The Power of Team Coaching – Part 3

The previous two posts about team coaching have been telling you what it is and now you will get to read about when it will pay off to implement this in your company

When to Consider Team Coaching

Organizations should consider team coaching in various scenarios:

  1. New Team Formation: When forming a new team, team coaching can establish a solid foundation for collaboration from the start.
  2. Underperforming Teams: Teams struggling with conflicts, low morale, or subpar results can benefit from coaching to diagnose and address issues.
  3. Team Changes: After significant changes in team composition or leadership, team coaching can help the team adapt and regain its footing.
  4. Ambitious Goals: Teams working on complex or ambitious projects may benefit from coaching to enhance their collective problem-solving abilities.
  5. Culture Transformation: Organizations aiming to transform their culture to be more collaborative and innovative can use team coaching as a catalyst for change.


Team coaching is not a one-size-fits-all solution, but it is a powerful tool that can foster collaboration, enhance communication, and drive success within teams and organizations. By focusing on goal alignment, communication, trust, accountability, and continuous improvement, team coaching helps teams unlock their full potential and achieve sustainable results. In today’s competitive business landscape, investing in team coaching can be a strategic decision that propels organizations to new heights of success.

The Power of Team Coaching – Part 2

Key Principles of Team Coaching

  1. Goal Alignment: Team coaching begins with clarifying and aligning team goals and objectives. This ensures that every member understands their role in achieving the team’s mission.
  2. Communication and Collaboration: Effective communication and collaboration are crucial for team success. Team coaching helps improve these skills by addressing conflicts, enhancing listening, and promoting open dialogue.
  3. Trust and Psychological Safety: Building trust within a team is fundamental. Team coaching creates a safe space for team members to express their thoughts and ideas without fear of judgment, encouraging innovation and risk-taking.
  4. Accountability: Team members hold each other accountable for their actions and commitments. Team coaching helps establish a culture of accountability, where individuals take ownership of their responsibilities.
  5. Feedback and Continuous Improvement: Team coaching emphasizes the importance of feedback and reflection. Teams regularly evaluate their performance and make necessary adjustments to improve continuously.

Benefits of Team Coaching

  1. Improved Team Performance: Team coaching helps teams identify and address challenges, leading to improved productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness in achieving their goals.
  2. Enhanced Communication: Effective communication is a hallmark of successful teams. Team coaching fosters better communication skills, reducing misunderstandings and conflicts.
  3. Greater Innovation: Teams that receive coaching are more likely to be innovative and creative, as they feel safe to explore new ideas and take calculated risks.
  4. Stronger Relationships: Team coaching promotes trust and better relationships among team members, which can lead to higher morale and job satisfaction.
  5. Sustainable Results: Unlike short-term fixes, team coaching aims for sustainable, long-lasting improvements in team performance and dynamics.

Reach your goals by coaching yourself

If you don't have a mentor or coach, but you wanted to try to coach yourself. Is it possible? Yes it is, but much harder than if you get a mentor or coach.

It may sound strange to you, but working with obstacles is often where you really get to know yourself. This is also where you find a deeper and more honest path to your goals. You can try the following exercise:

Ask yourself two questions:

1. What is stopping me from reaching my goal?

2. What am I really afraid of in relation to my goal?

Write down your answers and make a list of all your obstacles.

Note to self: 
Avoid superficial explanations such as lack of time, insight and resources.

Instead, examine whether there is anything you fear about the process of achieving the goal.

When you do this work with yourself, the answer will maybe be a form of fear that is not necessarily rooted in reality...

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The Five Game Changers of Coaching

I read this post in an email from The coaching Institute and wanted to share it with you. The way we work, where we make our purchases, and spend our time is changing. 

Online coaches get to enjoy living in «the growing side of the economy.» The business advantages are so vast, we call them Game Changers. 

Here they are:

1. You can start with nothing

Most businesses require a specialized background or a sizeable financial investment. Not coaching, except learning coaching skills. 

There’s nothing you have to «bring with you» as a coach except your interest in helping people. 

You don’t need any kind of technological skills or educational background, be a particular age or gender, or live in a particular location. You’re needed just the way you are. 

Coaches can create a thriving coaching practice from home without having to make substantial purchases, learn complicated marketing systems, or even have a website. 

2. You don’t have to take risks

Most career changes involve risk, in that you have to leave your current workplace in order to start your new career. 

This is not the case for coaching! There are many ways to add coaching to your life on your own schedule without taking any career risks. 

For instance:

> Most of our students keep their day job as they study coaching and start developing a paying clientele on the side. 

> Some people choose to keep their current career, while practicing coaching as a meaningful second stream of income. This gives added income security.

Bottom line: as a coach, you get to call the shots. Add coaching to your life in the way that best serves you, without having to take any kind of professional risk. 

3. No Geographical Restrictions

Have you ever thought your income and career were limited by where you live? 

Yes, that used to be true. But it’s not true anymore. 

There are hundreds of millions of people online who are perfectly qualified to be coaching clients – nice, stable people with good incomes who are hoping that coaching will bring improvement to their lives. 

These clients don’t care where you live. What they want is quality coaching that can move their lives forward. You may never meet those clients in person. 

Therefore, as a coach, you can run your business from anywhere in the world, with no restrictions. 

4. Time freedom

Many of us have complex lives, with family, work, or other obligations that occupy our schedules. So it’s important to have a livelihood that is time-flexible. You want to be able to do your work in a way that fits your life.

As a coach, you get to design your coaching practice around your needs. Do you like to keep several days of the week completely free for your own use or for your passion projects? Great. Do you like to keep a whole week work-free every month? Super. Do you like to work until 11am every day and have the rest of the day for other things? It’s your option. 

Whether you have another profession, a full family life, or creative projects you want to work on, coaching gives you the time freedom to grow and develop yourself. 

5. Pandemic proof

The world has changed. Any business or career that requires customers to be physically present is in constant danger of having to close its doors. 

People are having to wake up every morning and check the news to see whether they’re likely to be sent home, or, worse, risk getting sick at work – or bringing sickness home. That’s not how life is supposed to be! 

It’s actually safer to have your own online business, that you get to run from the comfort of your own home. 

Unlike street businesses, which depend on local people to come in every day, as an online coach, you have a massive customer base: everybody on the internet. An online coach only needs 10-20 paying clients at any one time. And there are hundreds of millions of them.

The Sky Is The Limit

Coaching is the ultimate way to get started online. It’s easy to start. It’s purposeful, rewarding, and you learn so much about life and people. 

And if you’ve ever had dreams of doing something else – writing a book or leading groups, for instance, coaching is the perfect way to get there.

Coaching gives you the skills in creating change, a strong knowledge of human nature, and a working confidence in helping anybody make positive changes. It gives you stories of transformation from your coaching practice to share with your public. 

This was a post in an email I received from The Coaching Institute in 2020