The sky is truly the limit.
An Agile coach works with large and small organisations around the world. You could be invested in helping individuals as they progress through their apprenticeship and journeyman phases of their career or you could be working with executive leadership of the organisation.
You could be working with teams within the organisations to transform them into high-performing, Agile environments that unleash their creativity and passion.
You could become a coach for coaches. Actively helping them on their journey as a coach and blending coaching and mentorship to help them reach their highest potential.
Some people prefer to work for an organisation as an in-house Agile coach and there are lots of opportunities within the market for such a role.
Earning potential for an Agile coach varies between £40,000 and £180,000 per annum.
Other people prefer the freedom of their own coaching practice and serve clients from all around the world.
Earning potential for an Agile coach with their own practice varies between £62,500 and £400,000 per annum.
It depends on what you want to invest your time in doing and aligning your efforts with your strengths.
I work as an entrepreneur in a thriving training organisation that focuses on Scrum Alliance Agile training courses, but I do also work as a coach for select clients around the world.
My experience empowers me to work with individuals across the organisation, from small scrum teams all the way through to coaching executive C-suite individuals at multi-national organisations.
Ideally, you will use the frameworks and models from your coaching skillset to help you determine what the best path for your own progression is and set out to achieve your personal goals and objectives along the way.
There are different seasons in each of our careers and you may find that working as an in-house Agile coach is a great way to develop your skillset until such time as you decide to set out on your own as an independent consultancy.
My advice would be to talk to as many coaches as you possibly can and get a feel for the pros and cons of each career path. Likewise, it would be great for you to build relationships with coaching mentors and learn from their career progression.
If you are interested in becoming an Agile coach, visit our Advanced Certified Scrum Master course page, the Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master course page, and our Agile Coaching Academy course pages.
The IC Agile Certified Agile Team Coaching course is also another great place to fast track your career into Agile coaching.
Agile Coaching FAQs
- What is an Agile Coach?
- What is the difference between a traditional coach and an Agile Coach?
- What are the career opportunities for an Agile Coach?
- Do you need to be a Scrum or Agile practitioner to become an Agile coach?
- Do I need to be an expert in Scrum to start my Agile coaching journey?
- Is an Agile coach a line management position?
- How do I integrate Agile coaching into a traditional management role?
- Do project managers make great candidates for Agile coaches?
- Can I become an Agile coach from both the scrum master and product owner tracks?
- What would be a great apprenticeship for an Agile coach?
- How is an Agile coach different from a Scrum Master?
- How will I know if Agile coaching is a good fit for me?
- Are there levels of seniority for Agile coaches?
- How effective is Agile coaching in an organisation that doesn’t embrace Agile?
- Is Agile coaching a natural evolution from Scrum Mastery?
- What is the difference between an Agile coach and a Project Manager?
- How will hiring an Agile coach help our business?
- I’m a project manager. Can I make the transition to Agile coach?
- How does Agile coaching help Agile transformations?
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