Monday, June 29, 2009

Creating Momentum with Consistent Effort

I'm working out of my cottage this week on what I am calling a quasi-holiday. It is a busy summer with my bookwriting, lots of programs on the go and working on moving into a new house in 6 weeks. Being able to reflect riverside while disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of city life always renews my creative juices and energy.

Over the past few weeks in my 90 Day BizSuccess program, as well as the Group Coaching Essentials program I have been talking to business owners - coaches, and non-coaches - about the importance of creating momentum through consistent small steps.

  • What are your big goals for the rest of the year?
  • What would it be like to create momentum around achieving these?
  • What small steps can you take on a daily basis towards this goal?
  • What's the next small step you can take tomroorw to move yourself closer towards your goal?

I really love this time of year as it is a wonderful time to focus in on marketing. There are lots of posts from the past few summers here on the blog. Check out the marketing category on the left.

Do enjoy!

Warm regards,

Jennifer Britton, PCC, CHRP, CPT
Group Coaching Essentials
(416) 996-TEAM (8326)

Two new classes of the Group Coaching Essentials programs start in July -- spaces are filling quickly. Choose from a daytime or evening session. Programs start:
Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:45 am (Eastern): July 14, 21, 28 and August 4 with 5th call in Sept
OR Wednesdays 7-8:15 pm (ET): July 22, 29, August 5 and 12 with 5th call in Sept

Click here for more information or to register.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Group Coaching Questionnaire Now Available Online

I want ,to thank all of the coaches who have contacted me in recent weeks to participate in my own rearch on Group Coaching for my upcoming book - Effective Group Coaching (Pfeiffer/Wiley, Jan 2010).

I am still looking for a few more case studies from around the world - particularly Europe and Australiasia. If you know of coaches who are undertaking group coaching work, please have them contact me.

I am also attaching a link to the group coaching questionnaire I am using to gather further insights and materials from coaches. If you are undertaking group coaching work and would like to participate in this questionnaire, please click here. The questionnaire should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. I will be following up on completed questionnaires directly with you.

I will be wrapping up my interviews in the next few weeks and would love to hear from you! - please take a few minutes now to complete this online questionnaire.

Thanks in advance for your participation!

Warm regards,

Jennifer Britton, PCC
Group Coaching Essentials
Phone: (416) 996-8326 (TEAM)
Email: info{at}potentialsrealized{dot

Terrific Resource - Faciltiative Coaching

I often get asked for recommendations on resources for group coaching and in fact am accumulating quite a list of recommendations from coaches who I am interviewing for my book - Effective Group Coaching.

A few weeks ago I purchased a wonderful book which I feel is a must-have for all coaches bookshelf - Facilitative Coaching by Dale Schwarz and Ann Davidson.
The book is chock full of coaching exercises to use with clients - many of which could easily be adapted for the group coaching environment. What I like about the book is the range of exercises included - 71 in total! - as well as the clear cut descriptions of how to use them, and in many cases, how they've been used real life.
If you are looking for some new tools for your coaching toolkit - this is a great resource!
What other coaching books have you added recently to your bookshelf that you consider to be a must have? Feel free to comment below!
Warm regards,
Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC
Phone: (416) 996-TEAM (8326)
Email: info{at}potentialsrealized{dot}com

Monday, June 01, 2009

Calling all Group Coaches for Global Case Studies

Many of you will know that I am in the midst of writing Effective Group Coaching which will be published in Early 2010 by Pfeiffer/Wiley. Part of the book will include case studies from around the world spotlighting coaches and their work.

Over the next 3 weeks (June 1 - 19th) I am collecting case studies from around the world through questionnaires and interviews to include in the Effective Group Coaching book. I am wanting to hear from as many group coaches as possible on the group coaching work that you undertake - whether it's virtual, in person, with individuals or businesses. I would love to connect with you and get your input into these global case studies. I am also wanting to spotlight the work of coaches at different stages of their business lifecycles - so those of you who are just starting out, as well as those who are more experienced.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in being interviewed or completing the questionnaire, please contact me directly at (416) 996-8326, email me, or leave me a toll free voice mail at 1-866-217-1960 and I will send you a copy of the questionnaire and will contact you to set up a time when we can hold the interview.

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for spreading the word with your colleagues!

Warm regards,

Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC
Group Coaching Essentials
Ph: (416) 996-TEAM (8326)
Voice Mail: 1-866-217-1960
Email: info{at}potentialsrealized{dot}com

Upcoming June Programs: Group Coaching, Business Development

Ready to get your group programs or business in gear this summer? Join me for one of our upcoming programs which start this month including:

Group Coaching Essentials(TM) Teleseminar - Mondays 12 - 1:15 pm (ET): June 15, 22, 29 and July 13, 2009 plus a 5th call in August (date set by group). This program is now accredited for 6.25 hours of CCEs (Continuing Coach Education Units) with the ICF. This is a new session date based on demand. New sessions will also start in July and August. One space remains for the program starting this week Wednesday June 3 (7-8:15 pm ET). Click here for more info or to register.

Summer BizSuccess Business Planning Retreat: Friday June 5 and 12: 11-2 pm(Eastern) 8am - 11 am PT
Create some space and time to focus in on your business for the BizSuccess Summer BizPlanning Retreat. This program includes a mix of group calls and individual work on your own business each hour.

Engaging Exercises for Teams and Groups Teleclass: Monday June 29: 10:30 - 12 noon (ET)

Group Program Design Virtual Intensive: Tuesday June 9 and 16, 2009: 7-10 pm ET both evenings

If you have any questions about any of our programs, please email me or call (416) 996-TEAM (8326). Alternatively you can leave a toll free voice mail at 1-866-217-1960.

I look forward to having you join me!

Warm wishes,

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