Session on 24 November 2020 15:30 UTC - View on timetable
Given the growth of team coaching, it is essential to consider what it takes to become a team coach. Lucy Widdowson and Paul J Barbour have both been involved in research that has concluded in a paper a recent paper in the International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching and Mentoring (Bridging the Team Coaching Competency Gap: A review of the literature), as well as their forthcoming book Building Top-Performing Teams: A practical guide to team coaching to improve collaboration and drive organizational success (London: Kogan Page).
In both publications, they have drawn attention to the importance of a team coach’s ‘way of being’. In their forthcoming book they have proposed, the ‘Being, Doing and Knowing’ Model of Team Coaching Competency. While many have alluded to the importance of a team coach’s way of being, few have attempted to describe what it means. Following a review of the available literature, they have proposed the 4 C’s of Being: connection; confidence; courage and continuing. In summary, they refer to a team coach’s ability to connect deeply, to display confidence while retaining a sense of vulnerability, to have courage ‘in the moment’, and to continue to learn.
During our interactive discussion, we will present our ideas on a team coach’s ‘way of being’. The question we would like to discuss with the other attendees, is Why is a team coach’s ‘way of being’ so important? Attendees will also have opportunity to reflect and discuss in breakout rooms their own ‘way of being’ and what aspects they need to celebrate and areas for development.
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Lucy Widdowson, MSc PCC is an accredited executive, team and leadership coach. A Lead Tutor on team coaching at Henley Business School, UK ICF board member and the UK ICF lead for team coaching. Lucy has also co-authored a book on team coaching.
Paul J Barbour, MSc, is an executive and team coach. A writer and speaker with strong interests in team coaching and conflict resolution, Paul is also a Lead Tutor on team coaching at Henley Business School and has co-authored a book on team coaching.