Team coaching helps to build trust, clarity of purpose and a shared understanding between all members of the team so that they can work effectively and achieve more together. As with one-to-one coaching, the value is gained by facilitating the thinking of the group, enabling and empowering the leader and team members to drive their development.
Before beginning any team coaching, I work closely with the team leader and sponsor to understand the nature of the team (do they have a shared purpose?), how they currently operate, how the manager wants them to operate, and how open the leader and team members are to change. I also ask each to define what exactly they hope to get from team coaching.
Typical team coaching programme: