Do you want to improve your coaching skills and learn from others?
Many agile coaches and ScrumMasters have developed their skills by attending and running coaching circles. They are a great way to structure deep learning from your peers or colleagues. Interested, but not sure how to get started? This book will teach you all you need to know about Coaching Circles: including how to start one, what to expect from a circle and various styles of circles that you can run.
For over 4 years I have attended and run Coaching Circles in my local community. I can easily say that most of my learning as a ScrumMaster and Coach has come from these circles. The added bonus for me was also gaining facilitation skills and experience along the way.
What are they?
Coaching Circles are when a group of people get together for a set period of time and together decide to learn or explore a topic. From here the format can vary hugely. This book hope to encourage you to join or start a coaching circle. I have covered many different types, and explained how each can be run and what you can learn from them.
- Systemic Constellations – A way to get another perspective on issues that you are experiencing and how to possibly solve it.
- Single mind Mending – A very structured coaching circle focused on one persons scenario.
- Expert Led – Typically led by an expert in the field with a bunch of people that would like to learn something that the expert knows lots about.
- Innovation Games – This circle allows for a safe space to experiment with games before taking it back to the office.
- Rotating Facilitator – This model that works well if you have a user group and want to kick off coaching circles for this first time. … And many many more!