What People Say

Three days to explore how YOU can learn to become a better coach.

Philipp Schneider - Director eSolution Development
Sonova

Prepare yourself

Learn how to prepare yourself to make changes to a system effectively.

Rob Reed - ScrumMaster
American Electric Power

Share a lens

Esther and Don share a a lens that coaches can use to gain insights into their organizations and create small experiments that create an opportunity to learn and improve.

Ryan Ripley - Agile for Humans
Ryan Ripley & Company

Pure gold!

Paul Sutton - Agile Coach
@FragileAgile

Energizing, safe environment.  You can work with 13 separate partners in 2 days.

JoAnne Brandstedter - Agile PMO

Taking a systems view to complex organization problems (without going to crazy).

Paul Tevis - Coach
Appfolio

Engage in systems thinking

An opportunity to learn and experience practices and methods in systems thinking.

Jeff McKenna - Founder
Agile Action

A great mix of theory and practice. Exercises use each attendee’s issues and contest, leading to real-life changes and actions which are easily begun.

Doug Kinney - Associate Director, Engineering
Best Buy

A very intense two days, from which you will come away with new tools & insights you can apply in the real world to coach beyond the team.

Em Campbell-Pretty - Partner
Context Matters

Collaboratively improve a system

A series of ideas and techniques to collaboratively improve a system.

Nick Korbel - Development Manager
Pampered Chef

Coaching Beyond the Team was amazing! Esther and Don gave real experiences and tools that are immediately relevant and valuable.

Kristen Belcher - Release Train Engineer
Vertafore

One of the best workshops

The knowledge that I gained from the three day workshop … I can’t even imagine how i would have learned any of this without Don and Esther. It was one of the best workshops I’ve been to.

Chaid Przybelski - Business Analyst
Baird

If you have a chance to participate in Esther and Don’s workshops, do not hesitate and go for it. The style of learning throughout the workshop was amazing with its simplicity yet undoubtedly difficult to establish in such short period of time that two days gives us. The setup of the physical space not as much as the emotional comfort that their approach just emitted on its own. They have set up the emotional space for us to be as open as possible and vulnerable yet at the same time have the feeling of safety. I have not experienced that style of knowledge sharing/exchange in a long time. So much information was shared and exchanged without the feeling of material heavy session. It was all done through carefully thought out exercises that almost seemed to mask that this was learning and it didn’t feel like a torrent of data poured on my head, even that it was 😉 

Konrad Hajdukiewicz - Senior Agile Consultant
Centare

Great tips on problem visualization techniques.

Superb facilitation.

Natalja Calderon - Agile Coach / Consultant
Omega Point

No powerpoint. Just engagement and collaboration.

Dave Cornelius - Value Delivery Leader
Bio-Rad Labs

Mentally Challenging

Mentally challenging, a lot of great material organized very well.

Gert Brits - Agile Coach
Spotify