Responsibilities of a Systemic Coach
- Emotionally bonding a group of people as a team working in a safe interdependent space. It will help them be ready to work on a common vision (no group can be coached unless it forms a team).
- Allowing multiple stakeholders’ views to be heard and understood by the team. This should be done from an outside-in, future back perspective to co-create a team vision/agreement in line with the sustainable growth of the institution, which is acceptable to the individuals.
- Partnering with the team in a journey of awareness and action from current reality to the agreed vision. This must be co-created using collaboration. The coach must sustain this practice through follow up with experiential action learning.
Useful tools to facilitate 360 degree perspective:
- Empty Chair
- Multiple Voices
Common Inquiry Themes:
- What can I do far better as a team rather than individually?
- What are the 3 most value-added things I can do in line with the agreed outcome?
- How best can I derive support from the team (how best may I support another)?
- How best can the institution support me (how best may I support the institution)?
- Where are our differences coming from? How may we resolve them? How can the team/institution help?
- How can we serve our stakeholders better?