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Team Coaching

Strong, cohesive teams are the backbone of any successful organization.

Highly Effective Teams:

can accomplish more, innovate better, adapt faster, and overcome challenges more efficiently than their non-cohesive counterparts.

The reality, however,  is that most teams aren’t functioning at their peak performance. Teams can be limited because of a wide range of reasons, including an absence of a clearly communicated vision, lack of a defined strategy, misalignment in priorities, lack of commitment and transparency, interpersonal conflict, or lack of trust.

While sports teams often rely on coaches to help them navigate common challenges, such as improving performance and team cohesion, business teams often don’t take advantage of the same support. A team coach can play a crucial role in identifying areas for improvement and support in the development of effective strategies to enhance team dynamics. Through facilitated discussions and providing feedback, a coach can help team members enhance their communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills, ultimately fostering a positive and productive team culture that aligns with their goals and objectives. 

Through team coaching, we help teams improve how they work together and overcome limiting behaviors, resulting in higher levels of commitment and engagement, increased alignment, optimized performance and a strengthened ability to execute on strategy and team goals.

Where Baiva provides support

While people seek out a team coach for many reasons, common themes include:

Leadership and Management

  • Lack of a vision, clear goals or direction for the team
  • Poor performance or productivity within the team
  • Need for improved delegation and accountability practices
  • Inattention to measuring progress and results

Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Poor communication and collaboration among team members
  • Difficulty in managing conflict or resolving disputes within the team
  • Lack of trust and psychological safety within the team
  • Silos and poor cross-functional collaboration
  • Inefficient or ineffective team processes and workflows
  • Low levels of accountability and commitment

Personal and Professional Development

  • Low morale or motivation among team members
  • Difficulty in adapting to change or managing transitions
  • Need for better time management and prioritization skills
  • Inability to effectively manage stress or work-related anxiety

Changes Within Team and Newly Forming Teams

  • Members of the team have left or new members have joined resulting in a shift in how the team is operating as a unit. 
  • Newly formed teams that don’t have established team norms, procedures, or a clear strategy
  • Teams that have had to change the way they work, for example, moving to hybrid or virtual working environments
  • Project teams that need to form quickly and are tasked with short term deliverables
Outcomes of Team Coaching

Building cohesive and high-performing teams is crucial to the success of any organization. With the help of an experienced team coach, team members can gain an objective perspective of their team’s dynamics, their individual roles, and learn how to effectively collaborate with their co-workers. 

By partnering with a coach, your team will discover how to develop a stronger sense of alignment, leading to increased productivity and better results. 

The Benefits of Team Coaching Include:
  • Strengthened teams, improved team dynamics, and increased collective team performance 
  • The ability to develop clear strategies and implement effective action plans to achieve team goals
  • Enhanced team collaboration and communication skills
  • Improved team productivity, motivation and engagement
  • Enhanced problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • A better understanding of individual team members’ strengths and weaknesses
  • Improved conflict resolution skills and a reduction in workplace conflicts
  • Enhanced leadership skills for team leaders and managers
  • A stronger sense of team cohesion and positive culture
  • Enhanced creativity and innovation within the team

Working with Nicole has been a game-changer for me and my team. She helps us get to the root of any issue and come up with practical, actionable solutions. Since starting with Nicole, I have noticed a significant improvement in team morale and productivity.

Nicole [helped] me through the process of starting a new business and building my team. She facilitated our kick-off meeting with an exercise that gave me great insight into the strengths and challenges of my new team, and at the end they were all very positive and engaged. Two months ago, I couldn't imagine how all this would work, and Nicole has helped me focus on what's important and understand my new role.

How We Work

We believe that businesses thrive when their people do, so we design our coaching engagements around each team’s unique needs. In general, engagements typically involve a series of sessions, usually conducted over several weeks or months and include some or all the following approaches, depending on the needs and goals of the team:

1. Intake Assessment

We will either meet with each team member individually or offer a confidential questionnaire to assess the team’s current performance, strengths, and challenges.

2. Goal Setting

Once we have a better understanding of your team’s needs, we will work with you to set goals for what you want to achieve through coaching.

3. Sessions

We will then facilitate coaching sessions tailored to the goals of the team. These sessions may include: Workshops or exercises, guided strategic planning and execution plan development; facilitated discussions.

4. Feedback

Throughout the coaching process, we will provide feedback to your team on your progress and support you in identifying areas for improvement.

5. Follow-up

After the coaching sessions are complete, we may conduct follow-up sessions to help your team maintain progress and continue to improve over time.

Businesses thrive when their teams do.

Through our collaborative approach, you’ll learn how to increase team alignment, strengthen execution, and optimize performance.

Virtual & Hybrid Teams

We understand that virtual teams and hybrid teams experience unique challenges related to remote collaboration, whether it’s challenges with working together efficiently, communicating effectively, weakened trust and cohesion, feelings of isolation, or navigating the logistics such as multiple time zones or platforms.

At Baiva, we are highly experienced in working with virtual and hybrid teams, and we have the tools and expertise to help you overcome the obstacles holding your team back from peak performance.

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Team Coaching FAQ’s

How does team coaching differ from other types of coaching?

Team coaching differs from other types of coaching, such as executive coaching, in that it focuses on the team as a whole, rather than individual team members. While individual coaching may be helpful for developing specific skills or addressing personal challenges, team coaching is designed to help the team work together more effectively and achieve better results as a group.

Who is team coaching for?

Team coaching is for any group of individuals who work together as a team, regardless of the size or type of organization they work for. Team coaching can be especially valuable for teams that are struggling to work together effectively, experiencing conflicts, or not achieving their goals. It can also be useful for high-performing teams that are looking to take their performance to the next level and improve their communication, collaboration, and decision-making processes.

Team coaching can be beneficial for teams at all levels or stage of an organization, including:

  • Senior leadership teams
  • Virtual teams or hybrid teams
  • Board of Directors
  • Start-up teams
  • Newly forming teams
  • Project teams
  • Teams undergoing significant change
  • Teams looking to take their performance from good to great

How long does team coaching typically last?

The length of team coaching can vary depending on the specific needs of the team and the goals of the coaching program. Generally, team coaching programs are designed to be ongoing, rather than one-time events, as developing a high-performing team is a continuous process that requires ongoing effort.

A typical team coaching program can last anywhere from several months to a year or more, depending on the size and complexity of the team, the goals of the coaching program, and the availability of the team members and the coach.  In some cases, a shorter coaching program may be sufficient to achieve the desired results, while in other cases, a longer program may be necessary to fully develop the team’s skills and capabilities. 

Team coaching may involve regular sessions, such as weekly or bi-weekly meetings, as well as periodic check-ins to evaluate progress and make adjustments to the coaching program as needed.

How many people can participate in team coaching?

The number of people who can participate in team coaching can vary depending on the specific needs of the team and the goals of the coaching program. Generally, team coaching programs are designed to support small teams, typically ranging from three to ten people.

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