I believe that life is too short to spend thousands of hours doing work with lack of purpose, growth and sense of achievement. I share stories, experiences and expertise so that organizations could build teams and communities where people are enabled to do great work and create value for their customers.
I help teams and organizations to achieve their goals and continuously improve by using teaching, facilitation, mentoring and coaching techniques.
Over the last 5 years, I’ve helped more than 10 organizations in various industries and sizes to improve their ways of organizing work that lead to better employee engagement, motivation and business outcomes.
I’m passionate about personal development and habit formation. I’ve failed and succeeded multiple times throughout the journey of shaping a better version of myself. There is no finish line for that, just a never ending learning.
Hi Paulius! How much self-awareness and self-care is important in your work as an agile coach? Please share some examples or stories when a lack of wellbeing (e.g. depressive mood, burnout) on the part of an agile coach had negatively affected his/her work outcomes or customer satisfaction. Thank you!
Asked by Povilas Godliauskas
I believe that self-awareness and self-care are important for anyone regardless of profession. As an Agile Coach I tap into the areas of mindset, behaviour and attitude of people that encourage better ways of collaborating. The way how I show up has a significant impact on the way how people receive my messages and their openness to explore the ideas I share. With that in mind, self-care and self-awareness are essential competencies that help me as an Agile Coach to show up in a better, more energetic, positive stance and in a way that helps to connect with people. Unfortunately, I think that the lack of wellbeing does not always result in negative work outcomes and that’s a trap that quite a few people fall into. People can still do OK type of work or achieve a bare minimum to not get fired even while suffering from lack of wellbeing. Only people with high level of self-awareness can notice their mental state and find their ways to practice self-care to not only take a better care of themselves, but also contribute to a more healthy environment around. People have an incredible potential. Quite often it’s even bigger than they think it is and self-awareness and self-care are two keys that can help to unlock it.
We explore and learn more about the world through books.
After reading around 40 books in the last 8 years I found that the books I enjoyed the most had one thing in common - they were in the middle of my interest, a particular need and good timing.
💡 Interest. Do you even care about the topic? Do you get excited whenever you open the book and curious to see what’s next?
💫 Need. Are you addressing a real need, looking for ideas to solve a challenge in your life or unlock an opportunity?
🕰 Timing. When can you benefit from the book? Today? In 1 year? In 5 years?
What is your criteria of choosing books?
We’re moving away from command and control ways of organising work.
High-performing organisations and teams have one thing in common - an environment where people co-create things together.
Great teams co-create plans, roadmaps, budgets, hiring processes or whatever else is needed to achieve goals.
What was the last thing you’ve co-created with people in your organisation?
Quite often we are good at starting new things: books, habits, hobbies, activities - you name it.
But what about stopping? What is at least one thing you should stop doing in order to become a better person or achieve your goals?