‘Effectiveness as an Agile coach’- From good to great coaches

As an Agile coach you are the ambassador and role model for your organization’s Agile ambitions. This is a challenging role where you apply the Agile values, principles and coaching practice in order to bring Agile transformations to life. Do you have the ambition to become an independent professional coach and to motivate people at the individual as well as the group level? Join this interactive and certified three-day course. This will be an intense but definitely interesting journey to explore with your fellow Agile Coach group members.


Learning goals

Agile is more than just a method. Agile is a way of thinking and doing. Being and Agile coach means a new way of doing and in order to get there you need experience. We believe in learning by doing and learning by reflection. The full course involves real life games, simulations, coaching interventions and continuous learning and feedback.

After completing this course you have various coaching competences for professional coaching to have high level coaching conversations on current and future states. Further you have the skills to take different coaching roles like mentor, facilitator and teacher. Also you can bring your team to the next level in high performing and you know which dysfunctions can appear and you are able to act on this.


Who are your trainers?

Renate Cremer is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) accredited by International Coaching Federation (ICF) and ICAgile. She is also an Agile & SAFe trainer at a broad range of international clients. She guides individuals and teams in their Agile way of working and the SAFe transformation. “My fascination with interpersonal interactions and behaviors helps me to create incremental steps to change.” As a trainer / coach Renate works to maximize people’s professional potential from their personal drives and competences, through the power of knowledge and learning.



Paul van der HaarPaul van der Haar is accredited by ICAgile and a trainer at Gladwell Academy. In the past few years, Paul has worked in the financial industry both at a strategic and operational level. Paul has extensive experience in implementing change at a variety of financial institutions. He supported these institutions in implementing new IT-systems and in setting up organizational structures. Additionally encouraging them in their endeavors to work more efficiently and become future proof. Paul is a certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC4).




The ICP-ACC certification focuses primarily on the mindset, roles, and responsibilities of an Agile Coach. After finishing the certification, you will be able to differentiate between and among mentoring, facilitating, professional coaching and teaching, and will also gain the skills needed to create a safe environment for meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution within an Agile team.

This certification introduces you to foundational team coaching skills and team development concepts for starting and growing teams while focusing on teams and organizations as human systems. A key part of this certification focuses on developing an understanding of the professional coaching skillset and the value of honing these skills to serve individuals on an Agile team.


The Agile Coaching Professional (ICP-ACC) is a three-day training program. Each course day starts at 9:00 and ends at 17:00 and includes a complimentary lunch and an afternoon break.


Day 1: Journey of an Agile Coach

  • Development in the agile coaching discipline
    • The Agile coaching Mindset
  • Coach as professional coach
    • Foundation professional coaching skills
    • The coaching conversation
  • Setting Boundaries for Agile Coaching
    • Coaching alliances and contracts


Day 2: Coach Roles

  • Coaching competences
  • Coach as a mentor
    • Key mentoring Skills
    • Mentoring Agile role transitions
  • Coach as a teacher
    • Key teaching skills
    • Agile mindset shifts and frameworks
  • Coach as a facilitator
    • Elements of facilitation
    • Value proposition for facilitation


Day 3: Team Dynamics

  • Coach as a team Coach
    • Foundation Team coaching
    • Describing team development
    • Coaching the Journey toward High Performance
    • Handling conflict and dysfunction within the team
    • Handling Organizational impediments
  • Ground Rules Agile transformations



ICAgile Certified Professional-Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) continuing education certification.


Agile professionals with the ambition to become an independent Agile coach. We request a minimum of 1 year experience in the role of Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile coach or practical work experience with the Agile principles.

  • TypeTraining
  • Period 3 days
  • Maximum number of participants:18
  • Level:Foundation, Advanced
  • Language:
  • Lunch included:Yes
  • Exam:No
  • Incompany:Yes
  • Payment methods:Invoice, iDEAL, CreditCard
  • Examinator:Logo
  • Alwin Brands - Rating: 8/10
    Very interactive and enjoyable course. Was looking forward to it and expectations are met. Good exercises. Interesting discussions and exchange of experiences with fellow coaches. Extended my ‘warm’ network.
  • Klaas Steegstra - Rating: 8/10
    The course was very pleasant. There was een good tempo and lots of room to ask questions. The building up of the course came very natural to me. Lot's of excercises what can be a little unnerving but they make you very aware of the content you are learning. Good and friendly instructor. Gave room for discussion but steared it away at the right moment.
  • Sandra Maas - Rating: 8/10
    I experienced the course as a well build up course with a good balance between the theory and practice. the course materials supported the course well. I found the practice in which we took different roles (coach, coachee, observant) very valuable. The trainer was knowledgeable accomplished and leveled very well with the group in which there was an atmosphere of respect and trust. the location was easy to reach. Lunch was not my favorite but also not very important .
  • Jeroen Elzinga - Rating: 9/10
    Nice mix of theory and practical examples.
  • Kathleen Van Mourik - Rating: 8/10
    De training had a nice mix of different teaching ways. The practice side was good. I liked the small group simulation conversations. It could even be more practice if we could have prepared the first day in theory at home. Agile knowledge was different in the group. Could be a bottle neck, but worked for me. The introduction could be with a more personal touch.
  • Geert-Jan Van Vliet - Rating: 8/10
    Good trainer who knows her stuff
  • Robert Agterberg - Rating: 9/10
    I'm already interviewd on location