A Practical Introduction to Coaching
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A Practical Introduction to Coaching

For Software People

About the Book

You can develop an awareness of your listening and use it to guide one-on-one coaching conversations with individuals and teams. This book digs into the "how to" of that. It also details how to coach teams so they own their own solutions using different techniques.

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About the Author

Heidi Helfand
Heidi Helfand

Heidi Helfand is the author of "Dynamic Reteaming." With a deep passion for helping companies build outstanding products and high-performing teams, Heidi focuses on the human aspect of engineering. Over her 20-year career in the tech industry, she has held key roles at AppFolio, Procore, and Expertcity/GoToMeeting, gaining invaluable experience in guiding organizations through change and team scaling. Based in Southern California, Heidi enjoys quality time with her family and exploring the outdoors.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Goals of Coaching
  • Sharing Ourselves Through Peak Experiences
  • Coaching Conversations Structure
  • Listening & Paraphrasing
  • Powerful Questions
  • Radar Charting To Create Personal Goals
  • Triads for Practicing One-On-One Coaching
  • Coaching Individuals
  • Neuroscience Backing for Coaching
  • Coach and Client Relationship
  • The Place of Giving Advice as an Agile Coach
  • Generative Self-Running Teams
  • Chartering Your Internal Agile Coaching Group
  • Chartering Teams & Reteams
  • Team Contracts, Alliances & Charters
  • What’s It Like Now? How Do We Want It To Be? What do We Need From These People?
  • Creating High Performing Teams is Tied to Team Safety
  • The Coach’s Stance During Team Meetings
  • Retrospectives from a Coaching Stance
  • Conflict on Teams is Normal
  • Tuckman’s Model with Stagnation and Reteaming
  • Teambuilding
  • Market of Skills
  • The Story of Our Team
  • Ethical Considerations of Coaching
  • References

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