I often get asked by coaches What are the Core Elements of any Group Coaching Program? I go into much more detail on these during the Group Coaching Essentials program and also in my book, Effective Group Coaching.
If you are a coach new to group coaching some of the key elements to consider including are:
Designing with your clients what they want coaching around
For you - Design and Marketing of Program. Looking after logistical details. Program Supports for participants (handouts/worksheets/workbooks)
During the program -
Opening: Group Agreements/Groundrules, Overview, Introductions
The coaching conversations/exercises themselves - What core themes are you likely to coach around?
Closing: Assignments/commitments, feedback from participants
After a Program:
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but some core areas you will want to put some attention on.
As always, I welcome thoughts, comments, additions from those of you who are undertaking work in the area. Please comment below.
Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC
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