Monday, August 03, 2009

Group Coaching Essentials starts Thursdays at 1045 am (ET) August 13

Just a quick note to alert you that the next Group Coaching Essentials program will start on Thursday August 13th at 10:45 am (ET). The program will be held on Thurs from 10:45 - 12 noon ET on August 13, 20, 27 and September 3/09 plus a 5th date held in September(note this is a week later start date than what was originally published). Space is limited.

This ICF Accredited program (for CCEs) provides coaches with a treasurechest of tools, resources and templates to support you with the design, implementation and marketing of your group coaching prorams. Whether you are working with corporate groups, or groups from the public, by phone, web or in-person, you are sure to leave the program with a number of new a-has as well as focus and steps forward wtih your own program ideas.

Throughout the program we cover:
  • The Best Practices of Group Coaching
  • Design Tips and Tools of Group Coaching
  • Marketing Your Group Coaching Program
  • Implementation Tips (and Pitfalls to Avoid!) for phone based and in-person programs
  • Exercises for Group Coaching
plus lots, lots more. In addition to the 5 x 75 minute group calls, you also receive an 80 page e-manual, along with the opportunity to book a lazer 15 minute 1-1 with me throughout the program. Calls will be recorded if you can't make one.

Cost: $275 US or CDN (CDN link will be sent to you separately if you are a CDN resident)

If you have any questions, please give a call or drop me a line.You can register online at

I look forward to having you join us.
Warm regards,

Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC
Group Coaching Essentials
Toll Free: 1-866-217-1960
Phone: (416) 996-Team (8326)
Email: info{at}potentialsrealized{dot}com

5 Mistakes Group Coaches Make

The manuscript is almost done for my new book, Effective Group Coaching, and I have to say it's been a pretty enjoyable process of writing, as well as connecting with group coaches over the last couple of months. I've been a little more silent than usual on the blog this summer with all of the other writing I have been doing. Please keep posted as we move closer to the release date of the book - early 2010, as there are going to be a number of special initatives pre-release.

A huge question I often get asked during the Group Coaching Essentials program is What are some fo the Biggest Mistakes Group Coaches Make?

Here are five major pitfalls a lot of new group coaches fall into:

- Not discussing expectations at the start of a program - yours and the clients (plural!)

- Assuming a one size fits all within your group

- Marketing only one date at a time for your upcoming programs

- Not managin Group Dynamics and Process

- Trying to cover too much (content, exercises, concepts, themes etc/etc - you get it, right?)

What are some of the biggest pitfalls you have experienced or witnessed? As always, please feel free to comment below.

Have a great start to the week!

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