What is Agile Coaching?

The demand for qualified agile coaches is increasing faster every year. Yet the understanding of this unique role is often still misunderstood. So what exactly is agile coaching? What does an Agile Coach do? And how does one benefit agile teams?

In this section we highlight what a coach is (and what’s it’s not), the business need and much more. If you are thinking about becoming a coach, need Certified Agile Coach training, or looking for coaching support then please contact the AWA Team who will be happy to help answer any queries and questions you may have.

THE WHAT IS AGILE COACHING WEBINAR

During this free 30-minute webinar on the 16th March, we explore what agile coaching is today, the state of the agile coach job market, and the difference between directive and non-directive coaching (and why this is important). We will also show you a useful framework illustrating the basic competencies. Register for free today to confirm your place.

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WHAT IS AN AGILE COACH?

Coaches open people’s minds to new possibilities, which changes the way they make decisions and interact with each other. Over time, those being coached will change their organisation’s culture. Agile Coaches give the organisation the ability to adapt to new challenges and to become a learning organisation. Read this article by AWA’s CEO, Simon Powers to learn what they do and why.

BECOMING AN AGILE COACH: SHARING LESSONS FROM A PERSONAL JOURNEY

Check out this interactive AWA meetup video with ICAgile’s Learning Director Shane Hastie to hear about his experience becoming an agile coach, some common pitfalls, and why you might want to consider the ICAgile Expert Program.

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THE AGILE COACHING LEARNING PATHWAY

Coaching is one part of the core competencies for agile coaches. At AWA we offer a learning pathway, including Certified Agile Coach training, to improve your skills across all of the competencies. The  learning pathway illustrated on this page shows the journey to improve your competencies and skill-set.

Without the right mindset it's impossible to see the right problem, let alone the right solution.

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