January 18, 2022

25 years of corporate life

Simon Powers 25 years of workinglife

A celebration of 25 years of corporate life This year marks one quarter of a century of my corporate working life. In this post, I explore the changes I have seen and forecast the direction we are heading with a sense of wry humour and mirth. This journey may echo your own career and experience….

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June 8, 2021

Why an internal coaching capability is essential if your business is to succeed

internal coaching capability

  A coach’s role is to bring out the best in others helping them to discover and harness their potential and equip them with tools and strategies to make agility work. Organisational agility needs skilled agile coaches to establish cross-functional teams and agile leadership, and to transform organisational structures and culture. By developing an internal…

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February 25, 2021

5 Reasons To Join The Enterprise Agile Coaching Cohort?

With our inaugural Enterprise Agile Coaching Expert Program in full swing and our forthcoming cohort starting in just a couple of months this April, we are learning so much. Not just about the program’s incredible impact on the current cohort but why there is such a need for this program and what drives people to…

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February 18, 2021

How do I Become an Effective Enterprise Agile Coach?

We’re often asked what is an Enterprise Agile Coach? Or How is one different to a Scrum Master? And what do I need to do and know to up-level? In this article, we explain the five essential competencies that illustrate the practical skills required to be an effective Enterprise Agile Coaching practitioner, and specifically what…

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February 15, 2021

The 9 most important skills for an Enterprise Coach

Many organisations need help adapting to their rapidly changing marketplaces, whether public or private, and the rate of change can be overwhelming. Upgrading organisations to meet current and future challenges is not a simple endeavour. This article details the key skills you need to be an effective Enterprise Coach (EC).   1. Self Mastery Most…

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February 11, 2021

Flow of the book Change.

Some of you may know that I am writing a book called Change. I am writing this book chapter by chapter and releasing them each week on Medium. I have an outline for the book, but I am reserving the right to change it as I go along!! I am releasing the outline now as…

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June 10, 2020

How to Sharpen your Competencies in Enterprise Agile Coaching

Amidst the ongoing crises our world is facing it has never been more important for our organisations to work alongside effective Enterprise Coaches who possess the breadth and depth of skills needed to catalyse the deep change required to survive and thrive. Yet there has been a lot of confusion surrounding the role of enterprise…

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May 15, 2020

What Is The Role Of An Enterprise Agile Coach?

What is the role of an enterprise agile coach

What Is The Role Of An Enterprise Agile Coach? I was asked this question just over two years ago, as part of the team that set about defining the competencies for the Expert part of the Enterprise Coaching track for ICAgile, the world’s foremost certification body in all things to do with agility. We had…

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November 28, 2019

An Interview with William Strydom

Earlier this month I had the chance to catch up with our friend and AWA Coach Trainer, William Strydom who is based in Washington D.C. We got chatting about all things agile and coaching and what William is seeing as common challenges organizations are facing when moving towards enterprise agility. Hi William – for those…

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August 20, 2019

AWA Brings First-Ever ICAgile Enterprise Coaching (ICP-CAT) Training to Oslo & Scandinavia

International training and coaching provider Adventures with Agile (AWA) and the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) have announced the first-ever ICAgile-accredited training from its Enterprise Coaching track to be offered in Oslo, Norway this Autumn. This is also the first time that the advanced ICAgile Certified Professional in Coaching  Agile Transitions (ICP-CAT) certification will be…

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May 16, 2019

What Are ICP-ENT and ICP-CAT? And How Are They Different?

ICAgile – the world’s leading certification body for agile mastery – provides learners with a clear and comprehensive learning roadmap made up of separate “blades”. Each of these “blades” contain at least two high-quality knowledge-based certifications and a competency based called “ICAgile Expert”. The Enterprise Agile Coaching track is no different. This advanced program includes…

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April 16, 2019

An Approach to Agility that Actually Works

Forget the new wave of agile xxx manifestos, competency frameworks, and fluency metrics. All of these new ‘tools’ are just someone trying to tell you they know best about your business and how you should behave.

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March 4, 2019

7 Myths Standing in the Way of Organisational Agility

This month we have the honour and privilege to be welcoming Antoinette Coetzee – a talented and highly experienced international Agile Coach – to share her insights and wisdom at our next AWA NYC meetup. We will discover what the  7 Myths Standing in the Way of Organizational Agility are, and why even though there has been…

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August 3, 2018

Save up to £500 with the Enterprise Agile Coach Training Pass

Don’t miss your chance to save up to £500 when you book both our Enterprise Agile Coaching training courses at the same time. This training pass includes The Enterprise Agility Masterclass and the Coaching for Enterprise Agility courses. Both courses have been created by Simon Powers, the Founder of AWA and certified by ICAgile for their…

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