About Coaching Cocktails

Coaching Cocktails are intimate online meetups to encourage community among change-agents, focused on the important work of making our workplaces more meaningful and joyful.

Our format is 100 minutes of online conversation, powered by "whoever comes is the right people," with a short talk or interview followed by relaxed discussion of participants' own related themes in a LeanCoffee-inspired format.

Deborah Hartmann Preuss, Steve Holyer and John McFadyen have been holding space for this relaxed gathering of peers since 2013, drawing energized colleagues from New Zealand to New Mexico.


Top-Shelf Ingredients

Engaging Virtual Meetups
We live around around the world. Virtual technology provides on-line space. Authentic human experience invites and encourages full engagement. Coaching Cocktails is not a passive webinar.
Supportive Community
Build your network. Make deeper connections. Join a community of practice with change agents who share the same challenges and seek similar victories. Great for independent professionals who aren't part of a local team.
Education and Insights
Make a space for career growth, self-discovery and personal enrichment through group exploration and skills development sessions with experienced facilitators.
Fun and Convenience
This is your happy hour. Get your remote cocktail lounge ready. Sit back and enjoy. Take off your shoes. Make a cup of cocoa. Or, have a real gin-and-tonic. Make yourself comfortable. And be ready for a challenge.
Open Invitation
You don't have to have a business card that says “Agile Coach”. Though some of us do. We are agents of change: Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Change Leaders, Middle Managers, UX Specialists, Testers, Developers, and more. If you want to grow your coaching connections, we invite you to make this your happy hour.
Emerging Themes
We have many ideas for upcoming cocktail hours. We will offer different formats and themes. Coaching Cocktails will emerge to fit the wishes and challenges of the group that gathers.

Your Hosts

Deborah Hartmann Preuss

Deb is driven by a passion to change the world by increasing joy at work. She's pragmatic: a connector, encourager, facilitator, instigator, believer in “the wisdom of crowds”. Deb is a promoter of collaboration and diverse individual contribution - and she brings enormous positive energy to groups she works with. As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Deb's passion is to encourage and challenge change agents with personalised, one-on-one phone coaching.

More about Deb at abiggergame.today

Steve Holyer

Steve establishes a trusting container to promote discovery and creation. He has an intuition for team dynamics, and is well-versed in facilitating strategy and impact mapping workshops, as well as planning and retrospective gatherings. As a trainer he engages participants fully in learning by stepping back and “training from the back of the room.” Steve is a licensed workshop facilitator for StrategicPlay® with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®.

More about Steve at Steve Holyer and Associates

Education and Insights

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You don't have to have a business card that says “Agile Coach”. Though some of us do. We are change makers:
  • Scrum Masters,
  • Product Owners,
  • Middle Managers,
  • UX Specialists,
  • Testers,
  • Developers, and more.
If you want to grow your coaching connections, we invite you to make this your happy hour.

Supportive Community

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Convenience and Fun

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