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Great coaches help build high-functioning teams that are confident and competent, in two ways. First, by helping to guide the team as they move forward; and second, by imparting new skills to the team that allow them move faster when the coach isn't around.

Here's a short list of the kinds of activities that your coach might employ. A great coach will tailor the activity to the team's immediate needs, so your activities may incorporate elements of several of the examples below--- or be something completely different!

Customer Empathy

  • Customer interview and observation design
  • The empathy debrief
  • Observations to insights
  • Narrowing in on your early-adopter customer
  • Pivoting on your customer or problem
  • Prioritizing customer problems
  • Insights to opportunity areas
  • Exploring your business model


  • Assumptions: desirability, viability, feasibility
  • Behavioral experimentation: desirability
  • Experimentation around viability and feasibility
  • Leading your customer through your value proposition
  • Building your MVP
  • Experimentation as you scale
  • Pivoting on your solution

Team Growth

  • Brainstorm better
  • Backlogs and sprinting
  • The standup, demo, and retro
  • Communicating with stakeholders
  • Cadence, communication, and commitment for team success
  • Setting your team vision and scope
  • Metrics: from vanity to vital


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