Michael K. Spayd


Team and Organisational Coach


In a word, my professional work is about transformation. I seem to be wired to help people, and systems, change. I am drawn to cutting edge ‘technologies’ for coaching and organization development.

I have been an organizational change coach and consultant for 20 years, working with Fortune 500, small businesses and non-profits. For 10 years I have specialized in technology-oriented teams and associated enterprise transformation efforts, working with over 50 teams in that time. I was trained as a Team and Organizational Coach and hold a Masters degree in psychology, and I am trained in Co-Active leadership, executive coaching, and organizational behavior. I am also a Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

YOW! 2013 Sydney

Coaching Agile Teams

Coaching Agile Teams is a two-day training experience that covers both the being and the doing of agile coaching. There’s a lot to learn, experience and practice! At the end of the course, you will be capable of applying many new tools and techniques, as well as your own mindset changes, to coach agile teams to high performance. As practical as it is provocative, the Coaching Agile Teams course challenges agile coaches to rise to the fullest expression of their role and offer simple, practical ways to get there.

Hiring (or Growing) the Right Agile Coach

There are as many types of agile coaches out there as there are flavors of ice cream. And, their levels of leadership maturity and skill can vary just as widely. It can leave one fretting, “What am I really getting when I bring in an agile coach?” or “How do I develop myself as an agile coach?”. In fact, what are the “must have” skills of an agile coach and how can you tell if someone has them?

The Agile Coach Competency Framework is one big clue to answering these questions. Over the past two years, this framework has guided the development of hundreds of agile coaches. Agile managers and champions also use it to obtain “truth in advertising” to hire the right coach at the right time.

We will explore this framework and provide lightening-talk-style case studies that showcase how it has been used in the real world.

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