Effective yet Effortless Coaching Talk at Coach Retreat Spring 2017

I presented the "Effective yet Effortless Coaching" session at the Coach Retreat Spring 2017 event took place on March 25th, 2017. I explained The Simple Coaching Model to mostly Agile Coaches & Scrum Masters and other enthusiasts interested in learning and enhancing their coaching skills.

The Coach Retreat is an annual event focused on Coaching. It is usually a sold-out event due to the value it is providing for its participants, as expected the Spring 2017 edition was a sold-out event as well.

I had 45 minutes to present. We have gone through the model fast compared to what I had in mind. However, I included all the important information needed. The debriefs were short but to the point.

(Half of the) Audience of the "Effective yet Effortless" Coaching Session at Coach Retreat Spring 2017

The audience this time was smaller compared to my previous talk at Shopify. Thus, this time I talked to most of the participants personally and asked for their feedback (I also asked them to give me feedback through an online survey as always). The NPS score to the session was averaged at 8.5. The most retweeted and liked tweet for the GTACoachRetreat was about my talk, "Effective yet Effortless Coaching", by Daria. Based on these, I can easily conclude that the session was received well and the audience enjoyed it.

You can read more about The Simple Coaching Model @ http://www.simplecoachingmodel.com. I will keep it updated with the latest version of the model, more samples, and expansion of it.

AgileOntario Talk on Communities & Building Strong Ones

I spoke at AgileOntario meetup on March 11th alongside Ardita Karaj. The topic was "Building Communities".

This was a special event for the TAC community. It was its 3rd birthday, and on its birthday what a better topic than building a community.

Ardita talked about how the AgileOntario meetup shaped up, who was its original founders and how it evolved. Its success stories and its challenges alongside changing its direction.

I have talked about organizational communities and how to build a community within an organization, what is needed, what support structure should be there and even different structures of communities.

In the second half of the session, we facilitated an open conversation with the audience, discussed different experiences of each one being part of a community, building a community and benefits of it. At some point, we as a group was trying to mob-coach one person and help him build a community and overcome his challenges.