Group Career Coaching
The advantages of group coaching include support, belonging, awareness, confrontation,
vicarious learning and feedback. Coaching can help participants focus on important
goals and reduce wasted time and energy.
Other advantages include:
A group leader can assess and assist members.
- discuss concerns and solutions for them
Members can discuss and control emotions regarding job
- learn how to alleviate stress of job search/transition
- learn and practice dealing with the marketplace and
their imposed barriers
- form a network to deal with issues
Common goals of
group coaching are for members to solve career transition and search challenges.
Effective group coaching can help members define and achieve individual goals.
A Group Coach helps members to:
- Explore individual and group goals
- Identify and resolve individual and group blocks to
- Learn to balance support and challenge
- Recognize that others have similar problems and feelings
- Provide group members with useful feedback
Coaching vs. Individual Coaching
Group coaching is typically half the cost of individual coaching and may be
a first resort for people who cannot afford private coaching. Yet many issues
can be resolved in group coaching.
Group coaching is often more efficient than
individual coaching for two reasons:
Group coaching is useful for directing and focusing activity and interpreting
experiences. Those who are most involved and committed gain the greatest benefit
of group exercises.
- People can benefit from group coaching even if they
say little and only listen. They may find that they have much in common with
other group members, and, as other members work on issues, they can learn
- Other group members may bring up issues which one
person has, but was not aware of.