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Next Generation Coaching – The Rise of the Enterprise with Michael Spayd – Agile Coaching Exchange

June 8, 2021 - 4:00 pm

This event will being promptly at 4:00pm Central Time –  Zoom Link
The field of Agile coaching has evolved through at least three phases in its 20 year history, over two decades becoming more focused on a set of clearly defined competencies, while incorporating more of the professional coaching and facilitation mindset, balancing providing technical direction and training. As the field has shifted its focus from teams up to programs, then more recently the rise of the enterprise, the competencies we as Agile coaches need has grown in both number and complexity.
As we grow serious about becoming effective change catalysts and guides in organizational transformation, the future of Agile coaching must become both Integral and systemic. As the primary designer of the Agile Coach Competency Framework — as well as a teacher of that framework to several thousand coaches — I believe I am in a unique position to offer a ‘leveled-up’ competency model for Enterprise Coaches. That’s what this talk will be about. Hope you will join us!
Bio: Michael K. Spayd’s career in Agile began in 2001 as one of the leaders of the largest (at the time) full-scale adoption of Agile XP. Subsequently, Michael led and coached Agile transformations in a wide variety of contexts; as part of his practice, speaking, and teaching, he has endeavored to bring in key disciplines from fields external to Agile, such as professional coaching, systemic management, Integral Theory, organization development (OD), organization culture and change, and approaches to develop more effective sensemaking in leaders. For over 10 years, he has brought that thinking into helping define the ICAgile tracks for both team-level and enterprise-level Agile coaches. In 2010, Michael co founded the Agile Coaching Institute, where he trained thousands of Agile coaches. In 2020, he founded the Collective Edge ( with some dear colleagues, to help expand consciousness at the critical edge of our collective needs. Michael describes his style of working as systemic alchemy. His first book (coauthored) is Agile Transformation: Using the Integral Agile Transformation Framework to Think and Lead Differently, published in 2020 by Addison-Wesley.