EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


Ana Paula Nacif

Ana Paula Nacif: Coaching in groups - there is power in numbers

Session on 24 November 2020 11:30 UTC - View on timetable


Group coaching can be an impactful way to support our clients to effect change. It can be beneficial in a number of scenarios and contexts, from health and career coaching, through to leadership development in organisations.

This coaching approach can also be a crucial tool to support cultural and organisational change, as well as being cost-effective and scalable. Empirical research in this area is still limited but there are good examples of how group coaching has been successfully delivered in a range of settings.

In this roundtable discussion, we will explore:

  • The benefits of coaching in groups
  • The impact of working in groups in organisational settings
  • The challenges for coaches wanting to adopt this approach
  • Training needs for coaches and supervisors working in groups.

Learning outcomes

This session will help us:

  • Gather views on group coaching
  • Better understand training and supervision needs
  • Discuss the challenges in working with this coaching approach.


Ana Paula Nacif is an experienced executive and group coach, consultant and facilitator, who works with individuals and organisations interested in improving wellbeing and leadership capabilities. Ana has over a decade of coaching experience, having worked with a range of clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Ana is a part-time lecturer at the University of East London and a tutor with the British School of Coaching. Ana has completed a research project in group coaching for wellbeing towards a doctorate in coaching and mentoring with Oxford Brookes University.