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How to Grow Your "Coaching Questions" Muscle in Team & Group Coaching | By Jennifer Britton

Questions can focus, expand, slow down and accelerate the coaching conversation. As coaches, questions are often all we need to engage in masterful coaching conversations with our clients. How we use coaching questions in groups or teams: In group or team coaching we may use questions to provide a pause point for team members to notice their own patterns, to enhance clarity around goals, to deepen awareness around an issue or to surface what is...

How to Use Group Coaching To Enhance Leadership Development | By Jennifer Britton

Coaching provides many options to grow and groom the next cohort of leaders. And organizations across the public and private sector, small business and start-ups are all adding group coaching to their leadership development programming; they see coaching as a great way to enhance and accelerate leadership development. Coaching's focus on goals and accountability helps create a leadership culture that supports ongoing learning, increased...

The Benefits of Virtual Coaching Conversations & 5 Key Areas for Working with Virtual Groups | By Jennifer Britton

How much time have you spent online or in the virtual space in the last few weeks or months? A 2015 poll by Gallup found that 37% of employees had telecommuted compared to the 9% who did in 1995 1. And in another recent study, only 22% of the virtual teams surveyed had participated in virtual training 2. So it's likely there are a number of people who are under-served in the virtual space. So, there is a compelling case for virtual one-on-one...

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...

6 Key Skills You Need for Virtual Group Coaching Conversations | by Jennifer Britton

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And How to Leverage them in the Online or Virtual Group Coaching Space Virtual group coaching conversations are becoming increasingly common - whether it's leading group coaching by phone or videoconference, hosting a training webinar or facilitating a virtual team development session. Our core coaching competencies are an important foundation for both our virtual and in person conversations. And in this article we're going to explore 6...

6 Fabulous Ways to Use Cards in Groups & Workshops | by Jennifer Britton

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Visual cards are a valuable addition for any workshop or coaching toolkit. They are a "go-to resource" for boosting engagement and conversations at workshops, retreats, team meeting or coaching conversations. While many facilitators and coaches purchase visual cards, they're not always sure how to use them. The key to using visual cards is that you allow for enough time for exploration, reflection and dialogue. The ways to use cards are...

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,...

Coaching Questions in 6 Areas for Highly Effective Teams | By Jennifer Britton

Highly effective group and team coaches have a robust toolkit. That toolkit usually includes a variety of questions to support their clients in deepening awareness and taking action towards their important goals. In Team Building We Know That Highly Effective Teams Have at least Six (6) Core Factors: Shared Purpose or Mission - Highly effective teams understand their WHY - Why they exist, who they serve and where they are going. Shared...

5 Essential Tools for Group & Team Coaching | by Jennifer Britton

Building and crafting your toolkit is important for group and team coaches. Just as with coaching individuals, our conversations are going to touch on a variety of different topic areas, using a range of approaches. What's different when coaching teams and groups is that you'll have multiple learning styles, goals and priorities in the room. For example, some group members may be more visual and reflective, while others may be more kinesthetic...

7 Things to Consider When You Set Goals with Groups & Teams | By Jennifer Britton

Goal setting is the heart of any coaching process. Whether I'm working with a team or supporting a group, there are several things to keep in mind when working with goals when coaching "many" - a group or a team. This article explores seven considerations when working with goals in any group or team coaching process. #1 - Be Clear On The Focus of The Goal When coaching teams and groups around goals, one of the distinctions to make early on is...

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