Being a coach at WeCamp 2015

When Stefan Koopmanschap asked me if I wanted to coach a group of developers at WeCamp 2015, I immediately said yes! Of course! That was a no-brainer.
And then I started thinking. What does a coach do? What makes a good coach?

But then it struck me. A coach helps others to see what they’re capable of. A coach is not the drill instructor that pushes the team to their destination. A coach is not the leader of the pack, who leads the way and protects them from harm. A coach is the person who tells you to get out there while you’re (probably) still procrastinating to make the first step. A coach is the person who tells you that you can do the thing you want, because you make the rules.

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Coach a man to grab his fishing gear, and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Richard Tuin

So that’s what I’ll do at WeCamp this year, and the rest of my life, too.
Thanks for the opportunity and coaching me to do this, Stefan!

“You can do it, it’s all up to you.” – Mr. Mackey

Oh by the way! There are still tickets available for this great event!

  • Barry Overeem

    Nice blog post Richard! Sounds like you’re heading to become a true Scrum Master :)

    • Thanks Barry, that’s a big compliment if it comes from you!