Friday, August 15, 2008

New Group Executive Coaching Survey

A number of subscribers have contacted me to see where they can get a hold of research on group coaching. And - as many of you know, there's just not a lot of information out there. Here's your chance to participate in the creation of some research for our field.

Jacki Nichols of the Air Institute is hosting a survey on Group Executive Coaching until September 30th which will be part of a book the ICF is publishing. You can access the survey here. If you are a coach who undertakes group coaching work -- click on over and complete it today!

Warm wishes,

Jennifer Britton, PCC, CHRP, CPT
Potentials Realized
Group Coaching Essentials
Email: jennifer{at}potentialsrealized{dot}com

Monday, August 04, 2008

The Essential Guide to Training Global Audiences

I'm really excited to announce that a book I contributed to has just been published by Pfeiffer. If you are a trainer who works with global audiences, I hope that you will consider picking up your own copy of The Essential Guide to Training Global Audiences. It's been written by LuAnn Irwin and Renie McClay (ISBN: 978-0787996611)

Several of you may know that in my early years as a trainer, I spent 12 years working (and training) globally, primarily across Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. I worked in the realm of cross cultural training and virtual training, before it gained it's current popularity and necessity.

I hope that you will enjoy the book - I do believe it is a keeper! You'll also find some wonderful tips for working with virtual teams as well as specifics for delivering training in different countries.

Given the number of requests that I am getting from corporate clients, as well as trainers and coaches, keep your eyes open for a new column here on virtual team facilitation tips. This will compliment other tips on virtual teams I provide to managers over at my BizToolkit blog.

Warm wishes,

Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC
Potentials Realized
Group Coaching Essentials
Email: info{at}potentialsrealized{dot}com
Toll Free: 1-866-217-1960

August's Program Line-Up from Potentials Realized

Summer is a great time to refuel yourself, and get prepared for the fall -- and hopefully the offering of a number of new programs for your own business. Here are a couple of programs I will be offering in August to get you prepared for a successful fall:

Group Coaching Essentials:
Wednesdays 8-9:15 pm (Eastern): August 6, 13, 20 and 27th (3 spots still remain)
The ever popular group coaching teleseminar returns this month. If you are looking to launch your own group coaching program later this year and want to learn the A through Z of designing, marketing and implementing your own program, then join me and a small group of coaches for this 2 month program. You'll receive tools, templates and exercises for group programs - whether you are going to deliver it in person, by phone, for individuals or corporations. A fifth call will be scheduled for late Setpember/early October. The program includes the 5x75 minute calls, an 85 page Manual (delivered as e-modules), and pre-and post course 1-1 calls with me.

Cost: $250 US. Click here to register or for more information.

Here's what a recent particiant has said about her experience:"The Group Coaching Essentials programme helped me to focus both on the short term nuts and bolts and the long term vision for my group coaching course. Jennifer was inspiring and very practical. Over the 2 months of the course I went from having nothing more than the idea that I wanted to coach, to having 12 individual clients and my first course in place. The course delivers a huge impact in a surprisingly short space of time."
- Dr Judith Mohring: Claritus Coaching and Consulting, UK

Group Program Design Virtual Intensive
Monday August 18 and 25: 7-10 pm Eastern both evenings
Have lots of ideas for your next group program but need the time and a structure to create it? Join me for a six hour virtual retreat, held over the course of two evenings, where you will be guided through a series of structured individual and group exercises to make leading to the design of your next program. Past participants have developed their program outline, learner guides/manuals, web pages, and exercises for upcoming workshops, retreats and group coaching programs. You'll receive a pre call with me, a group follow-up call and a 60 page retreat manual which includes lots of follow up resources.
For more info, or to register, click here.
Cost: $125 US

90 Day BizSuccess Group Coaching Program:
Starts Friday September 19th from 11 - 12 noon (Eastern)
Especially designed for small business owners - particularly coaches, trainers and other service providers - the 90 Day BizSuccess program takes a group coaching approach to growing your business. Benefit from the strcture, community and accountability this program will offer. We meet twice a month as a group for this one hour call. You'll also receive three times a week BizTips to your mailbox. This program will be of interest to business owners in the start up, and growth, phases. Click here for more information, including group call dates.

Early bird rates are also still on for two of our in-person fall programs:

Group Coaching Essentials Intensive: Toronto: October 3 and 4, 2008 (For Coaches)
Group Program Faciltation Intensive: Toronto: November 1 and 2, 2008

The Group Coaching Ins and Outs Newlsetter went out today with these announcements, as well as two articles - 10 Reasons to Retreat Virtually, and 5 Essential Components for High Impact Group Programs. If you are not a subscriber to the Ins and Outs Newsletter and would like to, please sign up at the Group Coaching Essentials website. Note the newsletter is different than receiving blog subsciptions through Feedblitz.

I look forward to continuing to act as a resource for you!

Warm wishes,

Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC
Potentials Realized
Group Coaching Essentials
Toll free: 1-866-217-1960