I left the Agile world to coach leaders. I still keep strong ties to the Agile community and speak about coaching at Agile conferences and events. (Transparency - I also coach Agilist and offer group coaching for Agilists)
In my Agile speaking engagement over the past year I have been conducting an informal survey asking “how many Agile coaches, ScrumMasters, and Agile Managers have coaches?”
I am shocked to see the response hover just below 5%.
The thought of a coach not having a coach sounds hypocritical?
I would like to hear the community’s input on what might be at the root of this issue.
Why are so many Agilest not leveraging Coaching?
My hypothesis is most Agilest have learned the mechanics of various Agile frameworks and methodologies, but never learned what it means to be a professional coach.