Systemic Team Coaching
Critical to keep up with and get ahead of change in organisations and our global environment.
What is Systemic Team Coaching?
It’s about helping the impact of the whole team to be greater than the individual sum of their parts. It’s also about integrating the team’s effort into the organisational whole. So team coaching needs to be consciously part of the organisational system and beyond.
How does it work?
I often get invited by the team leader to work with their team. Sometimes this is as part of a coaching programme with the leader. Sometimes the organisation asks me to help the team get ready for a new leader’s arrival. Sometimes it involves coaching individuals within the team. It is always bespoke. It always starts with a diagnostic discussion to understand the circumstances, context, make-up of the team and what’s required at this stage of their team’s life together. It may involve a one-off intervention, although increasingly I work with teams over a longer period of time to help them pause and reflect on how they are working together.
Who is it for?
Newly formed teams; eg a newly elected Board of Execs, or Trustees, or a team with a new leader. Or a new phase in a team’s life due to a new project or goal or in preparation for a new leader’s arrival. Teams who know that they are inter-dependent and working towards the same goals. Sometimes teams aren’t teams in this conventional sense at all and I use new techniques in my coaching to develop this specific type of team.
The Board is working very well and seems to have gelled very quickly and that was attributed to your coaching. So thank you.
Take stock of where you are as a team and explore the dynamics to discover your motivation and commitment to working productively together. I will help you agree how to hold yourselves accountable to each other.
Pausing even for an hour can have huge benefits. It can help you see the wood for the trees, put things back into perspective, bookend the week, build in a rhythm, help you re:set, see things afresh. For you, and definitely for the benefit of others around you.