The Ultimate Guide
to Group Coaching

How to Build Powerful Group Coaching Programs that Establish Your Expertise and Create Results for Your Clients

Guide to Group Coaching

Guide to Group Coaching

When we connect with a tribe of people with similar values and beliefs, people who want to see us succeed -- amazing things can happen.

Being part of a tribe means you have access to different viewpoints and approaches to problems and challenges.

You get to expand your network of valuable connections.

You get to give and receive help and support.

You get to experience that priceless feeling of being part of something bigger, something greater than yourself…

And that’s why coaching groups is such a powerful step for both new and experienced coaches.

A great group coaching program works like a container for your clients and for you, the coach, to see exponential progress and momentum in your business and in your life.

There’s an incredible energy and collective wisdom when doing group coaching that’s different from 1:1 sessions, and it’s this energy and wisdom that can rapidly get your clients to their goals while you establish an exceptional reputation for yourself as a coach.

Plus, coaching groups can generate massive payoff in terms of income… so everybody wins.

So, if you’ve ever dreamed of coaching groups and you’ve been wondering how to create a game-changing group coaching program that gets everybody talking – and wanting to sign up – then, this Guide is for you.

In this guide you’ll learn:

  • How group coaching is different from 1:1 sessions
  • The benefits of group coaching
  • How to develop a great framework that fits your business
  • Key elements of a powerful group coaching program to maximize results

Sounds good? Thought you’d say that!

Let’s do this.

Guide to Group Coaching

CHAPTER 1

Your First Step to
Group Coaching

guide to group coaching

You might think coaching groups is basically about coaching people in a group setting or maybe you think it’s the same as your 1:1 sessions except now, you coach more than one person at a time.

Here’s the thing…

Those definitions are wrong or at least they’re incomplete.

Coaching groups is not just about getting a bunch of people together and then coaching them for 5 minutes each until everyone has had a turn.

And it’s definitely NOT an extension of private coaching in a group setting -- it’s this type of thinking that causes clients to feel unheard or unseen, and they don’t get the results they’re looking for.

The truth is there’s far more to coaching groups than most people realize.

First thing you need to get straight…

Coaching groups is about more than the act of coaching and being coached

It’s about the connection, communication and community that comes from not just you interacting with your clients but group members interacting with each other.

Guide to group Coaching

This is where the magic happens.

This is where the energy of the group and the support individual clients receive from the group leads to accountability, rapid momentum, and ongoing motivation as everyone works toward their goals.

Coaching groups is also different from coaching a team in a corporate environment. Team coaching is when all members in the group are focused on the same goal.

But when you coach groups, individual members have their own goals although all members may be in a similar phase or timeframe in their life or business.

And because each member has their own goals, it’s important to identify the overarching theme for your group coaching program.

You can decide on any theme based on your interest, expertise, experience, and niche as a coach.

Your theme might be around starting and growing a successful business so your group could be for entrepreneurs looking to build their business from zero all the way to 6-figures.

Maybe you’re thinking of starting a group coaching program for first-time moms or empty nesters. Maybe your theme is on weight loss if you’re a health coach or finding “the one” if you’re a relationship coach.

Whatever you decide, your theme will ultimately connect each individual member with everyone else so there’s a cohesive, common thread that pulls people together in your group.

TAKE ACTION SECTION

Identifying Your Theme

Answer these questions to find clarity on what your group coaching program is about:

  1. What is your zone of genius/area of expertise as a coach? (example: success mindset, weight loss, productivity etc.)
  2. What are the results you want to help people achieve? For instance, if you’re a success mindset coach, what are the results you want for your group members? Do you want to coach them around building a thriving business, creating a loving relationship or improving self-worth?
  3. Why do you want to start a group coaching program? Getting clear on your “why” as a coach, will help you stay motivated and inspired as you create your group program.