Group & Team Coaching Nuggets
Tips, Tools and Resources for Your Group & Team Programs
Volume 11, Issue 6
June 2016     
In This Issue
Creating Awareness, What to look for in a mentor coach, Coaching Goals, Supporting Accountability
Marketing Ideas Plus Download
Essentials, Mentor Coaching Group, Virtual Facilitation Skills Intensive, Colleague Discount for the Group and Team Coaching Intensive
Quick  Items:
Upcoming Programs:

Group Coaching Essentials teleseminar;Thursdays 10:15-11:30 am ET: July 7 - Aug 11 (5 wks) (8.75 CCEs)

Advanced Group Coaching - 10 CCEs - Thursdays 12 - 1:15 pm ET: July 7 - mid August (6 weks)

Group and Team Coaching Intensive - Thursday/Friday July 14-15 (being renewed for 19 CCEs) - Muskoka

Join us on Fridays at the Learning Lab and Design Studio - Summer special rate to end of year! Join us on Fridays

Group Coaching Ins and Outs Blog

Individual Mentor Coaching - ICF Credentialing & CPCC Certification


On-Demand Video Based programs (participate 24/7 at your own pace) at the Learning Lab and Design Studio:

Coaching Business Builder
- 12 Tips for Starting, or Growing Your Coaching Business - NEW


Marketing Tips for Your Team and Group Programs -  5 hour video based course focusing on marketing tips for your workshops, retreats, webinars, teleclasses team and group coaching!

  Tips For Your Group and Team Program - Part 1: Covering Design, Implementation, Pre- and post-program.

Inner Biz Leader(TM) Virtual Business Planning Retreat - Create a plan for the next year while exploring your leadership foundations.

Conversation Sparker Cards(TM.


Other Resources:



Welcome back to the June 2016 newsletter. Many are gearing up for summer, which has influenced this month's article on Summer Project Ideas for Coaches. Did you know that there are almost 90 days between now and Labor Day? I would like you to consider what consistent action in one area for the next 90 days would bear. Please check out this month's audio post on Summer Project ideas for some possible options.
Summer is a popular time for many of our virtual courses  - with the Group Coaching Essentials (8.75 CCEs) and Advanced Practicums (10 CCEs) starting Thursday July 7th. Also starting that afternoon is the Virtual Facilitation Skills Intensive program, a virtual Train-the-trainer, for coaches who want to hone their skills and confidence in leading virtual programming - from Zoom, to skype, to webinars.
We'll be putting on our bowling shoes as part of the social festivities for the July 14-15 Group and Team Coaching Intensive in beautiful Bracebridge, Muskoka. Please join me for this two day deep dive into group and team coaching issues. $200 off if you register with a colleague. The program is being renewed for 19 CCEs (including 18 core competencies). I'm also extending a special summer rate for those that want to join us in the Learning Lab and Design Studio to the end of the year. Scroll down to take advantage of a very special rate.
By early September, what do you want your work to look like?

Have a great month,
Jennifer
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Posts and Resources to Support Your Work PLUS FROM The VAULT

Five Posts on Creating Awareness in Group and Team Coaching - Read It here.

What to Look for in a Mentor Coach - Read it here.

Five Posts on Coaching Goals - Read it here

Five Posts on Supporting Accountability in Coaching - Read it here.




Article: Marketing Tips for your Group and Team Programs
This month at the Learning Lab and Design Studio we're taking a look at different approaches for marketing group and team coaching. There's a wide variety of things we can be doing, almost so many that we could get overwhelmed with just marketing. 
Consistent regular action which draws on your strengths is key to marketing success. Here is a quick list of different ways coaches market their group and team coaching work:
  1. Word of Mouth
  2. Referral
  3. Blogging
  4. Social Media Feeds - Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook
  5. Speaking
  6. Trade Shows
  7. Writing Articles
  8. Being a Guest Blogger
  9. Hosting a blog
  10. Speaking at conferences
  11. Paid advertising

What are the activities you want to focus on this summer? Take a few minutes to develop a one page plan with milestones for your marketing focus.  

Download a copy of a One Page Plan here.
 

Special Audio - Summer Project Ideas for Coaches 2016
There's almost 90 days between now and Labor Day. What do you want to focus on this summer? Here's a quick 15 minute audio on 10 different summer project ideas for coaches.

You can listen in at the LLDS portal (Scroll down to Curriculum and the Monthly Call Section - look for Summer Project Ideas) OR use this direct link.
 
Summer Learning  Opportunities (CCEs and Virtual Retreats)
Looking to grow your skills in the areas of group or team coaching, facilitation or coaching in general? Join us this summer to sharpen your coaching competencies, learn more about group and team coaching, and build your virtual facilitation skills. Here's what we have coming up:    
   
  Mentor Coaching Group (ACC Renewals & ACC/PCC Portfolio)   - By phone 
Upcoming Program Dates:    
July-October 2016: Wednesdays 9-10 am Eastern/New York: Wednesday July 13, 20, August 3, 17, September 14, 28, October 12
 
The Mentor Coaching Group will be of interest for ACC renewals, as well as those working towards their ACC and PCC portfolio applications with the ICF. This is a 10 hour mentor coaching program, which includes 7 hours of group mentor coaching calls, and 3 hours of individual mentor coaching sessions (held monthly). We look at all 11 core coaching competencies of the ICF, and coaches have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on their skills during the program. Each class you'll receive module notes to support you with your learning and coaching work  These will also be supportive for you with the new knowledge exam. Click here for more info about the Mentor Coaching Group
 
Grab your spot in the July to October group . Current pricing: $1000/10 hour program.      
    
Reserve your spot in the July to October 2016 program - $1000 US: 
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Here's what one coach recently said about her experience with the Mentor Coaching Group:
"I gained much more than expected from the Mentor Coaching group program. In addition to bringing greater significance and integrated meaning to the ICF competencies that will clearly support my goal of achieving ICF certification, the individual and group practice and feedback gave me huge self-appreciation of where I am and what I do and how I do it! My belief in myself has grown exponentially! Thank you to Jennifer and my group" 
 

Group Coaching Essentials - Thursdays 1030 - 11:45 pm July 7, 21, 28, August 4 and 11
Looking to add group coaching to  your mix, and want road-tested tips to support you in
design, marketing, and implementation? Join me for this five p art teleclass as we take a look at  activities, resources and approaches to support you in your work with public and corporate groups, for in-person and virtual programming. Course is approved for 8.75 CCEs with the ICF, which is now 2 more hours, including a new blended learning component. Weekly module notes and four laser 1-1s with Jenn, provide you with the  Essentials to get you started!

Cost: $450 US
Reserve your spot in the July 2016 program:
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Advanced Group and Team Coaching PRacticum (10 CCEs): Thursdays 12 - 1:15 pm ET: July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18
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ooking to gain more practice, skills and confidence in leading group or team coaching? The Advanced Practicum takes a deeper dive into the theory and practice of both team and group coaching. Each coach leads a 25 minute practicum and receives feedback on their skills. Program is approved for 10 CCEs (including 9.25 hrs of core comp).
Topics covered include co-facilitation, creating engaging virtual programs, more resources and activities, tricky issues and how to avoid them!
Cost: $495 US
Reserve your spot in the Summer 2016 program:
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Enroll in both the  Essentials and Summer Advanced Practicum (A total of 18.75 CCEs for the current discounted pricing of $850 US - save $95 off current pricing when you purchase both):
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Muskoka Group and Team Coaching Intensive - Thursday and Friday Ju
ly 14 - 15 2016
Prefer to learn in person? Join me for one of two remaining in-person programs for 2016 in beautiful Bracebridge Muskoka - 2 hours north of Toronto.  
Over two days you'll learn and practice skills, best practices and activities in group and team coaching. The program is reserved to 8 coaches and an special colleague savings is available when you register together.
The program will be submitted for reapproval for 19 CCEs with the ICF.
Regular pricing $1095 CDN plus HST.

Join us for this 2 day intensive program, OR take advantage of special colleague pricing at the end of the newsletter. If it's just you attending, pay now ($1095 CDN plus HST: $1237.35 CDN)

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Learning Lab and Design Studio -
Join us virtually on Fridays (8 or 12 noon ET) in the LLDS for 3 group calls per month. There's a monthly lecture call, a Facilitation Lab call where we experiment with different tools and approaches, and monthly coach on call where you are encouraged to bring real-time issues for coaching. Most calls are held on Zoom. You also get a monthly 1-1 call with me and access to a slew of resources (some only available at the LLDS). Join us for a month, 3 months, 6 months or a year. Cost: $250 a month, $1250 for 6 months or $2500 for the year . Visit LearningLabandDesignStudio.com for more info or take advantage of a special summer rate below. Click here for a brochure on the program or Download our call schedules here for the rest of the year  (Scroll down to curicullum).

Join us until the end of the year at a special discounted rate of $1100 us:
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    That works out to about $157/month if you join us in June - which includes 3 group calls a month, one individual coaching session and month and a library dozens of resources to support you in your work.  Contact me with any questions you have.
 
Questions?
Please reach out to me directly at (416)996-8326 or by email at info@potentialsrealized.com. 
Enjoy your start to summer!

Best wishes,
Jenn
Save $200
Join us this summer at the 6th Annual Group and Team Coaching Intensive on July 14 - 15 in Bracebridge, Ontario, CANADA. Save more than 15% when you register with a colleague. Regular rate $1095 CDN plus HST. Colleague registration rate is $895 plus HST = 1011.35 CDN
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Offer Expires: June 30, 2016
Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC, CHRP, CPT
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
Potentials Realized.com | GroupCoachingEssentials.com | From12Many.com
Phone: (416) 996-TEAM (8326) | Skype: jennbritton
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