Agile Coaching And Professional Coaching Skills


What We’re Reading, Listening to, and Generally Excited to Share

What Erin Is Reading/Listening to Now…

To say that Erin is a big reader would be a gross understatement. She can generally be found with her nose in a book. Here are three books she loves and loves to pass on to others:

As for podcasts, she loves Krista Tippett’s On Being and The Moth. One of her bucket-list goals is to tell a story from on the main stage of a Moth event!

Some recommendations from Jasper

Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives is a classic book about Co-Active coaching and still the best introduction text he knows.

Based on his personal experience, mindfullness and meditation are pivotal to developing the presence and self-management needed for coaching. His favorite app for that is Headspace.

Finally, he found Negotiating the Impossible: How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts (without Money or Muscle) a amazing read. It is not negotiation, not coaching, but the stories in this book are fascinating and serve as a power reminder what you can achieve with only words and the right frame of mind.

Are you looking to be coached yourself?

Jasper Verdooren – sprintzero

Jasper got into the Agile world more or less by accident, but has loved it since day one. He has the unique perspective of having served as Scrum Master, Product Owner, manager and Agile Coach in the past 12 years in. In the past 12 years, he has coached teams, individuals and leadership and worked on several large Agile transformations.

He gets his energy from helping individuals, teams and organisations reach their full potential. These days, he focusses on coaching and mentoring Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches and other Agile change agents.

Find out more about him or put something on this agenda using this page.

Erin Randall – Ad Meliora Coaching

Erin is a longtime coach with a deep passion for helping people, teams, and organizations transform from humdrum to remarkable. Upon realizing how much she loved to help people to create joy and lasting change in their own lives, she made the (relatively) easy decision to launch her own practice. She grounds her work in foundational humanist principles, helping people to find their purpose and live meaningful, resonant lives. Her goal is simple: happy people doing great work.

You can book a complementary ‘match’-session here.

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Are you looking to further develop yourself as Agile Coach?

Here are some resources to help you on your journey as Agile Coach:

The ICAgile Agile Coaching track described the journey towards the ICE-AC expert certification, along with different competencies and criteria.

Lyssa Adkins book might be 10 years old, but it is still the best book out there on the craft and mindset of an Agile Coach.