Source Incubator


Our SOURCE Incubator program is an agile coaching capability development program that runs over 12-weeks.

It aims to accelerate an agile coach’s career, delivering a step-change in their capability. The SOURCE Incubator is different to traditional knowledge-based certified agile courses in that it combines field experiments, reflective practices, community networking and mentoring with face-to-face learning to deliver what we believe is the most comprehensive agile coaching course on the market today.

The SOURCE Incubator program is open to the public and is also offered in-house to our client organisations.

The program is based on Niall McShane’s highly acclaimed book “Responsive Agile Coaching-how to accelerate your coaching outcomes with meaningful conversations” and has been accredited with the International Consortium of Agile as a certified course within the agile coaching track


Incubator course outline

Community Discussion

Community discussion forum and live chat with fellow participants, instructors and mentors.

Experienced agile coach

4 x one on one mentoring sessions with an experienced agile coach

Homework experiments to take back to your work place and try new practices

Source Incubator Homework Experiments

WHO the course is designed for

  • Aspiring agile coaches who want to ensure they have what it takes to call themselves an agile coach and start to practice as one
  • Practicing agile coaches wanting to deepen their competence and learn the Responsive Agile Coaching model
  • Agile practitioners, leaders or managers who want to acquire agile coaching skills to complement their current professional development
  • Organisations wanting to run a world-class, certified internal agile coach development program for their staff
Planning Your Agile Coaching

Next course commences March 28th

PRICE: $3,150*

*Subject to GST
Discount available if you bring a friend.


Participants will achieve the following outcomes from the Incubator program:

  • Learn how to utilise agile coaching competencies to deliver change and accelerate business outcomes
  • Learn how to respond in the moment as an agile coach
  • Learn the knowledge and execute the practices of team facilitation and professional coaching
  • Develop deep listening skills and practice empathy techniques
  • Create a career and practice development plan with a personal Incubator course mentor.
  • Receive two globally certified accreditations from the International Consortium of Agile (IC Agile)
  • Build your professional network with your colleagues across the 12-week program (you may even make a new friend)
Source Agility Outcomes


Q: Why do you run this program over 12 weeks; most other providers deliver these courses as intensive two day programs.

A: At SOURCE we believe that IC Agile designed their programs to be delivered like this. We believe that providing participants the opportunity to use newly acquired knowledge in the workplace as they learn it is the best way to integrate it into your agile coaching practice

Q: What if I cannot attend all the classes; do I still get my certifications from IC Agile?

A: YES, the program design allows for up to three classes to be missed; utilising your personal mentor time allowance and videos you can make up these missed classes and still be eligible for the IC Agile certifications.

Q: I paid a deposit but unfortunately cannot attend; what is your refund policy?

A: If you provide us with 30 days notice we will give you a full refund. Less than 30 days' notice we will provide you with a 50% refund. If you cancel within 7 days of the course starting or during the course we, unfortunately, cannot provide a refund as we have to pay our trainers and mentors.

Q: I am new to agile is this the right course for me?

A: No, this program requires participants to already have some experience working in or around an agile team. The Incubator program does not cover the basics of agile, frameworks, or any other fundamental principles; it focuses exclusively on how to coach others to adopt agile as a way to work.

Q: Are there any pre-requisites for this course?

A: It is recommended you undertake the IC Agile Fundamentals course prior to taking this program. It is not compulsory; just recommend.

Q: How do I know this is the right course for me?

A: We strongly recommend you speak with one of our Incubator team prior to applying. We can then discuss your development goals to ascertain if this course is a good fit for you. Email us at

Upcoming course details


Date commencing:
NEXT COURSE - Commencing April 2023 (exact dates to be confirmed) 

Day/time for live lessons:
Every Tuesday for 12 weeks from 4pm-7pm (AEDT, UTC+11)

How To Apply

Sign up Source Incubator
  • 1. Click on the link below to register your interest and arrange for a time to meet with one of our Incubator team to discuss the course.
  • 2. We’ll email you a full course outline and a module by module breakdown of exactly what you will experience and learn across the 12 weeks.
  • 3. Meet with one of our team to ensure this is the right course for your current situation and level of skill/knowledge.
  • 4. Register for the course and pay your deposit or the full amount if less than a month prior to course commencing.

Course Accreditations

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I’ve had the good fortune of being mentored by Niall and continue to see the positive impact of Niall’s influence each day. Niall is a world class coach, meaning engagement is both efficient and outcomes are self-sustaining. The value of a mentor and coach is best appreciated in retrospect and I credit Niall with much of the positive change I’ve experienced in the last 3 years



In 2019 I was part of a cohort of people from across Telstra that were selected to become Ways of Working (agile) coaches. We were from all different backgrounds and levels of experience, chosen for our mindsets. Working with Niall, in the academy he created, through face to face training, mentoring, challenges and real-life experiences, we became agile coaches. Niall has a great ability to tailor his approach to suit the individual, ensuring everyone thrives. We also became a strong community, supporting each other on our journeys, and providing a safe place to connect. None of this would have happened without Niall, and I recommend him highly as someone able to take a team and uplift their coaching capability, their performance and their sense of community.



Niall is one of the few best industry leaders with whom I got opportunity to work together in a large digital transformation program while working in the one of the leading organisations in Australia. He has mentored, coached me throughout my journey at that time and provided lot of insights as well as opportunities to grow up professionally in the agile space.

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The program is based on Niall McShane’s highly acclaimed book Responsive Agile Coaching how to accelerate your coaching outcomes with meaningful conversations” and has been accredited with the International Consortium of Agile as a certified course within the agile coaching track.

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In “Responsive Agile Coaching” – Niall McShane draws on over a decade of agile coaching experience to document a clear and well-researched model that lifts the lid on how agile coaching actually works. The book starts by defining what the role of agile coach has become in recent times before putting forward a field-tested and theoretically sound model for conducting agile coaching conversations.