Ten years ago, I had after-work drinks with one of my best friends. Her husband read 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 work, events,... Continue Reading →
Everything You Need to Know About Coaching with ICF
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 →
Compassion Makes for a Successful Coaching Relationship
... 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. One morning, I accidentally discovered this coaching approach when I took a taxi to the office (versus my regular reading-in-the-train trip). I looked for an exciting podcast... Continue Reading →
The Relationship is Central to Co-active Coaching
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.
Coaching and Agile Coaching. Same same or different?
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?
The Scrum LEGO Workshop, a Glance into How Scrum Teams Work
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 →
Embrace Conflict, There Is No Collaboration Without It
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 →
Changing the World Starts with Changing Yourself
It's a beautiful, sunny day on April, 15°C in the mountains. I'm on top of the world in Bormio, a beautiful resort in Northern Italy. I've been snowboarding the entire day and am content in the warm sun. A week ago, when I arrived, I sadly looked at this slope from below; "I'll never get... Continue Reading →
You Can Make Change Happen. Just Drop Everything You Know About It First
If you google "organisational change", you get 45.300.000 results. You'll drown if you dig for some practical information you can apply now. Google no more. This blog post will give you all the information you need on organisational change and resources to look into for more. As a bonus, the centrepiece of the blog post... Continue Reading →
You Can’t Change Your Organization Without Embracing Vulnerability
Story 1: The Interview One hour before 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 and Google Hangouts and ensured everything was functioning. I was ready. The interview went well... Continue Reading →