Team Coaching Competencies 7 and 8

Team Coaching Competencies

The last of the blogs in this series, here we review the additional points of skill from ICF’s Team Coaching Competencies for the remaining competencies, 7 and 8. Team Coaching Competencies

Competency 7: Evokes Awareness

+ Challenges the team’s assumptions, behaviors, and meaning-making processes to enhance their collective awareness or insight.

+ Uses questions and other techniques to foster team development and facilitate the team’s ownership of their collective dialogue.

What this means:

  • Challenge the team with questions and observations,
  • Partner with the team for their development and collaboration.

Competency 8: Facilitates Client Growth

+ Encourages dialogue and reflection to help the team identify their goals and the steps to achieve those.

What this means:

  • Facilitate the team setting goals, designing strategies, and planning actions.

Team and Group Coaching alike are a valuable service offering.  For coaches it adds to what you provide and is a great business builder.  For clients it is affordable.  It may be a starting point to engage in coaching.  Some coaches offer a package of individual sessions and group or team sessions.  For clients who have completed an individual coaching engagement it may be a helpful option for staying on track.

At the Center for Coaching Certification Team and Group Coaching are taught in the Certified Master Coach, Certified Coach Specialist, and Coaching Experience classes.  Group coaching is part of the coaching practicum in each of these classes.


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