In this episode, Anna joined Shahin to talk about Burnout, Technology, and Personal Growth.

The following have been topics of our conversation:

  • Burnout, stress, and self-care.
  • NLP and its role in communication.
  • NLP and its effectiveness in personal growth.
  • NLP and coaching with a focus on organizational change.
  • Work-life balance and self-validation.
  • Feedback, burnout, and mental health.

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In this episode, ⁠⁠Shahin⁠⁠ talks about Kanban Ninja, KLR and New Open Space.

The following have been topics of our conversation:

  • Insights from attending Kanban Leadership Retreat in San Diego
  • Customized open space format for efficient topic selection and discussion.
  • “Kanban ninjas” session in KLR23 to teach techniques for using Kanban method without telling people, focusing on efficiency and effectiveness
  • Techniques to smooth burndown chart in scrum fashion, including “look right, look up, look left” rule.
  • Encouraging team members to take ownership of tasks by providing excuses for not completing them.
  • Discussing techniques like “last one to the meeting” and “CFD with arrival and departure rates” to improve team productivity and time management.
  • Encouraging teams to celebrate small victories and identify areas for improvement.
  • Assume positive intent keeps a healthy atmosphere in the team.
  • Introducing a color-coding voting technique to help teams identify areas for improvement in Kanban maturity model.
  • Discussing techniques like “What do you really do well?” to uncover sources of dissatisfaction in a team conversation.

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In this episode, Fahd joined Shahin to talk about Embracing Failure, Coaching, and Clear Goals.

The following have been topics of our conversation:

  • The following have been topics of our conversation:
  • Breaking down a large program into smaller teams.
  • Letting things play out and not being afraid of coaching.
  • The importance of welcoming failure and pauses.
  • Recommendation for people starting their journey.
  • Iterative development and iterative development.
  • The importance of being a service leader.
  • Assume positive intent keeps a healthy atmosphere in the team.
  • The challenge of having clear goals.

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Are you an experienced Agile Coach looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Elevate Change, a leading firm specializing in organizational transformation and agile practices, is seeking a talented individual to join our team as an Experienced Agile Coach. If you are passionate about driving Agile transformations, fostering collaboration, and empowering teams, this could be the perfect role for you.

About Elevate Change:
Elevate Change is a forward-thinking consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations embrace agility and drive meaningful change. We partner with clients across industries to enhance their ability to adapt, innovate, and thrive in a rapidly changing business landscape. Our team of experts brings deep knowledge and experience in Agile methodologies, Lean practices, and organizational transformation, enabling our clients to achieve sustainable growth and success.

Role Overview:
As an Experienced Agile Coach at Elevate Change, you will play a pivotal role in guiding organizations through their Agile journey. You will work closely with leadership teams, product owners, Scrum Masters, and development teams, fostering an environment of continuous improvement and Agile excellence. Your primary focus will be on coaching and mentoring teams to adopt Agile principles, practices, and frameworks while ensuring the successful delivery of projects and initiatives.

– Collaborate with clients to assess their current Agile maturity and develop customized Agile transformation strategies.
– Provide hands-on coaching to teams and individuals, enabling them to understand and apply Agile principles and practices effectively.
– Conduct Agile training sessions and workshops for various stakeholders, including executives, managers, and team members.
– Facilitate Scrum ceremonies, including sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives.
– Identify and resolve impediments, foster transparency, and promote a culture of continuous improvement within teams.
– Collaborate with other Agile Coaches and cross-functional teams to share best practices and drive consistency across projects.
– Help teams measure and track their progress using Agile metrics, providing guidance on how to improve their performance.
– Stay updated with the latest trends and advancements in Agile methodologies and share knowledge within the organization.

– Minimum of 5 years of experience as an Agile Coach or in a similar role, driving Agile transformations in complex environments.
– Strong expertise in Agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean.
– Proven track record of coaching and mentoring teams to adopt Agile practices and deliver high-quality results.
– Excellent facilitation, communication, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels.
– Solid understanding of software development processes and principles.
– Certifications such as Kanban Management Professional (KMP), Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP), and Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) are highly desirable.
– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

Join Elevate Change:
At Elevate Change, we value innovation, collaboration, and a relentless commitment to excellence. As an Experienced Agile Coach, you will have the opportunity to work with industry-leading organizations, influence their transformational journey, and make a significant impact on their success. We offer a dynamic and inclusive work environment that encourages professional growth, provides ample learning opportunities, and recognizes and rewards outstanding performance.

If you are passionate about Agile methodologies, have a proven track record in driving Agile transformations, and thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, we would love to hear from you. Elevate Change is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, and any relevant certifications to Please include “Experienced Agile Coach Application” in the subject line.

We appreciate all applications, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further consideration.

Thank you for considering a career with Elevate Change.

On this special day, Elevate Change Inc. wishes all our fellow Canadians a heartfelt and joyous Canada Day! 🎊 Today, we come together to honor the vibrant tapestry of cultures, diversity, and shared values that make our beloved country so exceptional.

Canada, our beautiful home, is a land of endless possibilities, where dreams take flight and aspirations become reality. As we reflect upon our collective journey, we are humbled by the immense progress we have made together and inspired by the promise of a brighter future.

This Canada Day, we extend our deepest gratitude to the Canadian spirit that binds us all. We are grateful for the strength of our communities, the compassion of our people, and the unwavering commitment to inclusivity and equality that defines us.

At Elevate Change Inc., we are privileged to work with incredible individuals, organizations, and partners who share our passion for positive social impact. Together, we strive to uplift and empower communities, creating lasting change that transforms lives.

Today, we celebrate not only our country’s natural beauty but also the remarkable achievements we have accomplished as a nation. From coast to coast, we have built bridges of understanding, fostered innovation, and stood as beacons of hope for the world.

Let us take a moment to appreciate the strength and resilience of Canadians, who have faced challenges with unwavering determination and kindness. We salute our front-line workers, our educators, our volunteers, and every Canadian who has contributed to making Canada a compassionate and caring society.

As we wave our flags high and sing “O Canada” with pride, let us remember the core values that define us as a nation: inclusivity, diversity, and respect. Together, we can continue to forge a path towards a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

Happy Canada Day to all our amazing colleagues, partners, friends, and fellow Canadians! May this day be filled with joy, love, and cherished memories. Let us come together as one, united in our shared purpose of making Canada an even better place for generations to come.

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In this episode, Horia joined Shahin to talk about Kanban and Various Aspects of Coaching & Consulting, as part of the Kanban Clinic series.

The following have been topics of our conversation:

  • Collaboration is the main mechanism to untangle the system.
  • One of our responsibilities is to manage our own workload.
  • What is your self-care as a coach & How to avoid burnout in your career?
  • How do you deal with changes?
  • Basic steps for listeners to get to a trustful environment.
  • Collaboration, alignment and teamwork.
  • Hacking the culture of agile & the evolution of agile at each level.
  • Correlation between agile practices and culture.

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In this episode, Craeg joined Shahin to talk about Kanban and Various Aspects of Coaching & Consulting, as part of the Kanban Clinic series.

The following have been topics of our conversation:

  • From extreme programming to Kanban.
  • The differences between implementing kanban at the organizational level vs. the team level.
  • The importance of having a beginner mindset.
  • Other branches of kanban, exploring different aspects.
  • Differentiating and differentiating from cheap knockoff kanban.
  • Taking kanban beyond teams and groups to enterprise level.
  • Portfolio kanban and strategy level kanban.
  • How kanban helps with visualization and leadership.
  • Finding opportunities to use kanban tools.

Note: It is the speaker’s intent to add that Nimble, formerly known as Swif, does not suffer from the limitation implied.

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In this episode, Carlos joined Shahin to talk about the product and innovation.

The following have been topics of our conversation:

  • The secret sauce of becoming a successful learner and being able to apply that.
  • Identifying where to start in the customer journey.
  • Don’t be afraid to fail.
  • The two ways to look at innovation: solving problems and improving the overall experience.
  • The two ways to look at innovation: incremental or breakthrough.
  • The challenge of getting a shared understanding in the room.

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