Together, Kirsten and Jay have specialised in enabling distributed teams to reach high performance, using a combination of adapted facilitation techniques, team coaching methods and Agile frameworks. In this episode we will chat about structures and challenges for remote retrospectives.
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About the guests
Together, Kirsten and Jay have specialised in enabling distributed teams to reach high performance, using a combination of adapted facilitation techniques, team coaching methods and Agile frameworks. In the last 3 years they have spoken at conferences on the topic of remote facilitation and creating effective distributed spaces, consulted to a variety of companies and provided remote facilitation training. They also host a monthly learning group to provide a space for facilitators to practice and share remote skills and techniques. Their book on remote facilitation will be published in June 2020 by US publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Jay-Allen currently works as a Delivery Manager at Woolworths online, where her focus is on developing agility and coaching teams. She loves finding ways of making remote spaces more human and engaging. This was inspired by working with distributed teams at her previous company Jumo, where she was an Agile Lead. She has worked in the agile space for over 5 years, coaching teams and companies to overcome their unique challenges.
Kirsten is currently working at eyeo, a fully distributed company based in Germany, as a Remote Team Coach. Prior to this she worked at Jumo as an Agile Lead and 22seven as an Agile Facilitator. Kirsten began her career in counselling and psychology and moved into software about 7 years ago. She has focused primarily on the financial technology sector, working with both local and distributed teams. She’s worked with a range of companies, from those that are 6000+ people to small startups. She completed her honors in clinical and neuro-psychology and has built on her experience in counseling to enhance her effectiveness when coaching teams.
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