Meet Olaf in London

Over the next four months, I’ll be in London quite regularly. I was invited to give two trainings and speak at two conferences! That provides opportunities to meet, to work … If you’re in London or the UK and want to meet, these are your options: April 27/28: Clean Language for Agile Coaches with Judy […]

What I Want

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Temenos | No Comments
What I Want

I want to increase freedom of Choice in the world People need safe spaces to learn who they are and what they want so that they can make good choices I want to share how to create and hold those spaces how to help people discover a clarity of identity and choice I want to […]

How TrustTemenos Leadership Academy has Changed Me

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Temenos | No Comments
How TrustTemenos Leadership Academy has Changed Me

I am currently in the midst of the second generation of TrustTemenos Leadership Academy. I wrote this text toward the end of the first generation, last spring. It has been published in our book, Showing Up. I am learning so much about myself… And I can highly recommend learning about yourself, too 🙂 If you want to experience our […]

Self-Facilitation Cards

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Agile with a Purpose, Coaching | 8 Comments
Self-Facilitation Cards

For some years, I’ve used a simple trick to greatly increase effectiveness in meetings: Let everyone draw a “1” on a sticky note, then give them this instruction: One Minute Card “Raise this card whenever you feel the current conversation or speaker should come to an end within one minute.”   When first introduced, this […]

Storytelling is not Coaching

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

There are lots of kinds of conversations. Some are entertaining, some boring. Some are valuable, some make a difference. Some touch us deeply in our hearts, some fundamentally shift our perspective. Some fulfil our craving to be seen and heard, some sooth us, some meet our need for community and connection. Coaching is a life-changing […]

Time Boxes end with a Premiere

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Agile with a Purpose | No Comments

I ran a first-in-a-long-time Scrum training the past two days, and some cool ideas came up … which I’ll share here with a few focused posts. This one is about a time box. Time Box In trainings, lots of exercises are run with time boxes. In Scrum, we have lots of time boxes as well – most […]

Clean Language and Agile Coaching

Clean Language and Agile Coaching

I’m excited Judy Rees and I are hosting our first training Clean Language for Agile Coaches in London on November 24/25. What’s exciting about this? Clean Language helps Understanding Clean Language is a technique to pay exquisite attention to another human being developing their thoughts. It helps them understand their own thinking just as well as […]

The TrustTemenos Leadership Academy

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Leadership, Temenos | No Comments
The TrustTemenos Leadership Academy

Become the leader you feel called to be! In about five weeks, the second TrustTemenos Leadership Academy is about to start. We are excited! “We uncover the strength of people to unleash their freedom of choice. We believe that increases well-being and the effectiveness of organisations. It makes work more fun.” – from our book, Showing Up […]

You are Still a Part of Us.

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Community, Conference | 3 Comments
You are Still a Part of Us.

Today, we learned that a slight majority of the British voters voted to leave the EU. Now emotions are “cooking high” as we say in German, we observe expressions of sadness and frustration, anger and anxiety, joy and celebration… With all of this context – our memories and feelings and hopes and assumptions and … […]

Sponsoring ALE2016

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This year, I’m sponsoring a conference for the first time. Here I’m sharing why to inspire others to follow my lead. Sponsoring ALE16 Giving Back In the five years since its inception, the Agile Lean Europe community, ALE for short, has been generous to me. It has provided me with learning and leadership opportunities, great […]