Group Coaching gives participants the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding about themselves, their team and their environment by creating a space where everyone can share their experience and experiment with new approaches to everyday situations. Together we pinpoint our goals, try to implement them into our lives and build habits that bring us closer to a healthy lifestyle. Coaching is a unique method of self development as it gives participants the chance to independently choose the topics of the meetings according to their needs. Often times if the participants are colleagues and work together on a daily basis, they define together their goal together, such as improving the effectiveness of meetings, increasing the engagement of the team or introducing change in their organization. Coaching is also a tool for professional development, which guides the participant through their process of planning the future in accordance with their own system of values and beliefs.
The coaching method aids the process of sharing one’s knowledge and experience and can also have a positive impact on self-confidence, development of interpersonal skills, increasing efficiency at work, management skills, time management, or team effectivity. Coaching is based on a partnership agreement between coaches and participants which respects their right to confidentiality, voluntary participation, mutual trust and openness.
One coaching cycle usually consists of 6-8 meetings, 2.5 hr each (once a week). Fewer but longer meetings are also possible – depending on the needs of a given group.
During a series which lasts about two months, participants together with coaches design their own “homework”, which is meant to help implement the new changes in everyday life, assess previously held beliefs and develop a greater self-awareness. Each meeting is lead by two coaches. The collaboration of two experienced coaches, based on our experience, yields the best and most long-lasting results.
The Nonviolent Communication Method (NVC), developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, can serve as an aid for teachers, educators, tutors or parents who seek effective ways to resolve conflicts and meet each others’ needs. For educators, coaching based on NVC can provide support in dealing with difficult emotions and also serve as a prevention method. This way of communication is best suited for those who are ready to expand their skills set of working with children and introduce change in their way of listening, taking action and thinking. Through setting individual goals participants are encouraged to take into account the long-term development of the child and steer away from the traditional punishment and rewards system.
The idea of Nonviolent Communicationjest is simple and comprises of two questions. Firstly: What is alive in yourself right now? Secondly: What could improve the quality of your life and enrich it? Learn how to speak honestly, avoid judgment and criticism. Nonviolent Communication is about relaying the information
The world in which we live arises from the quality of our relationships.
Nonviolent Communication fundaments are certain skills of making use of speech and different tools of communication, which help us save our humanity even in unfavorable circumstances. There is nothing new about this method; all components are known for centuries.