Our coaching approach focuses on small, sustainable changes at all levels in the organization. We help you evolve with intent. Incrementally. Everyday.
Start an Organizational Evolution.
We, at Pliant Solutions, believe people and organizations are already complete, whole, and have all the capabilities within them to be successful. To drive change, we tap into the capabilities within people and systems, bring them to the surface, and cultivate them. We offer individual and leadership coaching, team coaching, and enterprise agile coaching to help you, your teams, and your organization evolve.
LEADERSHIP & INDIVIDUAL COACHING: Better yourself to better those around you
Positive and sustainable leadership development cannot be separated from personal growth. Consequently, one fundamental aspect of our leadership coaching is to help our clients do the “inner work” of leadership. This involves building a deeper understanding of themselves, the sources of their drive, and their unique strengths. It also includes identifying what may be getting in the way of them leading from a place of authenticity and clarity.
The inner work is the foundation for the outer work of leadership. We call this windows and mirrors. Looking at a mirror gives us the ability to reflect on ourselves and the impacts we have, while looking out a window allows us to have a full picture of what is happening and be a truly impartial observer. We encourage our clients to be more versatile and to experiment with underutilized ways of leading that are reflective of their values, skills, and personalities.
The Value of Individual/Leadership Coaching
TEAM COACHING: Invest in the team: Develop new skills & increase dialogue
Our Team coaches tackle some of the common communication ailments that plague work environments.
More than team building, team coaching is a transformational approach that focuses on the development of the team as a system in its own right, with its own voice, expectations, and values, rather than merely a collection of individuals. Using this approach, the team itself is viewed as having an impact on individuals, playing a significant role in how people work together and what they produce. Team coaching aims to create positive engagement and build productivity.
The Value of Team Coaching
AGILE COACHING: Stay relevant & competitive in a rapidly changing environment
Since we don’t subscribe to a “one-size-fits-all” solution, or one strict Agile framework—Scrum, Lean, Kanban, Extreme Programming— , we encourage teams to use the best, most relevant aspects of those agile frameworks as guiding principles and values to cultivate creative solutions and successful strategies. We find using loosely coupled systems and tightly aligned processes ensures organizational buy-in and sustainable change.
Change requires the right amount or organizational pressure. Like a pressure cooker, our coaches are skilfull at regulating the temperature- raising the temperature to begin and sustain change and while making sure to lower the temperature when things become too “hot” so it doesn’t explode.
The Value of Agile Coaching
Engage Executive Leadership
Visualize Strategic Alignment
Execute Portfolio Mgmt
Cultivate Cultural Shift
Develop Centers of Excellence/Communities of Practice
Facilitate Product Ideation
Create Product Vision/Roadmap
Roll out an Agile Operating Model
Scale Agile Practices
Implement DevSecOps Practices
Establish Agile Ceremonies
Refine and Prioritize Backlogs
Implement Agile Technical Practices
Enhanced Product Ownership Cultivate High Performing Teams
Coaching can be done in person or via teleconferences depending on the client need and the geographic location of the team members.