of Group Coaching
which is done by teleconference meets twice a month, for 60 minutes
per call. Each group generally includes 15-25 participants. Group
coaching is comprised of two types of participants:
- The first
is for employees and/or volunteers within the same company who
are geographically dispersed.
- The second
type is comprised of individuals within a similar/related profession,
but are not in competition with each other based on geography.
A person in
either type of group coaching can easily participate by placing
a direct call into a central teleconference number from anywhere
in the world, at a fraction of the cost of traditional operator-assisted
Here is a small sample of some of the numerous areas that can be
covered in group coaching:
Some common threads appear and re-appear among a wide variety of
business clients, large and small, from around the world. These
common issues and challenges are the basis for our list of coaching
We have organized
these coaching topics into five major categories,
- The Human
Venture..Who am I? What do I represent? Where am I in the big
scheme of life?
- What changes
do I need to make to improve my Product and/or Service Delivery?
- How can
I realize more Profits?
- What is
my level of satisfaction in all areas of my life?
- How do I
make the changes necessary to live a fulfilling life?
face a situation where an entire group of individuals are in need
of coaching. Whatever the reason, a performance gap is recognized
which demands a management response. The purpose may be to link
individuals from across the country or from around the world so
there is continuity within a program and cohesiveness amongst the
At other times coaching often can provide the necessary impetus
for building and motivating teams. Team coaching helps establish
and then build a collection of individuals into a fully functioning
business network. The resulting team unites people across functions
and divisions. Assessments are often used to establish trust and
build enthusiasm. A well-designed process brings together the right
people and raises the broadest challenge, in an environment in which
failure is not an option.
Coaching can also play a special role at the most senior level of
an organization, -- with your Board of Directors or the Senior Management
Team. At this level, issues are often motivational rather than technical.
Members may differ significantly in their beliefs about the purpose
of the business and may hold conflicting expectations. A coach will
play a unique role as an interpreter and facilitator.
coaching allows you to benefit from the shared energy of a group
of like-minded people on a compatible path of learning and growth.
You will learn from and support each other while being coached.
Group coaching also has substantially lower fees than individual
coaching. Some group coaching sessions are held in-person at a prearranged
location though arrangements can be made to conduct these sessions
Ongoing self-care coaching group
You may be placed on a waiting list until a new group is formed.
This program includes a 6-hour powerful day filled with coaching
conducted at the site of your choice. Your coach provides email
support. Participation in your email group is available and recommended.
Assemble 5-6 other people and chose a self-care topic of mutual
interest. Contact the Presents of Mind office to activate your team
You can design the group's agenda to include an in-person retreat,
which will impact the cost, but serve as a fantastic way to connect
with each other and get away from it all.
Telephone coaching includes 3 structured coaching sessions monthly
at 60 minutes each. Email support and short (5-10 minute) scheduled
telephone calls in-between sessions are also available. To maximize
the coaching sessions, you may be asked to prepare and submit a
short coaching form prior to a scheduled session. You will have
access to a coaching line number to contact your coach for these
Here are four significant reasons why group coaching works for companies,
organizations, and related professionals:
- When working
as a coaching group, participants can rapidly share their individual/team
best practices, for mutual benefit. Great ideas are quickly integrated
and distributed world-wide.
- When working
as a coaching group, participants can manage change quickly and
respond without delay. Change happens more smoothly and with less
- When working
as a coaching group, company and organizational initiatives are
reached more easily. The bottom line is positively impacted.
- When working
as a coaching group, 100-200 years of combined wisdom from the
participants accelerate the transfer of knowledge. Each participant
and their company or organization reach their goals faster.
Coaching in groups is a cost effective way to bring people together
to build competence and community. A coaching group is most effective
when the participants have common objectives or vision (increase
sales, get promoted, create strategy, enhance skills, lead others,
meet others in the same boat, gain confidences).
How group coaching works:
- 5-7 carefully
selected people from one organization comprise a group
- Laser learning-everyone
gets to the point quickly
- Members are
cross-organizational, cross- functional, and can be located anywhere
- Group meets
twice per month for one-hour on a teleconference call
identify issues, concerns and problems which the group explores
- Coach offers
just-in-time tools and skills that participants can take with
them after a call and use immediately
sales and profits - Coaching enables individuals to work effectively
with both internal and external customers by practicing the use
of customer satisfaction tools.
- In any economy, no organization can afford to lose its high
- Rapid skill
development - Issues are quickly identified and tools are provided
for immediate application and practice.
decision-making - Issues are discussed and diagnosed by the group
which often results in fresh thinking.
- The confidential, safe environment invites people to be honest
and stretch with little risk. Coaching helps remove barriers to
based executives - In my experience, people in these groups are
enthusiastic ambassadors throughout the organization. They enroll
others in their leadership.
support - Group sets up email connections to interact with one
another in between the group meetings.