Master the Art of Team Coaching
Long-time team coaching partners Sherry Matheson and Kerry Woodcock demystify the process of team coaching in this three-month group mentoring program.
What’s in the program?
Access a rich coaching process developed by two experienced coaches.
Develop through group and one-on-one mentoring.
Explore the new ICF team coaching competencies.
Share wisdom and experience in a peer community of coaches.
10 ICF Core Competency CCE units • 12 ICF Resource Development CCE units
Trained team coaches are invited to join Kerry Woodcock and Sherry Matheson, two experienced team coaches, to Master the Art of Team Coaching. This three-month group mentoring program demystifies the process of coaching teams and systems, in a mentorship that encourages you to grow alongside your own peer network.
It’s a practical, step-by-step exploration of how to work with sponsors, the team or system, as well as other coaches and stakeholders.
Kerry and Sherry were honoured to be among the veteran coaches invited to consult on the ICF team coaching competencies.
Master the Art of Team Coaching brings together an experienced coaching team who have been developing their co-coaching approach for working with systems for over a decade.
The director of Novalda and CRR Canada weaves together innovations from the world of change leadership, vertical development, and relationship systems intelligence coaching to help leaders, teams and organizations develop collective leadership and change leadership capability.
Visit Kerry’s LinkedIn profile.
The lead of Empower the Truth Coaching specializes in conscious and collective leadership inspired by neuroscience. She works with executives, managers, and entrepreneurs who are ready to create innovative organizations through engaging their teams in collaborative projects and transforming individual effort into a single coherent collective work.
See Sherry’s LinkedIn profile.
I love the way both of you hold the space together and create that bubble with a group of people online that do not necessarily know each other!
The two of you were incredibly generous about sharing your whole process, the way it works, how you use it, so it felt like there wasn’t anything missing or that I couldn’t ask, and you were right there with answers and support.
Who should take part in this mentoring program?
We have found those at all stages on the road to mastery find value in this program. Whether you are just starting out as a newly-minted team coach or are a master ready to use your considerable skills to innovate new techniques, you are welcome to join this group of peer coaches.
At which of the four stages of the learning journey do you find yourself?
Four stages of knowledge
STAGE 1 | NOVICE
This learner, newly trained and eager to get started, needs to develop confidence and learn the basic process.
As a Novice, you have skills, tools, and some practice, but aren’t sure where or how to begin reaching out to clients, step into systems coaching, develop contracts and proposals, or design the process.
As your mentors, we are able to guide you step-by-step through the entire coaching framework, enriching the knowledge base you’ve already acquired.
STAGE 2 | APPRENTICE
This learner, trained and competent with initial client experiences and a desire to improve, needs specific tips and the emotional support and guidance necessary to grow.
As an Apprentice, you have the basic knowledge down pat but are starting to realize your personal limitations and see where you need to improve. Your commitment has helped you to progress into the Apprentice stage, as you become “consciously incompetent.”
As your mentors, we are able to recognize the frustration so common to this stage, as you wonder if you will ever get it. Directing learning, flexible training plans, and one-on-ones are key. We share tips, tricks and success stories to assist with your learning, along with the encouragement and emotional support that will help you to grow.
The moments where we all shared our experiences were the most valuable and memorable. The group was a wealth of knowledge. It was great to have the opportunity to tap into that.
STAGE 3 | JOURNEYER
This learner, although trained, experienced and capable, is not yet in the flow and needs to access knowledge, experience and resources to support nuanced and unique situations.
As a Journeyer, your real work begins. In this stage, practice most definitely makes perfect, as you encounter the physical and mental struggle involved in mastery. Since profound concentration and focus can leave you feeling mentally and physically drained, this time of great practice also requires great patience. You are making progress, and beginning to see the fruits of your labour, although you’ll have good days and bad days, failures and successes.
As your mentors, we understand the exhaustion that can come along with this stage of learning, and make sure practice schedules are varied and our learning sessions retain the element of fun.
STAGE 4 | MASTER
This learner is a highly developed coach working with a variety of systems, who wishes to innovate in community for unique and challenging systems work.
At the Mastery stage, you are polishing your skillset, having already achieved the ultimate goal of becoming “unconsciously competent.” The skill comes so naturally, it seems like inborn genius, automatic and effortless. Your purpose in joining us is to add subtle nuance. Perhaps you’d like to move from one area of expertise to another, as with moving from the corporate to the not-for-profit world. Or you may be ready to innovate new strategies and techniques, and want to do so in community.
As your mentors, we are here to play with concepts and techniques, adding additional dimension in a supportive peer-based environment.
I would recommend this group mentoring program to new team coaches to action your ORSC learning, and to intermediate coaches to “up your game” in coaching.
Continue your journey toward ICF accreditation.
This program provides a certificate of completion with:
10 ICF Core Competency CCE units
which can be used as a full requirement of 10 (seven group and three 1:1 Mentor Coaching) hours
+ 12 ICF Resource Development CCE units
The nitty-gritty details
Module 1: Establishing Our Learning Community
Reflecting on your systems coaching journey so far
Discovering what you hope to gain from the program
Envisioning and designing how we co-create together
Module 2: Entering the Coaching Sponsorship System
Identifying the system to be coached
Uncovering red flags
Designing Sponsorship Alliances
Module 3: Entering the System to be Coached
Designing alliances between sponsors, team, coaches and other stakeholders
Module 4: Coaching the System
Determining coaching outcomes
Co-creating a coaching plan
Working with resistance to coaching
Module 5: Completing with a System
Reflecting on learning and application
Evaluating impact on behaviour, effectiveness and performance
Determining what’s next
Module 6: Following up with a System
Reflecting on the journey
Celebrating the successes and challenges
Integrating the learning
Six 90-minute Virtual Group Mentoring Modules:
- Module 1 • Monday, April 12th 2021
Module 2 • Monday, April 19th 2021
Module 3 • Monday, May 3rd 2021
Module 4 • Monday, May 17th 2021
Module 5 • Monday, May 31st 2021
Module 6 • Monday, June 14th 20217:00 – 8:30 am Pacific | 8:00 – 9:30 am Mountain | 10:00 – 11:30 am Eastern | 14:00 – 15:30 UTC
Seven 60-minute Peer Group Mentoring Sessions
Integrate what you have learned from modules and application course work and practice by bringing your successes, challenges, insights and questions to the group for peer mentoring support.
- Peer Group Mentoring 1 • Monday, April 26th 2021
Peer Group Mentoring 2 • Monday, May 10th 2021
Peer Group Mentoring 3 • Monday, May 24th 2021
Peer Group Mentoring 4 • Monday, June 7th 2021
Peer Group Mentoring 5 • Monday, June 21st 2021
Peer Group Mentoring 6 • Monday, June 28st 2021
Peer Group Mentoring 7 • Monday, July 12th 2021
8:00 – 9:00 am Pacific | 9:00 – 10:00 am Mountain | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern | 15:00 – 16:00 UTC
Three 60-minute 1:1 Mentoring Sessions
Explore your individual progress with mentoring and support from a veteran coach, in three hour-long sessions.
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If you are interested in exploring the possibility of working together, give us a shout and we will connect with you.