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Specialist Mentoring for Agile / Engineering Roles

Professional services:

Specialist Mentoring for Agile / Engineering Roles

Service type:

Leadership & Team Coaching


Cadenced 6-month cycles of specialist coaching for Agile & Engineering leadership roles


Tailored to your needs as a mix of one-to-one and group supervision. Please enquire or look for public groups


Practitioners, Large and Mid-Size Organisations

Details of the service:

The Challenge:

Digital change has seen the emergence of new roles, such as: 

  • Software engineers, who establish practices around the quality of the engineering,  

  • Scrum Masters, who shift the leadership of the team from directive leadership to stimulating self-direction and autonomy,

  • Product owners, who liaise with the business and play a key role in realising outcomes, 

  • Solution architects, who support a continuous stream of decisions while anticipating the directions and assuring the future fitness of the technical solutions. 

Many of those roles did not exist twenty years ago, and people with little leadership experience get promoted into them. They made it based on their functional expertise and hard work, but their leadership generally did not have time to establish. Once they land in the role, they aim to keep it all going by coordinating the activities and getting involved with all decisions. Inevitably, the performance suffers: 

  • Decisions get backed up, resulting in hold-ups, delays, too many meetings and much disruption, 

  • People do not feel empowered and retreat in "Tell me what to do" mode, 

  • The leader is placed under pressure, overwhelmed, and inevitably burns out, 

  • You can hear the echo of "too many meetings" in the corridors of the organisation... 

Those new leaders need help to establish themselves and grow into their leadership suitably. The help is not often readily available from their leadership, as they would reinforce classic patterns misadapted to the problems they are facing. 

Expected Outcomes: 

  • Improvements in confidence from the respective leaders, 

  • Ease and better handling of pressure, which in turn will help with the empowerment of the teams, 

  • Better relationships, ownership, engagement across the board, 

  • Stronger, healthier challenges across people, stimulating the system for better performance, 

  • Better resilience of the people in those roles and reduced attrition amongst those leaders and within their teams.

Our Differentiated Approach:

We offer specialist services to cover this exact challenge. We bring seasoned leaders from the industry and can organise individual coaching or group coaching series. Our coaches and mentors are relatable and speak the language of engineers, product managers, digital leaders and other Agile roles. 

We help structure the change agendas that will motivate the coaching agendas (if working at the individual level). 

We can also offer structured group coaching cycles that explore different dimensions of leadership and focus on learning from the challenges in practice. Those group coaching cycles also stimulate peer connections and situational learning. Over time, people build the confidence and resilience to organise their reflection and have confidence in the answers they find. 

Service Format:

The engagement starts with an advisory phase to qualify the challenges that you are facing. We aim to interview the people and observe the dynamics of their sessions (eg. Stand-up / Planning / Architecture Review Board / etc). 

From this perspective, we co-design a set of interventions with you. Those can vary from deploying individual mentoring/coaching (which we would coordinate for progress) to running several group coaching series. 

The interventions are organised in 6-month cycles, which enable periodic reviews and repositioning. 

Training programmes that support this service: 

Applied Flow Fundamentals

This course is a foundation course for organisations and practitioners looking to recalibrate and re-energise digital and agile transformation initiatives by applying Flow thinking.

Leadership of collaborative organisation systems

This course brings together all the latest thinking and practices in terms of new Systemic Leadership. It is designed to be modular and flex to your needs.

Agile Effectiveness

This course is a must for Agile practitioners and Leaders and revisits all the Agile practices with a focus on stimulating performance, collaboration and genuine agility

Leadership of Operational Excellence

This course develops the foundational practices of Operational Excellence and its leadership

Coaching Change with Agendashift for Professional Coaches

This course is a specialist course for Professional Coaches looking to facilitate organisational change with specialist coaching approaches and techniques

The Flow System

We are qualified with the Flow System and it is core to all our offerings.

ORSC (Organisation and System Relationship Coaching)

We are certified for Systems Relationship Coaching (ORSC) with CRR Global. 

Digital Leadership Network

We are the founding partner of the Digital Leadership Network. 

Agile Business Consortium

We work with the Agile Business Consortium for Business Agility.

Tools and practices used in this service: 

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