Working with others
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.
Group coaching clients benefit from learning with others, commonly referred to as the collective wisdom of the group. This peer learning is often as important as the interaction with the coach. Many clients find the process less “on the spot” than individual coaching, giving them more time to reflect and integrate their insights.
What group coaching looks like:
Group coaching is offered in many forms, given the various needs of different client groups. The group coaching conversation tends to be “wide and broad” rather than the deeper dive of an individual coaching session. This does not, however, mean it is less impactful. It just looks different.
What are some possible group coaching scenarios?
Example #1: A group coaching program for business owners exploring work/life issues – ongoing, in person or virtual, over several months.
Example #2: Group coaching for new managers as a follow-up to leadership training, with conversations occurring monthly over a year.
Example #3: A book discussion/coaching group designed to move participants forward in an area of focus. Length varies.
Group coaching can be an excellent way to “dip your toe” into the coaching process. Some people find that they want to supplement with some individual work, and others find this is the perfect fit for them.
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