Why is Team Coaching Different Than Group Coaching?

Peer, Team and Group Coaching are sometimes used interchangeably but they are each unique in both their focus and approach.

Team Coaching, the purpose and entry of the coaching engagement is driven by the Leader of an intact team. The Team Coaching engagement focuses on the goal of the Leader, not on the goals of each individual on the team. The purpose of the coaching engagement is generally on improving the effectiveness of the Team as a whole. Van Dyke Coaching and Consulting augments this approach with their expertise in Team Assessments, Team Building, Team Assimilation, Virtual Expertise and Facilitation.

The FOUR Stages of Team Coaching Engagements:
Team Coaching

Stage 1:  

Outcome Identification

• Understanding the situation, the culture in which the team operates
• Getting clear on desired outcomes
• Determining team priorities and time frame


Stage 3:  

Action Plan

• Discuss options and solutions based upon desired outcomes
• Assess what barriers might exist
• Select option and execute accordingly

We Follow The PROGRESS Model ™ Of Team Coaching:

  • Participant Selection

  • Regular Cadence

  • Outcome Clarity

  • Gain Alignment

  • Results Agreement

  • Executive Sponsorship

  • Scorecard Development

  • Success Celebrated

The Stages identified here are a general road map of how we engage in team coaching. The approach and order may change slightly depending on the organization in which the team sits. Our principal goal is to help Teams Leverage the Power Of Collective Wisdom by co-creating the path forward.

Team Coaching Is a Vertical Approach to coaching, meaning the Coach contracts with the team leader first before coaching the whole team. As a trained and certified Systemic Team Coach, we take a systemic approach to team coaching. Systemic Team Coaching acknowledges the various systems which impact this team. Those systems must be integrated into how coaching is accomplish in order to be the most effective. The Team Is focused on the same goals and objectives as determined by the leader of the team.

Stage 2:  

Data Gathering

Team Assessments
• Individual interviews with key stakeholders
• Identify themes and discuss them with leader

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Stage 4:  


• Determine what success looks like
• Discuss what measures will be tracked
• Discuss commitment level to achieve results

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