Giving Back

I believe it is important to do good by giving back to the community.

If you are a Denver area non-profit, charitable organization, school, etc. struggling to work through a complex problem feel free to contact me to discuss your situation. A day of Lego Serious Play or a Human Centered Design workshop may be just what you need to break through.

Upcoming Events

Autumn 2017

Group Coaching for Agilists: Go wide and experience the wisdom of the group

Virtual small group coaching specially for Agile practitioners

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18 October 2017

Agile Denver Coaching - Encore Presentation of Powerful Questions

According to the International Coach Federation Powerful Questioning along with Active Listening and Direct Communication completes the "effective communication" trifecta. In this months Agile Denver Coaching Meet-Up we will explore Powerful questions including; what they are, how to (and not to) use them, and work with a system to maximize the “Power” of powerful questions. 

27 Novemberr 2017

Agile Denver Meet-up - Building the foundations to support High performing Teams

In this interactive presentation we will collectively build the learning content as we explore team development theories.

Past Events

22 May 2017

Powerful Questions: How & How Not To Use Them, at Mile High Agile 2017

According to the International Coach Federation - Powerful Questions along with Active Listening and Direct Communication completes the “effective communication" trifecta. Powerful Questions asked from a place of authentic curiosity are the mainstay of every meaningful coaching conversation. In this presentation we will explore Powerful Questions including; what they are, how to (and not to) use them, and work with a system to maximize the “Power” of powerful questions.

08 February 2017

Powerful Questions at Boulder ScrumMaster Meetup

According to the International Coach Federation Powerful Questioning along with Active Listening and Direct Communication completes the "effective communication" trifecta. In this months Meetup we will explore Powerful questions including; what they are, how to (and not to) use them, and work with a system to maximize the “Power” of powerful questions.

17 January 2017 Denver

Agile Denver Coaching - Powerful Questions

According to the International Coach Federation Powerful Questioning along with Active Listening and Direct Communication completes the "effective communication" trifecta. In this months Agile Denver Coaching Meet-Up we will explore Powerful questions including; what they are, how to (and not to) use them, and work with a system to maximize the “Power” of powerful questions. 

01 December 2016 Webinar

Salesforce - Agile-Leadership-Coaching

We will explore the connections, similarities, and differences between Coaching, Leadership, and Agile for Salesforce Agile Coaches and professional services. What does it mean to be a leader as an Agile Coach?

16-18 June 2016 Denver

Management 3.0 Workshop

This combined 3-day event integrates the hands-on of the #Workout directly into the practical learning of the Management 3.0 training.

Management 3.0 is a two-day management workshop that splits between theoretical and practical agile management, following along with leadership guru Jurgen Appelo's first best-seller Management 3.0. The one-day #Workout workshop is fully hands-on and, like the full-color book it's named after, jam-packed with a lot of play, games and laughter.

Some of the Topics and Tools covered in the workshop

Complexity: Much of what we know about management is based on practices designed in the industrial and manufacturing era. We are in the age of complexity and are quickly moving into the age of creativity where traditional approaches to management are less relevant.

Personal Maps: Learn ways to connect truly with your team and how to improve team collaboration.

Energize People: How can we find out what motivates our employees? How can we best create a working environment where some people love working in teams, while others prefer to work solo? We’ll explore how to adapt your leadership style to suit your environment.

Empower Teams: Empowerment. A great buzzword, but how do we do it? We’ll explore practices you can use right away to help your teams understand where the invisible electric fences are.

Celebration Grids and Experiment Boards: Learn how to celebrate learning, not successes or failures.

Levels of Delegation: Use Delegation Poker to make clear who’s responsible for what and to what level. This is a method where you can encourage employee engagement through controlled self-organization and clarified value and decision-making.

Align Constraints: Self-organization doesn’t mean chaos! Learn how to use situational leadership to put the right constraints in place.

Develop Competence: People love learning; learn how to foster a craftsmanship attitude.

Feedback Recipe: Teams and individuals need to appreciate why they are receiving feedback, in a way that makes them take immediate action and without causing too much of an ‘ouch’ factor. Learn to be constructive in your approach to giving feedback.

Grow Structure: Teams are often handcuffed by organizational constraints; learn how to create the right environment for success.

Improve Everything: Learn what Lean Change Management is and how to use it to improve anything in your organization.

And much more!

11 May 2016 Broomfield

Boulder Scrum Master Meetup (May) Agile Leadership/Manageme­nt3.0

In this session, we will explore Management (1.0, 2.0, and 3.0) and the work of Jürgen Appelo, from the context of the Scrum Master & Agile Coach. We will overview Management 3.0 and the six views (Energize People, Empower Teams, Align Constraints, Develop Competence, Grow Structure, and Improve Everything) and practice, hands on, a few tools to take back and use with your teams.

15 March 2016

Agile Denver Coaching - Management 3.0 and Tools from #Workout for the Agile Coach

In preparation for Jürgen Appelo's visit in April as the keynote speaker at MHA2016, we invited Lennie to present at our meetup in March.

In this session, we will explore Management (1.0, 2.0, and 3.0) and the work of Jürgen Appelo, from the context of the Agile Coach. We will overview Management 3.0 and the six views (Energize People, Empower Teams, Align Constraints, Develop Competence, Grow Structure, and Improve Everything) and practice, hands on, a few tools to take back and use with your teams.