Coaching Groups

Coaching Groups bring the coaching conversation into a small group context. It is an intimate conversation space, focused on goal setting, deepening awareness around key issues, taking action, and accountability. Some groups may have as many as 15 participants, but most groups are much smaller.

The right group coaching environment is personal and transformative. Everyone has a chance to be heard. Every story can be told and unpacked. Coaching happens over a period of weeks or months, so there is enough time between gatherings that life has a chance to happen. You are actually learning while you are in the trenches.

In a healthy coaching group, you find a safe place to discuss the unique circumstances you face without any fear of reprisal or judgment. You establish a network of new relationships and find yourself surprised by how those relationships become deep enough to continue for years.

What Group Coaching Looks Like

Group coaching is taking many forms, given that it is shaped by the various needs of different client groups. The group coaching conversation can feel "wide and broad" rather than the deep, deep dive of an individual coaching conversation.

Consider the possibilities: A congregational leadership team, clergy women, pastors of small churches, leaders in mid-size churches, ministers in the larger church, clergy in transitional communities, a church staff...The possibilities are endless.

The Benefits of Group Coaching

  • You engage in peer learning. This peer learning is often as important as the interaction with the coach.
  • Many clients find the process "less on the spot", giving them more time to reflect and integrate their insights.
  • Group coaching can also be positioned as a training follow-on, supportinglearners to with the transfer and application of their learning, creating an on-going accountability structure.
  • Finally, group coaching can be a more affordable way to take advantage of the power of coaching in the context of peers who are facing similarchallenges in leadership.
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