Definitions: Team Coach &
Team Coaching

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TEAM COACH \ˈtēm ˈkōCH/ noun
A practitioner who applies the principles and techniques of professional coaching and possess a set of team coaching core competencies to assist a team of individuals develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills they need to better achieve their goals. (Here is one set of core competencies created by Corentus)

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TEAM COACHING \ˈtēm ˈkōCHɪŋ/ noun
The practice of applying the principles and techniques of professional coaching and the competencies of a team coach to assist a team of individuals to develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills they need to better achieve their goals.

CORENTUS TEAM COACHING
The practice of working with teams in real time, around real work, to expand their awareness, deepen their capacity, and broaden their skills in order to increase their levels of effectiveness, cohesion, and performance.

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TEAM COACHING is one of a variety of different ways of developing a team. We have identified five main team development modalities: team facilitation, team training, team building, team consulting, and team coaching. Each of these has value, and each is appropriate in certain circumstances. It’s important to be clear about which modality you’re using at any given moment, as well as the outcomes you’re likely to achieve.

>> For a deep dive into all five team modalities, read our article “Understanding of Team Development Practices”.

NOTE: The Corentus approach is just one of several different approaches to team coaching being used successfully in the world today. We honor and respect our team development colleagues around the world, many of whom are our partners.