Welcome to Group Coaching Essentials with Jennifer Britton! 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, Virtual Facilitation and Programs for teams and groups. We have offered Group Coaching training since 2006.
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).
At this site you will find information regarding Group Coaching Essentials (accredited for 8.75 ICF CCEs), the Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum (10 CCEs with the ICF) and the Virtual Facilitation Essentials training (8.5 CCEs with ICF).
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).
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), and the Remote Pathways Lab (annual group focusing on all things related to the remote space).
Most programs are led by Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC, CHRP, CPT, who founded Potentials Realized in 2004. 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 2020!
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 845 - 930 am 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 six and twelve month support.
The Coaching Biz Growth Lab supports coaches with their coaching business development. This group meets on Fridays during the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month (3 - 4 pm Eastern). This group supports 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 organizations, groups and individuals across North America, Europe and the Caribbean, 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,
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!
Mentor Coaching Group - Fridays 9 - 10 am Eastern/Toronto: June 5 to September 4 or 11 (meets requirements for ACC/PCC with ICF)
Group Coaching Essentials (8.75 CCEs) - Fridays 1015 - 1150 am ET starting june 5 running for 4 weeks
Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum (10 CCEs): Fridays 12 - 130 pm ET May 29, June 5, 12, 16, 26 (note 5 weeks)
Virtual Facilitation Essentials (8.5 CCES): Mondays 1:30 - 2:45 pm ET on June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6 2020
One Day offerings - Wednesday May 20, May 27 or June 10 (9 - 430 pm ET each day)
Become a PlanDoTrack or Coaching Business Builder Facilitator. 18 hour virtual facilitator training runs June 16, 17, 18 2020 (3 x 6 hour days) or Tuesdays and Thursdays July 7, 9, 14, 17, 21 and 23 (9 - 12 noon ET) each day (approved for 24 CCEs)
Meeting throughout the year -
Learning Lab and Design Studio - Fridays 845 - 930 am ET: 1st and 3rd weeks. June focus on Team Coaching
Coaching Biz Growth Lab - Fridays 3 - 4pm ET - focus on your business development with upcoming focus around Niche, Brand, Business Mix
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Become a PlanDoTrack/ Coaching Business Builder Faciltator (virtually) 24 CCEs
Recent Articles and Chapters Published:
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.
- Group Coaching Essentials
- Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum
- Mentor Coaching Group
- Creating Your Own Signature Program
- Virtual Facilitation Essentials
- LLDS: Learning Lab and Design Studio
- Coaching Business Builder
- 60 Day Coaching Business Accelerator
- CGBL: Coaching Biz Growth Lab
- Group and Team Coaching Intensive
- Facilitation Skills Intensive
- For Teams
- Jennifer's Books
- Coaching Skills Training for Leaders
- VIP Day with Jennifer Britton
- Become a PlanDoTrack Facilitator (24 CCEs)
- Virtual and Remote Team Support
- Calendar of Events
Looking to expand your impact with groups and teams as a coach?
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