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The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.

- Elbert Hubbard

Power Hour

Purpose

  • Tap into collective intelligence, experience and wisdom of the group
  • To clarify and make sense of on-going work related challenges
  • To explore effective strategies and actions to resolve them

Benefits

The benefits of working within a small group of well respected colleagues are well researched and multiple. Some benefits are reflected below and also look at additional skills that are built as a result of participating in this style of internal coaching.

  • Taps into the collective wisdom of the individuals and organisation
  • Breaks down internal silo’s and increases cross departmental collaboration
  • Fosters internal support, builds trust and respect leading to more open and honest interactions
  • Creates a sense of sharing as many of the challenges are common across disciplines
  • Members work on real issues, develop solutions  and then apply them
  • More creative solutions
  • Improves internal communication
  • Creates a sense of time well spent

Additional skills built

  • Coaching skills
  • Effective questioning skills (appreciative enquiry)
  • Giving and receiving support
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Active listening
  • Increased empathy and compassion

EQ related skills

  • Self-awareness
  • Ability to reflect
  • Social awareness
  • Integrity
  • On-going learning and personal development

Performance related skills

  • Creative thinking and new thinking patterns
  • Accountability
  • Increase resourcefulness
  • Informal networks
  • Complex problem solving

There are many different types of group coaching, however the Learner Led Approach is in our experience the most cost effective method, is highly sustainable and requires a minimum of external support. Accountability sits within the group and the quality of output and effectiveness is largely dependent on the mix within the group and it’s ability to be self-directing.

CoachMatching works with the organisation to assist in creating the structure and process within which the coaching takes place. We train individuals through a one hour presentation plus 2 hour practical session.

Thereafter we can supply qualified group coaches to support the various groups until they are confident to be able to follow the process effectively without external support. 

Situations where Learner led Coaching is effective:

  • To support leadership development programs
  • Where there is a high % of generation Y
  • After a period of one to one coaching
  • Self directed teams or Scrum
  • Limited training budgets