Group coaching is where a coach works with a group of professionals from different backgrounds on a shared topic. Topics might include leading a team through change, transforming organisational culture or rekindling team enthusiasm.
In the same way as 1:1 coaching and team coaching, the coach gives group members the space and time to identify exactly what they as individuals, want to change and what they want to take away from process, recognising that each participant’s world will be different.
Next the coach supports the group to think about the ‘how’ and helps create actions for change, through paired and group work. In this stage participants have the added value of leveraging the group’s expertise, and sharing best practice from the group’s skill, experience, and backgrounds.
Group coaching also allows participants to try out new coaching techniques with each other, including goal setting, asking great questions, listening techniques, summarising, and delivering feedback. Through experiential learning techniques, participants develop their understanding of what good coaching looks, sounds and feels like.