Just like teams, collaboration benefits from when different styles come together bringing different perspectives, strengths and creative differences.
Think about a project you have led with another person. How were your skills different? Similar?
One challenge when people’s skills are too similar is that massive blindspots can emerge. For example, if you are both strategic thinkers, you may both see the broad strokes of the project, but you may not notice the little details required.
The same holds true in a coaching partnership, when two coaches come together to coach a team, large group or organization. When our strengths are too similar, it may be more challenging to hold the space for the expansive requirements needed by all the different coaches.
In team coaching, supporting the range of conversations required is valuable. For example, if a team feels that they need to move more quickly a coach who has a strength in spurring on action can be available. AT the same time, slowing things down in order to speed things up, is also of value. This is where a coach who is a Catalytic Firecracker™ with a bias for action, can benefit from partnering with a Grounded Labyrinth™ coach who brings their strength around creating pause, BEFORE action.
Over the next couple of week’s, we’ll be exploring the five styles of team and group coaching superpowers in greater depth. This will help when going to co-coach.
Later this month I will also be leading a new program in our Team Coaching Certification pathway – Co-Coaching Essentials. I hope that you will consider joining me on Tuesday November 15th for the inaugural offering of this program.
If you haven’t taken the Team and Group Coaching Superpower Quiz, take a minute to click on over and do it. It only takes two minutes. You will find it here.
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