in-the-train trip). I looked for an interesting... Continue Reading →
The coaching relationship is at the heart of co-active coaching. Read on for everything you need to know about the framework: values, principles, contexts, and tools for an effective co-active coaching relationship.
What role does coaching play in the agile transformation of organisations? How do ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches use coaching? How do they differ from Coaches?
Since the beginning of 2019, I have been part of the organising committee of Agile Malaysia (we are are also on Facebook and LinkedIn). The group has been active for about five years, but it needed some fresh blood to engage our community. We are all volunteers, passionate about Agile and intending to create a... Continue Reading →
I was talking about feedback to a C-level of a startup the other day: "Criticism as feedback is a learned skill, but there are ways to warm up people to it", I said. "I don't think it's a good idea to call it criticism or negative feedback. It has quite a harsh connotation. I would... Continue Reading →
It's a beautiful, sunny day in April, 15°C in the mountains. I'm on top of the world, literally, in Bormio, a beautiful resort in Northern Italy. I've been snowboarding the entire day and I'm content in the warm sun. A week ago, when I arrived, I sadly looked at this slope from below; "I'll never... Continue Reading →
If you google "organisational change" you get 45.300.000 results. You'll drown if you start digging for some really practical information, that you can apply now. Google no more. This blogpost will give you all the information you need on organisational change, and resources to look into for more. As a bonus, the centerpiece of the... Continue Reading →
Story 1: The Interview One hour before I had the interview I changed my clothes, brushed my hair, put on some makeup (my son's having night terrors was taking a toll on my face) and prepared mentally. I checked my internet connection, Google Hangouts, made sure everything was functioning. I was ready. The interview went... Continue Reading →