Team Work

Team Work

Join the 20 % of teams who excel at performance vs. the 80% who don’t.

Experience a research based, dynamic, team coaching process that gets results.

Team coaching is a powerful approach for developing results-oriented teams. It is a practice that is on a terrific growth curve as a means of enabling team members to align, learn, and ultimately support and inspire each other to higher performance. Many team coaching approaches are hit and miss, or piecemeal. Our team coaching approach is deliberate, comprehensive and grounded in team effectiveness research. In other words, businesses will feel confident that their financial investment in team coaching is linked to practices that have been proven to get results.

Catherine completed her doctoral research on team effectiveness and team coaching, with her team coaching partner, Jacqueline Peters in July 2012. Their result is a validated, cutting-edge and accessible approach for creating high-performance teams.


“High performance team coaching is a comprehensive and systemic approach to support a team to maximize their collective talent and resources to effectively accomplish the work of the team. (Carr and Peters, 2012)


Ten High Performance Team Coaching Elements:

  1. Hold everything! Before starting coaching you must assess your team’s readiness. Find out if your team has the six essential conditions in place to proceed. If not, learn what steps are needed.
  2. Choose from team assessment options including interviews, style assessments, team effectiveness surveys, team 360s, and team emotional intelligence tools, ensuring a best fit for your needs.
  3. Set goal posts. What business and performance measures of success would tell you that team coaching has been effective? Think deeply about your team’s current and desired state.
  4. Build a team charter and success plan to bring that desired state into reality.
  5. Create alignment between personal and team goals through individual coaching or skilled group sessions.
  6. Learn how to peer coach—Once you are underway, this is the most effective team coaching element in your toolkit.
  7. Design innovation and dynamic communication strategies that fit for the teams of today.
  8. Create compelling leadership goals that align with your team goals. Create a leadership strategy to enhance the team coaching sessions and maintain momentum between sessions.
  9. Maximize learning from your successes and outcomes and learn from post-team assessments. Most teams don’t do enough of this or structure these learning sessions for maximum value.
  10. Create clear team plans for sustaining change, continued learning and growth. Consider possible maintenance, follow-up, or re-contracting agreements as next steps.