Welcome to Group Coaching Essentials

This website is dedicated to tools, resources and programs for coaches and other professionals wanting to expand their work to teams and groups, particularly in the area of Group Coaching and group programs. This is the site of author, Coach Jennifer Britton, author of Effective Group Coaching and From One to Many: Best Practices of Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013). 

Here you will find information here regarding Group Coaching Essentials (accredited for 8.75 ICF CCEs),  the Advanced Group and Team Coaching program (10 CCEs with the ICF),  as well as our Mentor Coaching Groups. For coaches who are looking for ongoing group support I hope you will consider joining us throughout the year at the Learning Lab and Design Studio - a group which meets twice a month on Fridays from 8:45 - 9:30 am ET, exploring issues related to group and team programming, as well as coaching skills.
Known as a "Coaches Coach" Jennifer also provides individual and group mentor coaching for those working towards their ICF Credentials (ACC and PCC), as well as their Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). You can find information about individual mentor coaching, as well as our Mentor Coaching Group (10 hour combination of group mentor coaching (7hrs) and 3 hours of individual mentor coaching). Jennifer also offers individual mentoring services for those building their own coaching business or those creating their own group and virtual programs (our Virtual Individual Mentoring VIP Days).
In the fall of 2016, Jennifer was awarded a Prism Award for Excellence in Coaching by ICF-Toronto for the support she provided to The Scarborough Hospital in developing their coaching culture. This same program was awarded an Award of Excellence - Curriculum Design by the Institute for Performance and Learning in 2017.

Most programs are led by Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC, CHRP, CPT, who founded Potentials Realized in 2004. Potentials Realized is a Canadian-based Performance Improvement company, dedicated to working with organizations and professionals around the world who are keen to deliver extraordinary work and impact. We are known for our work in the areas of group coaching, mentoring, leadership development and high impact, experiential learning. Jennifer is the author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, January 2010), the first book to be published on the topic of group coaching globally. Her second book, released in mid-2013, expands the focus to Coaching Many - From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013). Both books are now being used by a variety of coach training schools for training in group and team coaching.
Jennifer's newest book, Effective Virtual Conversations, was released at the end of July 2017, and is geared for coaches, leaders and all professionals who want to create more effective and engaging virtual events - Effective Virtual Conversationsfrom team and group coaching, to webinars, and virtual retreats. Visit our newest site EffectiveVirtualConversations.com for more information.
One of Potentials Realized's core offerings is the Group Coaching EssentialsTMprogram, designed to support coaches in designing and marketing their own group coaching programs for clients. Offered since 2006, this program has benefited hundreds of coaches globally. Please note that the Group Coaching EssentialsTM program is eligible for CCE's (Continuing Coach Education) Units from the International Coach Federation (8.75 CCEs). Some coaches go on to complete the Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum, also approved for CCEs (10 CCEs), designed to provide coaches with more practice and feedback on their skills in group coaching.
For those looking for on-going monthly support consider the The Learning Lab and Design Studio (LLDS) Group. Geared to support coaches, trainers and facilitators who want to expand their group and team programming skills, as well as boost their business. The LLDS is a resource rich portal, and community of exceptional practitioners, who meet for two group coaching calls on topics related to group and team programming (workshops, retreats, teleclasses) as well as one Facilitation Lab per month. In the Facilitation Lab members get the chance to experience a different facilitation tool each month. Members also have access to a wide variety of articles, posts, audios and videos from Jenn. Click here to learn more about this open-enrollment group.

The site also includes information about our in-person training programs including the Group and Team Coaching Intensive and the Facilitation Skills Intensive (2 days). For those that lead virtual events you may be interested in our Virtual Facilitation Skills Intensive, a 15 hour virtual train-the-trainer, equipping you with a virtual toolkit of resources and practice on different virtual platforms. These programs are now delivered mostly in-house.
For those interested in leading more engaging virtual events consider the Virtual Facilitation Skills Intensive (a 15 hour virtual train-the-trainer) or the Virtual Facilitation Essentials (5 weeks)

Jennifer is committed to providing resource rich tools for practitioners - coaches, facilitators, leaders and other professionals - who are leading group programs (workshops, retreats and group coaching). E-products include the Group Program Toolkit (33 Templates you can adapt for your programs), the Engaging Exercises for Teams and Groups E-manual, and the 28 Tips for Your Next Group Program Workbook (E-version).

We bring a solid track-record of working with organizations, groups and individuals across North America, Europe and the Caribbean, on issues including team building, business development, marketing and leadership development. We have created and delivered programs for governmental agencies, community groups, professional associations, corporations and the non-profit sector. Programs have ranged from the development of succession planning programs, to talent management and virtual team issues, to support for mentoring programs, using a coaching approach. We have designed programs for financial services, pharmaceutical,governmental,transportation, health care, and natural resource sectors.

We have designed award winning Mentor Training programs for the Financial Services Sector. Our Clients have included UNICEF,  Cooperators Insurance, Ontario Provincial Police, Community Care Access Center, and the Toronto CFA Society.  For more information about our other services, please visit www.potentialsrealized.com.

We offer a range of programs in many different formats (Webinars, Virtual Streaming Sessions, in-person workshops; individual, team and group coaching; in person and virtual retreats). We develop customized solutions for organizations and groups, across facilitation, training, performance, leadership development and succession management issues.

As you click around the site, you will find information on many of the programs we have offered currently, or previously, to the public including Your Balanced Life TM, the 90 Days Biz Success program (for business owners), and retreats (virtual and in person for individuals, couples and organizations) including the Group Program Virtual Retreat Day.  We hope that you enjoy visiting our site, as well as our award winning blogs (The Biz Toolkit and the Group Coaching Ins and Outs blog).

For more information on any of our programs or services, please contact Jennifer direct at (416) 996-TEAM (8326)or at info@potentialsrealized.com. We would be pleased to speak with you about your needs, and develop with you a customized solution. We look forward to hearing from you!