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THE COACHING COLLABORATIVE

CHANGE STARTS WITH UNDERSTANDING WHY

 

VALUES

Respect People – people not resources; build trust and foster collaboration every single day

 

Go to the Gemba –  no problem is ever solved sitting at a desk; go to where value is created and observe

 

Skin In the Game – shared risk-taking where we succeed and fail together

Continuous Improvement - foster an atmosphere of continuous learning and experimentation

PHILOSOPHY

Change is hard.  There are no quick fixes or shortcuts.  Unless we invest in building healthier organizations any improvements will be fleeting and change won't stick.

It is not that people don't want to change, they just don't want to be changed.  The key component in any transformation is people.  ​

We succeed when we work ourselves out of a job. We do that through knowledge transfer, building your expertise and coaching your coaches.

APPROACH

Start with a keen understanding of culture and organizational structure

 

Build consensus and drive alignment around your strategic direction

 

Ruthless prioritize to maximize throughput and build winning habits. 

 

Establish feedback loops to enable continuous learning and pivot or persevere decision making

 

 CONSULTING

Our approach is one of partnership and shared risk. We share knowledge gained over many years in the Lean Agile trenches and will ensure you avoid the classic pitfalls. 

 

We have a track record of mentoring internal champions and constructively engaging senior management in formulating and continually adapting overall transformation strategy. 

 

Our areas of expertise include:

 

  • Transformation & Organizational Design

  • Lean & Agile at Scale

  • Leadership Development & Executive Coaching

  • End-to-end Business Agility

  • Complex Adaptive Systems

 

 

WORKSHOPS

Our workshops are intensive, collaborative sessions where real results are achieved.

 

Examples workshop topics:

  • Strategic alignment

  • Value stream mapping 

  • Transformation design

  • Story-writing

  • Kanban design

  • Cynefin and Complexity

We have many years of experience facilitating diverse groups from the smallest to the hundreds and we expect to pass along our knowledge of facilitation skills to your facilitators and servant leaders.

 

TRAINING

There is a lot of training available in the marketplace today with varying degrees of quality.  We have the experience and track record to deliver a quality experience that will get you off to the best possible start with your Lean Agile transformation strategy. 

 

We provide training in these  focus areas:

  • Product Ownership

  • Servant Leadership

  • Advanced Facilitation

  • Complexity Thinking

  • Agility at Scale

  • Lean Agile Leadership

 

Over the course of 20+ years coaching, Ken Clyne has been trusted advisor to some of the world’s leading companies as they embark on their Agile journey.  His diverse portfolio includes energy, manufacturing, banking, insurance and technology sectors.  Ken builds trust with his customers through his ability to listen and apply the right type of coaching at the right time.  He excels at building coaching teams to support large scale enterprise transformation.  With a wealth of experience in Scrum, Kanban and coaching teams-of-teams, and leadership, Ken always maintains a focus on what is best for his customer.

Tom Perry’s career as a software development transformation agent spans 20+ years. Tom’s clients range from startups to Fortune 100 and both state and federal government. His background includes testing, development, management and Agile coaching. Tom is actively involved in the Agile community in his native Seattle: leading a local chapter of the APLN and founding the Open Agile Management conference. Tom loves to speak and writes on Agile topics in local and international forums and is proud author of The Little Book of Impediments.

For the last 12 years Hans Samios has focused on building sustainable improvements in organizational effectiveness through large scale Agile transformations.  Leveraging his deep knowledge of agile such as Scrum, Lean, XP and SAFe Hans applies a pragmatic, team-oriented approach to coaching customers through optimizing the entire delivery process from concept to cash.  His domain experience spans technology, IT, energy, banking and insurance but Hans also relishes applying Agile principles to non-traditional spaces such as marketing, construction, finance, and HR.

Daniel Walsh has dedicated his career to developing new products and services and bringing them to market.  He is a passionate advocate for Lean, Agile, and system engineering methods. His diverse background includes product development, sales, marketing, strategic planning and talent recruiting. Formerly with Intel Corp, Daniel graduated with an M.S. in Engineering Systems from MIT and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Business.  Daniel’s current areas of focus include organizational transformations and intrapreneurship, digital transformation, and complex adaptive systems.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS