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Resistance to Change with Christine Converse and Ross Beurmann

Christine Converse and Ross Beurmann are back and this time we’re picking up the thread from something that came up during our previous interview. The title of the episode is Resistance to Change and the conversation centers around the problems we face when trying to create change within a team or organization. More specifically, we talk about how you can influence others to change when you have no authority, the people you are trying to help may have no desire to be helped. Whether you are working in an agile environment, a traditional organization, or something that is careening back and forth between the two, this interview is going to give you a lot to think about.

 


drunkenpmradio · Resistance to Change with Christine Converse and Ross Beurmann

CONTACTING CHRISTINE AND ROSS

If you’d like to reach out to Christine or Ross, here are some ways to reach them:

Christine Converse

Ross Beurmann

Posted on: March 05, 2021 11:59 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

The Art of Coaching w/ Christine Converse and Ross Beurmann

Coaching people through an Agile transformation is a complicated thing. People within the organization may want the promise they see Agile offering, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to fight against the change every step of the way. Nobody likes change. It’s uncomfortable and scary and it’s sometimes it’s so much easier to just say, “Yes, this is the most uncomfortable chair/torture device a human could ever be forced to try and sit in, but I know this chair, I know this discomfort, I get how it works and it is easier to sit here than it is to try and change.”

Inspiring them to want to change, standing beside them, and keeping them motivated as they struggle through the change is a big part of the job of an Agile coach and practicing this craft is an art.

This week in the podcast I am joined by two Agile coaches, Ross Beurmann and Christine Converse. Ross and Christine both work as coaches helping organizations with Agile transformation. During the interview, we talk about the differences between coaching executives and coaching team members, how paired coaching works, and why it has become such a powerful approach for them. Along the way, they both offer lots of tips and techniques you can employ whether you are working as an Agile Coach or serving on a team trying to help them, and your organization raise its game with Agile. 

ALSO, this podcast features a brand new theme song for the podcast that was created by Chris DeMakes. If the music or Chris’s voice sounds familiar, that’s because Chris is in the band Less Than Jake. He also has a podcast of his own where he interviews songwriters and producers about the art of creating great music. The podcast is called Chris DeMakes a Podcast and it is definitely worth checking out.

drunkenpmradio · The Art of Coaching w/ Christine Converse and Ross Beurmann

Contacting Christine and Ross

If you’d like to reach out to Christine or Ross, here are some ways to reach them:

Christine Converse

Ross Beurmann

Posted on: December 04, 2020 12:38 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)
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