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There's no U in Coach

Summary

Coaching isn’t about you and it isn’t about advice. Coaching is all about the journey that the coachee goes on. What you do as a coach is listen with wonder and curiosity and without judgement.

99 Minutes

Max 50 attendees

Online

coaching

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Examine the difference between coaching and mentoring and assess which is the best approach to use in different situations.
  • Describe the responsibilities of a coach and coachee in a coaching relationship.
  • Construct some powerful questions - examine the difference between and open and closed questions.
  • Name some different coaching frameworks, articulate which is the most appropriate for a given scenario and complete some breakout coaching sessions using these techniques.
  • Imagine how you could use these techniques in a team setting to coach teams in a quality mindset.

Description

Coaching is about unleashing the ability and the skills in everyone to help them be as awesome as they can be and it's an amazing feeling.  It can, however, be hard to find the people and the time to actually practice your coaching skills, especially in high pressure environments where you’re dealing with people in real life situations. This interactive and fun workshop will explore some of the more common coaching methods, just what we mean when we say powerful questions (a really useful skill to have as a Tester) and how to go about asking them.  Please bring some problems (or decisions) along to the session that you'd like to be coached on! 

Meet the Instructors

Lindsay Strydom

Lindsay Strydom

Senior QA Engineer

Reformed Luddite and accidental QA with years of experience in testing e-commerce native and web applications. Keen gardener and charity shop enthusiast.

Gareth Waterhouse

Gareth Waterhouse

Lead QA Engineer

Seasoned QA with a decade of experience, father of two and Sunderland fan (please don't hold that against us). Regularly attends QA/Testing meetups and has given numerous presentations at meetups. Always looking at ways to develop others. Regularly blog about things that I think may be of interest.

Next Classes

There's no U in Coach - 24 August 2020 (UK Timezone)

August 24th 2020

Online

Gareth Waterhouse, Lindsay Strydom

There's no U in Coach - 30 September 2020 (UK Timezone)

September 30th 2020

Online

Gareth Waterhouse, Lindsay Strydom

There's no U in Coach - 17 February 2021 (New York, US Timezone)

February 17th 2021

Online

Gareth Waterhouse, Lindsay Strydom

There's no U in Coach - 21 May 2021 (New Zealand Timezone)

May 21st 2021

Online

Gareth Waterhouse, Lindsay Strydom

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