Retrospective Cocktails

shutterstock_158499944-five-cocktails-compressedLife-long learners know: if you don't plan in time to learn, it'll slip away!

Join us quarterly to look back, and move forward with renewed energy!

To increase availability we now offer multiple sessions to accomodate your time zone.

Coming up next...

Join Steve Holyer with Deb Preuss for our:

Summer Time

Fluency & Mastery


Join a small group of coaches and agilists from around the world for a friendly, facilitated, and relaxed retrospective. You will look back, privately, on the past period, in order to capture what helps you be your best, as you move into spring and summer.

We will hold 2 3 identical retrospectives to help you to find a time that suits you. 


As the song goes,
"It's Summer Time and the living is easy".

Sat., June 30 @ 10:30 AM EST
That's 16:30 in Berlin.
(convert to your timezone or add it to your calendar)
 RSVP to get June 30 call details

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Mon, July 9 @ Noon EST
That's 18:00 in Paris and Berlin.
(convert to your timezone or add it to your calendar)
RSVP to get July 9 call details

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new-badge-2-128  Weds, July 11 @ Noon EST
That's 18:00 in Amsterdam and Berlin .
(convert to your timezone or add it to your calendar)
RSVP to get July 11 call details

Each Retrospective will last 2 hours.

Just in time for summer break, join this personal retrospective to reflect on your fluency.  

When you are fluent in a language, skill, or practice you can use it with ease. You'll think about your coaching skills and other practices you use every day (professional and private).

You'll notice: 

  • What do you do with ease?
  • What gives you joy?
  • Are you getting the benefit from the practices or skils you are using now?
  • Is the Return on your Investment what you need?
  • Find your fluent edge. Which skills and practices have got you struggling? You will have the chance to share and refine your personal reflections with your peers. You always decide how much, or how little, you share.

Celebrate how far you've come, and make an action plan to pursue higher levels of mastery.  Or decide to stop and reap the rewards of the levels of mastery you've already obtained. Let living be easy.

To close we'll discuss in a Lean Coffee format the topics that puzzle or inspire you.

You will get the most out of the experience if you join with video, and can fully concentrate and interact in the call for the full 2 hours.


About these retrospectives:

Retrospective Cocktails, facilitated by coaches Deborah Hartmann Preuss and Steve Holyer, are relaxed two-hour online meetups specifically structured to produce both reflection and actions. We started this to help you fit personal reflection into your schedule. Our meetups are typically small, rich, and really helpful. Last summer, one of our participants completed a book, as a result of setting goals in a retrospective!

We've noticed that coaches, leaders and change agents who don’t have easy access to a local community of practice especially enjoy doing this work together with us. But everyone involved in shifting work culture is welcome... whether software developer, product owner, manager, executive or consultant!

This is for you, if you want to:

  • turn your reflection into action,
  • set yourself up for more satisfying choices,
  • plan your next professional or personal step,
  • experiment with this new type of online personal retrospective, and
  • enjoy the energy of Coaching Cocktails.

Join us to look back for learning, with a relaxed group of colleagues. We'll guide you in a personal a reflection asking: "How would you like to adjust your choices, to be ever more joyful and effective in the months to come?"

What  data can you gather from the last month(s)?

So what  patterns, hypotheseses emerge as you review it?

Now what  actions do you want to test next?

We use Esther and Diana’s Agile Retrospectives framework to design a session that is engaging and interactive. You will do your own private reflection, and also engage and interact with the group in small breakouts and larger debriefs. Some of it may be private, and that's ok: what you share is up to you. Just know it will be fun and encouraging.

We'll close the session by looking at your own methods for doing personal retrospectives.

We look forward to helping you shine!

Your Cocktails hosts,
Steve and Deb

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