Management Coaching

You might want to improve something about your work. Maybe you’re stumped. Maybe you want to see more options. If so, you might need a coach.

Agile Coaching

If you’re considering an agile transformation, you know that it requires a complete change of mindset, especially on the part of managers. If you’re a project manager or a manager and are not sure what the heck you should do for your agile teams, I can help. We’ll talk about what you do now, how to take advantage of the transparency agile approaches provide, and how to remove obstacles for your teams.

Executive coaching and management mentoring

Sometimes, you just need to talk to someone, another experienced manager who’s encountered similar problems. I can structure a coaching engagement to answer your questions, and help you see how to be most effective.

One-on-One or Group Coaching

I offer each of my coaching services one-on-one or for a group of managers from the same organization. I offer packages for coaching:

  • A 30- or 60-minute off-the-cuff call. You don’t need to book more or be a regular caller.
  • One-month package: A series of weekly calls with homework and reading. We often create a backlog and work off that, with the inevitable changes. You have unlimited email access to me.
  • Two-month series of calls. We create a backlog and work off that, with the inevitable changes. Since this is a package, if we think we should talk more, we do. You have unlimited email access to me.

Contact me if you’re interested.

Want to chat to see if I’m the right coach for you? Book a no-cost 30-minute chat on Book a Meeting With Me.

Here are the coaching packages I offer. All packages include unlimited email with me.

One Hour “On Demand”

Book an hour whenever you want. We talk about anything you like for that hour. $450.00

One Month (5 sessions total)

Book a series of five conversations. We have an initial conversation to build a backlog and then have weekly or biweekly one-hour conversations. Although I plan for this to take just one month, sometimes my clients need to take a break. I call this “one month” but it might take longer. $2,000. 

Two Months (9 sessions total)

Book a series of nine conversations. We have an initial conversation to build a backlog and then have eight more conversations. Again, I hope that this takes us two months, but sometimes it takes a bit longer. $4,000.  

Small Team Coaching (7 sessions total)

Team coaching for 2-5 people. You might be part of a program team or a management team or a feature team. We discuss how you would like to proceed, as a coaching circle where each person has their own concerns, or as a team where you share concerns and you want to solve them as a team. For two to five people, seven sessions. We will spend the first session helping me understand your context. I often suggest possibilities at this session. Then, we set the next six dates for our conversations. You might have homework individually or as a team. $4000 for 2-5 people and a total of seven sessions. 

Larger Team Coaching (7 sessions total)

Team coaching for 6-9 people. You might have more people on your team. More people requires a different kind of facilitation. This is seven sessions. We will spend the first session helping me understand your context. I often suggest possibilities at this session. Then, we set the next six dates for our conversations. You might have homework individually or as a team. $6000 for 6-9 people and a total of seven sessions. 

If you have a different need, email me. I’m sure we can determine a way to work together. I encourage you to either email me or Book a Meeting With Me so we can discuss your needs.

Coaching Testimonials

Here are some of the testimonials I’ve received from my coaching:

“I thoroughly enjoyed our chat. Thanks so much for your insightful advice on Smart Projex.” — Susanne S. Davenport, Owner of Smart Projex, Inc.

Regardless of our official title on a team, we can all be leaders. Johanna’s coaching has helped me develop my leadership skills. She asks questions that help me identify problems and think of experiments to address them. And, she gives me links to other helpful resources. Thanks to Johanna, I have engaged my team in some new experiments, using new metrics to gauge progress. Higher-ups who were previously dismissive of my ideas are now more respectful and receptive. I’m so excited to pursue this new path that Johanna’s coaching has opened for me.” — Lisa Crispin, tester and author

I highly recommend Johanna’s coaching for whatever situation you are encountering. Her kind wisdom, advice, and actionable direction will ensure not only your survival, but your thriving success.” —  Sarah Baca, Agile Coach