Patty Aluskewicz: The Leap of Faith, How Business Coaching Redefined A Career Path

Have you ever felt stuck in the monotony of a job, simply “punching the clock”? This episode follows Patty’s journey from a traditional classroom teacher to an innovative business owner and coach. Witness how a simple decision to leave the education sector led Patty to explore the realms of entrepreneurship and personal growth. What triggers someone to leave a stable job and venture into the uncertain world of business? How did embracing coaching transform Patty’s approach to work and life? Dive into her story of transformation, the trials of building a business from scratch, and the invaluable lessons learned from hiring a business coach.

The inspiring story of how a failing hospital turned things around with Agile and Lean

Recovering from failure, or difficult moments is a critical skill for Scrum Masters. Not only because of us, but also because the teams, and stakeholders we work with will also face these moments! We need inspiring stories to help them, and ourselves! The Bungsu Story, is an inspiring story by Marcus Hammarberg which shows how a Coach can help organizations recover even from the most disastrous situations! Learn how Marcus helped The Bungsu, a hospital in Indonesia, recover from near-bankruptcy, twice! Using Lean and Agile methods to rebuild an organization and a team! An inspiring story you need to know about! Buy the book on Amazon: The Bungsu Story – How Lean and Kanban Saved a Small Hospital in Indonesia. Twice. and Can Help You Reshape Work in Your Company.

 

About Patty Aluskewicz

Patty Aluskewicz is an Agile Coach for PwC and the founder of Agile Mindset Consulting. With over 15 years of experience, she assists businesses and their employees in building fundamental Agile and Scrum skills, improving team dynamics and communication, and successfully implementing organizational change.

You can link with Patty Aluskewicz on LinkedIn.

Paul Jarvis: Embracing the Stretch Zone, Tools for Personal and Agile Team Growth

In this episode, Paul introduces the “comfort – stretch – panic model” by Karl Ronker. This episode explores the necessity of stepping out of comfort to achieve personal and professional growth, emphasizing the role of the Stretch zone in challenging and expanding our capabilities. Through practical tips and insights, including the significance of a growth mindset. Paul refers to Managing for Happiness, Jurgen Appelo. Regarding change processes, Paul guides listeners on how to use experiments, spikes, and the Cynefin model to navigate and embrace change effectively. What does it truly mean to stretch beyond our comfort zones, and how can we apply these principles to foster a culture of continuous improvement and happiness? Discover tools, tips, and techniques that catalyze growth and change.

Want to Improve Your Change Management Results? Discover the Lean Change Management Approach Today!

As Scrum Master we work with change continuously! Do you have your own change framework that provides the guidance, and queues you need when working with change? The Lean Change Management framework is a fully defined, lean-startup inspired change framework that can be used as the backbone of any change process! You can buy Lean Change Management the book at Amazon. Also available in French, Spanish, German and Portuguese.

About Paul Jarvis

Paul is a seasoned Enterprise Lean Agile Coach, Trainer, RTE, and Scrum Master with a decade of experience in the FinTech sector, focusing on banking, payments, and e-commerce. Recently, he completed a 3.5-year tenure at a key player in investment banking.

You can link with Paul Jarvis on LinkedIn.

BONUS: Guy Kawasaki shares how to lead a remarkable life, based on lessons from 200+ interviews!

In this BONUS episode we explore the latest book by Guy Kawasaki: ‘Think Remarkable.’ In this conversation, we explore Guy’s personal journey, share lessons from his interactions with over 200 extraordinary individuals he interviewed for his Remarkable People Podcast, and unpack the key messages from his latest work that challenges us all to elevate our lives and the world around us.

The Genesis of a Remarkable Path

“Looking back, it’s clear how the dots connected to set me on this path, but it all started with a desire to redefine how companies should operate – the Macintosh way.”

Guy Kawasaki’s career is as diverse as it is inspiring. From his early days at Apple to his influential role in various startups, Guy shares with us the pivotal moments and decisions that have shaped his remarkable journey. He delves into the motivations behind his first book, revealing how ‘The Macintosh Way‘ was a manifesto on the right way to run companies, a theme that has pervaded his work and philosophy.

The Power of Evangelism

“Evangelism is about bringing good news that makes people more productive, creative, and ultimately delighted.”

Guy has long been recognized for his unique ability to transform the world of work through evangelism. He shares invaluable insights on how true believers can make a significant difference by showing others a better way to live and work. From his time as an evangelist for Canva to his foundational days at Apple, Guy illustrates the importance of working backward from the customer’s needs to deliver truly delightful experiences.

Lessons from Remarkable People

“Each interview taught me something new, but distilling these lessons into actionable insights was a journey in itself.”

Throughout the creation of ‘Think Remarkable,’ Guy engaged with a host of remarkable individuals, each contributing unique perspectives on life, work, and success. From Don Norman to Jane Goodall, the diversity of thought and experience Guy encountered has been distilled into practical lessons for personal and professional growth. He emphasizes the value of these interviews in shaping the book’s content, offering listeners a glimpse into the minds of some of the most influential figures of our time.

Unconventional Leadership

“My leadership views were significantly shaped by working under Steve Jobs and leading various software companies.”

Reflecting on his experiences with unorthodox leaders at Apple and his ventures into the startup world, Guy shares how these experiences have molded his views on effective leadership. Through both internal and external challenges, he has developed a nuanced understanding of what it takes to inspire and guide others towards shared goals.

Embracing a Growth Mindset

“To excel in something, you must first be willing to suck at it.”

The concept of a growth mindset is central to ‘Think Remarkable,’ and Guy’s personal journey embodies this principle. He discusses the importance of being open to learning and growing, regardless of the field or endeavor, and shares why embracing challenges and the potential for failure is crucial for anyone looking to make a significant impact.

Crafting The Book ‘Think Remarkable’

“Writing this book required months of outlining and planning, but the key was creating little anchors for readers to follow.”

Guy takes us behind the scenes of the meticulous process involved in bringing ‘Think Remarkable’ to life. From outlining to structuring the narrative, he emphasizes the importance of providing readers with clear, actionable insights and the role of careful planning in achieving this goal.

Making a Difference with Tech Giants

“Working at Apple and noticing the little things with Canva taught me the importance of being open to new opportunities.”

Guy’s unique experiences with tech giants like Apple, Google, and startups such as Canva have profoundly influenced his views on making a positive impact. He shares how these roles have taught him the value of noticing the small details and remaining open to new opportunities, a lesson he believes is crucial for anyone looking to make their mark on the world.

Balancing Success and Impact

“Personal success and making a difference aren’t mutually exclusive; they complement each other in the journey to remarkableness.”

In discussing how to find balance between personal success and making a meaningful difference, Guy highlights the interconnectedness of these goals. He believes that striving for personal growth and seeking to contribute positively to the world are not only compatible but also mutually reinforcing in the quest for remarkableness.

The Role of Vulnerability in Leadership

“Embracing vulnerability has been a breakthrough in understanding my role as a leader and in making genuine connections.”

Guy shares personal stories where embracing vulnerability not only led to personal breakthroughs but also deepened his understanding of leadership. He argues that vulnerability is a strength that allows leaders to connect more authentically with their teams and drive meaningful change.

Defining and Achieving Remarkableness

“Remarkableness comes from making the world a better place through growth, grit, and grace.”

Guy reflects on the essence of being remarkable, emphasizing that it’s about making a positive difference in the world. He shares insights into how anyone can embark on this path by focusing on personal growth, resilience, and kindness.

Closing Thoughts: The Future of Impact

“LLMs are a bigger deal than computers and social media. My call to action for everyone is to embrace AI and learn how it can be used to amplify our impact.”

Looking forward, Guy shares his excitement about the potential of large language models (LLMs) and AI to revolutionize how we work and make a difference. He encourages everyone to engage with these technologies, underscoring their potential to significantly enhance our ability to create positive change in the world.

About Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva and host of the Remarkable People podcast. He was the chief evangelist of Apple, trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation, Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador, and special assistant to the Motorola Division of Google. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University, an MBA from UCLA, and an honorary doctorate from Babson College. He lives in Watsonville, California.

Learn more about the book, and Guy Kawaski.

Stephanie Cully: Ted Lasso Lessons That Help Define Success For Scrum Masters

Stephanie defines success for Scrum Masters as their ability to foster growth within their teams and ensure the delivery of value. She emphasizes that a great Scrum Master not only demonstrates how to deliver value but also engages the team in discussions about the meaning and importance of value, thereby helping the team understand and focus on value creation. Through continuous learning and development, a Scrum Master supports the team’s growth, drawing inspiration from the ethos of Ted Lasso, which underscores the significance of positive influence and guidance. In this episode, we refer to the following quote by Ted Lasso: “For me, success is not about the wins and losses. It’s about helping these young fellas be the best versions of themselves on and off the field. And it ain’t always easy … but neither is growing up without someone believing in you.”

Featured Retrospective Format For The Week: Warm-Up Questions That Uncovered A Team’s Fears

Stephanie shares a retrospective format that incorporates “warm-up” questions designed to gauge the team’s sentiments about the previous sprint. Through this method of warm-up questions, Stephanie uncovered that the team felt they were not delivering value, indicating a risk of demotivation. She emphasizes the importance of retrospectives as safe spaces for addressing difficult topics, suggesting that such open dialogues are crucial for maintaining motivation and continuous improvement within agile teams.

How can I, as a Scrum Master, supercharge my facilitation?

Retrospectives, planning sessions, vision workshops, we are continuously helping teams learn about how to collaborate in practice! In this Actionable Agile Tools book, Jeff Campbell shares some of the tools he’s learned over a decade of coaching Agile Teams. The pragmatic coaching book you need, right now! Buy Actionable Agile Tools on Amazon, or directly from the author, and supercharge your facilitation toolbox!

About Stephanie Cully

Stephanie Cully is a Scrum Master, and CEO of Scrum Life Consulting. Stephanie founded Scrum Life with a mission to help Scrum Masters overcome self-doubt and land the role.

You can link with Stephanie Cully on LinkedIn.

BONUS: Beyond Frameworks, A Vision for Agile Coaching Excellence with Rahul Bhattacharya

In this episode, we explore Rahul’s experience with Agile Coaching and how he developed his coaching approach systematically and beyond any frameworks. His latest book is: Coaching Agile: A guide for Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters to build and scale their coach approach, and now available on Amazon. 

The Agile Coach’s Toolbox: Beyond Frameworks

Rahul’s journey from startup co-founder to Agile Coach is a story of evolution and adaptability. His experience in the corporate world, starting as a product manager, led him to realize the power of Agile methodologies. Rahul emphasizes the importance of a broad perspective, advocating for a framework-agnostic approach in Agile coaching. He shares invaluable lessons about what works and what doesn’t, offering a treasure trove of practices that transcend specific frameworks. This holistic approach is crucial for Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches who wish to apply the most effective strategies in diverse environments.

The Agile Coach vs. Scrum Master: Clarifying Roles and Expectations

Continue reading BONUS: Beyond Frameworks, A Vision for Agile Coaching Excellence with Rahul Bhattacharya

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