Why is Agile coaching a natural evolution for a Scrum Master

The Journey from Scrum Master to Agile Coach

Have you ever thought about why Scrum Masters tend to evolve over time into Agile Coaches?

If you have and you’re curious, let’s discuss it πŸ’­

Shift from Scrum Master to Agile Coach

In my experience, many Agile Coaches are indeed individuals who have ‘served time in the trenches’.

They’ve been Scrum Masters working diligently with one team or more, and they’ve consciously chosen to take on the mantle of an Agile Coach. πŸŽ–οΈ

So, as they’ve traversed their career paths and grown in their roles, they’ve naturally progressed within the organisation, undertaking more organisational change work, extending their reach, and amplifying their influence. 🌱

They’re not just managing the game. They’re changing it. πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ And becoming a catalyst for transformation and mentor for growth.

A Natural Transformation

You might still ask, “Why is this a natural evolution?”

Well, the answer is quite simple. It’s about the desire to help people.

An Agile Coach, much like a Scrum Master, aims to provide guidance and support. But as an Agile Coach, you typically have a broader sphere of influence – you can positively impact more people. 🌍

Remember, this doesn’t mean a Scrum Master role is lesser. It’s about choosing the role where you believe you can make the most meaningful impact. It’s about deciding where you feel your skills, experience, and passion can make the biggest difference. πŸ”Ž

Remember, the transition isn’t about hierarchy or status. It’s about expanding one’s reach to do better. 🌍

It’s about identifying where your skills, experience, and passion can make the most substantial difference. 🎯

So, if you’re a Scrum Master contemplating the leap into Agile Coaching or just starting your journey and exploring the different paths, my Agile and Scrum courses can provide you with the knowledge and tools to navigate your career confidently.

After all, we’re all here to make a positive impact, right? πŸš€

If you are interested in becoming an agile coach and value mentored, coach-driven skills development in your journey to mastery, visit our Growing Agile Coaches page.

If you are inspired by the idea of an online apprenticeship for a scrum master, visit https://www.agilesuccess.academy/courses/growing-scrum-masters-advanced

If you like the idea of becoming a scrum master and want to achieve internationally recognised and certified accreditation as a scrum master, visit our Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course page.

If you are already a scrum master and want to upskill to a more advanced level of knowledge and agile coaching capability, visit our Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) course page.

If you have several years’ experience as a scrum master and want to validate and certify your professional skills, visit our Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM) course page.

For more information on John McFadyen, visit https://www.johnmcfadyen.com or connect with John on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmcfadyen/.

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John McFadyen Managing Partner
John McFadyen is an Executive and Enterprise Agile Coach with proven experience working on some of the UK and Europe’s largest, most complex Agile Transformations. As a Certified Scrum Trainer, John brings a wealth of experience as an Agile coach, Agile practitioner and software developer into each of the four core courses he provides. The war stories, the insights into successful Agile transformations and everything he has learned from coaching high-performance Agile teams combine to provide course delegates with a unique, compelling training experience that transforms as much as it empowers.

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