Group & Team Coaching Nuggets
Tips, Tools and Resources for Your Group & Team Programs
Volume  11, Issue 5
May 2016     
In This Issue
Presence, MindMapping, The Solopreneur Primer(TM)
24 Activities Ideas plus Download
Essentials, Mentor Coaching Group, Virtual Facilitation Skills Intensive
Quick  Items:
Upcoming Programs:

Group Coaching Essentials teleseminar;Fridays 1:15 - 2:30pm ET May/June (8.75 CCEs)

Advanced Group Coaching - 10 CCEs - Thursdays starting July

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 - 1, 6 and 12 month group experience (calls held mostly from 12 - 12:50 pm ET with some 8-8:50 am calls. Next call 5/13

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 May 2016 newsletter. One of the key needs I have been encountering this spring in working with teams, leaders and coaches is a yearning for more tools and resources in support of our work with groups and teams. This has shaped this month's article on 24 Activity Areas for Groups and Teams. Whether you are coaching, training, delivering a webinar or creating an on-demand program, I hope that this list will get your creative juices flowing!
More than 40 of you have taken advantage of a free seat in the Solopreneur Primer, now a multi-hour video based program focusing on 12 lessons I learned in building my business. It's still free until May 20th so grab your seat and take it at your own pace!
There's still space in the May/June Group Coaching Essentials program which is held by phone on Fridays from 1:15 - 2:30pm ET until June 13th. If you missed our first class you can catch up and join us for this week's call on designing and structuring your on group coaching program. Reserve your spot right now!

The next Mentor Coaching Group will launch on Thursday June 2nd at 10 am ET and will run until just after Labor Day in September.

I'll be hosting one program this summer out of Muskoka - the July 14-15 Group and Team Coaching Intensive in beautiful Huntsville, Muskoka. Join me for a two day in person deep dive into group and team coaching issues.
Have a great rest of May,
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Posts and Resources to Support Your Work PLUS FROM The VAULT
Working With Presence in Group and Team Coaching - Read it here.

In case you missed my post on Working with Strengths in Team and Group Coaching last month. Read it here.

Last month most of my creative energy went towards producing the Solopreneur Primer - check out the videos here.

 From the Vault - What we were focusing on 10 years ago in May 2006:

 MindMapping - a Creative Tool to Add to Your Toolbox - Read it here from May 2006

Article: 24 Activity Ideas for Groups and Teams
Having a robust toolkit of resources and activities to use with groups and teams is key to success. Being able to pull something out of your back pocket or adjust on the fly requires some pre-preparation. It's been a while since I recorded this short audio on different activities and thought it would be interesting to revisit this topic.  Check out the Spring 2013 Call on Exercises (50 minutes)

Here's a quick list of different activity areas you may want to pull resources together in:
  1. Developing a Vision
  2. Journalling (online or paper copy)
  3. Emotional Intelligence
  4. Working with strengths
  5. Boosting collaboration
  6. Values
  7. Difficult Conversations
  8. Limiting Beliefs
  9. Working with different styles
  10. Creating Focus
  11. Assumptions
  12. Perspectives
  13. Blind Spots
  14. Skill Development
  15. Expanding Awareness
  16. Wheel of  - Life/Health/Leadership/Small Business
  17. What's Next?
  18. Strategic Issues
  19. Goal Setting
  20. Creating Connection
  21. Creating Stretch
  22. Brainstorming
  23. Creating Consensus
  24. Creating Clarity
Download a copy of this activity list here.
Last month when I spoke in Regina, one of the most popular resources was my 40 Ways to Work with Visual Cards which includes 40 different activity instructions for working with any visual deck. Whether you are looking for a cool visual ways to work with strategic planning, innovation, collaboration or vision, you'll find detailed instructions, plus five worksheets you can use with your groups.
Click here to learn more or order your digital resource here - $40 US

A link will be sent to you to access the digital files. 

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Looking to grow your skills in the areas of group or team coaching, facilitation or coaching in general? Join us this spring or 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:    
Thursdays 9:15 -10:15 am ET: June 2 to EARLY September
Group Calls held: June 2, 9, 16, 30, July 21, August 11 and September 6
for more info about the Mentor Coaching Group. 
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 June to September group . Current pricing: $1000/10 hour program.      
Reserve your spot in the June 2 - September 9 2016 program - $1000 US: 
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 - Fridays 1:15 - 2:30 pm ET: May 6, 13, 20, June 3 and 10, 2016  or Thursdays 1030 - 11:30 am ET July/August 
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 part 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 May or Summer 2016 program:

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):

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 Hunstville, Muskoka - 2.5 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 early bird savings of 15% is on until the end of May 2016.
The program will be submitted for reapproval for 19 CCEs with the ICF.
Regular pricing $1045 CDN plus HST. Save 15% on the early bird rate to end of May 2016.

For newsletter subscribers pay in 2 installments (one now, one on June 20th = 935.60 CDN plus HST or 2 payments of 467.80 plus 13% HST= $528.61 CDN x 2 (Now and June 20th)


  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 for more info.

Join us for the next 3 months (starts with the day you register) - $750 US:
Please reach out to me directly at (416)996-8326 or by email at 
Did you miss last month's Community call on the Business Case for Team and Group Coaching? You can catch the recording here (posted at the LLDS as a preview).

Have a great May!

Best wishes,
Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC, CHRP, CPT
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
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