[This post is one of many sparked by Agile 2015.]
Have you noticed how many canvases are around these days? Business Model Canvas. Lean Canvas. Value Proposition Canvas… Can’t we think of any other approach anymore?
That’s why I was a little hesitant when Olaf Lewitz and Martin Alaimo opened up their “Great Coaching Conversations Workshop” with the “Coaching Canvas“. Yeah, right…
How I regret thinking that! It totally worked! We paired up and took turns being coach and coachee.
We had a list of Powerful Questions to pick from for each field of the canvas. Together with the canvas this was enough rigging so that 100+ people had insightful conversations. Some even had coaching conversations:
“Coaching is life-changing” – Rich Litvin
“If it’s not life-changing it’s not coaching” – Olaf Lewitz
I had one, for example. I had a profound realization about myself and how I view tricky situations. This realization might well change my (career) path sometime in the future. Still mulling it over.
I guess what I’m saying is: If you’ve got a coaching situation on your hand and don’t have much experience in coaching, absolutely do give the Coaching Canvas + Powerful Questions a shot! You’ll be surprised!
Thank you Olaf & Martin!