Running A Peer-To-Peer Coaching Group? 14 Ways To Keep Sessions On Track (Forbes)

No two coaching clients are the same. Each person has unique experiences, goals, needs and personality traits, and you must coach them accordingly.

It’s easy to account for these differences in individual coaching sessions, but peer-to-peer groups can present additional challenges for both you and the group participants. When leading these sessions, your job is to ensure everyone is cordial, useful and on-topic—no matter how different each participant is. Click to gain insights and read tips from 14 Forbes Coaches Council Members who share their best advice for how to run effective peer-to-peer coaching sessions.

Our CEO Lisa Christen‘s tip was featured:

Create A Funny Name To Address A Serious Problem

Start by asking the group where they tend to lose value during the meeting. Inevitably, they will name problems like “going on tangents.” Perfect! Now the group can make up a funny code word for when this happens. It could be a word like “unicorn” because the tangent is like a long fairy tale story. The point is to have fun, create an insider feeling and to have a humorous way to get refocused.

Lisa Christen, CEO, Christen Coaching & Consulting

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