While one-to-one coaching is highly effective for working with people who wish to transform their lives, it has its limitations. As a coach, I can only reach so many clients in the time I have available.
Group coaching clients benefit from the peer learning with others This peer learning is often as important as the interaction with the coach. Many clients find the process “less on the spot”, giving them more time to reflect and integrate their insights.
Clients can benefit from:
Shared wisdom of the group
Working toward common goals
Positive effect of social facilitation
Increased awareness of psychodynamic processes within a group
Development of support and trust within the group
Improved conflict resolution
Heightened emotional intelligence
You’re checking boxes working for the insurance company instead of advocating for your patient.
You never really thought about opening your own clinic, but you’re working so hard for someone else that you’re now considering working for yourself.
For clients who are more introverted, the peer learning process may feel “less on the spot” and provide more time for reflection and articulation of their insights.
The lower cost for a group coaching process may also be a consideration for clients. Aside from the cost savings, group coaching has many benefits, not least is the ability to strengthen team bonds and improve awareness within a company or organization. Attending sessions with peers can open an individual’s awareness of the “bigger picture.”