I first learned about coaching around the year 2000. It was explained as not offering a solution but instead asking questions to help a colleague come up with the answer.
I kind of forgot about coaching until I came across Lyssa Adkins book coaching agile teams in 2014 and was lucky to attend an Agile Coach Bootcamp. At the bootcamp I learned that coaching is a lot more than asking questions, it is also about remaining neutral, letting go of intent, mastering powerful questions, gently guiding a conversation, but I felt that I was still just scratching the surface. Read more “A thought (or two) on coaching”