Teams & Organizations
“A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.”
I train and coach teams or groups to provide team-spirit, teamwork, and achievement by being more engaged and finally more productive.
The one size fits all leadership model is no longer effective. Today’s leaders must be innovative, agile, empathetic, and emotionally intelligent.
This could be done both in-person and virtually for getting the best result for the individuals, the teams, and the organization. Clients have a clear path for their own success including their personal and professional values by working with me.
Imagine the following situation:
A group of people comes together to be coached on effective leadership. Each individual has their own final goals in mind to which they would apply their new skills. All group members have a common interest (effective leadership) but may not always have the same goal in mind (e.g. one wants to be more assertive, the other less talkative, a third sees the opportunity to earn more money, etc…).
What I do for you:
I will provide you with the biggest advantage of a group coaching program: peer learning with others, commonly referred to as the collective wisdom of the group. This peer learning is often as important as the interaction with the coach. Many clients find the process „less on the spot“, giving them more time to reflect and integrate their insights.
You will also benefit from the scalable nature of the process, communication between silos or group members in different parts of the organization will open up so that over time these relationships create a valuable network across an organization and an on-going accountability structure will be created.
Group coaching is an on-going conversation,
which supports change over time.
To better illustrate these concepts, the diagram above shows how teams are brought together for a common goal, whereas groups are brought together around a common topic.
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Imagine the following scenarios:
- Your sales team is about to close the quarterly sales efforts.
- Your HR team is about to roll out a new HR strategy.
- You are going to merge two teams together.
These teams have always one goal in common and work together to achieve it. Along the way, there may appear some disruptions such as:
- Difficult Conversations
- Leading under Pressure
- Resistance to Change
- A New Leader Comes on Board “New Leader Assimilation”
What I do for you:
I am helping you actively navigating through these stormy waters. We will work together on various communication strategies to resolve conflicts, finding means how to avoid burnout and lower work pressure, building up resilience, actively guiding a team from „Forming to Performing“ and overall seeing the gift in change rather than the challenges.
Another benefit and area of focus and expertise are raising the employee engagement level through bespoken programs.
Team coaching is ideal for creating sustainable change.
Businesses don’t work together, people do!
Not only since the Global Pandemic in 2020 are businesses operating more and more virtual. It is a well-recognized fact that Virtual Teams are not a passing tide anymore, rather will they stay. And so, online communication is king!
Whereas the advantages are quite obvious (cost-savings, global talent pool, round the clock availability,…), the challenges coming with virtual teams are not to ignore.
Does some of this sound familiar to you?
• Misunderstanding from poor communication.
• Social isolation
• Lack of Trust
• Differences in work ethic.
• Lack of clarity and direction.
• Frequent second-guessing.
• Difficulty with delegation.
What I do for you:
We will work together on overcoming these challenges by following a different leadership/managerial approach, training, greater role clarity, and effective communication strategies. We will establish a common virtual etiquette and go through the processes of virtual meetings and look at the dos and don’ts of virtual leadership.
Virtual Teams are successful when trust, focus, and effective communication dominate.
Interested in a coaching program?
Drop me a few lines about your needs and ….