Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) is gaining momentum within the Agile coaching community. As a coaching approach focused explicitly on understanding and working with relationship systems, I can see why. ORSC naturally complements the Agile community’s take-up of complex systems thinking. It seems Agile coaches are increasingly recognising how ORSC tools and skills can add significant value in their work coaching organisational leaders and teams.
Personally, I am delighted by this evolving collaboration. The Agile coaches and Scrum Masters I have met have brought a new energy and fresh perspectives to my own work. Moreover, they continually model refreshing and impressive ways of working.
So inspired by my recent positive experiences – and as a fun nod to this Valentine’s day – here are my ten reasons why I love Agile coaches!
10 things I love about the Agile coaches I’ve met
- They contribute to community.
- They deliver what they say they will.
- They acknowledge and promote what others do.
- They step in when you ask for help.
- They join in – even when things are uncomfortable.
- They bring fun and skepticism.
- They break things into small tasks, focus on the task, and get it done.
- They are open to influence.
- They are respectful of what has been.
- They see their value.
I hope this list intrigues my fellow ORSC practitioners. More collaboration between our two coaching communities can only be a good thing.
Let’s create more opportunities for ORSC and Agile coaches to keep learning from each other.
New to ORSC?
A great placed to start is with one of our two ORSC foundation courses: Fundamentals or ORS@work. Both provide a solid introduction to ORSC concepts and skills, but the latter course is specifically designed with workplace applications in mind.
In parallel, connecting with the ORSC UK Community is a great way to gain practical experience of ORSC in an informal environment. The community meets around once a month, in central London and also virtually online, to share experiences and support. The group is open to anyone, regardless of their level of ORSC knowledge.
You could also start a conversation with an Agile coach who’s already been through ORSC training. We’re sure they’d be happy to provide you with advice and an Agile community view of the curriculum!
Ultimately we hope you will decide to join us. Both communities can only benefit from having more Agile coaches who practice ORSC.
Got a question about ORSC training? Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.