Retrospective Cocktails

Coming up next...

Abundance Personal Retrospective
Sunday, 24 November
We have two meetup times for around the world.
4 am New York / 10:00 Berlin and 3 pm New York / 21:00 Berlin

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Join Steve Holyer with Deb Preuss for our:

Monthly  Personal Retrospective 

Join a small group of coaches and agilists from around the world for a friendly, facilitated, and relaxed retrospective. You will look back, privately, on the past period, in order to capture what helps you be your best, as you prepare to be part of what comes tomorrow. .

You will be using the Retrospecitve Framework (Derby and Larsen) as we walk with you through your retrospective.

We offer Coaching Cocktails to the global Agile community. (New) We'll usually offer an early edition and a late edition of each personal retrospective so you will be able to find a friendly time in nearly every timezone.

You will get the most out of the experience if you join with video from a place where you can fully concentrate and interact in the call for the full 2 hours.

About these retrospectives:

Retrospective Cocktails, facilitated by coaches Steve Holyer, and Deborah Hartmann Preuss, are relaxed two-hour online meetups specifically structured to produce both reflection and actions. We started this to help you fit personal reflection into your schedule. Our meetups are typically small, rich, and really helpful. Last summer, one of our participants completed a book, as a result of setting goals in a retrospective!

We've noticed that coaches, leaders and change agents who don’t have easy access to a local community of practice especially enjoy doing this work together with us. But everyone involved in shifting work culture is welcome... whether software developer, product owner, manager, executive or consultant!

This is for you, if you want to:

  • turn your reflection into action,
  • set yourself up for more satisfying choices,
  • plan your next professional or personal step,
  • experiment with this new type of online personal retrospective, and
  • enjoy the energy of Coaching Cocktails.

Join us to look back for learning, with a relaxed group of colleagues. We'll guide you in a personal a reflection asking: "How would you like to adjust your choices, to be ever more joyful and effective in the months to come?"

What  data can you gather from the last month(s)?

So what  patterns, hypotheseses emerge as you review it?

Now what  actions do you want to test next?

We use Esther and Diana’s Agile Retrospectives framework to design a session that is engaging and interactive. You will do your own private reflection, and also engage and interact with the group in small breakouts and larger debriefs. Some of it may be private, and that's ok: what you share is up to you. Just know it will be fun and encouraging.

We'll close the session by looking at your own methods for doing personal retrospectives.

We look forward to helping you shine!

Your Cocktails hosts,
Steve and Deb

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