Chapter 1 of Becoming Agile

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Becoming Agile is an indispensable resource for professional coaches who work with organisations that want to become Agile, as well as business leaders looking for a meaningful way to reap the benefits promised by agility.

Now you can download Chapter 1 – Origins of the Agile Mindset.

“Here we have a pragmatic and readily applicable approach to integrating both concept and practice across these two evolving domains.”

-David Clutterbuck, Special Ambassador, European Mentoring and Coaching Council


“This book is a great resource for coaches who want to continue developing skills that will support leaders, teams, and organizations in building business agility.”

-Ahmed Sidky, Ph.D., President of the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) 


This book outlines how coaches and leaders use Agile frameworks and coaching psychology to create behavioural change and to lay the foundations of success. Using the latest coaching approaches from executive, team, and systemic team coaching, the book shows how coaches can use Agile frameworks at the level of mindset and behaviours.

Laura demonstrates well-known frameworks such as Scrum, DSDM, and Lean Startup to support change and success. Readers will learn about the Six Lenses of Systemic Team Coaching including the individual mindset, interpersonal skills, team working and collaboration skills, and awareness of the external business environment, to create true business agility.

Becoming Agile: Coaching Behavioural Change for Business Results

Chapter 1 – Origins of the Agile Mindset

  • Agile frameworks and techniques may seem like a fad to some people; however, they have their origins in leadership and management practices and systems thinking, which are not new and which will be familiar to many coaches.
  • To work with your coachees to change behaviour, we need to understand the theoretical and practical origins of the Agile frameworks our clients choose to use.
  • By appreciating that what has come before Agile frameworks were defined by software developers, we tie organizations’ desire to gain the benefits of using Agile frameworks to a much wider body of knowledge in order to help us in tricky moments.

About the Author

Laura Re Turner, author of Becoming Agile: Coaching Behavioural Change for Business Results

Laura Re Turner is an accredited coach, trainer, and facilitator who works with leaders and teams to develop an Agile mindset, behaviours, and the skills to thrive through change. Before becoming a coach, Laura delivered enterprise software projects as a project and programme manager, technology consultant, and software developer. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Future Focus Coaching.