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From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching

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"Jennifer Britton has penned another winner! With From One to Many, Jennifer not only gives us a bird's-eye-view perspective, but she also delves into the details we need to be successful as group and team coaches. I'm eager to incorporate this new material—not only into my course curriculum—but also into my own group coaching programs."

—Jory H. Fisher, JD, www.JoryFisher.com

"This remarkable resource gives coaches the necessary tools to expand their effectiveness and offer a group experience of connection and collaboration, providing an exceptional experience for many."

—Sandy Miller, MA, CPCC, ACC, www.revolutionizingdivorce.com

"From One to Many is a must-read for coaches, whether experienced or new to group and team coaching. Jennifer combines extensive research, personal and peer experiences, practical applications, and a comprehensive set of tools and resources to deliver another excellent book for professional coaches."

—Janice LaVore-Fletcher, MMC, BCC, President, Christian Coach Institute

Practical tips, tools, and insight on successful team and group coaching engagements

As professional development budgets at many organizations remain flat or even shrink due to financial pressures, coaches and human resources leaders are looking for new ways to do more with less funding. Team coaching—which may span intact teams, project teams and virtual teams—and group coaching—spanning both organizational and public contexts—offer a solution to this developmental puzzle. Unfortunately, there are few practical resources available that address the best practices for team and group coaching. From One to Many fills that gap for coaches, leaders, and human resources professionals. The book explains how to integrate the practice into an organization and how to maximize it to full effect.

  • One of the only books on the market that explores in-depth the related topics of team and group coaching

  • Written by the founder of a performance improvement consultancy who is also a popular speaker on the subject

  • Features new content specifically for practitioners in coaching, human resources, performance improvement and related fields

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. List of Figures and Tables
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. Part I: Team and Group Coaching Defined
    1. Chapter 1: Team and Group Coaching: Related Sisters
      1. Team Coaching Defined
      2. Group Coaching Defined
      3. The Context of Team and Group Coaching
      4. Differences Between Team and Group Coaching
      5. Focus Areas for Team and Group Coaches
      6. Foundational Issue: Adult Learning Principles
      7. Best Practices When Coaching Many (Team and Group Coaching)
    2. Chapter 2: The Fusion of Approaches, Benefits and Tricky Issues in Coaching Many
      1. The Group Program Continuum
      2. Team Building versus Team Coaching
      3. The Business Case for Coaching Many
      4. Tricky Issues in Team and Group Coaching
      5. Three Tips for Mitigating Tricky Issues
    3. Chapter 3: Core Skills for Team and Group Coaching
      1. The ICF Core Competencies
  9. Part II: Team and Group Coaching Foundations and in Action
    1. Chapter 4: Design Principles and Practices for Coaching Many
      1. Best Practices for Program Design
      2. The Design Process from One to Many
    2. Chapter 5: Group Coaching Foundations
      1. The Context
      2. What Group Coaching Can Look Like
      3. Components of a Group Coaching Process
      4. Positioning Group Coaching as a Support in Organizations
    3. Chapter 6: Team Coaching Foundations
      1. Who Is Involved with Team Coaching?
      2. Foci of Team Coaching
      3. What Types of Issues Are Important in Team Coaching?
      4. The Value of a Team Coach
      5. Skills for Masterful Team Coaches
      6. The Team Coaching Process
      7. Why Team Coaching Can Fail
      8. Additional Tricky Issues in Team Coaching
    4. Chapter 7: Virtual Design and Delivery
      1. When You Have Decided to Go Virtual
      2. What Is Really Important in the Virtual Environment?
      3. Key Best Practices for Successful Virtual Programs
      4. Making Virtual Group and Team Coaching More Effective
      5. Using Technology in Virtual Programs
    5. Chapter 8: Creating Connection and Fostering Engagement in Team and Group Coaching
      1. The Context: Recognizing Needs at Different Stages of the Team and Group Development Process
      2. Creating Connection throughout the Coaching Process
      3. The Impact of Styles on the Team and Group Coaching Process
      4. Approaches for Engagement and Connection at the End of the Coaching Process
  10. Part III: Expanding Our View of Coaching Many
    1. Chapter 9: Capacity Development: Mentoring, Coaching, Supervision, Leader as Coach and Peer Coaching
      1. My Own Story
      2. The Context of Business Today
      3. The Players in Capacity Development
      4. The Role in Capacity Building of Other Coaches: Peer Coaches and Managers as Coaches
      5. Coaching Skills Training for Leaders
      6. Leader as Coach Coaching Models
      7. Coaching Many and the Impact on Culture
    2. Chapter 10: Developing a New Cohort of Leaders
      1. The Context of Leadership Development
      2. Leadership Development and Team and Group Coaching
      3. Making It Stick: Positioning Group Coaching as a Follow-on to Leadership Development Training
      4. Focus Areas in Leadership Development
      5. Emotional Intelligence
    3. Chapter 11: Co-facilitation, Partnering and Collaboration: Who Has Your Back?
      1. The Art of Co-facilitation
      2. Roles within the Co-facilitation Team: Checklist
      3. Building a Collaborative Culture: Partnering and Collaboration
      4. Knowing When and When Not to Collaborate
      5. Working with Teams to Explore Collaboration
      6. Supporting the Development of a Collaborative Leadership Style
    4. Chapter 12: Trends in Team and Group Coaching
      1. What's Next?
  11. Appendix: Exercises, Tools and Resources for Team and Group Coaching
  12. About the Author
  13. Advertisements
  14. Index