A Tale of Two Coaches

Joe Astolfi | 10:00 – 11:15


Have you hired a coach to help improve agility?  Or has someone in the organization become the “de facto” coach?  Maybe you’ve been asked to take on the coach role?  How’s that working out for you?

How do you know if you have a “good” coach?  How do you know if you’re a good coach?  What are the behaviors and qualities exemplified in a coach that will unleash the power and abilities of your organization?

In this session you will experience the different approaches a coach may use to enable agility and move towards a high-performing workplace.  Through the use of vignettes, you will experience those coaching behaviors and tactics that can enable or disable the team and your agile adoption efforts.

This session is for leaders, managers, coaches, and team members looking for new additions to their toolkit, and validation that their coaching strategy is meeting their organizational needs.


Joe Astolfi is a Director at Quick Solutions, leading the Agile and PMO Service Offerings.  He is also the Vice-Chair and a Board Member of the Central Ohio Agile Association (COHAA).  Joe has over 20 years of IT experience in leadership positions within agile and traditional organizations.  His expertise includes enterprise agile transformation, agile coaching and adoption, portfolio management, PMO operations, project management, and organizational change.

Joe is a Professional Scrum Master (PSM), Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).  Joe is passionate about helping others improve their agility to achieve personal success and deliver business value to their organizations.

John Dages is a consultant focusing on maximizing value for client technology initiatives. John has worked with numerous Midwest organizations to support process improvements and implement advanced application lifecycle management solutions. As a director and technology service line lead at Quick Solutions, John seeks to develop a perfect collaboration between teams and process with supporting technology tools and applications. John is a certified scrum master and a certified scrum developer.

Terry Wiegmann is a longtime software quality engineering practitioner in commercial and backoffice software in both plan-driven and agile approaches.  She was an Awesome Woman in Agile nominee and is one of the few people in the world to be both an IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional and an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer, and is also a Professional Scrum Product Owner, Advanced Gold Toastmaster and Ambassador for the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.  She presents and teaches frequently throughout the Midwest on quality, analysis and agile topics; as Director and the People Service Line Lead with Quick Solutions, she is passionate about helping analysts and teams celebrate learning and working with agility, efficiency and joy