December 1, 2008
As a group coach, your job is to facilitate change. Very simply, people join your group coaching program because they want change and expect you to support them in making change happen. In facilitating the all important change for your learners, you're creating pathways to transformation that spell lasting change.
Change is good for your client and you know what else…it's good for you, too.
The key components when it comes to creating pathways to transformation are equally as simple:
Pathways to transformation are rich with metaphors and analogies. These metaphors illuminate new, different, and fresh perspectives. You want these new perspectives shared to be directly related to your client’s unique challenges with resolution as the goal. Everything you do in your group coaching must be focused, revealing, and full of yummy and relevant content specifically for your group learners.
Pathways to transformation also include heartwarming stories. When you share stories use real life examples from your life as well as others. It helps you connect more deeply with your group. Through your transparency, your learners grow comfortable sharing their own stories that ultimately support the entire group.
Pathways to transformation include relevant testimonies. A great testimony reveals details about the success the person has experienced as a direct result of the change. Her relevant testimony described how she learned to move beyond their issue to a create a more satisfying experience. Be sure to share some and make your group sessions a KEWL experience for everyone involved.
Pathways to transformation also include thought provoking questions. These are open-ended questions that challenge your learners to think REALLY hard before they respond. Thought-provoking questions encourage deep thinking and the results are AWESOME! Just remember that the relevance of the questions must always lead back to the focus for your community of learners.
You're an integral part of creating and mastering these pathways to transformation for your group. In the process, you'll find that you're changed because you're also learning and growing. You'll also discover your groups are attractive, compelling and the change is very powerful and lasting, too!
How will your create pathways to transformation?
July 13, 2008
Yes, the Group Mastery Blog is up and running. How KEWL is that?! At the same time, I have the pleasure of sharing lots of juicy and delicious content through this wonderful tool called a blog.
The purpose of the Group Mastery blog is to coach, teach, share, enlighten, laugh and lead:
Coach speakers, workshop faciliators, seminar leaders, trainers and other service professionals on group coaching skills. Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Co-Active Coaching and Law of Attraction concept are at the heart of everything we do at Group Mastery.
Teach group coaching skill and group management concepts.
Share recommended experts, emerging social networking tools and innovative technical strategies to help readers grow personally and professionally.
Enlighten solopreneurs in ways to dig deep for stronger connections that ensure lifelong client relationships.
Laugh often and encourage a viral explosion of just having fun on the web.
Lead the global community as a business owner and group coach.
I want you to enjoy reading this blog just as much as I enjoy writing it. That means I welcome lots of feedback to challenge my brain. I love closing my messages by saying, "I look forward to learning with you." Every comment is a great opportunity for me to learn from you and with you. I love that!
Here are just a few topics I plan to write about in the future:
How to Use Group Coaching to Grow Your Business
- Retooling your business to lead groups
- What I've learned about affiliate programs that help boost my groups
- My favorite folks to learn from
Content-rich group programs
- Why content is the QUEEN!
- Technology tools that help build content
- Content and the Law of Attraction
- Content and Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Group Coaching Skills
- Cultivating Lifelong Client Relationships
- Showcasing Your Expertise
- Conversion Strategies that work
and lot's more.
I hope with every word that pours out of my brain that you try something new, thing something different and grow in your mastery of groups!
I look forward to learning with you!