This blog is about my two passions in life, besides my other three, pictured here:
Life Coaching and Agile Thinking and the common threads between them.
Whether you are coaching personal improvement or you are an Agile Coach, you are coaching the same core values and principles, the same lessons. I see, hear, and notice the same quotes, citations and references whether I’m in a book club discussing The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz; studying my Brave Leaders coursework; coaching my Scrum team on how to be Agile and work together in a more mutually respectful way; or attending a Meetup group, discussing how to transform an organization holistically to Agile, for example.
Whether I am reading Rising Strong by Brené Brown:
Or I am reading SAFe 4.0 Distilled: Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering by Dean Leffingwell and Richard Knaster:
In the first chapter alone of SAFe Distilled, life coaching topics include:
- Respecting people and culture
- Happiness and morale
- Mutually common purpose and support
- Transparency and trust
Agile Thinking, like Life Coaching, can be used in every day life and can improve the way we live. It just makes sense to live the Agile way. It creates more harmony, more acceptance, more empowerment, more trust and respect for one another, and more happiness. And isn’t that what life is all about?
For those of you not familiar with what “Agile” is, I define it at a high-level on the page titled: Agile Thinking.