Stephen Starkey, ACC, CSP
Core Agile Coach
Empathy, Connectedness, Restorative, Relator, Belief
Free Introductory Session
During this free introductory session, we will discuss your current needs and goals, and what you or your organization hopes to achieve through coaching. As I gain a better understanding of your situation, I'll describe various ways I can help. By the end of our meeting, we'll decide the next steps to take.
Quick Strengths Check-InGet reinvigorated about a single issue using your Strengths. Check in with your vision for the near future and how you can activate your talents to get what you want. This 30 minute session can be delivered one on one either via Skype, Google Hangout or face to face (if in my local area).
Classic Strengths Coaching SequenceGo deep with your talents like never before. Discover the well of confidence within as you understand, own, and shape your reality. Four sessions of around one hour in duration will be spent getting more understanding of your Strengths, discerning between "just right," overuse, and underuse, and how to shift them more towards perfect balance. From that stable stance, you can't help but grow! These 4 sessions of about an hour each take you from naming to aiming to claiming as you make ready to launch yourself into a new future. We can chat over phone, Skype, or in-person, depending on whether or not you're in my area.
Continuing SupportContinue your Strengths journey, broadening your palette from simple understanding to creating a vision for your life and making it real. Using a unique goal-setting and strategic planning approach, you will learn by doing, taking yourself from good to great. Six sessions of about 1 hour each take you from impasse to first insight, then action, and finally new habit in short order.
Team Accelerator WorkshopA full day of exploration and targeted growth activities. Team members will be helped to see how their unique combinations of Strengths can be developed and applied for more impact and satisfaction in their personal and professional life. May include study of one major area, such as: Agile software development process, Co-Leadership, Feedback, Conflict Management, or Self-Governance. This is done using a short simulation drawing on challenges the team currently experiences.Includes a StrengthsFinder Assessment for each team member, two 90-minute discovery and design conversations with team leader(s) and 30-minute interviews with each team member to help shape the workshop. This creates a completely custom learning experience. Also includes all materials, worksheets, and digital artifacts needed for continuing success after the workshop's conclusion.Introductory conversations and interviews can be done over Skype or Google Hangout, but workshop delivery is in-person. Maximum team size: 15.Travel expenses are not included.
Continuing Team SupportKeep the learning going from the initial Team Accelerator Workshop. This package is meant to be added to an initial one-day experience to focus on learning new skills. You set the growth topic, and we co-design an experience that gets results. May include a short conversation via phone or video conference, depending on circumstances, to understand how far the team has come, and where they need to go next. This continued focus on team development is a critical part of how you differentiate yourself as an organization from the rest, both in supporting ongoing employee engagement and retention as well as a sustained focus on customer value. Travel expenses are not included.
My primary focus is on technology organization transformation. I support organizations in their quest to leverage high-powered teamwork tools effectively to serve their clients. Strengths coaching is but one in a large portfolio of tools and techniques I use to support leaders and teams in their learning and growth journey.
I have practiced and studied agile software development for over a decade, and am most comfortable working with individuals and leaders who are interested in becoming more adaptable to ever-changing market demands. My background in eXtreme Programming, Scrum, Holacracy, and Sociocracy give me a unique perspective on what it takes to create fully-empowered, motivated, and successful cultures.
- Executive Coach
- Life Coach
- Management Team
- Areas of Specialty
- Executive Coaching
- Life Coaching
- Personal Development
- Small Business/Entrepreneurs
- In Person
- Online Video Conference (e.g. Skype)
- Fluent Languages:
- Gallup Certified Strengths Coach April, 2015
- Associate Certified Coach November, 2013
- Certified Scrum Professional January, 2014