We are told that it is more effective to coach people rather than direct them. A lot of us are unclear what that means and we often confuse it with mentoring, or let’s face it, sharing our opinion about what people need to do in a really nice way! A big part of what makes coaching useful is the gift of objectivity – seeing that which is invisible to others. And a big part of what makes objectivity so powerful is observation. Here’s the problem – we are so used to jumping from observing immediately to interpreting that what we share as observations are seldom “clean”. And when it is not clean, it causes reaction and defensiveness in others.

In this session our guest speaker, Antoinette Coetzee, will explore

  • how to develop your skills of observation,
  • how to practice it,
  • tips about what to observe in teams and
  • how to share your observations in a neutral way

About the Organizer:

Tandem Coaching Academy is a collaborative effort of like-minded Agile and Professional coaches, trainers, and educators to bring you the best variety of agile classes and workshops as well as mentoring, and coaching opportunities at prices you can afford.

Our dream is to keep Agile non-denominational. What it means for us is that we don’t try to convince you to join any certain group of people doing certain things. What we want for you is what is best for you and your clients. We strive to create an Agile world where you can pick and choose the things you need for your learning and your success. And our promise to you is to leave you better than we found you with each encounter.

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Meetup Presentation Materials

Antoinette Coetzee - Observation - How To Develop This Secret Superpower
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