Group Coaching EssentialsTM Program

Upcoming Programs start:

November 2018: Tuesdays 4:20-5:55 pm ET/New York: November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2018 ( Note: 4 x 1 hour and 35 minute sessions and note start time!)

January 2019: Mondays 8 -9:15 am ET: January 14, 21, 28, February 4 and 11, 2019

The Group Coaching EssentialsTM (GEC) program from Potentials Realized is an interactive, hands-on program dedicated to supporting coaches who wish to develop their own group coaching programs. We celebrated our 10th year of training coaches in group coaching during 2016!

Join author of Effective Group Coaching and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching, Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC for this practical and road-tested program. The program is approved for 8.75 hours of CCEs from the International Coach Federation. Group Coaching Essentials is delivered as 5 x 75 minute virtual sessions (by zoom) on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Coaches also have the opportunity to meet 1-1 with Jennifer in between each call for a 15 minute lazer call. Course size is limited to 8 coaches per session to ensure maximum course participation and tailoring to your learning needs. The program is approved for 8.75 hours of CCEs to include a new blended learning assignment which will have participants listen into past calls on group coaching topic areas and consider application to their context. As of May 1 2017, 7.75 hours are core competencies, 1 hour is resource development credits.

A majority of coaches are ready to launch and market their own group coaching program at the end of this program, or shortly thereafter. Since January 2006 this program has been taken by hundreds of coaches from around the world -- across North America, the UK, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Latin America, and New Zealand. Many coaches opt to follow up the Group Coaching Essentials program and take their skills deeper with the Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum (by phone and approved for 10 CCEs with ICF). Those wishing to follow on with the Advanced Practicum can now bundle their registration for additional savings (see below)

Here's what coaches have said about the Group Coaching Essentials program:

"Jennifer's 'Group Coaching Essentials' is a must-have course for any coaches who do groups! Regardless of whether or not you're an experience group leader or coach, this course will provide you with tools, support, guidance and motivation to further your group offerings. Jennifer is an excellent group facilitator and teleclass leader and models the skills she is teaching in the course by being transparent about her process ... which furthers your learning. Thank you, Jennifer for such an enjoyable as well as valuable course!"
Sandi Lindgren, LICSW, PCC,

"Completing this program gave me the confidence and knowledge to create and deliver my own Group Coaching program. In fact I started delivering my Program before the training ended! The 1:1 sessions with Jennifer and the feedback she gave me on my program content was invaluable. knowing that I was working with "the" expert in the field of Group Coaching was extremely valuable" - Julie Marah, CPCC, Personal and Business Coach, How's Your Life Professional Coaching,

"As a result of the Group Coaching Essentials program, I have created a 5 session group teleclass that will launch in a couple of months. I had been nervous about conducting any group coaching calls because I felt like I didn't know what to do. Jennifer completely changed that for me. I feel confident in my capabilities and will be relying on what I learned throughout the course to make my program phenomenal. I highly recommend this course (and please know that I've spent too much money on other courses and none of them compared to the value I received in this course!) - Ann Thomas, Ann Thomas Coaching & Consulting, LLC

"Group Coaching Essentials is a wonderful laboratory for learning key concepts about adult learning, instructional design, group dynamics and more. Jennifer Britton's wonderfully organic facilitation style allows each session to be a flowing, dynamic group conversation that is rich in learning and personal insights! I recommend this program for anyone who wants to gain confidence, knowledge and resources in preparation for launching their own group coaching program" - Erin Curran, CPCC

"This course is a must for any coach who is considering doing virtual work. The wealth of experience and knowledge provided by Jennifer Britton is outstanding. Thank you for opening my mind to the potential of the virtual group coaching realm." Kirsty Ross, KG Ross Consulting Ltd

"I have been leading group coaching programs for more than three years now. Jennifer Britton’s Group Coaching Essentials program provided me with the knowledge, insights and tools to take my programs to an even higher level! I highly recommend this program to every coach has or wants to add group coaching as part of their offerings.
Ann Farrell, CPCC, PCC, Quantum Endeavors®, Inc,;

"Essentially I got a road map on how to develop a group coaching program in terms of both content and marketing. Also Jennifer demonstrated excellent group leader skills on the calls" - Anne Oaklan, CPCC

"I learned so much from the Group Coaching Essentials program! It is a great way to identify your audience, conceptualize your program, flesh out the content, plan your marketing and get it up and running. In other words, you'll learn how to plan and launch a successful group coaching program in five weeks. - Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD

"The best practices are wonderful takeaways from the program" - Melissa Grossman

"The way you model is masterful"

"This program came at a perfect time for me. I had a window of opportunity for my coaching practice, and what I learned with Jennifer gave me the confidence and courage to make the leap! The tools Jennifer shared, helped me focus and develop a concrete program I could market." - Tamara Herl

The course outline is as follows:

Week 1: The Foundation of Group Coaching
  • What Group Coaching is, how it differs from one-on-one coaching;
  • The differences and similarities between group coaching, workshops and retreats;
  • Adult Learning Principles and the Experiential Education model;
  • 12 Best Practices of Group Coaching

Week 2:The Nuts and Bolts of Developing Group Coaching

  • Creative Processes for Developing Group Coaching;
  • The How To's: Technical and Logistical Issues;
  • Techniques and Templates for Developing and Running Your Program

Week 3: Marketing Group Coaching

  • Knowing Your Audience;
  • General Marketing Principles;
  • Materials to support you in the development of your marketing efforts
Week 4: Filling Up Your Toolbox – Exercises and Other Resources for Group Coaching
  • Tools you already have as a coach which you can adapt for a group coaching session
  • A mini-toolkit of new exercises for you to bring into your next group coaching program
Week 5: Habits of Great Group Coaches
The final class focuses on the essential habits and approaches group coaches will benefit from. We also cover off any additional questions you have (i.e. virtual program delivery, structure, marketing, pricing etc).

Program Pricing:
$450 US or CDN (plus HST).

Bundle it with the Advanced Group Coaching Practicum and save $95 by enrolling in both courses (link below)

Included in the program are:
  • 5 x 75 minute weekly calls (including a group follow up call one month after the initial series to check in on progress with your programs and answer any outstanding questions)
  • A comprehensive e-manual of tools, templates, exercises and other resources (70 pages)
  • 1-1 meetings pre and post course with Jennifer
  • Individual lazer coaching sessions (15 minutes/each) as requested throughout the program - A $300 value!
  • A certificate of completion at the end of the program confirming 6.75 hours of CCEs (ICF) - renewal pending.
  • Starting Spring 2015 learners will also participate in a blended learning assignment, which includes 2 hours of listening to past group coaching community calls and writing a 500 word essay focusing on learning takeaways for your work.
Space is limited to 4-8 coaches ensure individualized attention.

·I came to the Group Coaching Essentials program with a vague idea and finished the course with a detailed plan for a course offering using group coaching techniques.Jennifer Britton is an excellent teacher, facilitator and coach.From her initial email to our final laser coaching session she modeled the effectiveness of group coaching techniques and best practices.The course is rich in content and resources which I can refer to in the future.Thank you, Jennifer, for introducing me to the world of group coaching! - Coach Gina Halsted, May 2013

"Jennifer is a gifted facilitator and coach. The Group Coaching Essentials program was practical, well designed and provided me with the opportunity to design my own group coaching course as I moved through it. I enjoyed the lazer sessions where I was able to ask more specific questions of Jennifer. The resources, exercises and templates provided were excellent. I would highly recommend this course."

Pam Thompson, CEO, Creative Life Coaching Inc

As a coach who has been trained in one-on-one coaching techniques, Jennifer's Group Coaching Essentials class filled a crucial gap in my learning. Through her teaching style and her extremely well presented materials, she model how we as group leaders can develop and structure our groups. Jennifer was instrumental in helpin me create my own coaching group. Thanks Jennifer."
Raymond L. Rigoglioso, PCC

"Jennifer’s Group Coaching Essentials’ program was a marvelous opportunity to increase my knowledge, skills and confidence in creating and doing group coaching programs. Jennifer did a great job of modeling great facilitation skills which enhanced the learning immensely”- Chris Pallotti, Strategic Life Plans

"In 2012 I participated in the Group Coaching Essentials program facilitated by Jennifer Britton. The series was extremely helpful and I recommend it to anyone considering group coaching. The course materials and class discussions were very beneficial. My favorite part of the entire series was the content about marketing. Jennifer shared lots of great ways to promote group coaching. I believe that this program helped me to make my own group coaching series successful. " - Lori TIngle

" Group Coaching Essentials was a critical step in making the leap from one-on-one coaching to group caoching. Jennifer really knows her stuff from first hand experience and is very generous in sharing her knowledge and resources with the group. I'm leaving the program feeling confident and equipped to launch my own group coaching offering" - GEC participant 2015


"I loved the idea of giving group coaching programs as a major component of my new business, but didn't have a clue as to how to begin. After talking with Jennifer, I intuitively knew her Group Coaching Essentials was going to provide what I needed. Sure enough, her teachings gave me the precise framework required to build a fabulous program. Her guidance was seamless, easy and right on the money every time, as well as great fun. Now I have the tools and confidence to go forth and offer the same to my clients"
- Suzie Golsher, Champion for Healers

"Having derived on-going benefit from participating in Group Coaching Essentials as well as other associated course offerings, Jennifer's skillful facilitative approach fosters a safe learning environment in which participants can explore and enhance their sense of self-discovery, personal mastery, and growth edges in highly beneficial ways" - Jeanie Paterson, Full Spectrum Coaching and Consulting Services

Upcoming Programs - 8.75 CCEs (Sessions start semi-monthly)

Upcoming Call Dates:

November 2018: 4:20 - 5:55 pm ET/New York: November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2018 ( Note: 4 x 1 hour and 35 minute sessions)

January 2019: Mondays 8 -9:15 am ET: January 14, 21, 28, February 4 and 11, 2019

Bundle this with the Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum (starting January and save $80 US)

Register for an upcoming 2018 program and pay in US Dollars ($450 US):
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To register for an upcoming program in Canadian Dollars ($450 CDN plus HST)

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If you have questions or would like to register offline, please contact Jennifer directly at
To Register for both the Group Coaching Essentials program and the Advanced Group Coaching Practicum - Save $80. The Winter 2019 Group Coaching Practicum will start in January on Tuesdays from 3 - 415 pm ET: January 15, 22, 29, February 12, 19, and 26, 2019 More info about the Practicum here.

Together both courses are approved for 18.75 CCEs with the ICF . $895 US when purchased together for 2019 programs. Use the bundle link in either CDN or US Dollars from the same drop down list above and select "Bundle GEC and Advanced" for $895 US or CDN (plus HST).

Contact Us: (416)996-8326
Payments are accepted by PayPal. Space is limited to 4-8 coaches per session - so reserve your spot today!

For tips, tools and techniques to make your Group Coaching work fun and powerful, please check out the Group Coaching Ins and Outs blog.

During 2019 our Intensive Program will "hit the road" so if you have a group of 5-15 coaches who would benefit, please reach out to discuss how we can deliver a session for you.

For those that want a deeper dive and more practice with their skills, the Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum is also available on zoom for GEC Alumni, or experienced group and team coaches, to take as a follow up. The Practicum provides a phone based experience in practicing and refining their group coaching skills, as well as acquiring advanced content. Next Practicum starts July 2018(10 CCEs including 9.25 hours of core competencies). Please click here for more information on the Advanced Group Coaching Practicum.


About the CCEs for ACCs, PCCs and MCCs: The Group Coaching Essentials program has been approved by the ICF for 8.75 CCEs for ICF re-certification purposes:

CCE Category


ICF Core Competencies


Resource Development


** Programming includes a 2 hour blended learning assignment.