Peer coaching can make a huge difference in reaching your work and personal goals, but how do you get started and and make it stick? We’d love to share our informal peer coaching method that combines personal responsibility, agile, and goal setting in a way that is guaranteed to be successful. We call it “Thing Three.” In this interactive session, we will teach you the basic format we follow, along with the research to back up why it works. We will also demonstrate how it has helped even the busiest colleagues stay accountable consistently, over years, and continue to reach every goal they set. You’ll get to exercise these skills too and immediately see the value of peer coaching!


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

We are excited to share Thing Three, our simple peer coaching framework, as it explores not only the applicability of agile techniques to personal success, but also how to evolve personal growth beyond traditional management structures. In this workshop we lay the foundational mindset of personal responsibility, vital for agile teams as well as individuals. Then we show how to execute it with Thing Three, drawing parallels between Scrum and personal agility. This workshop engages participants through a Troika Consulting exercise as they see first-hand the value in sharing challenges with other and receiving feedback.

(10 min) Detail the value of peer coaching, leveraging both industry research and our own experiences
(10 min) Introduce the responsibility process
(30 min) Run a Troika Consulting exercise to have attendees experience the value of peer coaching. In groups of three, attendees will take turns sharing a tough challenge and receiving advice/feedback from their group. More on Troika Consulting at Beyond helping show peer coaching, this is also a great opportunity for attendees to network and get help with their agile challenges from other attendees, increasing the value of the conference for them.
(10 min) What agile looks like for individuals and how to run "personal agile"
(15 min) Elucidate the Thing Three process of bringing three peers together for 30 minutes a week to each commit to three goals
(15 min) Q&A

Learning Outcome

Thing Three is an informal process we’ve created and have been using for years to facilitate peer coaching for both work and life. Participants will learn how to leverages agile techniques, like commitment/objective setting, limiting WIP, cyclical planning & reviews, and constant collaboration for their personal goals and challenges. They will leave with the tools to succeed in today’s VUCA world by providing vision, understanding, clarity, and agility.

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