March 11, 2010
This Is It: Take Your Group Coaching Learners to New Places
As I watched the special features on the DVD for Michael Jackson's This Is It, it struck me what an amazing experience he designed for what would've been his last tour. By all indication, he created a masterpiece of excitement, high energy, pure entertainment and high emotion. I believe it would've been totally transformational for fans!
Similarly, your goal in creating a group coaching program is to generate a transformational experience for your group learners.
Here are a few ideas to help you take your group coaching learners to new places:
- Build rapport with your learners.
Rapport is the key to EVERYTHING in your coaching not just in groups. This statement bears repeating: Rapport is the key to EVERYTHING in your coaching!! No kidding. It's just that important. Get to know, like and trust your learners to create an experience for in your group coaching programs where your learners know like and trust you, too!
- Tap into opportunities to be REALLY creative and engaging to create compelling content for your learners.
Powerful questions, magical metaphors and lots of relevance to your ideal learners unique challenges are all very profound ways to make things happen. Get your learners thinking more deeply about what's really going on in their world so they can make lasting change. Masterful content is relevant, attractive, compelling and engaging. That is all.
- Challenge yourself to greater heights for the sake of the learners.
The truth is: it all begins with you. Imagine you're in the eye of a tornado, building momentum and force with every action, response and reaction. In this case, the tornado is immensely transformational and because you're in the eye, you hold the key to the transformation. How kewl is that?
Michael Jackson told his producer, "Let's put together the greatest group of artists on the planet then let's inspire them to go to places they've never been before."
What will you do to take your group learners to new places? Share your thoughts freely
Wendy Y. Bailey is a Master Certified Group Coach, Certified Experienced Coach and Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practictioner. Affectionately called "WendyY" by her business associates, colleagues and friends, she's also the Creator and Founder of Group Coaching Mastery - Master Group Coaching with an NLP Twist. WendyY helps coaches, speakers and trainers learn to create, design, market, fill and deliver bestselling group coaching programs using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (persuasive marketing, language skills and influence strategies.) More about Group Coaching Mastery programs