Coaching Circles combine the power of peer-led learning with the flexing of in-demand coaching and facilitation skills. Small groups come together over a series of short sessions to explore relevant topics through stimulating content and structured, action-oriented discussion. Coaching Circles are guided by either a professional coach-facilitator, or trained up members of your team.
Core, complementary benefits
How Coaching Circles drive performance
Timely topics to tackle together
Some examples of what's being explored in Coaching Circles today
How Coaching Circles work
Coaching Circles offer a development space for a group of 5-8 peers to explore a topic of collective interest, reflecting on its relevance to their work and culture — and identifying ways to apply new learning together. Guided by a professional coach-facilitator, or a trained up member of the group, Coaching Circles are experienced over a short series of (typically 90 minutes) sessions, supported with content modules that stimulate and support the conversation through pre-work, discussion guides and reflection questions.
• Coaching Circles are run cross-organisationally, and within teams.
• Groups focus on a topic of collective relevance defined at the outset.
• Topic specific content modules are shared with the group at the outset for collective exploration throughout.
• The group comes together (remotely or in-person) to share and discuss key aspects of the topic through facilitated discussion and reflection.
• Accountability is created among the group for reflection and action between sessions.
• Over the life of the Coaching Circle, participants build coaching, communication and collaboration skills; and the confidence to transfer new approaches back into their teams.