Have you been thinking about starting a group coaching program but aren’t sure where to start? The benefits of group coaching are waiting for coaches looking to take their business to the next level.
Here are some of the top reasons we recommend group coaching for coaches today: More clients, more revenue, and more time! Are you interested in learning more? Then keep reading to find out what a group coaching program to do for you.
Why Group Coaching Is Beneficial
The benefits of group coaching are numerous for anyone with the reach or desire to build a program. Through group coaching, you will be taking a cluster of your clients through the same journey to create a collective improvement in their lives.
It allows you to focus on a particular program situating around an overarching goal, making it wildly helpful for anyone involved in a condensed period.
Because you are coaching more people, you can help more people at once. And at the end of the day, it is about impact.
How To Start Your Own Group
When it comes to starting your group, you will need two main things.
1. An Amazing Program That Is Meaningful To The Entire Group.
2. People To Fill Your Group.
Your program, of course, can be anything that you want it to be. The one guideline being that the larger the group, the broader your subject will need to be. This is especially true if you host a mastermind group because everyone has to be on the same page.
Below you will find some more tips on how to structure your program.
Then, a group program will be much easier to form when you have an existing audience to pull into it. This is where producing content or having an active social media presence will do you a lot of good.
Your clients could also be great marketers for your program by either joining themselves or recommending some of their friends who may be uncomfortable with a one-on-one environment.
Even if you don’t have an existing audience, starting with a small group and scaling upwards is entirely okay. If you are truly doing a great job, people will hear about it and come to you for help.
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Tips For Starting And Running A Successful Group
When you’re starting a new coaching group, there’s a lot to think about, but you should focus first on how you will structure it.
In my last post on How To Structure Your Group Coaching Program, I go more in-depth on this topic, but here are your options in short.
Group Coaching Pricing Models
Cohort Model- All of your clients sign up and start the program at once.
Program Model- A rolling enrollment period in a program that runs for a set amount of weeks (about 8-12).
Membership Model- Your Evergreen Enrollment. It can be a bi-weekly session or something that you run all year.
Group Coaching Program Formats
The Online Course- You can run this as a pre-recorded or live session, or both.
The Mastermind Program- You will be bringing together a group of experienced people to talk about a broader topic. In this case, you act as more of a proctor than a leader.
Intensive Group Coaching Day is more intentional than your other options, allowing you to lead a smaller group to a targeted solution.
Types Of Groups That Exist
The topic of your group coaching session can be just about anything that you need it to be. However, as you can see above, you will want to strategically select a topic that fits your group’s needs.
For a mastermind group, you will want a broader topic such as “Defining Success” so that everyone can add to the conversation and get something out of the experience. On the other hand, if you are only interested in solving niche problems, you may struggle with building larger groups, but there’s nothing wrong with that.
It is okay to merge the one-on-one and group coaching experiences. Group coaching programs exist for everything from relationship building to general motivation and business success.
It will be your job to find the common threads between your clients and relate them in a live session.
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The Differences Between One-On-One And Group Coaching
At face value, the difference between Group and One-on-one coaching is immediately apparent, but the experience you are providing makes a difference.
For clients, a one-on-one session needs to address their needs and problems specifically. It is a much more intimate situation and will require you to read the lines behind just what their words are telling you.
On the other hand, you won’t necessarily be reading through to the needs of the individual in your group sessions, which is why your structure becomes so much more important. By doing this correctly, the members can collectively support each other. So the topic of each session will need to be impactful to everyone.
For a full breakdown in this topic, you can check out my post Group Coaching Vs. Individual Coaching: The Differences and Advantages Of Each.
This post has outlined many reasons why group coaching is beneficial. The tips we’ve shared here should help you get started running your successful group and achieve all that you need from this experience!
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