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We All Make Mistakes

We all make mistakes. Even Professional Coaches makes mistakes. What is important is how we recover from our mistakes. Also important is that we share with those around us that we inspire, teach, and mentor how to recover from mistakes. We are not mythical figures standing high on a mount impervious to weather; we are not titans conquering through the heavens. We are humans and how we handle our mistakes and how we learn is how we help others.

I love watching videos of children on YouTube. They teeter, totter, spill, waiver, wander, flip, fall, and fail and rarely cry. Always looking lovingly at a caregiver for a shared laugh in the joy of learning and failing and growing. How can we take this intuitive wisdom and help others?

  1. If you see someone fail: help them
  2. If you fail; be honest and look at what you did so you can be better
  3. Seek help from others to constantly learn
  4. Be visible in your availability to help others
  5. Seek Coaching and be a Coach to for Others

We are all going to fail. The only question is what we do when it comes time to pick up the pieces?


Ennis Lynch

Ennis Lynch

Ennis Lynch is a Professional Coach Based in South Florida. His primary area of coaching focuses on coaching Software Engineering Leadership. On occasion he does Agile Transformation work as well but prefers coaching at the Team and Individual level vs. the organizational level.


If you have ever wondered: is professional coaching right for me and you are a Software Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering, Director of Software Engineering, VP of Engineering, or CTO reach out for a free initial coaching session. See if coaching is right for you. Initial coaching sessions are the real deal, no hard-sells, no "here is what you would get if you paid". Individuals that receive a free coaching session will get a normal private professional coaching session of 90 minutes (30 minute onboarding + 60 minute coaching) and it will be up to you to follow-up if you want to continue with help on your journey.


Ennis is always gathering research through a team building exercise called the Ball Point Game. If you are interested in a team-level exercise and want to participate in a research project to further the field reach out. The exercise is free in South Florida (and really fun)


Ennis Lynch

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