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Mar 24, 2024

In this episode of the Agile Uprising podcast, host Andy Cleff chats with guest Lennie Noiles about the importance of coaching and supervision for agile coaches. They explore the idea of coaching supervision, which focuses on helping coaches reflect on their own practices and improve their coaching skills.

Lennie emphasizes the need for coaches to have their own coaches and the benefits of group coaching supervision.

  • The Essence of Coaching Supervision: "Supervision is different, where coaching is partnering, supervision is co-creating... It's a lot of reflection. What did you do in your last session? What was your expectation? How did you intervene? Why did you intervene that way?" — Lennie Noiles [05:27 → 08:47]

They also delve into the concept of nature-based coaching, where conversations take place during walks away from distractions, and how this approach can lead to deeper self-awareness and reflection.

Lennie shares his journey from agile project manager to leadership coach and discusses the common misconception that teams are the problem when often it's the system they operate within.

  • The Misconception of Agile Coaching: "I kept getting asked this question by people in leadership positions, 'Will you come and fix my team?' And so it's like, okay, well, let me go talk to your team. And more often than not, the conversation that I would have is I spoke with your team. We need to have a different conversation." — Lennie Noiles [01:38 → 02:45]

The conversation also touches on the impact of the pandemic on coaching practices and the shift towards a new normal in the business world.

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Keywords: agile coaching, leadership coaching, nature-based coaching, coaching supervision, agile transformation, team facilitation, organizational coaching, professional development, coaching skills, self-awareness, personal growth, reflection practices, coaching methodologies, systemic coaching, coaching effectiveness, agile methodologies, scrum mastery, team dynamics, leadership development, emotional intelligence, communication strategies, coaching tools, coaching models, coaching ethics, coaching certification, professional coaching federation, coaching practices, coaching outcomes, coaching engagement, coaching relationships