A specially designated group coaching and training course for professional Agile coaches, Scrum Masters and Product Owners, Design Thinking practitioners and facilitators, to learn application of behavioral science tools, concepts and skills that will help address the many organizational complexities associated to the particular context of the profession:
- Inside the team challenges: Activate positive group dynamics within the team
- Outside the team challenges: Alleviate unproductive meddling from outside of the team
- Organizational challenges: Elevate organizational presence and receive higher recognition for the transformational value of work done
The course aims to help participants strengthen knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) around behavioral coaching that can be applied to addressing inside the team challenges (e.g. 80/20 participation, general low energy and skepticism, dominant and toxic personalities in teams, Zombi Scrum, methodology-trapped Design Thinking), outside the team challenges (e.g. project management office controls, stakeholder sentiment driven prioritization, half-body team members, fixed term client contracts), and deliver more impactful outcomes and receive higher recognition from the organization for the transformational value of the work.
The course will mainly take the form of unstructured learning with group coaching. The group coaching will center around actual cases of work challenges that participants will be invited to share.
Elements of structured learning, e.g. introduction to certain models and frameworks, training exercises, will be blended in whenever it is opportune during the discourse. “Then and there” are usually the best timings to learn new things as the need is present. When the needs arises, course coach and trainer Coach Takeshi will interactively suggest to the class learning topics from various disciplines including the following:
Coach Takeshi’s group coaching will include coaching “coaching skills.” Opportunities to practice peer to peer coaching will be facilitated so that there is active dialogue among participants.
In addition, a Slack channel will be opened for participants during the course for information sharing and collaborating on assignments in between classes.
Coach & Trainer
Chief Coach & Founder
Lifecycle Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
As an Agile Coach, Scrum Master & Product Owner and Design Thinking Facilitator himself, Coach Takeshi knows first hand how challenging the work can be in the face of complex group and organizational dynamics. Coach Takeshi is also a Behavioral Coach and Organization Development (OD) professional, which is a profession of applying behavioral science to complex organizational challenges. Coach Takeshi enjoys experimenting hybrid interventions, and finds multi-disciplinary approaches consistently more effective than single tool applications.
Formerly a career banker (Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank etc.) doing derivatives, turned serial startup entrepreneur (including Chief Commercial Officer at Singapore based fintech Canopy), Coach Takeshi comes with significant business experience. He lectures and conducts workshops at his MBA alma matter INSEAD’s executive program. Professional certifications include Scrum.org PSMII, PSPO, CCC (School of Coaching Mastery, ICF ACC in progress), Lego® Serious Play® Certified Facilitator.