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It is fair to say that effective contracting right at the beginning sets the scene for a successful team coaching program to follow. Yet this can be one of the most neglected steps even for experienced team coaches  – and can result in real challenges to the process later on.

In this Power Hour, John Leary-Joyce explores how to effectively scope the parameters of the work with the team leader and sponsor. Getting that engagement right at the beginning, then drilling down to working out what is beneath the surface issues, understanding systemically what’s working, what needs to change and then developing a collaborative development agenda with clear expectations and mutual understanding, sets the scene for the rest of the work together to be most effective.

John will also be looking at how to position this stage with a new client, and how to cost the work that needs to be done.

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Your Host – John Leary-Joyce

John founded the Academy of Executive Coaching in 2000 and over the years recruited and collaborated with a many talented directors, trainers & administrators to develop AoEC into the prestigious brand it is today.
With his tireless entrepreneurial spirit AoEC John has created one of the most successful international coaching training organisations with partners in 12 countries. The programmes have professional accreditation from ICF, EMCC, AfC as well as academic validation with Middlesex University.

Previously, for 12 years he was Managing Director of Gestalt Centre London exponentially growing the business and gaining a Company Director diploma with the Institute of Directors. 

With substantial experience in team building, group facilitation and action learning as well as being an experienced team leader, John developed a specialty in Team Coaching. He works with boards & Senior Leadership Teams on developing their interpersonal connections, stakeholder relationships and team purpose/objectives so they are more effective and influential in leading their business. From all this expertise John co-designed with Peter Hawkins the Systemic Team Coaching Certificate & Diploma programmes accredited by ICF now with over 3000 STCC graduates in 20 countries. As a result, he has been invited to contribute to the development of ICF competencies and EMCC standards for Team Coaching,

He is Past President of EMCC UK where his focus was on maintaining standards for coaching and mentoring, building collaboration between the different professional bodies and well as supporting research into different aspects of coaching practice. He has an MA in Executive Coaching, is a Professional Credentialed Coach with ICF and qualified supervisor.

He is an international conference presenter and author of Fertile Void, Gestalt Coaching at Work a practical and effective methodology for individual and team coaching and with Hilary Lines wrote a very practical guide to Systemic Team Coaching

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