Scrum Pulse: My Professional Coaching Journey
Did you know there is a growing profession that focuses purely on coaching? The work in this area has inspired thousands of agilists to develop rich coaching capabilities used to unlock the full potential of the people and teams they work with. Coaching helps people, teams, and organizations navigate the human dynamics of change and turn uncertainty into value.
In this panel discussion moderated by Leslie Morse, Product Owner, Scrum.org, you will learn from Professional Scrum Trainers Olivier Ledru and Bogdan Doroslovac as well as ICF Master Certified Coach Cherie Silas as they discuss their personal journeys with professional coaching. They will reveal how they came to the idea of bringing coaching skills to their lives, how they went about it and what changed in their lives as a result of that decision. This discussion will focus on how coaching helps them in working with individuals, teams and organizations. They will also give an insight into what they would have wanted to know before they stepped on their coaching journey.
Who should attend,
Anyone who is curious about how coaching skills are useful for a Scrum Master
Anyone in the Agile community who is curious about the coaching profession and how amplifies the ability to create value for agilists
Anyone curious to learn how they might get started on a journey of becoming a better coach and how these panelists got where they are now.
About our Panel
Cherie Silas is an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC), EMCC Accredited Supervisor and Master Coach (ESIA-MC). Cherie is the Director of Education and Coaching at Tandem Coaching Academy, the first ICF Accredited Coach Training Program developed by and for Agilists. Her goal is to bring the worlds of professional and agile coaching closer together so coaches and clients alike can reap the benefits of the most effective, impactful, and sustainable change possible.Cherie is co-author of the best-selling book Enterprise Agile Coaching: Sustaining Organizational Change Through Invitational Agile Coaching.Cherie's life mission that drives every interaction with every individual she encounters is simply this: To leave you better than I found you with each encounter
Bogdan Doroslovac was always a geek of all trades to begin with, but sometimes during studies was bitten by an electronics bug. After some rocket science things and then some developer things he started pondering on people and the way that work is organized.
After first serving time in development trenches and moving to more leadership positions he discovered a different and more natural and human of work called scrum. Some would even say more natural way. With new discoveries he then focused on Agility and Scrum and after years of teaching scrum and debugging companies and teams in search of better workspace recipe learned a couple of things. Getting deeper into Coaching world he had the opportunity to be a part of a first local International Coaching Federation (ICF) Accredited Coaching Training Program (ACTP) pilot programme. Blending in eclectic knowhow of team dynamics, communication and peopleware made sense.
Olivier Ledru is passionate about Professional Scrum & Agile, as well as Professional Coaching. Since 2010 he has been engaged in Agile transformations with major French institutions in France after an early career as a software engineer. I assist growing people and teams as a professional coach since 2015 and professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org since 2019. The position of the coach complements perfectly the position of the trainer in order to better help the fulfillment of his clients and to ground their awareness and learning. Olivier enjoys helping people and teams with my complementary skills in a joyful way and he loves to see them learning and growing.