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Team Coaching

What is team coaching?

The world has changed… effective team coaching provides you with flexible tools and techniques to unlock team performance. When expertly applied it has a track record of improving productivity, decision making, problem solving, engagement, morale, resilience and overall leadership and communication.


Team coaching is an evidence informed approach which enables whole team, authentic conversations leading to the team becoming more aware, collectively, of the changes they need to make, and how, in order to raise performance and productivity.


Team coaching helps teams to achieve their goals and targets, while encouraging the creation of a culture that supports whole team engagement. It helps teams come together around a common purpose, develop healthy team relationships, and become accountable collectively for behaviour as well as results.


Why team coaching?

Team coaching supports a team to improve productivity, decision making, problem solving, engagement, morale, resilience, communication and performance. It works simultaneously on real life team projects, activity and challenges whilst exploring and seeking to enhance the relationships and behaviours that lead to enhanced team performance.


What are the benefits?

Team coaching supports leaders, teams and organisations to maximise sustainable performance, potential & wellbeing by leveraging the collective contribution and capabilities of the team. Team coaching: 

  • Helps to build common purpose

  • Explores how the team is aligning to organisational values and how these can be integrated further into interactions both within the team and with stakeholders

  • Supports the development of individual and collective leadership capability

  • Provides clarity around priorities

  • Helps teams to develop and enhance structures and processes

  • Clarifies roles, responsibilities and inter dependencies

  • Encourages constructive debate and enhanced decision making

  • Enhances engagement and maximises a feeling of belonging which supports retention of team members

  • Builds the team climate and culture by bringing people together physically or virtually

  • Enhances client, customer and team outcomes

Our approach to team coaching

We take a four-step approach to coaching a team:

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1. Discover
We seek to understand the ‘as is’ as well as hopes and fears both for the team coaching intervention and the future of the team. We explore what success looks like and identify key measures of success. Approaches we use at this stage may include 1:1 conversations with team members and stakeholders; anonymous surveys; observation of the team in action by the coach


2. Design
We develop a bespoke design based on our findings in step 1. This will include the number of sessions we think will be necessary to achieve success, any psychometrics that we feel may be helpful for the team and coach e.g. Myer Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI), a broad structure for the intervention including timeline, and the key focus for each of the sessions. It will also include how we will report on activity and how often. We often propose that the team leader benefits from one-to-one coaching alongside the team coaching intervention. Where appropriate, we link to our leadership development framework, Purpose, People and Performance.

3. Deliver
We deliver the team coaching in-line with our proposed structure. As effective team coaching works best ‘in the moment’, working with live situations as they develop, we will flex our approach within the bespoke design to enable us to best meet the needs of the team. We will ask the team to identify actions they need to take between sessions and beyond the team coaching to keep up the momentum.


4. Sustain
We will seek to agree a ‘check in’ session with the team approximately 6 – 8 weeks after the intervention, to enable the team to reflect on how they are working together and what they may need to do to sustain progress.  We build in to the work with the team, routines and processes that become embedded in the team to ensure that the work done together is sustained for the long term.


What does the coach do?

Taylor Clarke coaches follow the process above, holding a mirror to the team, providing feedback, offering tools and processes to help the conversations and a underlying structure that guides you team to success and fulfilment.

Taylor Clarke team coaching principles

Our organisational values are Care, Principled, Impact and Partnership and we bring these values to our approach to team coaching:



  • Create a safe space for teams

  • We advocate the use of two coaches where feasible and ensure our coaches undertake supervision /peer group review to review their methods regularly

  • Will work at the pace that suits the team



  • Ensure time to think and reflect is at the heart of the process

  • Take a responsive and strength based approach

  • Ensure coaches are experienced and take an ethical approach

  • Advocate that the team leader should benefit from one to one coaching alongside the team coaching process



  • Take a whole team approach, every voice counts

  • Work with you at the start of the process to agree what success looks like and identify key measurements of success

  • Will use evaluation questionnaires to measure impact



  • Co-create a team centred, tailored approach recognising that every team and situation are unique

  • We contract with the team at the outset and agree principles for working together effectively

  • We check in and adapt in the moment, ensuring that our interventions support the team to work together effectively to get things done

For more information about how we might be able to help your organisation and teams please Contact Us here.

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