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Loops and Knots - amplify your coaching impact
A lot of coaching is about evoking new awareness, helping clients get unstuck (if they are) and move forward towards the goals they desire. While the word “learning” has a more sophisticated  air to it – some people, like myself, do not respond well to it when asked, “What have you learned during our conversation?” or something similar. The word is widely used in coaching circles however, so it will do. However as important as new awareness is for your client’s success, simply getting aw…
There Is No Spoon. There Are No Powerful Questions.
   Hello. Today I want to talk about the concept of very popular in Agile coaching circles. And it's powerful questions. My understanding is that powerful questions, the term itself came from Coaching Training Institute, CTI, the creator of the co-active coaching model, and was picked up a long time ago, like 10, or even more years by Agilists who were going through professional coaching training with them. And that was a very novel concept - teaching those students how to ask t…
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Make yourself look good and you'll have a job and an army of ill-wishers; highlight and exploit your client’s brilliance and you’ll have a job and an army of fans.- Quoting myself. We are hired to give our clients solutions that work, not to ask endless questions! I hear this emotional expression and its endless variations from a lot of agile coaches, including those at the top of the food chain of the agile world. Fair enough, there’s a rhyme and reason to that view. And it is a deeply fl…
Building a Culture of Accountability Using Coaching with Alicia McLain
Alex Kudinov   Hello again, this is tenon coaching Academy's keeping agile nondenominational podcast, and Sheree Silas and myself, Alex Kudinov. I host today. And today we are talking to Alicia McLean. She's an agile and professional coach. And our topic today is building culture of accountability in Agile enterprise using coaching. That's a mouthful. Hey, Alicia, so why don't you start with introducing yourself to our Alicia McLain   listeners? Yeah. Well, thank you so mu…
Scaling coaching through systems thinking
Synopsys: scaling is often frowned upon in the Agile world. Scaling coaching from individuals to teams and to organizations is the only way to bring the systemic change to bigger and wider systems and we believe that scaling coaching through systems thinking is the way to go. Our work at Tandem Coaching Academy has incorporated a learning path for Coaching Human Systems because we know that coaching teams and organizations can be tricky work. This article introduces seven concepts we teach re…
Reflective Supervision: Coaching for Coaches with Cherie Silas
Alex Kudinov   Welcome to another episode of Tandem Coaching Academy's Keeping Agile Nondenominational podcast. I'm Alex Kudinov and I'm your host today and today I have Cherie Silas. She is an MCC master certified coach with ICF and she's a CEC with Scrum Alliance, and today we are talking about Supervision. So, Cherie, first thing about Supervision, this supervisor thing, you know, it's kind of like a command and control thing. So now you can command armies of coaches or what? Cherie Silas …
Ethical Coaching Practice
ICF recently released and updated competency model that will go into effect for credential applications in early 2021. In these updated competencies it puts a lot of emphasis on ethical coaching practices. What does this change mean for coaches? It means that it's time to step up our game and start focusing on what these indicators mean to who we are as coaches. The competency markers don't comprise a checklist to make sure you go through every coaching session. They are here to help you have…