This year here at the Group Coaching Ins and Outs blog we've shared 18 core Group Coaching
foundational tips in honor of our 18th Anniversary Celebrations here at Potentials Realized. It's hard to believe some days that it's been 18 years supporting coaches with their group and team programming, as well as delivering our own work with groups and teams. Our final in this year's 18 for 18 series - #18 is Ask for Feedback.
Here's what Evana who leads the Group Coaching Essentials program shares about Asking For Feedback
Ask for Feedback
Feedback is an invaluable element to include in your programs. Feedback supports group coaches to improve their programs and leadership as group coaches continuously. Whether you are a new or seasoned coach (or group coach), receiving feedback is a best practice that should be solicited and taken into consideration. Potentials Realized has been offering Group Coaching Essentials for sixteen years, and we still request feedback via a program evaluation after each program finishes.
What are your participants saying about the program, your material, and their met and unmet needs? This information is essential in terms of marketing and future program development.
Principle: Request feedback throughout the program and especially at the end of the program with an evaluation form, supporting you to learn if you delivered on your promise concerning integrating the four coaching elements.
Action: Receiving feedback directly from your participants will give you first-hand information to know what’s effective and what can be reviewed and modified to support you in delivering an even better program in the future.
Consider including questions on the following themes in your feedback form:
- Questions about the program
- Questions about logistics
- Questions about your coaching/facilitation
- Questions on laser coaching (if included)
- Relating to the four core elements (Goal-setting, Accountability, Awareness, and Action
- Likelihood of Recommending program and Testimonials (with permission to use name or initials with profession) for marketing purposes
In addition, consider including the following:
- Open-ended questions
- Scale questions (1-5 Poor to Excellent) questions to assess satisfaction level with a series of options
- Opportunity to stay connected (newsletter)
Ultimately, a great group coaching program is a coach who is willing to ask for feedback and adapt to participant needs and suggestions.
What feedback loops do you want to incorporate into your programming this year?
Jennifer and Evana
Join us for an upcoming program including:
Group Coaching Essentials - Fridays 1015 - 1130 am ET: January 13, 20, 27, February 4 and 11 (with Evana) - 8.75 CCEs
Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum - 10 CCEs - Fridays 1230 - 145 pm ET: January 13 - mid-Feb (6 weeks) with Jennifer or later in January with Evana
Team Coaching Essentials (14 CCEs) - Being asked to coach teams? Equip yourself with the foundations of this quickly evolving field. This program is grounded in our From One to Many methodology PLUS what works right now in today's evolving workspace. 6 week program on Mondays 12 - 130 pm ET January 9, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27 2023 with Kathy
Mentor Coaching Group - 10 hours Fridays 9-10 am ET: January 13 - April 13th with Jennifer or Mondays 1230 - 130 pm ET running January 9 - April 9. 4 spots open in each group. (For ACC renewal or PCC)
ACTIVATE your Group and Team Coaching Superpowers (14 CCEs) - Fridays 1015 - 1130 am ET starting January 9th with Jennifer (6 weeks)
Coaching Supervision Group (Small group format) - Thursdays 12 - 130 pm ET January 12 with additional calls first week of the month (Jan to May) OR book a call to explore individual coaching supervision.
The Coaching Biz Growth Lab is an annual group which meets bi-weekly throughout the year, focusing on your coaching business development. WE kick off December 31st with a special bonus call, and will be meeting bi-weekly throughout 2023 for group calls, plus 12 special monthly events like Get it Done Days, month end planning and design sprints. Cost per month is only $250 US/month. Click here to learn more and register- 5 spots still open
Check out our full schedule for January programs which begin the week of January 9th at GroupCoachingEssentials.ca.
Join us for the new Certificate in Team Coaching - 70 and 125 hour pathways.