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Sense then Respond

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Agile coaching conversations are preceded by a series of events and activities involving the coach becoming aware that they are “on” and it is time for them to do their job as a coach. The coach is sensing the environment, looking for signals, or simply waiting to be asked for help; once this happens and an opportunity presents itself, a response may be required.

It is this ability to respond and not react that is central to the Responsive Agile Coaching model. To not act out of habit but consciously choose what to do (or not do) when called upon to help is the sign that responsive agile coaching is taking place. As you can see in the model, the Sense then Respond move finishes at a moment of choice: the responsive moment.

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