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Self Care for Agile Coaches and Other Change Agents
February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Servant leadership is a wonderful aspiration. Serving your team, serving your peers, serving your leaders, and serving your organization. It’s an ego-less and selfless posture and central to the agile mindset.
But what often can get lost in all of this service is…service to oneself. And placing service to self above the others so that we can serve them all the better.
In this collaborative workshop, we will be deeply exploring the notion of coaching self-care. We’ll look into several aspects of it, exploring the notion as more than simply taking time off or exercising. So, as a group, we’ll create a much richer landscape in taking care of ourselves.
Then we’ll take a step back and look at what gets in the way of our self-care. What are the blockers and impediments from ourselves, our teams, and our organizational culture? And we discuss some ways to overcome those impediments.
Finally, we’ll explore a self-care canvas. Each attendee will spend a bit of quiet & reflection time filling in a part of the canvas. We’ll close the workshop sharing some discoveries and aha’s from the crowd.
1. Learn how to use the self-care canvas in guiding your personal self-care strategies and tactics.
2. Takeaway ideas and tactics for overcoming the typical impediments that get in the way of our self-care.
3. Gain a much broader understanding of aspects of self-care beyond simply diet and exercise.
Bob Galen is an Agile Practitioner, Trainer & Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other agile methodologies and practices. He is a Principal Agile Coach at Vaco Agile, a leading business agility transformation company. He is also President and Head Coach at RGCG a boutique agile coaching firm.
Bob regularly speaks at international conferences and professional groups on topics related to software development, project management, software testing and team leadership. He is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), CAL I trainer, and an active member of the Agile & Scrum Alliances.
He’s published three agile-centric books: The Three Pillars of Agile Quality and Testing in 2015, Scrum Product Ownership, 3’rd Edition in 2019, and Agile Reflections in 2012. He’s also a prolific writer & blogger (at – www.rgalen.com ) and podcaster (at www.meta-cast.com)