In the 22 years since the International Coach Federation was founded, individual coaching has become robustly defined, grounded on a clear ethos and core coaching competencies.

Organisations around the world have created schools based on this grounding, often underpinning the process competencies of coaching with different psychological approaches.

So, individual coaching has reached maturity. However, team coaching is a relatively new, emerging field filled with untested assumptions. We know that the term ‘team coaching’ is increasingly used by coaches to mean anything from coaching a group of individuals (action-learning set format) to team workshops, team building, team facilitation, team consulting, coaching a team leader on leading their team and more.

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