Looking for road-tested, practical tips for your next team or group coaching engagement? Look no further.
From One to Many : Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching
Effective Group Coaching
Organizations are increasingly looking to group and team coaching processes for greater impact and cost savings, and to sustain learning initiatives which have often been weak in transfer or accountability.
Global organizations are also becoming
more sensitized to the benefits a coaching culture can provide for their workforce. Thus, team and group coaching are taking root with very diverse groups—from boards and front-line managers to
entrepreneurs and educators.
From the practitioner’s perspective, many coaches now recognize the importance of expanding their practice into group and team coaching as additional modalities, recognizing the economic pressures for both individuals and organizations, and the additional impact these processes can provide. As group coaching becomes more mainstream, there
is need for an advanced dialogue/resource on group coaching issues, and more practical resources to support coaching work with teams.
There have been few practical resources to date that address both team and group coaching practices, and the requisite skills and approaches for coaches, leaders and HR professionals. Coaches hunger for deeper insights into many of the topics explored in From One to Many. Many organizations are also very eager to explore how team coaching and
group coaching can be integrated into their organizational
context. From One to Many explores these two interconnected modalities and provides practical tips, tools and resources for successful team
and group coaching engagements. It also expands the lens to look at the players who are involved in capacity development and coaching many—peers, coach as leader, and mentors.
The book was released in late July 2013 by Jossey-Bass. It has already been selected as a resource text by several coach training schools.
You can find the book on Amazon.
Here's what coaches are saying about the book:
"Jennifer Britton has penned another winner! With From One to Many, Jennifer not only gives us a bird’s-eye-view perspective, but she also delves into the details we need to be successful as group and team coaches. I'm eager to incorporate this new material—not only into my course curriculum—but also into my own group coaching programs."
—Jory H. Fisher, JD, www.JoryFisher.com
“This remarkable resource gives coaches the necessary tools to expand their effectiveness and offer a group experience of connection and collaboration, providing an exceptional experience for many.”
—Sandy Miller, MA, CPCC, ACC, www.revolutionizingdivorce.com
"From One to Many is a must-read for coaches, whether experienced or new to group and team coaching. Jennifer combines extensive research, personal and peer experiences, practical applications, and a comprehensive set of tools and resources to deliver another excellent book for professional coaches."
—Janice LaVore-Fletcher, MMC, BCC, President, Christian Coach Institute
Effective Virtual Conversations (2017)
It doesn't have to be "Death by Conference Call"!
Geared for professionals who are needing to lead and create more effective virtual conversations, whether it's a webinar, a conference call or virtual team meeting, or virtual coaching session.
The book includes practical and actionable ideas for you to try out in your upcoming virtual conversations.
* The Range of Virtual Conversations Today - Webinars, to conference calls, virtual team development
* Core Skills for Today's Effective Virtual Facilitator
* Designing Effective and Engaging Virtual Programs
* Preparing for Blast-off - Critical Activities for Seasoned and New Virtual Facilitators
* Building Your Toolkit - Activities aInd Exercises for Your Upcoming Virtual Events
* In Focus: Virtual Team Meetings (including 4 templates you will definitely want to consider incorporating!)
* In Focus: Virtual Team Development - tips and ideas when tasked with developing a virtual team
* In Focus: Virtual Team Leadership - Essentials for those leading virtual and remote teams
The book is 444 pages and is available in hard copy and Kindle Versions. Please check them out at Amazon. Accompanying the book is 18 templates which you can use in your own work, which book purchasers can download at our new EffectiveVirtualConversations.com website.
Other Resources - Working with Visual Cards
PLooking for resources specific to Group Coaching?
"This new book reflects the new industry standard on doing group coaching. It is grounded in current research and best practices from luminaries in the coaching industry. A wonderful resource for new and seasoned coaches" - As reviewed in Choice Magazine (June 2010) by CoachingToys Marcy Nelson-Garrison
Effective Group Coaching is a valuable primer and reference guide that addresses these key points:
Coaches who are experienced with, and new to, group coaching, will find this book useful and immediately applicable to the work that they do. The book will also be of interest to small group facilitators, HR professionals and trainers who wish to incorporate more of a coaching approach into the work that they undertake with groups.
Here's what others are saying about the book:
"In Effective Group Coaching, Jennifer Britton takes you through the process of group coaching essentials from start to finish. No matter where you are on the continuum of experience with group coaching, Jennifer provides insights, ideas, stories and exercises that will stimulate your imagination. You will be inspired to create dynamic groups, and rise to greater heights with your work." - Marlena Field, PCC, CPCC, www.BodyMindSpirtCoaching.com
Conversation Sparker Cards(TM)
Looking for something different to bring into your next team meeting, workshop, retreat or coaching conversation? Visual images are powerful in opening and shaping dialogue. Potentials Realized is pleased to offer a 72 card visual photo deck which includes 50 photos, and 22 questions. You can learn more about these, and order a set, at ConversationSparker.com.
These are very portable, about the size of a postcard. They are accompanied by an 11 page booklet providing you with several examples of how to use them with teams and groups.
Cost: $69 US plus $10 postage (across North America).
Learn more here or purchase a deck for yourself. Shipment takes approximately 6-10 business days
Purchase a set of the Conversation Sparker Cards: $79 Total