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From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching by Jennifer J. Britton

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Chapter 6

Team Coaching Foundations

Teams outperform individuals acting alone or in large organizational groupings, especially when performance requires multiple skills, judgements and experiences.

—Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith1

This chapter explores the foundations of team coaching. We will explore:

  • What team coaching is
  • Who is involved and what team coaching is all about
  • The types of issues that may get incorporated into our work as coaches
  • The team coaching process
  • Why team coaching can fail

Team coaching is related to, but distinct from, the fields of process facilitation and team building. Reflect back to the discussion of the continuum in Chapter 2 and reflect on where you would place these related domains.

Foundational to team coaching ...

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