We typically recommend group coaching as a follow-up to one of our workshops where an alternative to individual coaching would allow the firm to take advantage of positive group dynamics or would meet its budgetary needs. Post-workshop coaching is a powerful tool that significantly improves the chances that attorneys will take action on what they have learned.
The purpose of group coaching is to focus on the practical, real-world implementation of what has been discussed in the workshop and to help foster positive energy and forward momentum. It significantly reduces the chance that participants, no matter how excited about the new strategies they have learned, will go back to their desks and, because of the power of habit, continue to do what they always have done.
Knowledge of what to do is made significantly more powerful when attorneys have the support to consider and discuss their individual needs, likes and dislikes, and roadblocks, allowing them to learn how to do it in a way that aligns with their own personalities, interests, and goals. That’s what happens in group coaching.
It is often said that there is “wisdom in the group.”
Group discussion allows the attorneys to learn from the coach and from one another, and often results in participants working more collaboratively with their colleagues. For example, hearing about the opportunities and challenges being faced by others in the group often prompts group members to make introductions for one another, point one another toward needed resources, actively engage in cross-selling, and communicate with more patience and understanding. Any topic that can be addressed in individual coaching can also be the subject of group coaching.
Coaching, whether in a one-on-one or group format, is all about moving forward and getting results. When you invest time and energy in coaching, you are investing in yourself and your future.
If you think group coaching with The Lawyer’s EdgeÒ can help your law firm drive results, we would love to speak with you. Please contact us to learn more.