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Effective Group Coaching: Tried and Tested Tools and Resources for Optimum Coaching Results



Effective Group Coaching: Tried and Tested Tools and Resources for Optimum Coaching Results

Jennifer J. Britton

ISBN: 978-0-470-67821-3 June 2010 Jossey-Bass 304 Pages


Group coaching is rapidly becoming the preferred coaching option for businesses and individuals. Effective Group Coaching is a practical, resource rich, hands-on guide for the group coaching facilitator in one of the fastest growing new disciplines. Organizations, community groups and individuals are discovering that group coaching is an exciting and sustainable model and process for learning and growth. Written for internal and external coaches, HR professionals, trainers and facilitators wanting to expand their work into this area, this book provides tested methodologies and tools and tips. Both new and seasoned coaches will find the book a practical roadmap and go-to guide when designing, implementing and marketing their own group coaching programs. Case studies highlight how group coaching programs are being delivered globally through corporate and public prgrams, virtually and in person. Also, the author's dedicated web site offers resources and articles available for downloading.

List of Figures and Tables ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: What Is Group Coaching? 5

Chapter 2: Making It Stick—The Business (and Learning) Case for Group Coaching 33

Chapter 3: Th e Foundation of Group Coaching—Th e Essentials of Adult Learning 51

Chapter 4: Core Skills and Best Practices of Group Coaching 71

Chapter 5: Designing Your Own Group Coaching Program 95

Chapter 6: Powerful Delivery Options: In Person or Virtual 117

Chapter 7: Essential Elements for Your Group Coaching Program 141

Chapter 8: Marketing—Essential Principles 161

Chapter 9: Preparing for the Program—Systems and Logistics 187

Chapter 10: Implementing Your Program 205

Afterword: What’s Next? Trends in Group Coaching 225

Appendix: Exercises for Group Coaching 227

Endnotes 267

Recommended Resources 273

Bibliography/References 277

Index 281

About the Author/Contact Information 287