Coaching Master Class

Coaching for Leaders: Exploring All Coaching Stances

If you have been a Technical Leader, a Manager, an Agile Coach, or even worked on an agile team, you have coached people. And, have you noticed that sometimes your coaching has gone awry? Or that your coaching is not as effective as you would like it to be? You may not have thought about all of the possible coaching stances. Some of us prefer the teaching stance. Some of us prefer the modeling stance. Some, the hands-on expert stance. But, coaching can be much more than that. The most effective coaching is about offering options with support. But how do you do that, especially if you are coaching peers or your managers?

Why Attend

In this master class, we will explore the coaching stances available to you. We will practice coaching and, you will discover other possibilities you can take back to your work, whether you coach inside the organization or at a distance.


Who Should Attend

This course aims at Technical Leaders, Managers, Agile Coaches.

Practical Details

  • Language: English
  • Experiential, hands-on, interactive online learning with practical examples
  • Participants will be awarded a Mozaic Works certificate of completion

This Learning Program is Available on Demand


    • Welcome and introductions
    • Simulation of a coaching activity and debrief
    • What is coaching?
    • We will define coaching, mentoring, feedback, teaching, and when to use which, and when they slide into each other

    Discuss the general coaching approach

    • How do you help people see the problem?
    • What do you do when the problem is bigger than your role?
    • Which coaching tools can you bring to the problem?
    • Generating options – Discuss options vs. discuss steps. What different people can hear.
    • Evaluating options – Work through results vs. consequences. What different people can hear.
    • Develop SMART goals. Follow-up
    • Practice, practice, practice!

    Explore coaching stances

    • [Activity] What is your most common stance? Why?
    • [Activity] Inflicting help and how to avoid it
    • [Activity] Congruence and how that helps

    Implementing coaching

    • Implementing coaching. More practice
    • Summary and wrap-up

    More details and full agenda here

    Meet Your Trainers

    Johanna Rothman

    Managing Product Development | Author, Consultant, Speaker

    Johanna Rothman helps you identify and solve the problems that prevent you from releasing systems, hiring the right people, deciding which project to work on next. She takes a pragmatic approach: what will work best for you, now? Some people call her a focuser. Some call her an accelerator. She’s big on action plans, short on theory, grounded in reality. If you can’t apply the theory, why bother? When she works with people, first they define their goal together. Often, it’s to get a better product out the door faster. She works with the clients to help managers figure out how to do the managing better, and how the technical contributors can contribute better, not to create a by-the-book system….

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