the Coaching Studio

the Coaching Studio with Guest Georgina Woudstra, MCC

December 29, 2022 Lyssa deHart, LICSW, MCC Season 2 Episode 38
the Coaching Studio with Guest Georgina Woudstra, MCC
the Coaching Studio
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the Coaching Studio
the Coaching Studio with Guest Georgina Woudstra, MCC
Dec 29, 2022 Season 2 Episode 38
Lyssa deHart, LICSW, MCC

This week on the Coaching Studio, I am happy to introduce you to Georgina Woudstra, MCC. This conversation centers around Coaching teams, not facilitating or advising teams, but using your coaching presence and curiosity to hold the space to support teams to self-discovery. It's an important and powerful distinction. Team coaching, with a capital C, is coaching at the heart and lends itself to Teams having insights and agency.

Georgina shares how to stay a coach and empower teams. Team coaching takes a coach able to hold space. Remembering that there is Self, Team, and Situation. Georgina says, "I'm going to say it depends on the SPF because every team is different. Different sizes, contexts, lengths of programs, and levels of maturity. So my answer here is, in an ideal scenario, with a team that can hold it, and you may need to do more work to get the team to that place. But ideally, we mess around with the process as little as possible. See, the moment we facilitate breaking into small groups, and bring them back together, that's facilitating. They're not managing their own process. Right, but if the only invitation is to talk amongst yourselves for ten minutes, then you see, and they get to see how they self-organize. And, um, that's when the learning happens, not when we organize for them. Otherwise, they need us with them organizing their process. So if we get out of the way, the system will reveal itself good, bad, or indifferent."

Georgina Woudstra is much more than an executive coach. She is a chief executive coach with more than 30 years of experience and a proven track record in coaching CEOs, executive boards, senior leaders, and top teams. She specializes in coaching new and established CEOs as well as CEOs in the making. Georgina is one of the leading lights globally in team coaching. In 2017, she founded the Team Coaching Studio to provide coaches with a pathway to mastery in team coaching, ultimately leading to professional accreditation with the leading professional bodies. She is one of the first coaches globally to be recognized by the International Coaching Federation with the Advanced Certificate in Team Coaching.

Georgina Woudstra is much more than an executive coach. She is a chief executive coach with more than 30 years of experience and a proven track record in coaching CEOs, executive boards, senior leaders, and top teams. She specializes in coaching new and established CEOs and CEOs in the making. Georgina is one of the leading lights globally in the field of team coaching. In 2017, she founded the Team Coaching Studio to provide coaches with a pathway to mastery in team coaching, ultimately leading to professional accreditation with the leading professional bodies. She is one of the first coaches globally to be recognized by the International Coaching Federation with the Advanced Certificate in Team Coaching.

Check out Georgina's book, Mastering The Art of Team Coaching, plus various book chapters and a regular column in Coaching at Work magazine called "Talking Teams."

You can find Georgina on LinkedIn.
Visit her website Team Coaching Studio
Find the full transcript here.

Host: Lyssa deHart, LICSW, MCC, BCC

Music: Frolic by Harrison Amer

Production Editing: Lyssa deHart

Social Media and Communications: Michele Logan

Show Notes

This week on the Coaching Studio, I am happy to introduce you to Georgina Woudstra, MCC. This conversation centers around Coaching teams, not facilitating or advising teams, but using your coaching presence and curiosity to hold the space to support teams to self-discovery. It's an important and powerful distinction. Team coaching, with a capital C, is coaching at the heart and lends itself to Teams having insights and agency.

Georgina shares how to stay a coach and empower teams. Team coaching takes a coach able to hold space. Remembering that there is Self, Team, and Situation. Georgina says, "I'm going to say it depends on the SPF because every team is different. Different sizes, contexts, lengths of programs, and levels of maturity. So my answer here is, in an ideal scenario, with a team that can hold it, and you may need to do more work to get the team to that place. But ideally, we mess around with the process as little as possible. See, the moment we facilitate breaking into small groups, and bring them back together, that's facilitating. They're not managing their own process. Right, but if the only invitation is to talk amongst yourselves for ten minutes, then you see, and they get to see how they self-organize. And, um, that's when the learning happens, not when we organize for them. Otherwise, they need us with them organizing their process. So if we get out of the way, the system will reveal itself good, bad, or indifferent."

Georgina Woudstra is much more than an executive coach. She is a chief executive coach with more than 30 years of experience and a proven track record in coaching CEOs, executive boards, senior leaders, and top teams. She specializes in coaching new and established CEOs as well as CEOs in the making. Georgina is one of the leading lights globally in team coaching. In 2017, she founded the Team Coaching Studio to provide coaches with a pathway to mastery in team coaching, ultimately leading to professional accreditation with the leading professional bodies. She is one of the first coaches globally to be recognized by the International Coaching Federation with the Advanced Certificate in Team Coaching.

Georgina Woudstra is much more than an executive coach. She is a chief executive coach with more than 30 years of experience and a proven track record in coaching CEOs, executive boards, senior leaders, and top teams. She specializes in coaching new and established CEOs and CEOs in the making. Georgina is one of the leading lights globally in the field of team coaching. In 2017, she founded the Team Coaching Studio to provide coaches with a pathway to mastery in team coaching, ultimately leading to professional accreditation with the leading professional bodies. She is one of the first coaches globally to be recognized by the International Coaching Federation with the Advanced Certificate in Team Coaching.

Check out Georgina's book, Mastering The Art of Team Coaching, plus various book chapters and a regular column in Coaching at Work magazine called "Talking Teams."

You can find Georgina on LinkedIn.
Visit her website Team Coaching Studio
Find the full transcript here.

Host: Lyssa deHart, LICSW, MCC, BCC

Music: Frolic by Harrison Amer

Production Editing: Lyssa deHart

Social Media and Communications: Michele Logan