Agile Coaching Career Lab at Agile2021 

Agile Coaching Career Lab is for new and practicing agile coaches who are looking to develop their coaching skills and connect with a community of passionate professionals. This is the place to be if you are curious about growing your career as an agile coach.

Chat with us in our Agile2021 Marketplace space!

  • Tuesday: 7- 8 PM CDT
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM  - 12:30 PM CDT


Howard Sublett, Chief Product Owner, Scrum Alliance

Facilitated by Tamara Runyon. Panelists include Brandon Raines, Angie Doyle, Michael de la Maza

The profession of agile coaching needs clarity on the true value of an agile coach and the associated measurable knowledge, expertise, and skills. Join in as Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Coaches discuss what it means to have agile coaching as a career. We’ll lean into the findings from the 2021 State of Agile Coaching Report.

Bob Galen, Jennifer Fields, Faye Thompson

Join us for a live team coaching demonstration. Participants will then break out into groups of three where one person coaches, the other person is being coached, and an observer gives feedback on the session. The roles rotate, which creates a very interactive learning experience.

Vernon Stinebaker

Are you interested in becoming a Certified Agile Coach but not sure what’s next? Vernon Stinebaker provides an overview of the different paths to attaining the Certified Team Coach or Certified Enterprise Coach certifications. 

Howard Sublett, Chief Product Owner, Scrum Alliance

Facilitated by Kwasi Owusu-Asomaning. Panelists include Matt Kirilove, Alicia McClain, and Mike Leber.  

Come hear from passionate agilists about their journey to becoming an agile coach. 

Joel Bancroft Connors 

In this interactive session, you’ll have the chance to self-assess your agile coaching skills and identify areas where you’re looking to grow. We’ll use the newly updated Agile Coaching Growth Wheel for this activity. 

Jesse Fewell & Anu Smalley

With over 250,000 agile coaches working today, many executives are asking how to choose the right one. Even if you are more qualified than half of them, that is still a LOT of competition. Then if you got the job, your message is still clouded by all the other voices in the organization. When we all have similar certifications and use similar techniques, how do we stand out?

In this hands-on session, you will get both insights into and practice on claiming your unique and distinct brand as a change agent. From defying stereotypes to finding your niche, you will learn which approaches set you apart, so that you get hired, and get heard. 

* How to defy agile coach stereotypes
* How to choose a niche
* How to gain differentiating expertise
* How to articulate and broadcast your unique skill

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