Heart of Transformation OOP2013

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Conference, Transformation | No Comments

In January, I gave my first pecha kucha talk. Martin Heider had invited me to a pecha kucha night at the OOP conference. I recently discovered that the talk including slides is on youtube… So here it is. Enjoy!

Temenos—the Healing Container at Agile2013

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Conference, Temenos | No Comments

Michael Sahota and I were interviewed at Agile2013 by Dave Prior about Temenos. Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/72163654.

Headology Demystified

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Book review, Coaching, Conference | One Comment

What Agile Coaches Can Learn From Discworld Witches Last week at Agile2013, I did a lightning talk in the people track. I talked about my learnings and insights from reading Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, specifically those about Tiffany, a young girl learning to become a witch. Apart from these books being some of the best […]

Impressions of Agile2013

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Conference | One Comment

[amazon asin=”B000R4LGMA” template=”simpleimage”] “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” —Terry Pratchett, A Hat […]

Aufrichtige Empfindsamkeit ist der neue Hardcore

[amazon asin=”B00CO8CRDY” template=”simpleimage”] Soft Skills are the new Hard Skills ist der Titel meines Tracks bei der nächsten OOP in München. Gestern habe ich Tobias Mayers Artikel  Heartfelt Emotionalism is the New Hardcore erwähnt (jetzt hier als Auszug aus dem Buch). Er schreibt sehr klar, was ich mit dem Titel meines Tracks sagen wollte. Ich habe seinen Artikel […]

OOP2014 – Soft Skills are the New Hard Skills

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Conference, Temenos | 3 Comments

[amazon asin=”B00CO8CRDY” template=”simpleimage”] Reading Tobias Mayer’s “The People’s Scrum” I stumbled upon an article he’s written in 2009: Heartfelt Emotionalism is the New Hardcore (available now as excerpt from the book). I fully agree with what he says about “touchy-feely” being a label that’s used when we don’t have the courage to open up at work. The […]

Speed Temenos

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Conference, Temenos | No Comments

Update: Martin Gondermann blogged about a Speed Temenos I hosted at Softwerkskammer Frankfurt. Last week I had the pleasure to run a 90 minute speed version of the Temenos lab at the XP2013 conference in Vienna. After attending Temenos academy in May and learning about different options to design the workshop, I wanted to try […]

20 or 12 Discoveries

2012 was a year of awesome growth and learning for me, some deliberate, some serendipitous. It turned out to be, again, the most intensive and insightful year of my life. I guess that’s a side effect of personal growth and living intensively: more vulnerability, increased presence, more community, more awareness, more (apparent) real options. To […]

Deception is Not the Point

Posted by on Apr 28, 2012 in Coaching, Conference | One Comment
Deception is Not the Point

Last week, I spoke at the Roots conference in Bergen, Norway. Linda Rising’s closing keynote on Deception inspired me to think about communication and the importance of meaning or truth in human interaction… Note that this post doesn’t address or contradict Linda’s keynote—it inspired me to have conversations that led to the thoughts in this […]

Coaching is a 100% client-focused conversation

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Coaching, Conference | One Comment
Coaching is a 100% client-focused conversation

Opening the AgileCoachCamp Norway 2012, we had the pleasure of Jan Georg Kristiansen, ICF-certified Erickson coach MCC and leader of Erickson Coaching Nordic AS (an organisation training coaches and coach trainers in Norway), introduce us to the world of Professional Coaching. What is Coaching? He talked about the need for a definition of Coaching, or ICF Coaching […]