Group Coaching---Why, How, and What’s my First Step?
Ann V. Deaton, PhD, PCC
1.5 Core CCEU
If you’re like most coaches, you learned to coach 1-1 and most of your coaching has been with individual clients. But you may have found yourself wondering what it would be like to coach clients together in a group. Perhaps you are even working with an organization who has asked if you offer group coaching, or team coaching. You may be intrigued by the possibility, but how do you start? In this session, we’ll take a deeper dive into group coaching and answer many of your questions:
- · What are the differences between group and individual coaching? What additional skills do I need to be effective?
- · What are the unique benefits of group coaching?
- · What are some of the kinds of groups that coaches offer?
- · How does this fit with the rest of the coaching I do, and with my niche?
- · What might a group coaching session, and engagement, look like?
- · How do I begin?
You’ll leave our time together with greater clarity about what group coaching is and when it might be a good match for your clients, and with one or two next steps you can take when it comes to group coaching.
Ann V. Deaton, PhD, PCC
Ann is a leadership and team coach. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with specializations in neuropsychology and health psychology, from The University of Texas. After a two-decade career in health care, Ann earned her coaching certification from the Newfield Network and the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation. Ann founded DaVinci Resources coaching practice in 2003, and co-founded The Bounce Collective coaching and consulting business in 2009.
Ann’s work focuses on coaching individuals, teams, and organizations who are experiencing significant change and growth. Her strengths are in creating the kinds of rich and open conversations that expand perspectives and ideas – and then supporting clients by holding them accountable as they take action to realize their goals.
Ann has served on the faculty for The University of Texas coach training program, Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership, and the Center for Corporate Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. She co-created the Trauma-Informed Leadership Coaching program for health care professionals with Kemia Sarraf, MD, MPH, CPCC and Antoinette Dubois-Ayers, CPCC, RCC.
Ann is passionate about the value of groups and teams in adding to our joy, fulfillment, and effectiveness. She has written two books: Being Coached: Group and Team Coaching from the Inside (2014, with Holly Williams), and VUCA Tools for a VUCA World: Developing Leaders and Teams for Sustainable Results (2018).