This programme of Group Coaching is an important source of individual and collective learning and a deepening of emotional intelligence. It will be supportive, stimulating and challenging in equal measure and provides an opportunity for developing self-awareness and hence making more informed choices about how we build relationships (in work and beyond) and how we engage with our world.
It is important to understand that this programme is not a training course. Whilst we will introduce the participants to some key models and frameworks, the real value will come from the opportunity to develop their awareness of themselves and others through group conversation and exploration.
The ideal cohort size for group coaching is 5-7 participants, who will stay in the same configuration throughout the programme. Along with the pre-meets (where individual learning will be discussed), the programme will comprise of 6 x 2 hour group coaching sessions with 4 weeks between each session.
The work has many interconnected benefits, which will be slightly different for each individual. Outlined below are 4 significant benefits but there are, potentially, many more.
- Self awareness of participants
- Awareness of others
- Creation of a self sufficient support group
- Pragmatic work and life improvements
Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, is to develop the self-awareness of the participants. Understanding the habitual patterns that we have in engaging with the world in general and at work in particular, gives us the ability to spot where those patterns serve us well and where they don’t.
Secondly, gaining awareness of others and empathy for their habitual patterns enables us to make better choices in our interactions. Being able to spot where peoples’ perceptions and responses are different from our own is a foundation for developing our ability to engage and manage relationships with others.
Thirdly, this kind of group invariably creates a strong, deep and intimate set of connections and thus relationships that are an ongoing source of insight, confidence and mutual support. In addition, there are often profound learnings from the experience of others.
Fourthly, through the course of the sessions, we will explore some live, tangible business challenges through collective discussion that will, hopefully, make a pragmatic improvement in everyday life and work.
6 month programme
5-7 participants per group (we can help you to identify best groups)
Introductory 1:1 Session (45 mins)
Session 1 - Beginnings (2 hours)
Outcomes, ground rules & contracting. We will start to lay the foundations for psychological safety and begin to develop the intimate group dynamic.
Session 2 - Who Am I, Who Are You? (2 hours)
Self-awareness and awareness of others. We will use the Parent-Adult-Child model to understand ourselves and how we respond in our relationships, both in and out of work.
Session 3 - Dealing with Difficulty (2 hours)
We will look at when our thinking, feeling and behaviour goes awry in response to difficulty, in particular considering Imposter Syndrome.
Session 4 - Energy & Resilience (2 hours)
Examining how our Autonomic Nervous System (our fight/ flight vs our rest/ digest states) impacts our mood, our energy and our way of being in the world.We will also consider introversion & extroversion.
Session 5 - Leadership & Personal Brand (2 hours)
Understanding our individual style of leadership, getting curious abouthow other people experience us, and developing the ability to flex that when needed.
Session 6 - Endings, So What? (3 hours)
Consolidation and what's next.We will reflect on personal development throughout the programme with a group feedback session for each participant, this is generally a profound and moving climax to the Programme.
The group sessions occur every 4 weeks, with the full programme spanning a 6 month period.
Between the sessions, each participant will receive a personalised email with reflections & insights on their work and progress. They will also receive a bespoke monthly video recording on the key models and tools used in the following session.
The participants will also be encouraged to engage in some ‘extra-curricular’ activities, including regular journaling, pre and post-session reading or watching short videos.
"Without a doubt it has been the biggest contributor to my emotional, personal and corporate agility. so don't hesitate, just go for it."