ArticleAugust 30, 2021 · 1 min read time
Necessity is a great motivator. Sometimes, you run out of familiar alternatives and you have to try things you don’t even believe in. Or at least you have doubts about their success. Learning through experimentation is a bit like an integral part of an agile coach’s DNA, and this crazy and bold attitude sometimes leads to surprising results. This time it was an interactive coach training in a virtual environment.
The first time I was forced to come up with something like this was when I was working at Ericsson and there was a sudden travel ban that prevented coach training in Europe. However, we did a successful experiment with groups of six students in Italy, Spain and Germany. I remotely guided these groups to the secrets of coaching, all the way from Finland.
When the Covid-19 pandemic locked students up in their homes, I was able to use this experience and suggested that coach training could be held virtually – so that the quality of learning remains high. The feedback from the course participants clearly shows how they have experienced the growth of their skills during the course.