From Journey to Center: Lessons in Unifying Body, Mind, and Spirit, by Thomas F. Crum "You do the "doing" part of facilitation well, you have to work on centering and entering the conversation", my manager told me some time ago. What does being centered mean? How can you learn to get centered? How does it... Continue Reading →
Ten years ago, I was having after-work drinks with one of my best friends. Her husband was reading 100+ books per year and I found it fascinating (I was in the 20-30 books per year category). I don't have time to read 100 books per year, I said, thinking of my (then) schedule, packed with... Continue Reading →
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 →