Coaching Groups

Coaching groups of 8 or less individuals or leaders at a similar level is a powerful method of coaching others to work better together, work on individual development and break down silos and artificial barriers in the organization. This coaching method has shifted the culture in organizations. The coach coaches individuals as they facilitate the meeting. When one person is being coach, everyone is learning: not just the person being coached. Eventually a safe environment is created, and the group members start coaching and mentoring each other. Group Coaching is also an economical method of providing coaching to many people vs. one leader at a time. We experience our highest ROI to an organization by using Group Coaching; for example: a $23 million business experienced a $1.9 million annual gain. The Cockerham Coaching Group, LLC, certifies us Professional Group Coaches.

 

Externally: Outside of Your Own Company

The group is formed by up to 8 executives with similar interests and levels of responsibilities. The coach engages the group as a coach not just as a facilitator. The members share experiences and work through common issues and challenges. Yes, we help and coach each other.

An example of a typical group may be Chief Operating Officers of manufacturing companies that are $50 to 100 million in revenue across the country that do not compete. The members will set up the ground rules, commitments to the group, times to meet (1, 2 or 3 times per month), and other means of connecting and networking. The meetings are held over the phone for about one hour each call through a bridge line set up. Usually there is private coaching for each group member at least for one hour per month.  The calls can be accessed from anywhere in the world. If the group agrees, the calls can be recorded for later listening if the call is missed.

The coach really coaches while the synergy of the group creates a rich and rewarding experience. Everyone cares about everyone else. The confidentiality code allows for personal dialogue. Frequently, life/work balance is an issue. The members usually attack common work issues and barriers to their success or the progress of the business. There are always a wide range of issues where all members can relate.

Learning occurs through real life experience or methods of solving similar problems that may be referenced in the future.  Group coaching is not group therapy.  We focus on moving forward, not spending time in the past.  The members tend to move at a fast pace to achieve what they want to accomplish.

There is no set length of time for a team to be together. Some teams have been together for 4 or 5 years. Six months of group coaching is more common.  Members may drop out at any time, added with the approval of the group and expelled if a member doesn’t follow the agreed upon ground rules.

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Entrepreneurs need to continuously learn how to transition their business to the next level. We help you learn when to transition to working on the business rather than in the business in way that sustains the growth progress. We have experts to bring in at the right times to share their knowledge. Each cycle of business development requires different expertise. Organizational development is a process; we coach, mentor and pull the CEO and the people through the changes necessary to be successful. All of our experience and talents identify the readiness of the organization to make changes without creating emotional chaos.