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. (one set of core competencies created by Corentus)

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TEAM COACHING \ˈtēm ˈkoʊtʃɪŋ/ 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.

Another Way We Define Team Coaching
Working with Teams in Real Time
to expand their Awareness,
deepen their Capacity, and broaden their Skills
in order to Transform their level of
Effectiveness, Cohesion, and Performance.

TEAM COACHING is one of a variety of different ways of developing a team (Team Development).
We have identified five main ways of working with teams. Each has value, and each is appropriate in certain circumstances. It’s important to be clear about which way of working — or which modality — you’re using at any given moment, as well as the outcomes you’re likely to achieve.

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Being informed of the distinctions among the various modalities and what each modality can achieve, provides leaders, teams and organizations realistic expectations and the ability to make informed choices about what modality — or combination of modalities — is right based on the needs of the team. Frequently we combine the following five team development modalities when we engage with a client:

Here are the five main modalities
in team development.

  1. Team Facilitation

  2. Team Training

  3. Team Building

  4. Team Consulting

  5. TEAM COACHING

>> For a deep dive into all five go to this article written by Alexander Caillet and Amy Yeager of Corentus for Mobius, “Understanding of Team Development Practices”.

TO NOTE: Around the world today there several different approaches to team coaching. The Corentus approach is just one of several. We honor and respect our team development colleagues around the world, many of whom are our partners. The following definition and explanation assumes we are describing the Corentus approach therefore we will stop repeating Corentus in every instance we mention team coaching.