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5 Ways to Explore Vision with Groups or Teams | by Jennifer Britton MES, CHRP, CPT, PCC

Team with Coach Creating Vision by Jennifer Britton

It's that time of year where getting really clear with vision becomes a central part of your work as a Group or Team Coach. Why Vision? Vision can be a significant foundation piece of any group or team coaching process. Developing a vision helps to create clarity on what we want to create in our business: Vision takes us to the 30,000 foot view, allowing us to see the big picture. Developing a vision helps create clarity on what we want to...

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...

What is Group Coaching? | By Jennifer Britton

Group Coaching continues to increase in popularity for coaches and clients alike. Grounded in our core coaching competencies, group coaching brings the coaching conversation into a small group context. It is an intimate conversation space, focused on goal setting, deepening awareness around key issues, taking action, and accountability. For a group to be considered group coaching the ICF has set the upper threshold group size at 15. Most...

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

Group and Team Coaching shown by woman in front of table of people doing an exercise

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...

5 Helpful Strategies & Resources to Manage Conflict in Groups and Teams | By Jennifer Britton

Every time we bring more than one person together there is the potential for conflict, so against the back drop of group and team coaching, it's likely we will come across conflict in our work. Conflict is a healthy and normal part of a development process - as long as group and team members have the skills and approaches to work through differences. At the same time, many of us have been socialized to believe that conflict is not a good thing....

What Are The Benefits of Group Coaching? | By 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...

The Power of Follow-up Calls | by Jennifer Britton

Coach Making Notes Ready for Follow-up Call with Client

Group Coaching involves an ongoing series of conversations, with a focus on supporting a client's individual goals and agenda. It's this ongoing focus on goals, and the deeper levels of action and awareness, which shift the conversation from the facilitation space into coaching. A component which is not always incorporated into group coaching, but adds tremendous value for both clients and coach, is a follow-up call once the program has ended....

33 Questions to Boost Your Group Coaching Question Bank! | By Jennifer Britton

Boosting your coaching muscle is key to any coach's success. So, here are some coaching questions to help you! These questions will help you work with goals, support prioritization and time management, create focus and build trust and connection within a group you are coaching. 1) Questions to work with clients around goals: What's important about this goal? What's important - In the big picture? Short term? Long term? In the weeds? What will...