There are always pros and cons to working as a practitioner versus life as a coach/trainer. One of the really amazing aspects of life as a coach/trainer is that I am able to focus on providing training that I believe really makes a difference for leaders. As a practitioner, I often created training at the last minute for a one time use. As a coach/trainer, I am able to evolve and refine the material towards the best learning opportunity possible.
Previously on twitter, I announced that I’m doing one more two day Training from the BACK of the Room (Sharon Bowman) in Denver starting November 30th. This will probably be the last one in this location for a little while, so if you want to level up your training abilities, sign up soon: https://tbrnov2016.eventbrite.com.
Today, I have the pleasure of announcing that Jake Calabrese and I are offering Agile Coaching For All!!! I’m not even going to pretend that I’m calm and cool about this. Now this is where I probably should be formal with my marketing but can’t; I’m too freaking ecstatic! I started this blog for a number of a reasons – one of them was a space to share what and how I do what I do as a leader. However, a blog (especially short posts) is really not going to give you a full picture, nor will it always be in context given that what I write each week is often based on what I’m feeling, facing, etc in that moment. So when Jake and I were presented with an opportunity to create this course together, neither one of us hesitated.
Between the two of us, we have quite an extensive background in learning on this topic. We first had to understand, why would we create a new course? I thought this might be tricky but nope turns out all of my reflecting helped me know why I didn’t hesitate at all.
Somewhere along the journey, “coaching” became a skill set for Agile Coaches only. Leaders needed leadership training, they didn’t need coaching training….WRONG! For the very reasons I provide and recommend the Training course above, the same should be true for a Coaching course. Now will this course benefit Agile Coaches…absolutely! This course benefits anyone looking to be a change agent within an organization.
Ok, so the audience is targeted better for this coaching course: Agile Leaders and Agile Coaches. What makes it unique? The common thread was to focus on how to create high performing teams. This means learning how to coach and when to not coach. This means not just serving teams but leading teams. This means learning why “there is no one silver bullet path” is an opportunity.
I truly believe this course will help level up leaders. Now when someone asks me “how did you create that team culture?”, “how did you help people go out of their comfort zone?”, or “how did you know what they needed?”, my answer is this course! Seriously, being able to have an answer absolutely makes this a highlight of the year. Time was not the only reason that this didn’t happen sooner, there is no doubt in my mind that I needed to create this with Jake. That our knowledge and passion together has created this incredible course.
Currently, we are giving this course privately. Our first public course will be in Denver on October 17-19. I know that I very cautiously walk a line to not “sell” on my blog but for this one…this one, I’m directly saying…you should sign up 🙂 Oh, and because we are so stoked, we are doing a limited crazy pricing for people that are super excited to sign up too!
If you have questions/concerns, please feel free to comment or message me.