In October 2016 I received a call, "Hey dude, I don’t know nothing about Agile, but I need to become an Agile coach a-s-a-p – my company just got a new contract." I laughed for a second, explained that it takes a bit longer than a week to learn to coach, and wished him luck. I also knew that, shortly, he would be walking into his customer's office in this new role.
Agile Coach is the new black! But how can you, a good coach, stand out from the crowd of less competent peers? Let me offer you this workshop to explore the science of coaching and the ways in which it works. We start with concepts of neuroplasticity and the brain processes of creating new neuron pathways. Then we move to motivation and learn which type is the best. Finally, we finish with the discussion on brain activation states which we practice in a few short exercises. By understanding the new field of coaching psychology, you will become a better practitioner.
Pavel Dabrytski is an agile coach and trainer from South Africa. He helps organizations implement Agile sustainably through mentoring, training, and coaching. Over the past years, Pavel worked with major financial organizations and retail giants improving their organisational processes. He also helped organise multiple international conferences in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Pavel is a seasoned presenter who spoke at events in Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Bangalore, Atlanta, New York, Singapore, Orlando as well as in South Africa. Currently, he explores topics on coaching psychology and financial models behind Agile projects.