Agile Coaching: How it Makes us Stronger, Faster.

Jun 20th, 2019 |

Agile is back and trending up. 

Never heard of it?  

We have, we use it and our clients thrive with it. 

Agile was born in the 1970s to manage and produce better software faster.  The methodology is based on adjusting planning with feedback from completed work to create the next stage of development.  The cycle renews until the full scope of work is accomplished. 

Today’s Agile is woven into our coaching because it’s adaptive learning.  We know what goals need to be completed because we’ve determined them together with a client.  We plan, live and adjust to a path for completion because we’re giving and responding to feedback from progress. Accomplishment is a better team, individual and business for undertaking the work. 

The Challenge

Fast paced and ever-changing describe today’s business climate.  A business thrives with timely reactions from its people. Untimely? People are faced with communication gaps, conflict, teamwork challenges and more.  Allowed to continue? A range of unplanned outcomes can snowball to reduced employee motivation, customer dissatisfaction, market perception and financial loss.  Unchecked these outcomes make room for the competitor and impact the health of the business.   

The Opportunity

We provide Agile coaching as an active learning solution. Feedback from the agilely coached is: there’s only upside, no downside to the method. Agile coaching means working on the real daily job while learning more about how to be better at it, bring out the best in a co-worker and make that next hurdle by working smarter, not harder. Adaptive planning and feedback to reach the end goal is a win-win because employees are refreshed with new knowledge.  As a result employees have a deeper bond with their work and increase their engagement. 

Many “aha moments” happen along the path because agile coaching is responsive, engaging and accountable to the goal.  We call aha moments BFOs or Blinding Flashes of the Obvious and get people understanding BFO’s and having fun with them from Day 1. BFOs happen when the answer to a long-standing obstacle suddenly becomes perfectly clear based on what has just been learned.  A BFO feels great because it’s immediate reinforcement! Together, we’re practicing and mastering: testing and measuring within the safe, proven Agile coaching environment. 

A Differentiator

The value of Agile coaching is a multiplier for the present and into the future.  Invaluable to business because the learning is a bit of structure with customization for the situation. Simple yet powerful because everyone is empowered to achieve success with Agile coaching and knows how to repeat the cycle.   

Takeaways from Agile coaching include new opportunities for self-awareness and engaging with peers, managers and clients.  Next level success happens with these takeaways to generate growth, cultivate change and thrive with people who are the greatest resource in business.    

An experienced Agile coach ensures focus on outcomes, provides a safe and trusting environment for expression and serves as a sounding board.  Our secret sauce amps up Agile coaching and empowers those coached. Want to learn more? Reach out to us for additional information