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Agile Coaching Nightmares: Lessons we can learn from Gordon Ramsay

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Fishburners Brisbane

155 Queen Street · Brisbane

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Level 2, Brisbane Event Space A

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We are trying out a new space this month - the brand new Fishburners starup space in Brisbane. The space is so new the grand opening is on the same day as our meetup!

This month Craig Smith gives a replay of his talk from Agile Australia and Agile 2016 in the USA.

When you look for inspiration in the Agile Coaching community, the name Gordon Ramsay is probably not the first name to come to mind. He has been known to be belligerent, condescending and downright rude, but underneath this brute facade is a treasure trove of skills and talents that influence change.

In this presentation we will draw insights from his ‘Kitchen Nightmare’ escapades and draw parallels with how much his work aligns with that of an Agile Coach and the goal to successfully drive change and introduce a number of models and techniques that are indispensable in the coaching toolkit.

Craig Smith has been an Agile Practitioner, Coach and one of Australia’s premier Agile Trainers for over ten years. As a co-organiser of the Agile Brisbane Meetup Group, director of YOW! Conferences and Workshops, advisor of Agile Australia, co-chair of one of the world’s leading Agile Podcasts and an Agile Editor for InfoQ, Craig is one of Australia’s heaviest contributors to the Agile community. Craig has presented at numerous conferences including Agile 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He has also presented at Agile Australia from[masked], as well as numerous other Agile conferences and meetups. Craig specialises in all facets of Agile training, executive coaching and technical excellence by helping teams move quality to the left.