DiscoverMastering AgilityS02 E02 The Impact of Passion with Lyssa Adkins
S02 E02 The Impact of Passion with Lyssa Adkins

S02 E02 The Impact of Passion with Lyssa Adkins

Update: 2021-09-02


Frequent listeners of the show know that throughout the episodes “engagement” has been a recurring theme. Engagement of employees, with the organization, with their work, and with themselves. Today’s show zoom in a little bit deeper on that. Lyssa Adkins, one of the most influential people out there when it comes to Agile coaching, joins us to talk about where she discovered her passion and what the impact of passion is.

What you’ll discover in this show:

-        Passion impacts your everyday life on a large scale

-        Lyssa discovered her impact by doing rather than defining upfront

-        Quality of work goes up when working with passionate people

Lyssa Adkins

Coach. Facilitator. Teacher. Inspirer.

My current focus is improving the performance of top leadership teams through insightful facilitation and organization systems coaching.

Making difficult decisions faster and with clear alignment, unknotting challenging multi-department impediments, creating the conditions for smooth organizational delivery, helping leaders take up the “Agile transformation” that is theirs to make…this is where I thrive and help thrive.

My Agile community focus is amplifying women’s voices, which is why I am a founder of the TENWOMENSTRONG #WomeninAgile programs.

I have been pleased to serve the emergence of Agile Coaching as a profession. In 2010, I co-founded the Agile Coaching Institute which has developed over 10,000 people in the knowledge, skills, and being-ness needed to yield genuinely competent agile coaching. 

I am the author of Coaching Agile Teams which, as a top-ranking Agile book, was released as an audiobook in its 10th year.

I like to explore facilitating intense conflict, societal change, organizational change, the benefits and costs of being human in the workplace, agile coaching, agile transformation, adult human development, human systems dynamics, the role of nature, and books of all sorts. I tend toward a balance of the provocative and practical.

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Sander Dur (host)

Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”

Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry.

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S02 E02 The Impact of Passion with Lyssa Adkins

S02 E02 The Impact of Passion with Lyssa Adkins

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