Coaching with Outcomes

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Coaching with Outcomes

New conversations and new kinds of conversation

In this hands-on workshop of two 2½-hour sessions on consecutive days we practice using Agendashift’s tools for context-setting, discovery, and exploration. It features the IdOO pattern – Ideal, Obstacles, Outcomes – and signature exercises such as Celebration-5W, 15-minute FOTO, and the Agendashift delivery assessment, all of them adapted to the online environment.


You’ll learn how to explore a landscape of obstacles and outcomes, broadening horizons and identifying opportunities for progress. And you’ll learn how to make space in that process for people and teams to express themselves and for solutions to emerge at the right time.

Mike Burrows

Agendashift Founder

About Coaching with Outcomes

Also known as the IdOO! workshop, at its heart is the IdOO pattern, short for Ideal, Obstacles, Outcomes. Demonstrating its power and flexibility we use this pattern twice, implementing it with a range of different tools over the two sessions.

Whatever your role, if you’re in the business of encouraging innovation, change, and transformation – helping people engage meaningfully in change-related work – then this workshop is for you.

Among this workshop’s sources and inspirations are Clean Language, Solutions Focus, Challenge Mapping, Lean, and Agile. The Agendashift™ delivery assessment is included in the second session.

Online, this participatory workshop is conducted ‘open mic’ via Zoom and Google Docs and with the minimum of screen-shared presentations.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation and qualify for a £50 discount on the Agendashift partner programme. Existing partners receive the discount on their next renewal.


Two modules in four sessions

Discovery: Describing where we'd like to get to

Establishing organisational context and high-level objectives, obstacles, and outcomes using these exercises (and more):

  • Celebration-5W – setting the context
  • True North / Obstacles – reflection, followed by obstacle generation and refinement
  • 15-minute FOTO (Lite) – the introductory version of our coaching game
  • Plan on a Page – organising the outcomes produced in the preceding exercises


Exploration: Prospecting for opportunities

Prospecting for opportunities, practising skills acquired in the first session and reinforcing what we have learned as we dig into the detail:

  • Survey debrief / obstacles – completing the Agendashift delivery assessment and working with the results
  • 15-minute FOTO (Classic) – the full version of our coaching game
  • Overview of some possible next steps



Read what others are saying

Very practical , highly participative - learning by doing. I can see so many opportunities to use the approach and tools in my work.

I left this workshop motivated and confident enough to try these exercises the next day

A workshop by practitioners for practitioners, expertly facilitated and based on deep thought and experience

Practical practices that bring deep outcomes and insights


Coaching with Outcomes


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5 hours, 2½ hours per day

About the facilitator
Mike Burrows

Your facilitator will be Agendashift founder Mike Burrows. Mike is the author of the Lean-Agile classic Kanban from the Inside (2014) and Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2nd edition March 2021); his third book Right to Left: the digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile was published in 2019 and as an audiobook in 2020. Outside of Agendashift, he is known for Kanban’s values model, the Featureban and Changeban games, and as a strong advocate for participatory and outcome-oriented approaches to change, transformation, and strategy. Prior to his consulting career, Mike was global development manager and Executive Director at a top tier investment bank, CTO for an energy risk management startup, and interim delivery manager for two of the UK government’s digital exemplars.


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