Session type:


Presented by:

Diane Gombart

Coach to Manage

Session time:

02 Oct 15:30 16:30

Session duration:

60 minutes

About the session

Challenge the conventional notions of agile coaching and advocate for a deeper, more impactful approach to client interactions. The incorporation of the Cassandra story introduces a metaphorical lens, highlighting the potential foresight change agents can provide and the challenges they face in being heard.

By distinguishing between serving and pleasing, it encourages change agents to foster long-term client success whether internal or external to the organisation.

This interactive session underscores the importance of building trust with leadership, pushing the community to reflect on and elevate their coaching practices by becoming trusted advisors. This topic contributes to thought leadership in the agile community by challenging conventional notions of agile coaching and advocating for a deeper, more impactful approach to client interactions. 

Participant takeaways:

  • What is Cassandra's curse and how can we avoid being Cassandra
  • Recognising people-pleaser syndrome and avoiding being one
  • What we should strive to do from the start of any engagement whether as an internal or external change agent


Agile contracting, Learning, Sharing and communities, Ethical and social considerations and responsibilities, What do you see ahead for the agile community?

This session:

  • Includes interaction
  • Has no session cap

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