Southeast Regional Webinar - Beyond the Individual: A Guide to Effective Group Coaching

When: 6/26/2024 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Virtual Meeting - Join meeting link will be provided later.

Southeast Regional Webinar: Beyond the Individual: A Guide to Effective Group Coaching

When: 6/26/2024 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Virtual Meeting - Meeting link is provided after registering.

Embarking on the journey as a group coach can be both exciting and rewarding. Are you ready to delve into this transformative practice together? Join us as we navigate group coaching, exploring its possibilities and unlocking the doors to growth and development.  During this webinar participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of group coaching, discovering invaluable insights into how to cultivate and expand their practice through group dynamics. Together, we'll uncover the strategies and techniques to effectively support both individual growth and the collective journey of the group. Get ready to embark on this enriching exploration together!


This webinar on group coaching covers essential aspects to equip coaches with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively lead coaching groups. It begins with an introduction to group coaching, outlining its definition, objectives, and benefits, while also distinguishing it from team coaching. The webinar progresses to explore strategies for forming cohesive coaching groups and understanding group dynamics, including norms and roles. It then delves into the group coaching process, discussing how to structure sessions, set goals, and balance individual needs with group objectives. Participants will practice facilitation skills such as active listening and asking powerful questions in a group context. Additionally, the webinar addresses managing diversity and fostering inclusion within coaching groups, emphasizing understanding cultural and individual differences. Finally, it examines ethical considerations specific to group coaching, including maintaining confidentiality and trust within the group.

Why explore group coaching? Benefits

  • Group coaching brings together individuals with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. This diversity can enrich discussions and provide varied insights, leading to deeper learning and growth.

  • Group coaching provides a supportive community where members can share challenges, successes, and resources. This sense of camaraderie can foster motivation, accountability, and a feeling of belonging.

  • Participants in group coaching can learn from each other's experiences and expertise. This collective wisdom can offer valuable perspectives and innovative solutions to common problems.

  • Group coaching typically costs less per participant compared to individual coaching sessions. This makes coaching more accessible to a broader range of individuals and organizations.

Group Coaching Webinar Outline:

1: Introduction to Group Coaching

- Understanding the basics: definition, objectives, and benefits.

- Differentiating between group coaching and team coaching. 

2: Group Formation and Dynamics

- Strategies for forming cohesive coaching groups.

- Understanding group norms and roles.

3: Group Coaching Process

- Structuring group coaching sessions: goal setting, agenda planning, and session flow.

- Balancing individual needs with group objectives.

4: Facilitation Skills for Group Coaches

- Developing active listening and empathetic communication skills.

- Techniques for asking powerful questions in a group context.

5: Managing Diversity and Inclusion in Group Coaching

- Understanding cultural and individual differences within the group.

- Creating an inclusive environment for all group members. (Bias and stereotypes)

6:  Ethical Considerations in Group Coaching

- Exploring ethical dilemmas specific to group coaching.- Maintaining confidentiality and trust within the group.

ICF Competencies for this webinar:

  1. Demonstrates Ethical Practice
  2. Embodies a Coaching Mindset
  3. Establishes and Maintains Agreements
  4. Cultivates Trust and Safety
  5. Maintains Presence
  6. Listens Actively
  7. Evokes Awareness
  8. Facilitates Client Growth

Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEUs) available for this program: 1.5 (1.5 Core Competencies)

Meet Your Presenter: Toni Taylor, PCC

Toni Taylor received her International Coaching Federation PCC in 2016. Her mission is to provide leadership and care coaching to individuals, groups, and teams to help them reach their goals and maximize their potential. During COVID, Toni deepened her understanding of positive psychology, mental health, gratitude, and mindfulness in leadership self-care. Over the past year, she championed DEIB in the local ICF chapter and earned a certificate for Inclusive Leadership.

Toni's rigorous coaching school training in team and group coaching led her to develop a successful team coaching practice for over ten years. This experience resulted in her selection to volunteer to develop and calibrate the new Advanced Team Coaching exam for credentialing.

Expanding into group coaching, Toni has over ten years of experience specializing in self-care and leadership coaching for clergy across South Carolina. She also provides workshops on clergy self-care. Trained by Dr. Victoria Bernhardt, she offers visioning and strategic planning for non-profits, utilizing resources like "Five Dysfunctions of a Team," "The Speed of Trust," and "Start With Why."

Toni is a National facilitator for Narrative 4, an international organization promoting empathy through storytelling, which she integrates into her DEIB work. She is also a Better Up coach, focusing on international leadership and care. Coaching Pathway, LLC, founded in 2008, exemplifies her dedication to team and individual development. Toni continues to offer pro bono coaching, especially to those affected by job loss post-COVID.

Toni is Past President of the ICF Charlotte Area Chapter and is serving her fifth year on the board. She co-authored the book "Walk With Me" published in December 2021. 

Her hobbies include hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, creating glass mosaics, and spending time outdoors with family and friends. Toni is married to Rev. David Taylor, Senior Pastor at Philadelphia United Methodist Church. Together, they have five sons, seven grandchildren, a dog named Soccer, and a cat named Ringo.

Date: June 26, 2024 -
Time: 11:30 am - 1 pm EST
Location: Virtual -Please register in advance  to receive the Zoom link.