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Mar 30, 2023

Double the Insight: A Reflection on ICP-ACC Training from Two Practitioners

Agile coaching is a highly sought-after service in the business world, leading to a significant demand for agile coaching courses. At Gladwell Academy, we offer an extensive agile portfolio, including the highly popular Agile Coaching Professional course. To provide a firsthand experience of this journey, we interviewed two participants, Carolien Wiltink, an agile starter and Mayank Khare, a skilled agile professional at KLM. Here's what they had to say.

Creating a Comfortable Learning Environment

It's natural to feel challenged when entering a new environment, especially when it involves personal growth. That's why creating a place of comfort and safety is crucial for effective learning. Carolien Wiltink shared that from the moment she walked in, she felt at home in the training environment. The trainers were skilled at lowering the barrier between themselves and the participants, creating a great atmosphere for learning. Mayank Khare specifically chose this course because of the trainer's experience and skills. He appreciated that Tanya van Dijk, the trainer, had extensive coaching experience and expertise in different environments.

Focus on Interpersonal Skills

Agile working can sometimes focus too much on theory. However, the real success of the approach lies in translating these principles into action. Surprisingly, this was a significant part of the Agile Coaching Professional course. Mayank Khare noted that the content wasn't exclusively related to agile principles and manifestos. Instead, a significant part of the course was devoted to developing coaching skills. Coaching isn't the same as mentoring, as it involves helping individuals achieve their goals. Asking the right questions at the right time is a crucial skill, as is knowing how to approach people. Improving these interpersonal skills is essential because not everyone has a similar mindset. As Carolien Wiltink pointed out, coaching skills are particularly helpful when working with non-IT people.

Mixed Groups

Training in a mixed group has its challenges, but it can also be beneficial. Carolien Wiltink shared that the participants in her training group tried to educate each other, which enhanced the learning experience. Mayank Khare appreciated that the trainers at Gladwell Academy had personal experience in implementing agile standards.

The benefits when youโ€™re back at work

Both participants have returned to their workplace. How has this course helped them so far? Mayank Khare already has a working case in progress. "I learned a lot about coaching business professionals and directors. We are in the middle of a reorganization, so I definitely plan on using this skill set in the future." Carolien Wiltink gained many new insights and tools for her daily business. Additionally, she became a true Agile follower, resonating with the Shu ha ri approach whose motto is: first learn, then detach, and finally, transcend.

Who would they recommend this course to? Having some background in agile helps a lot but is not a necessity. It might make it harder at the start, but Agile is an addictive working formula.

Are you also interested in obtaining your Agile Coaching Professional certificate? Check out the website for more information or download the brochure.

Do you want to know or learn more? There is also an Agile Coach Conference coming up on June 22nd, 2023. For more information, have a look here.

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