210604 F Ciccolella YCN FINALS 2
Come together, break through
Performance enhancing peer-led learning

Coaching Circles

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

Fleft
Connect and develop your team

Coaching Circles provide a safe and social space for managers and leaders to share, discuss and reflect around relevant topics — from diversity and inclusion, to difficult conversations — with accountability for action deeply built in.

Fright
Build your learning culture

All participants sharpen listening, questioning and communication skills; while appreciating the perspectives of their peers. And key team members can benefit from training to actively facilitate Coaching Circles too.

Screenshot 2021 05 12 at 13 16 31

A library of timely modules for teams

Our partners can access an ever-growing library of Coaching Circle modules, developed with subject experts and on-point to the most relevant challenges of the day. Modules combine topic outlines, curated reading, listening and viewing, discussion guides and key reflection questions to land what's learned. Participants engage with module content before, during and after their sessions.

Timely topics to tackle together

Some examples of what's being explored in Coaching Circles today


"Through working together on collective challenges, Coaching Circle participants are able to shift from a problem-solving mindset to a collaborative one — seeing themselves in the service of others learning. This shift has a huge impact on how they then lead, participate and influence within their own teams." Katy Kent, Coach Facilitator

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.

Key principles:

• 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.

Develop your team through Coaching Circles
Develop your team through Coaching Circles

Our partners use Coaching Circles to motivate and develop managers, leaders and — connecting them to different perspectives and the challenges of the day. Our library of topic specific content modules is added to regularly, with Coaching Circles also curated cross-organisationally. Email hello@ycn.org to learn more.