A certified and experienced team and group coach and facilitator, I help build collaborative leadership capability through team and group coaching programmes, enabling teams and individuals to explore their challenges and opportunities, achieve their goals and deliver results. On their development journeys, I partner with international, leadership, project and start-up teams, as well as small groups of professionals from across an organization.
Systemic Team Coaching
Organizational evolution and success require collective leadership and responsibility, and nimble, effective teamwork. Therefore it makes sense for teams – small numbers of people with a shared purpose, objectives and complementary skills – to grow, learn and reflect together. In this way, Structure & Flow Systemic Team Coaching programmes aim to maximize shared intelligence, creativity, expertise and strengths.
As the Team Coach and guide, I challenge and support teams to perform closer to their full potential, enabling them to co-create an exciting future, to examine their context and current situation, to build strong relationships and collaborate well across diversity, to get a better sense of alignment and common ground, to build resilience and well-being, and ultimately, to deliver required outcomes for their stakeholders.
With a systemic approach and the Five Disciplines Framework (thanks to the AoEC and Renewal Associates with whom I trained in the UK), I enable teams to:
- clarify its collective task and stakeholder expectations
- identify its common purpose, vision, targets, roles, values, strategy and priorities
- reflect on and improve the team culture – its ways of working, relating and communicating
- engage more effectively with key stakeholders outside the team
- learn and grow as a team and individually.
Programmes can take about 6 months or longer and include an inquiry phase, team sessions, possibly individual coaching, and a final review phase. I might team up with an associate team coach, and together we bring fresh eyes to relationships and connections among team members and the wider organization, observing where the team’s skills and resources might be better employed and where the team is holding itself back.
Team Connect 360
This online diagnostic tool and survey is aligned with the Five Disciplines Framework. Carried out by team members and selected stakeholders, it provides valuable feedback about the team. A report is generated that offers an overall picture of how the team is functioning, its development areas, and where to focus in the coaching sessions.
Systemic Group Coaching (or Action Learning)
Coaching in groups or sets creates value and impact more broadly by extending the benefit of coaching and facilitation to more people across the organization. In fostering collective learning and improved performance, it is an effective, practical and enjoyable approach to supporting leadership development and peer-to-peer learning and change. It develops collaboration, communication and social skills as well as capability in strategic thinking, analysis, and giving and receiving feedback.
How does it work?
A small group of participants commit themselves to a programme of sessions held over 3-6 months, beginning with a skills workshop and ending with a review and evaluation. Sessions take place in-person, online or are a blend of both. Participants take turns to present their issues and facilitate new thinking towards workable solutions, creative ideas and alternative perspectives.
Judith as a Systemic Team and Group Coach
Trained by the Academy of Executive Coaching in the UK, I hold a certificate in Systemic Team Coaching (2015), which has been accredited by the ICF. In addition, I have completed formal training in Action Learning Facilitation (2018) with Action Learning Associates, UK. In creating and holding supportive, inclusive spaces for authentic conversation and real connection, I enable participants to freely explore their thinking, emerging ideas and concerns. In this way, we achieve meaningful outcomes together.
If you’d like to have an informal chat about collective development for your team or colleagues, feel free to get in touch.