Welcome to Group Coaching Essentials with Potentials Realized. Founded by Effective Group Coaching author Jennifer Britton, we have been providing ICF-CCE advanced training in group coaching since 2006.! Thanks for joining us.
This website is dedicated to tools, resources and programs for coaches and other professionals wanting to expand their work to teams and groups, particularly in the area of Group Coaching, Team Coaching, Virtual Facilitation and Programs for teams and groups. We have offered Group Coaching training since 2006, and Team Coaching Training since 2010. We also offer coaching supervision and mentor coaching.
Join us for the new 70 and 125 hour pathways of learning and certification in Team Coaching or Group Coaching (6 to 10 separate courses, most of which are CCE approved with the ICF). Coaches have been using them as part of their learning pathway for the new ACTC (Advanced Credential In Team Coaching). We also offer Coaching Supervision Groups for Team Coaches.
Group Coaching Essentials was created by author and coach Jennifer Britton. Her first book Effective Group Coaching was the world's first book to be published on group coaching in late 2009. She followed it with From One to Many: Best Practices of Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013). More recently she's released Effective Virtual Conversations (2017), Coaching Business Builder (2018) and PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner for Remote and Virtual Professionals (2019).
Jennifer's 2021 body of work is Reconnecting Workspaces: Pathways to Thrive in the Virtual, Remote and Hybrid World (June 2021) and the accompanying coaching guide, The 90-Day Guide for Success (October 2021).
You will also find links to the Reconnecting Workspaces Coach Certification program (24 CCEs), aimed at equipping coaches with the tools and ideas explored in Reconnecting Workspaces, and helping them specialize with support in the hybrid and remote world.
At this site you will find information regarding coach training including:
Group Coaching Essentials (accredited for 8.75 ICF CCEs),
the Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum (10 CCEs with the ICF) , Team Coaching Essentials (14 CCEs)
Reconnecting Workspaces Certified Coach (24 CCEs)
and the Virtual Facilitation Essentials training (8.5 CCEs with ICF).
We also offer a 70 hour and 125 hour Group Coaching Certificate or Team Coaching Certificate stream for those alumni who want to take their learning deeper.
Known as a "Coaches Coach" Jennifer also provides individual and group mentor coaching for those working towards their ICF Credentials (ACC and PCC), as well as their Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). You can find information about individual mentor coaching, as well as our Mentor Coaching Group (10 hour combination of group mentor coaching (7hrs) and 3 hours of individual mentor coaching). Jennifer also offers individual mentoring services for those building their own coaching business or those creating their own group and virtual programs (our Virtual Individual Mentoring VIP Days).
We specialize in virtual program delivery and have done so since we opened our doors in April 2004. Jennifer delivered her TEDx talk, Virtual, Remote and Hybrid Checklist in August 2021. Check it out here.
In addition, you will find information on many of the programs we offer to the public including the Learning Lab and Design Studio (Annual Group focusing on all things learning), the Coaching Biz Growth Lab (annual group focusing on all things business growth)..
Programs are led by Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC, CHRP, CPT, who founded Potentials Realized in 2004 and her team. Potentials Realized is a Canadian-based performance Improvement company, dedicated to working with organizations and professionals around the world who are keen to deliver extraordinary work and impact. We are known for our work in the areas of group coaching, mentoring, leadership development and high impact, experiential learning. Jennifer is the author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, January 2010), the first book to be published on the topic of group coaching globally. Her 2013 book expands the focus to Coaching Many - From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013). Her 2017 follow up, Effective Virtual Conversations, widens the focus to creating MEMORABLE and IMPACTFUL conversations in the virtual space, for intact and remote teams.
One of Potentials Realized's core offerings is the Group Coaching EssentialsTM program, designed to support coaches in designing and marketing their own group coaching programs for clients. Offered since 2006, this program has benefited hundreds of coaches globally. Please note that the Group Coaching EssentialsTM program is eligible for CCE's (Continuing Coach Education) Units from the International Coach Federation (8.75 CCEs). Some coaches go on to complete the Advanced Group Coaching Practicum, also approved for CCEs (10 CCEs), designed to provide coaches with more practice and feedback on their skills in group coaching.
Virtual Facilitation Essentials is now approved for 8.5 CCEs, and the PlanDoTrack Facilitator Training is approved for 24 CCEs.
ANNUAL PROGRAMMING - Join us throughout 2023!
Jennifer also offers two annual programs - The Learning Lab and Design Studio (LLDS) Group focuses on all things groups and teams. It meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 8 - 845 am ET ET.
Practitioner focused, it creates an important pause for coaches and facilitators to stop, connect and be in dialogue about creating more impactful team, group and individual learning experiences (coaching, training and facilitation). Geared to support coaches, trainers and facilitators who want to expand their group and team programming skills, as well as boost their business.
The LLDS is also a resource-rich portal, and community of exceptional practitioners, who meet for two group coaching calls on topics related to group and team programming (workshops, retreats, webinars) as well as one Facilitation Lab per month. In the Facilitation Lab members get the chance to experience a different facilitation tool each month. Members also have access to a wide variety of articles, posts, audios and videos from Jenn. Click here to learn more about this twelve month support.
The Coaching Biz Growth Lab supports coaches who want to grow their coaching business and are ready to do this one day at a time! . This group meets on Fridays during the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month from 1130 - 1215 pm Eastern, supporting coaches who want to move the needle on their business. Jennifer incorporates a variety of business coaching tools and resources, including her 2018 book - Coaching Business Builder Workbook and Planner.
Jennifer is committed to providing resource rich tools for practitioners - coaches, facilitators, leaders and other professionals - who are leading group programs (workshops, retreats and group coaching). E-products include the Group Program Toolkit (33 Templates you can adapt for your programs), the Engaging Exercises for Teams and Groups E-manual, and the 40 Ways to Work with Visual Cards.
We bring a solid track-record of working with entrepreneurs, organizations, groups and individuals across globally on issues including team building, business development, marketing and leadership development. We have created and delivered programs for governmental agencies, community groups, professional associations, corporations and the non-profit sector. Programs have ranged from the development of succession planning programs, to talent management and virtual team issues, to support for mentoring programs, using a coaching approach. We have designed programs for financial services, pharmaceutical, governmental, transportation, health care, and natural resource sectors.
We have designed award winning Mentor Training programs for the Financial Services Sector. Our clients have included UNICEF, Cooperators Insurance, Ontario Provincial Police, Community Care Access Center, and the Toronto CFA Society. For more information about our other services, please visit www.potentialsrealized.com. We offer a range of programs in many different formats (Webinars, teleseminars, in-person workshops; individual, team and group coaching; in person and virtual retreats). We develop customized solutions for organizations and groups, across facilitation, training, performance, leadership development and succession management issues.
Coach Training Schools:
Consider using one of our books as a recommended or required book for your programming. Four of Jennifer's books are being used by different schools:
From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching - For training around Team and Group Coaching
Coaching Business Builder (2018) - for Coaching Business Building/Business Development
Effective Virtual Conversations (2017) - for virtual facilitation, those supporting remote and virtual teams, in order to lead more engaging virtual conversations.
Reconnecting Workspaces (2021) for coaches who are working to support organizations, teams, groups and individuals in the evolving virtual, remote, hybrid and flex workspaces.
Are you looking to bring a program in house? We can deliver two programs in person to corporate groups, or coach training schools. Contact us regarding the Group and Team Coaching Intensive (2 days/19 CCEs) and the Facilitation Skills Intensive (2 days). These are offered as in-house programs.
For more information on any of our programs or services, please contact Jennifer direct at (416) 996-TEAM (8326)or at email@example.com. We would be pleased to speak with you about your needs, and develop with you a customized solution. We look forward to hearing from you!
Jennifer's Published Books:
Recent Articles and Chapters Published:
Group and Team Coaching - State of the Union 3.0 - Winter 2023 - choice Magazine
Reinvention of the Business of Coaching - 2022 - choice Magazine
Chapters in The Great Book of Journaling: How Journal Writing Can Support a Life of Wellness, Creativity, Meaning and Purpose (June 2022)
Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists, and Clients: A Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing (June 2021)
How Leaders Can Build Virtual Team Capacity, One Coaching Conversation at a Time. - Training Industry Magazine - May 2020. Read it here.
Choice Magazine - Building a vibrant corporate coaching culture - Fall 2019 (Volume 17, Number 3). Download a copy of the article here - thanks to choice magazine
Two chapters in The Practitioner's Handbook of Team Coaching, Clutterbuck et al (Eds). Chapters include: Chapter 2 - Coaching Many: Group and Team Coaching. Chapter 28 : Coaching Virtual and remote teams.
How to get things done in a digitally distracted world - 4 Foundations for Time Management for Leaders and Business Owners. Coaching Tools Company September 2019. Read it here.
60 Day Business Builder Accelerator (On-demand)
Pathway to your ACTC - Advanced Credential in Team Coaching
We've been training group and team coaches in ICF-CCE approved training since 2006. Join us for 6 - 10 courses to complete YOUR 70 - 125 hours of specialized coach training for team coaches, PLUS join our coaching supervision groups for team coaches.
Download program schedule here (update 9.5.23)
Superpower Tips Calendar
Take the Quiz - What's your Superpower as a Team or Group Coach? (2 minutes!)
Coaching Supervision Groups (10 hours) - Thursdays 12 - 130 pm ET - Meets monthly 1st week of the month - starts Meets Supervision requirements for team coaches with ICF and EMCC
Group Coaching Essentials (8.75 CCEs) Mondays 12 - 115 pm ET: Sept 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30
Explore the TRIFECTA and take this with the Team Coaching Essentials and Practicum (32.75 CCEs)
Team Coaching Essentials (14 CCEs): Mondays 12 - 130pm ET: September 11 - end of October (with Kathy) OR Tuesdays 1230 - 2 pm ET with Jennifer - October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7 (new date)
Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum (10 CCEs): Starting late October (with Evana)
Program #3 in series. Take as part of the TRIFECTA -A with Team Coaching Essentials and Group Coaching Essentials.
NEW -- The Neuroscience of Group and Team Coaching - Building Your Toolkit : Mondays 130- 3 pm ET: October 2 - November 13 with Jennifer (Can be taken a la carte - No pre-requisites
NEW -- Co-Coaching Essentials - Fridays 1230 - 2pm ET September 8. 15, 222, 29, October 6 and 13(with Jennifer)
Mentor Coaching Group - Mondays 12:30 - 1:30 pm ET: September 25 - end of December (with Jennifer) -- Group calls Sept 25, October 2, 16, 30, November 16, December 4 and 18 Meets mentor coaching requirements for ACC/PCC with ICF.
Coaching Diverse Work Styles (Group, Team and Individual) - 14 CCEs Fridays 1015 - 1130 am ET: September 8 - October 13 (6 weeks) Course #5 - note you can bundle with ACTIVATE -- with Jennifer
Activate your Group and Team Coaching Superpower - 14 CCEs:
Fridays 1015 – 1130 am
ET: September 23 - October 27
OR In Person
Offering BARRIE(with Jennifer) Course #4 - Note your can bundle with Coaching Diverse Work Styles
Reconnecting Workspaces Certified Coach - 24 Hours: Fridays 645 - 8 am ET starting mid-October Course #8 in series
Virtual Facilitation Essentials (8.5 CCES): January 2025 offering July/August) - Course #7 in series)
Coaching Biz Growth Lab - Grow your coaching business one day at a time - Fridays from 1130 - 1215 pm ET on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.
Join us for the Reconnecting Workspaces Certified Coach Training
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Draw Your Future(TM) Facilitated Sessions with Jennifer (Group/Individual)
Become a PlanDoTrack/ Coaching Business Builder Facilitator (virtually) 24 CCEs
- ICW 2023
- Group Coaching Essentials (8.75 CCEs)
- Team Coaching Essentials (14 CCEs)
- Activate Your Team and Group Coaching Superpower (Quiz and Course) - 14 CCEs
- Coaching Diverse Team with the Work Styles (14 CCEs)
- Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum (10 CCEs)
- Neuroscience Learning and Experiential Coaching Approaches
- Mentor Coaching Group
- Co-Coaching Essentials
- Coaching Supervision
- Certificate in Team Coaching
- Reconnecting Workspaces Certified Coach (24 CCEs)
- Virtual Facilitation Essentials (8.5 CCEs)
- 21 for 21 Virtual Co-working
- VIP Day with Jennifer Britton
- Stand Out Virtually
- Creating Your Own Signature Program
- LLDS: Learning Lab and Design Studio
- Coaching Business Builder
- CGBL: Coaching Biz Growth Lab
- Group and Team Coaching Intensive
- Facilitation Skills Intensive
- For Teams
- Jennifer's Books
- Coaching Skills Training for Leaders
- Become a PlanDoTrack Facilitator (24 CCEs)
- Virtual and Remote Team Support
- Calendar of Events
- Draw Your Future
- Business Building for Coaches
- Holiday Party 2020
- Thanks North Texas
- Holiday Party 2021
- Heart of Coaching 2022
- 6 layers
- 18th Anniversary Specials
- 5 Areas of Focus in Coaching Teams and Groups In the Post Pandemic Landscape
- Amplify Virtually Mastermind
- Gratitude and Conversation Sparkers
- Community Calls
- Our Team
- Holiday Party 2022
- Heart of Coaching 2023
- Advanced Credential in Team Coaching (ACTC)
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