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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Heidi Helfand
Heidi Helfand

Heidi Helfand is author of the book Dynamic Reteaming. She coaches software development teams using practical, people-focused techniques, with the goal of building resilient organizations as they grow and shrink. She has worked at several startups that either went public or got acquired. She’s worn many tech hats over the years starting as as an IC in UX to TPM to Coach to VP of Engineering. Heidi is currently SVP of Strategy & Innovation at Artium. Heidi lives in Southern California.

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Episode 63

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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