Effective Group Coaching 101: The 5 Key Skills Any Group Coach Needs! | By Jennifer Britton

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Group coaching is continuing to take root in many different forms these days. From group coaching processes that are part of a leadership development initiative, to public groups bringing together individuals with a common focus, group coaching is an "intimate conversation space".  In today's world group coaching provides an important space for conversation, dialogue and reflection for small groups of individuals. The synergistic experience of being part of a peer learning process is at the heart of the group coaching experience, which is grounded in the individual goals of each participant and, where applicable, the collective goals of the group.


Balance & Self-Care Toolkit: Step by Step Guide on How and When to Use These Tools!

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We live in a society that rewards us for achievement, qualifications, status and success. Many people work themselves extremely hard to get there - ignoring what their bodies and minds are telling them. But what's the point of success, a great career - if you're always stressed, overwhelmed, don't see your family and friends (or are grumpy/tired when you do see them)?

This article about our Balance & Self-Care Tools and Toolkit was written in answer to a request for more information on how to use our toolkits more effectively. These articles are also helpful if you're looking for a Read More...

12 Types of Difficult Participants in Group and Team Coaching & How to Deal With Them | By Jennifer Britton

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When expanding the coaching conversation beyond our individual coaching engagements to team or group coaching, many new and experienced coaches are concerned with facing difficult participants. For each one of us "difficult" looks a little different.

The idea of working with difficult participants is a perspective. It is important to remember that tricky issues will emerge in a group or team coaching engagement when people do not feel safe, valued or heard. This points to the importance of building trust and connection amongst your group members and spending time early on getting to know them.

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Add Group and Team Coaching To Expand Your Practice! | By Guest Author Jennifer Britton

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Group and Team Coaching are two related sub-disciplines of the coaching profession. These modalities offer coaches an opportunity to expand their services and support to a wider cross-section of individuals. This article explores several ways coaches may wish to consider adding group and team coaching to their mix.

Many coaches today create their own group coaching programs for the public. When I started offering group coaching more than a decade ago, one of my first series of programs was the "Your Balanced Life"™ series. As a former global leader I was passionate at that time about work-life balance issues. What Read More...

6 Key Approaches for Team and Group Coaching to Create Connection and Engagement | By Guest Author Jennifer Britton

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One of the biggest questions I hear from coaches is "What does group and team coaching look like?" Depending on the type of coaching process you are going to undertake - in person or by phone, there are a number of approaches you may use. But what is key to any group and team coaching process is creating connection and fostering engagement amongst the group.  

If connection does not exist amongst group or team members, and participants are not shaping and engaging fully in the conversation, it is likely they are not having a coaching conversation. Trust and connection Read More...

Coaching Tools 101: How to Create More Joy in Life with the What Makes My Heart Sing? Exercise

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"What Makes My Heart Sing?" is one of my absolute favourite coaching exercises. I have used it with individual clients and in innumerable workshops. It is an incredible tool for awakening and happiness. And it's incredibly simple - and powerful.

Its power lies in the realisation that what makes us happy is usually free - and easy to do. So why aren't we doing these things more often? Why are we so busy chasing material goals?

But I get ahead of myself.

So, how to use this Powerful Coaching Exercise?

1) Using "What Makes My Heart Sing?" One-on-One with a Read More...

What Are The Benefits of Group Coaching? | By Guest Author Jennifer Britton


Jennifer is a thought leader in the realm of group coaching and has been working with teams and groups since the late 1980s. Group coaching is a growing field, and as you read on, some of you may find you've been group coaching for a while without even realising it. Below Jennifer outlines some great examples of group coaching as well as group coaching benefits for organizations, individuals and you, the coach.

As an increasing number of coaches and organizations look to integrate group coaching it is important to explore the benefits for clients, organizations and coaches alike. This article Read More...

Spring Clean Your Life: Real-Life Marketing From Kacie Smith

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Kacie was so excited she sent me this awesome postcard she created to promote her "Spring Clean Your Life" Teleseminar - using our Spring Clean Your Life Toolpack!

And I was so excited, I wanted to share this inspiring example of a coach, promoting herself, getting out there and creating a Coaching Program/Workshop using Coaching Tools & Exercises.

And who knows? Maybe you're inspired to attend Kacie's teleseminar...

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7 Step Limiting Beliefs Exercise - What's in a Label?

Looking at our 'labels' is a great way to begin exploring the concept of limiting beliefs with our clients because it's often our labels that get in the way of us making change. This limiting beliefs exercise helps our clients review their labels - and see firsthand how their labels may be holding them back.

What do I mean by labels? Well, they're simply descriptive terms used to describe us and usually have judgements associated with them. For example they can be 'negative' (I'm the Office Bitch or Sleazeball) or more 'positive' (I'm the Office Mom or Geek). We may Read More...

10 Easy Steps To Create Your Coaching Tool, Exercise or Seminar Handout!

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A quiet time of year is the perfect opportunity to create a coaching tool, exercise, seminar handout or worksheet. While it may take you a couple of hours to put it together, creating your own tool or worksheet gives your clients and workshop attendees a really personalised coaching experience. A great handout helps  people identify powerful learnings, take action AND give them something to remember YOU by. In short - this worksheet becomes a walking brochure for you that people will want to keep!

So, here are 10 Easy Steps to Create a One Page Coaching Exercise or Seminar Handout: Read More...