94: Professional Agile Coaching with Allison Pollard
[featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]Allison Pollard – Agile Coach[/featured-image]
In this episode you’ll discover:
- What professional coaching mean
- How to start the coaching journey
- The power of self-organizing teams
- How to avoid inhibiting self-organization when coaching others
Links from the show:
- Allison’s Website – http://www.allisonpollard.com/
- Margaret Wheatley’s site – https://margaretwheatley.com/
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Book of the Week:
[callout]In Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples’ potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how–by saying less and asking more–you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.
[reminder]Which topic resonated with you? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.[/reminder]
Want to hear another podcast about the life of an agile coach? — Listen to my conversation with Zach Bonaker, Diane Zajac-Woodie, and Amitai Schlair on episode 39. We discuss growing an agile practice and how coaches help create the environments where agile ideas can flourish.
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