Group Coaching FAQs

Group Coaching FAQs

It’s not easy to answer these questions nor is it easy to describe what goes on in a group meeting.

Why? Because the meetings are so experiential. They’re nothing like your typical staff meetings. It’s far more informative to talk to members and ask why they invest so much of their time and talent in the group. That aside, here are answers to five frequently asked questions:

Why join a group?

Members join a group for the same reasons an individual engages an executive coach; they want to improve their leadership skills. They can also take advantage of the fellowship, collective wisdom and positive peer pressure of their fellow members in a group setting.

How does it work?

Each of Mike’s groups meets once a month for half a day. All meetings start at 8:30 and end after lunch. Member attendance is critical to the success of the group.

What can I expect?

Mike says, “The group is a place member get their answers questioned.” Members can expect to be challenged by the other members and held accountable for their commitments. They can also expect to make deep new friendships that can last a lifetime.

What does a good member look like?

A good member is open, willing to share what’s really going on in their work and vulnerable enough to seek the wisdom of the group to help them resolve issues and take advantage of opportunities.

How long do members stay in the group?

There’s no set time for how long members stay in a group. If members are getting value and it’s worth their time to spend a half-day working on (instead of in) their businesses, they stay. All members are responsible for the longevity of every fellow member. If they care about the success of the group and their fellow members, they’ll invest their time and talent to make the group powerful and effective. Then, everyone benefits and it’s hard to leave.