Group & Team Coaching Nuggets
Tips, Tools and Resources for Your Group & Team Programs
Volume 14 Issue 10
October 2019    
In This Issue
1BizStep around Client Outreach
Keeping the Conversation Going
New October Mentor Coaching Group, Virtual Faciltiation (8.5 CCEs), Get practice wiht the Advanced Practicum (10 CCEs)
Fall Book Club Calls
Coaching Business Builder Planner and Workbook - Signed Copy from Jennifer
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Quick  Items:
24 CCEs - PlanDoTrack Facilitator Training 
Group A - Tuesdays 1230 - 330 pm Eastern: October 12 - November 12 (6 weeks)
Group B: Mondays/Tuesdays 6-9 pm Eastern: November 25, 26, December 2, 3, 9, and 10 (3 wks)
Group C: Friday/Saturday November 15,16, December 6 and 7 (Fridays 530-9, Sat 930-330 pm ET)

Upcoming Programs:
 Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum - starts Monday October 28th at 3 pm Eastern (10 CCEs - 6 weeks)

Group Coaching Essentials starts Mondays 9 - 1015 am Eastern starting October 21 (8.75 CCEs)

Group Program Toolkit - More than 2 dozen templates for you to use in your work. Why reinvent the wheel?

Engaging Exercises for Teams and Groups E-Manual (our first digital product from 2005)

F rom One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching - Download additional chapters using code 4411.

My 2017 book - Effective Virtual Conversations. Order a personally signed copy here. 
Year-end PlanDoTrack or Coaching Business Builder Facilitator Training (24 CCEs)

Looking for a road-tested resource to incorporate into your coaching, virtual work or training? Consider joining us th inaugural Facilitator Training for PlanDoTrack and Coaching Business Builder stating this fall (dates listed above)

Check out the info calls over at YouTube.

Download an FAQ about the program.

Welcome back to the October 2019 edition of the Team and Group Coaching Ins and Outs.

As we step into the last quarter of the year, the buzz around getting prepared for the new decade is well in hand. It's making virtual retreats a popular option, as well as productivity programs and planning.

It's also a busy time of year for coaches to get their programs launched. If you didn't check out last month's email about What's in your Launch Kit, do take a look back it!

Once you have your groups going you'll want to make sure that you do all that you can to Keep the Conversation Going. That's the focus of this month's article.

Don't have any of your own ready-made programs set to go? Join us as a PlanDoTrack (PDT) or Coaching Business Builder (CBB) Facilitator. These books are a road-tested offering around productivity, leadership and teamwork. The training is also 24 CCEs (including 19 hours of core competencies). Registration links below.

You can offer the programs as retreats, one-on-one coaching OR team sessions even. There's TONS of topics, exercises and tools to lead discussion around personal productivity, goals and awareness for coaches building their businesses (CBB), as well as remote leaders, teams and and businesses (PDT).

The next Facilitator training starts next week Tuesday October 8th and will run for 6 weeks on Tuesdays from 1230 -330 pm ET. 

Can't make it? Don't worry, two more groups will run - 
Monday evenings from 6-9 pm ET for 3 weeks starting late November OR
Friday/Saturday November 15/16 and December 6/7 (Fridays 530 - 9 pm ET and Saturday 930 - 330 pm ET ) - virtually
Grab your spot below, or learn more about this 24 hour CCE program here

October's 1BizStep a day focuses on Client Outreach and provides you with a daily prompt for every day of the week to take 15 minutes of action. Check out these daily prompts over at the Coaching Business Builder blog or
the Conversation Sparker Zone. I hope you'll join us for a digital conversation.

The last 2019 programs will start later this month and will include the  Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum (starts Monday October 28th at 130 pm ET- 10 CCEs), Group Coaching Essentials (starts Monday October 21st at 9 am ET -8.75 CCEs). Virtual Facilitation Essentials starts again Monday October 28th (Mondays 130 - 245 pm ET) (8.5 CCEs).

Enjoy this month's newsletter!

Warm regards,
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPCC, PCC, CHRL
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Posts and Resources to Support Your Work
Every month I share a range of resources to support you in your work:

Growing Your Team as a Solopreneur: (30 minutes Coaching Business Builder Book Club) - Grab a pen for this one and follow along 

Related to this theme of growing your team, I hope that you will join us for the 52 Weeks of Planning, Doing and Tracking (around your business!) - This past week has focused on how teams operate - read it here; and a few weeks ago on Onboarding Your Team. 

Getting Back to Work - Routines and Habits (20 minute CBB Virtual Book Club Call):

Check out the Facebook Lives I've hosted with our recent focus on Coaching Groups and Teams around Innovation or Change. View them here. 

This month's focus of the 1BizStepaDay is on Client Outreach. If you are looking for daily prompts to support you in consistent focused action, check out this month's Coaching Business Builder download here.

Check out the August Call on Building your Platform. (30 min)

On Instagram? Let's connect over at the @CoachingBizBuilder feed around questions for your business development with #90DaysPlanDoTrack. I've just started season 2 of these 90 day prompts. My personal @jennbritton will continue to focus more the wider side of my work - teamwork, coaching and leadership.  Connect with me there.

Keeping the Conversation Going - 4 Strategies
The impact and insights created by the coaching process extend well beyond the time you have together in a room. 
There are a variety of different strategies and ways to keep the insights happening, beyond a client's field work/accountability commitments

Consider these ways as you go to design your next program:
#1  -  Assigning Peer Partners - Peer partners may meet between each conversation to discuss - what they are learning, what they are applying and/or what they are changing in terms of their actions and behaviors.

#2 - Setting up a Mighty Network to keep the conversation going - for many years Facebook Communities and Groups have been a great go-to. Now there is an additional platform which offers just as much, and possibly more - Mighty Networks. You may have already joined us inside the Conversation Sparker Zone at Mighty Networks for ongoing dialogue.

For many of the cohorts I work with, they are able to connect via a "SECRET" Cohort group so it remains private and unsearchable from the external world. I've noticed that many groups use this regularly to really keep each other updated regarding resources and other ideas.

#3 - Low Tech, Old Fashioned email - I also would say reverting back to old-fashioned email once in a while is also really good. More people may be apt to open that up in their inbox, rather than going into another network. Is there something more automated you can set up in your email service provider? Years ago in my 90 Day Biz Success Group Coaching work, clients really enjoyed having three times a week emails arrive in their inbox with quotes and other ideas.

#4 - One-on-ones with you - Clients continue to appreciate the deep dive of a 1-1 coaching conversation. Can you incorporate short 1-1 coaching calls with you on a bi-weekly or monthly basis?

Questions to consider
  • What are you thinking about adding to keep the conversation going?
  • What questions or prompts will keep things moving? (Write it down or create a brief mindmap around possible ideas - you'll find it useful to keep the process moving for yourself)
  • What else might help support continued focus on the part of your clients?
Share with us over at the Conversation Sparker zone what you do to keep the conversation going. Join the conversation today!

Upcoming 2019 Programs : Group Coaching Essentials, Virtual Facilitation Essentials, Mentor Coaching

Group Coaching Essentials (8.75 CCEs): Explore the best practices or designing, marketing and leading group coaching
October's Group Coaching Essentials class 
Mondays 9 - 1015 am Eastern: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18

Geared to support you in learning more about group coaching - what it is, best practices of designing, marketing and implementing programming, and exploring the variety of different models. Weekly assignments get you taking action on your own program ideas. We also look at exercises, resources and tricky issues, as well as the skills needed to be a great group coach, and how group coaching differs from team coaching and individual coaching approaches.

October's Monday group starting on Monday October 21st and running for 5 weeks - $450 US

Bundle the Advanced with the Essentials for a cost of $895 US. The next Advanced Group runs Mondays from 3 -415 pm Eastern (6 weeks) on October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25 and December 2. Advanced is 10 CCEs. Sign up for both Essentials and Advanced - $895 US: 

Mentor Coaching Support will be offered on a 1-1 basis for coaches still needing their hours this year, or you can jump into a final group which will run from mid-October to mid-January 2019 - Fridays 12 -1 pm Eastern starting October 18th. Group calls mostly meeting 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. $1100 US for 10 hour program.   More info here

Virtual Facilitation Essentials (8.5 CCEs)
This program explores the exciting terrain of virtual facilitation. Whether you plan on running webinars, virtual retreats or virtual team sessions, this program explores key skills for virtual facilitation excellence, designing for engagement in mind, and leading interactive calls. Content rich, we also model different practices and you are invited to lead an opener or closer for us.
The program is approved for 8.5 CCEs with the ICF including 5.5. hours of core competencies.
Next group meets Mondays 1:30 - 2:45 pm Eastern: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019

Looking to join a community of other coaches who are growing their business OR taking a deeper dive around different forms of learning?

Throughout the year I host two separate annual groups which explore learning and business development.

The Learning Lab and Design Studio meets on Friday  mornings from 845 - 930 am ET during the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. We dig deeper into core topics of interest to group and team coaches such as activities, design, retreats, platforms and all things related to creating a great conversation, and learning space. This fall our focus will be on GROUP Coaching, Team Coaching and 2020 Planning for you and your clients.

Join the Learning Lab and Design Studio to the end of the year for a special rate of $425US (September through December)


Friday afternoons I host the Coaching Biz Growth Lab.

The Coaching Biz Growth Lab continues it's focus on key business topics for today's coaches including: Onboarding new clients, Creating Your
Signature Programs, Returning to your business foundations, marketing and other group generated topics. 
  The Coaching Biz Growth Lab(TM) Group members participate in two one-hour group coaching calls twice a month on zoom, join in quarterly virtual co-working sessions to get things done, and also access a growing library which includes a monthly article and template for their business.

You can join for $147/month, $425 for the quarter or $1250 for the year.

Join the Coaching Biz Growth Lab for the rest of the year for a special rate of $425US (from now to end of December 2019)


Jump into the PlanDoTrack or Coaching Business Builder Facilitator Training Starting October 8th and pay your first of 12 monthly installments of $200/month:

The Facilitator Training Group will be meeting on Tuesdays from 1230- 330 pm Eastern for six weeks starting October 8th. 24 CCEs (19 core competencies, 5 resource development). More info . Check the website for additional dates being offered.

Looking forward to having you join us for these conversations!
Fall Book Club Calls - You are Invited!
A quick reminder as we go to close out the newsletter that every month I host a variety of open and complimentary calls around my books. They are usually held on Mondays from 11 - 11:30 am Eastern and are held in zoom room 270-302-0415. Next call is this coming Monday at 11 am ET and will focus on the same topic as our newsletter this month - Supports for Virtual Facilitation - Keeping the Conversation Going!

If you are interested in Effective Virtual Conversations, download the upcoming call listing

If you are interested in the PlanDoTrack/CoachingBusiness Builder body of work, download the upcoming call listing for these calls.

You can of course dig into the decade plus of calls I have done around group and team coaching issues at any time at the EffectiveGroupCoach YouTube channel.
Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC, CHRP, CPT
Author of Effective Group Coaching (2010),  From One to Many (Jossey-Bass, 2013), and Effective Virtual Conversations (2017) and Coaching Business Builder Workbook and Planner (2018)
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