Team Coaching

How do you lead and manage the uncertainty and complexity across your organisation with different teams and their different opinions and priorities? How can you consider everyone’s viewpoints and make it all work? How can you help a team continue to function well through flourishing and challenging times? You could start with team coaching.

Build trust, cooperation, enthusiasm, and motivation within your teams.

Improve employee wellbeing through a creative culture.

Discover innovative avenues to problem-solving.

Make change management work for everyone.

Is someone resistant to change?

Change is not the same as transition. Change is situational: the new site, the new boss, new team roles, new policy. Transition is the psychological process people go through to come to terms with the new situation. Change is external, transition is internal.

-William Bridges

The quote by William Bridges is an important reminder that people respond to change in different ways and at a different pace. Even when the people in your organisation are open-minded, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re ready for the change, or that they understand why change is required – or that they know how to reach their full potential.

Well-performing organisations create an environment where people identify and fully appreciate each other’s differences, and where there is enough psychological safety to think differently and share openly with others. They learn to trust each other’s creative capability and, as a result, new ideas emerge and change becomes possible. If you’re struggling to believe or achieve this, the best thing you can do is give creative team coaching a go.

The magic of team coaching

Team coaching helps people shift their focus to what’s important regarding their personal and professional interactions, communication, and actions. Through creative systemic coaching, people’s eyes are opened to new ways of thinking and performing as a team. Collectively, the team will form a greater appreciation of each other’s unique contribution, and their own.

Effectively, team coaching will improve collaboration, cooperation, and commitment – teamwork – by improving people’s trust, their ability to listen, and to see the big picture.

“Schiavello Construction QLD worked closely with Dr Cathryn Lloyd in delivering coaching programs and support. Our team were highly engaged and remarked on the positive outcomes achieved through the learning experience. Upon reflection, the learnings have help us engage better; support one another and narrate our next move so that we remain a highly performing and successful construction team.”

Steven Kourevelis

State Manager / Director, Schiavello Construction (QLD) Pty Ltd

How does team coaching work?

For creativity and innovation to have a place within business, leadership must first realise there are no quick fixes or tricks. All change is a transitional process, not a quick handover. Employees need to be engaged and committed for the long-term.

As a creative coach, and with a systems-thinking mindset, the art-based theories, techniques and methodologies I apply when working with teams ensure that every individual is considered. Every person is encouraged to use their imagination, engage their natural curiosity, see existing problems in a new light, and experiment and test ideas – including ideas that are not their own. This leaves them more open to accepting other people’s ideas and embracing change. It also means your team can be motivated to bring the right results to the business, while discovering a sense of wellbeing for themselves. Through our Artful Inquiry methodology, we help build connection, a sense of belonging and work toward a state of wellbeing.

Coaching sessions are flexible and can be delivered as consecutive whole days, or a series of full or half-days over a few months. We can collaborate in a neutral space, or I can come to your site for some creative in-residence workshops. Whatever best suits you and your availability.

Have a look at some sessions in action!

Note that Maverick Minds coaching services should not be treated as therapy, counselling, or training.

How would we benefit?

These are just some of the ways team coaching can help team members thrive, on the inside and out.

Discover what is truly important and uncover what is possible.

Shift your thinking and gain new perspectives.

Appreciate and recognise every person’s contribution and importance.

Identify opportunities through colleagues and develop a creative mindset.

Identify challenges and work realistically to resolve them.

Gain greater confidence in problem solving and decision-making.

Bring about positive change for all people, the workplace, and the business.

Develop a greater self-awareness.

Connection, inclusion and wellbeing.

FAQs

What are the five 5 steps for effective team coaching?

Maverick Minds’ 5 steps for effective team coaching are:

  1. Ensure leadership and management understand there are no quick fixes or tricks; that this is a transitional and transformational process.
  2. Discussion with client – find out the organisation’s needs and why coaching.
  3. Co-create a program that will create a catalyst for change based on client needs.
  4. Deliver the program in line with the agreed timeframe and budget using a creative systemic coaching approach.
  5. Reflect and review the coaching outcomes, discuss future team coaching for continuous improvement.

 

Why is team coaching important?

Organisational life is built around collaboration and teamwork. Team coaching creates space and time for much needed reflection. It helps teams identify and address what’s needed regarding their personal and professional interactions, communication, and actions. Through team coaching, you can:

  • Discover what is truly important and uncover what is possible.
  • Shift your thinking and gain new perspectives.
  • Appreciate and recognise the value of every person’s contribution.
  • Collectively identify challenges and work realistically to resolve them.
  • Gain greater confidence in creative problem solving and decision-making.
  • Bring about positive change for all people, the workplace, and the business.
  • Gain an understanding of the systemic forces at play that impact on teams and business.

 

How do you conduct a team coaching session?

In my team coaching sessions, I adopt a co-creative way of working with you, enabling everyone to dive deep into what it means to live and work well. This can include the use of drawing, painting, making, digital facilitation cards, improvisation and other such creative approaches to bring people out of their habitual thinking and into innovative thinking. Sessions are flexible and can be delivered as consecutive whole days, a series of full or half-days over a few months or shorter sessions. We can collaborate in a neutral space, or I can come to your site for some creative in-residence workshops. Whatever best suits you and your availability.

What is the difference between team coaching and facilitation?

Team coaching and facilitation both seek to deliver positive outcomes for business improvement and/or self-improvement. Both provide a space for learning and reflection. Facilitation can be more directed, and designed with more involvement from the facilitator. Coaching is less directive giving space for the individual or team to instigate the direction and flow of the coaching engagement to work things out for themselves. Think of it as a sliding scale, depending on the situation, a more facilitated engagement may be required, or it may be a more self-directed coaching approach is beneficial. It comes down to what you, as our client, requires and the best way to get to where you need to go.

Make it even more personal

Need coaching as an individual? I can help with that, too.