Team coaching is an iterative process through which a team coach both supports as well as challenges a team to accelerate its learning and performance over a given period of time.
Team coaching can be leveraged to generate results, enhance employee engagement, drive organizational change, foster innovation, development leadership cultures and much more.
As a Team Coach, I work with a wide variety of teams
Executive Committe teams
Multicultural and Multinational teams
Some of the benefits of Team Coaching include
Accelerate learning and performance
Diagnose and design high performing teams
Proactively engage stakeholders
Grow collective leadership capability
Drive organizational change
Break down silos
As an effective Team Coach, there are five key elements that I had to the process, which I believe strongly enhance results
A focus on the whole.As a Team Coach, I have the ability to coach individuals in many ways, but the goal is to facilitate learning for the team as a whole. I find ways for team members to gain insight and practice different behaviors in the context of the team and its goals. Individual assessment and feedback is also a component of team coaching, but it is always related to improving team effectiveness.
A systems-thinking perspective.As a coach, I understand the complex organizational dynamics in which the team operates.
Comfort with ambiguity and complexity.Team dynamics often create unpredictability and complexity. I don’t expect to drive the direction and specific outcomes of the team. Instead, I have to be willing to learn the ways in which the team works, and then coach accordingly.
The ability to set boundaries.I am skilled at understanding, identifying and managing boundaries. I am finely attuned to the many relationships within the team. I work within at least four relational units: with individuals, with the team as a whole, with the organization, and with the organization’s broader business ecosystem.
A long-term view.Team coaching doesn’t always have immediate results. Other business and organizational demands are great and constant so, as a coach I do not pressure the group to change too much too soon. With persistence and patience, the team and the individuals within it function more effectively.