Team Coaching is the next big step in the evolution of the coaching profession. According to the 6th Ridler Report* 76% of organisations expect to increase their use of team coaching over the next two years – significantly more than those who expect to increase their use of one-to-one coaching.
At the AoEC, we lead the way in training and developing team coaches through our three-day introductory foundation Systemic Team Coaching® Certificate as well as our Master Practitioner-level Diploma.
About Team Coaching
Team Coaching is an effective intervention for teams with managerial or leadership responsibility who want to raise their performance to the highest level.
Unlike one-off workshops and team-building away-days, team coaching enables teams to identify and resolve their challenges over a programme lasting several months, resulting in deeper learning and more sustainable changes. It usually involves coaching the team together as well as one-to-one coaching for individuals.
Through our ‘systemic’ approach, we also facilitate the team in considering the various systems in which they operate. Most team coaching focuses exclusively on the team’s internal ways of working and relationships; Systemic Team Coaching® looks more broadly at the influences outside the team, not just within it.
These wider systems include the team’s direct reports and sub-teams, their internal stakeholders, customers, shareholders – and beyond to the political, environmental, economic, social/cultural and technical systems and which could or should influence them.
Exploring these systems is a central theme in our team coaching training programmes.
At a glance
Systemic Team Coaching®:
- Transforms management and leadership teams into high-performing teams
- Last several months and is far more rigorous than traditional team-building events
- Develops collective leadership
- Supports effective engagement with stakeholders
- Enables teams to adapt to changes in the operating environment
- Improves team dynamics and ways of working
- Enhances how the team learns and develops
- Was created by expert practitioners including John Leary-Joyce and Professor Peter Hawkins and uses highly regarded tools and models such as the Hawkins 5 Disciplines
We have also developed a unique team 360 feedback tool, called Team Connect 360 which is often the starting point for a team and their coach to develop an understanding of the issues they might focus on in a Systemic Team Coaching® Programme. Only graduates of our Systemic Team Coaching® Certificate are licensed to use this powerful online team 360 tool.
*The 6th Ridler Report is the world’s leading source of insight into trends in executive coaching, representing the views of organisation sponsors and purchasers of coaching services. The Ridler Report research programme is led by Ridler & Co, the London-based executive coaching practice.