Group and Team Coaching

Do you want to improve your Team’s performance? Do you have Groups who want to embed and implement a training course? Are you developing internal coaches?

The implementation and benefits of group and team coaching are growing rapidly worldwide.

  • It enhances professional development for people on the same team or groups of people with a common interest in learning. 
  • One reason is that it gives you the biggest bang for your buck!
  • Group or team coaching is a very cost effective way of offering coaching to several people.

Individual and Group or Team Coaching can go hand-in-hand!

Group vs Team Coaching

What is a Team?

    • An organizational team has a common purpose, and can have both formal and informal leadership.
    • A team can be a management team, workgroup, functional team (eg Finance), a committee, Board of Directors or a project team.
    • A team's membership, work and peer relationships exist outside the team coaching process.
    • Individuals on a team have different roles and responsibilities that, when combined, achieve the team’s goals.
    • Team members could be in more than one location.

What is a Group?

    • A group is a collection of potentially unconnected individuals who are looking to learn in a group environment. 
    • People who come together with a common interest but do not have the same goal.
    • May be from different backgrounds, companies or communities.

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What is Team Coaching?Team Coaching

    • Team coaching involves all members of an existing or newly formed team.
    • Team coaching works to strengthen the team as a system and also builds individual capabilities.
    • The individuals share a common goal and are looking for someone to help with the process of working together more effectively to achieve that outcome.
    • Team coaching can also be a natural extension of coaching work you undertake with a leader.
    • Team coaching can be a catalyst in creating new habits and team processes.
    • Inherent in the process of coaching is a focus on awareness and action, goal setting and ongoing accountability.

Examples of Team Coaching

  • Teams wanting to move from good to great.
  • When a team struggles with accountability in getting things done.
  • Teams undergoing or leading change or transformation.
  • Virtual teams who have inherent communication challenges.
  • Teams who are tasked with bringing two cultures together.
  • When new leaders come on board and want support in developing team agreements, action planning, developing a vision or exploring values.
  • Team Assessments often help a team to identify issues requiring attention, such as trust, silo behavior, communication challenges, clarifying goals or creating a vision.
  • The team coach holds everyone accountable for their actions, and ensures that all members are participating.

What are the Benefits of Team Coaching?

  1. Accelerated the effectiveness of new teams.
  2. Maximizes team performance.
  3. Embeds and implements the learning from leadership training.
  4. Eliminates dysfunctional behavior.
  5. Builds relationships and collaboration that can cut across departmental silos.
  6. Improves adaptability to fast moving change.
  7. Models leader as coach competence.
  8. Aligns team members on common purpose and goals.

Group CoachingWhat is Group Coaching?

    • The focus is usually on individual development and growth within the context of the group.
    • The coach is responsible for creating a climate of trust and confidentiality so that each member can contribute.
    • A group of people may come together to be coached on a common topic, but each individual has their own final goals to which they would apply their new skills.
    • Inherent in the process of coaching is a focus on awareness and action, goal setting and ongoing accountability.

Examples of Group Coaching

  • A group of first time managers in different with similar leadership development goals.
  • Business owners who want to grow their business.
  • Individuals in career transition after losing their jobs.
  • Bring together people from across the organization who share a similar focus.
  • Usually involves peer coaching.

What are the Benefits of Group Coaching?

  1. Builds relationships and collaboration. 
  2. Breaks down departmental barriers and silos. 
  3. Embeds and implements the learning from leadership training at any level.
  4. Very effective in increasing learning retention and application of the training.
  5. Cost effective and efficient. 
  6. Great for coaching high-potentials at lower levels.
  7. Improves adaptability to fast moving change. 
  8. Skill building for succession candidates.

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