There’s an incredible energy and collective wisdom found in group coaching that’s different from individual sessions, and one that the lonely long-distance runner that is often the entrepreneur can benefit from. A group of your peers can help you set the pace, occasionally allow you to slipstream and generally make life easier for you.
You learn from your peers; your industry or other industries and it encourages collaboration.
Going through the coaching journey in a group means more than merely the act of coaching and being coached. It’s about the connection, communication, and community that this brings to the table. This is where the magic happens. Through the transferred energy of group interaction, and the immediate access to the insights, feedback and experience of a group of your peers, you will kickstart the process of learning and transformation.
It gets you to focus on strategic thinking.
Honing the skills necessary for effective strategic thinking is imperative in your journey as an entrepreneur and leader and will be addressed in group sessions. Strategic thinking will help you to create a business strategy that is unifying and rational and creates a usable framework for decisions related to using your resources effectively and in deciding the direction of your business. The five attributes of strategic thinkers include understanding your place in the market; focusing on the goal; understanding past, present, and future events; asking the right questions; and identifying opportunities. These skills support innovative thinking and lead to business growth.
What to expect from the group coaching process
- Group coaching is designed to teach knowledge and skills to individuals of similar proficiencies where specific training and development is required – for instance financial understanding in running a business.
- Group coaching will focus on the fundamentals of running a business. The coaching progresses as the group progresses in confidence, knowledge, implementation and learning from actions.
- Specific topics identified from a GAP analysis will be taught and passed on to the group, in order to build competence and confidence.
- This builds a community that can leverage best practices and support one another.
- This type of coaching is affordable as a more productive, practical tool that addresses a specific need within a dedicated group.
- This coaching is usually over a short to medium term.
- Ideally a post implementation review (PIR) should be done a short time after the group coaching sessions, in order to assess skills.
Group coaching requires a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 clients, and they must be in the same business cycle in their respective businesses in order to benefit.
- Attract, develop, align and retain your team members.
- Build a healthy organisational culture with a shared vision.
- Improve leadership.
- Creating brand awareness
- Building communication channels that speak to your target audience/clients.
- How to achieve impact/leads, conversion and a measurable return on investment.
- Define your client/buyer in order to better target them.
- Tell your story in an engaging way.
- Develop and follow a sales plan.
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This depends on your goals and objectives that you wish to achieve. The process can be really cost effective by collaborating within your peer group.
A minimum of 1 to 1½ hours per week or every 2nd week.
- You learn from your peers within your industry or other industries and it encourages collaboration.
- It gets you to focus on strategic thinking.
- It inspires creative thinking and encourages brainstorming with peers
- Develops emotional intelligence.