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TALKING TEAMS: THE ROLE OF THE TEAM COACH

Georgina Woudstra seeks to stimulate thinking around the growing landscape of team coaching. This issue: are you clear on your role? In our first Talking Teams, we looked at ‘What makes a team?’ (vol 12.6) and in the second, ‘What is team coaching?’ (vol 13.1). Answering these questions for ourselves is critically important to working as a team coach, as it provides the context for the next BIG question: what is the role of the team coach? It is the topic that generates the most confusion, in my experience of training in team coaching for the last seven years! I […]

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TALKING TEAMS: WHAT IS TEAM COACHING?

This new column by Georgina Woudstra seeks to stimulate thinking around the growing landscape of team coaching In the 22 years since the International Coach Federation was founded, individual coaching has become robustly defined, grounded on a clear ethos and core coaching competencies. Organisations around the world have created schools based on this grounding, often underpinning the process competencies of coaching with different psychological approaches. So, individual coaching has reached maturity. However, team coaching is a relatively new, emerging field filled with untested assumptions. We know that the term ‘team coaching’ is increasingly used by coaches to mean anything from […]

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TALKING TEAMS: SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

This new column by Georgina Woudstra seeks to stimulate thinking around the growing landscape of team coaching There is a growing need for team coaching. The 6th Ridler Report (www.Ridlerandco.com) forecasts that 76% of organisations expect to increase their use of team coaching over the next two years. Yet it is still in its infancy and the profession needs to clarify simple questions such as ‘what is team coaching?’, ‘what is the role of a team coach?’ and ‘what are the competences of team coaching?’ In this new column, we’ll explore questions such as these, with the aim of stimulating […]

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