Thursday, June 22, 2006

Golden Nuggets for YOUR Success

Last week an article of mine was published in The Inquiry, the monthly newsletter of the Coaches Training Institute.

Entitled, "Golden Nuggets for Your Workshop Success" the article is also applicable to Group Coaching Success. In the article, I highlight five areas which I feel are very important for the success of any group programs, including:
  1. Know Your Audience
  2. Less is More (the 80/20 Rule)
  3. Have Clients Assess the Impact of your Program
  4. Consider your Marketing
  5. Notice Your Learning

Here's a link to the article: Take a look - I hope that you will enjoy it.

What do you consider as the greatest success factors in your programs?


Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, CPCC

Potentials Realized

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

What's your creative source?

I have a number of really powerful creative moments over the last few days, which have given me new insights and movement forward with the development of my group coaching programs. What gives you that extra burst?

Yesterday evening we had our second Group Coaching Essentials call for the month of June. A fantastic group of coaches, and last night we were focusing on tips, tools and templates to develop group coaching content. One of the exercises that we did on the phone was a short MindMapping exercise. Usually, I watch the time when we do this, however, last night, I also participated. And the process was incredibly powerful! I will be developing a large group coaching program for a leading global firm over the next while, and the few minutes that I spent with the other coaches on the line last nighthave given me a treasure-trove of ideas to weave into this program. I hope that you will try out some of the tips from my last blog on MindMapping. Let me know what results you get.

I realize in part, this spurt of creative energy is also in part due to a couple of things I am consciously creating in my work. Most importantly, two weeks ago, I retreated for a working holiday at our cabin north of Toronto. I call it a working holiday, becuase it really was like any other week - I had clients, ran programs, but I wantedto honor the time and come to that week from the perspective of holiday. Surrounded by the simplicity and silence of the woods and river, I always find that my creative source is at it's peak. What is your creative source?

On July 8th, I will be holding a Virtual Creativity Retreat Day for Coaches who are wanting to develop their own group coaching programs. The program will be held from 11 am-4 pm (EST) by phone, so that coaches can participate from whereever their creative source is (even if that is their office). These five hours will be a creative space for putting pen to paper, and breathing life into program ideas. Every hour we will be meeting by phone for a 5-10 minute group call, to connect and focus in on a different area of group coaching program development (e.g. exercises, content, marketing etc). We will then spend the rest of that hour individually retreating with our program ideas and creativity at our own location. I have used this process business owners in the past and it has always been an incredibly powerful experience.

If you are committed to dedicating space and time to moving your group coaching work forward, I hope that you will join me on Saturday July 8th. It is guaranteed to have powerful results for your group coaching work. Registrations are now being accepted, and the cost is only $97. Imagine what value you can create for yourself with the development of your own future programs in a short period of time. If you would like more information, please email me at Registration forms can be found by clicking on the link found with this blog's title. I would be happy to answer any questions you have, so email me, or give me a call at 1-866-217-1960.

With best wishes for continued success in your group work,

Jennifer Britton
Potentials Realized