Coaching for teams

Coaching for teams is all about increasing the return and the results that the business needs to achieve.

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Coaching lends itself very well to working with groups and teams on their performance. Since it's a focus on development and growth, the process of coaching helps the team clearly define where they are and where they need to be. And the coach stays with them on that process so that they can execute the plans with support and bridge the gaps that they're trying to close.

One of the powerful things that coaching will do for a team is facilitate conversations; those sticky conversations that they really don't want to have normally. The conversations the teams never get to, teams avoid actually such as, "What's really working, but more importantly who's not working and who is working harder than they need to be and are we balanced in what we do?" It also allows them to assess themselves, what could they be doing better? What are they leaving on the table? And what are they doing too much of? What do they need to stop doing?

A coach is going to be paramount in facilitating those kinds of conversations that allows the team to really understand how to best communicate with each other and how to get along. Using coach approach in teams and group dynamics is just as powerful as it is with individual coaching. It gets the team very very clear about where their performance needs to be. It unearths the truth about where and why their performance is where it is, and it closes that gap. Coaching for teams is all about increasing the return and the results that the business needs to achieve

Why do you want a coach supporting your team?

Why do you want a coach supporting your team?
Well, who helps the team leader be more effective? The coach.

Who helps each team member provide a larger contribution?
The coach.

Who facilitates the team through tough conversations about the performance, about their team dynamic?
It’s the coach.

Who challenges the team by bringing new approaches and perspectives?
The coach.

Who helps the team align to common goals, team behaviors, and norms?
The coach.

Who helps the leader guide the lower performers to step up?
It’s the coach.

Who helps the high performers excel even more?
The coach.

Who helps the team accelerate their growth, their performance, their contribution to the entire organization?
The coach.

Why would you not involve a coach on your critical team?

How Does the Leader and Coach Work Together?

The job of the leader does not go away. Their role is, and always will be, to set the direction, to articulate the vision and expectations, provide the needed resources, hold the team accountable for goals and outcomes. That does not change. Where the coach comes in is really a partner to that leader. Call it a wingman if you want for team development by providing experiences and insight that grow a higher performing team as they are doing the business. The leader focuses on the business and the coach focuses on the people that are driving the business.