Why Systemic Team Coaching is the Future of Coaching

Jul 28, 2023

To manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts rather than their behavior taken separately.
– Russell L. Ackoff

Systemic team coaching can potentially revolutionize the coaching landscape. How so?

Delving deeper into the question, this week’s webinar saw a thought-provoking conversation between Coacharya co-founder Ram Ramanathan and Coacharya alumni and PCC coach Dharmesh Shah. The webinar focused on how systemic team coaching differs from traditional team coaching, the pitfalls of organizational silos, and the crucial impact of team dynamics on safety and trust.

Kickstarting the webinar, Ram opened the discussion by addressing the fundamental question of how team coaching is different from systemic team coaching. As the conversation steered further, Ram also divulged the challenges he encountered while advocating a systemic approach. Sharing his experience, Ram asked a very poignant question, “If people cannot be coached together as a team, how can they work together as a team?”

As the webinar progressed, Dharmesh, who has also been a part of Coacharya’s Systemic Team Coaching (ACTC) program, shared why systemic work holds so much promise. Talking about how it involves organizational changes right from the structure to the goals, Dharmesh said that this is a major reason why the systemic coaching approach is so transformational. With so many nuances to cover, the chat box remained alive throughout with questions pouring in about the systemic coaching approach and its key differences from other modalities.

Webinar Highlights

Here are some of the key themes that were explored during the webinar:

  1. Difference between individual and team coaching
  2. Kurt Lewin’s 3-circles model
  3. Growing relevance and importance of Systemic Team Coaching
  4. Agile Coach vs. Systemic Coach – what’s the difference?
  5. Coacharya’s SPEED Framework and relevance in Systemic Team Coaching

My Takeaway

Following the webinar, I couldn’t help but think how game-changing it can be for organizations to bring people together and coach a system for true transformation. I encourage you to watch this webinar to know why systemic team coaching is the next big thing and how it brings an important shift from the traditional executive coaching style. The webinar also offers insight into what differentiates systemic team coaching from other kinds of coaching and why it is important to understand these differences. Have you been a part of a team coaching setup? What has been your experience? Tell us in the comments section below or feel free to share your thoughts with us on CoachNook.

For more information about Coacharya’s Systemic Team Coaching program, write to us at community@coacharya.com.

Webinar: Is Systemic Team Coaching the Future of Coaching

Yamini Kandpal
Yamini Kandpal


Yamini Kandpal works as a Content Specialist at Coacharya. With a background in writing and editing as part of journalism, she has found her own corner in the stories of the coaching world. While away from work, you can find her traveling or scribbling her musings in a notebook.

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