A coach partners with you in a thought-provoking and creative process to maximise your potential.
Offsites are a perfect opportunity for this sort of leadership development, creating the space to reflect & focus.
You may have particular members of the team who need to work on imposter syndrome, being a founder, or public speaking and executive communication. Coaching can help with all those things - and more!
There's also huge value in group coaching. A great coach - or duo of coaches - will encourage your team to reflect on its dynamics and ways of working, to challenge and inspire them to maximize their abilities and reach their common purpose & goals.
We use two coach classifications at WorkTripp:
- Certified coaches - accredited by a professional body like the ICF, often with hundreds of hours of corporate coaching experience.
- Domain specialist coaches - who speak from lived experience, perhaps from being an exited founder or from working within a certain sector.
Preparation is key! To give your team a head-start, consider a virtual introduction between coach and team before the offsite - and seek support on the agenda & design to create maximum impact.
As much as you plan for a WorkTripp, the magic is in those unplanned moments.
A specialist facilitator can think on their feet and constructively bridge conversations, work through conflict resolution and make sure all the voices in the room are engaged.
You might be tempted to task your COO or Head of L&D with this role, but an external facilitator can bring objectivity to discussions and make sure that your internal leadership is part of the conversation rather than bogged down in the operations of the day. They will also keep you firmly on track and make sure you cover the most important topics.
Some facilitators will help you to design the content for your offsite; others are happy to deliver a pre-set agenda.
If you want to navigate the agenda yourself, check out our great resources.
Sometimes, an intimate self-facilitated set-up works best. Here are some wonderful resources to provide the structure and inspiration you'll need.Hyper Island
creates learning experiences for individuals and organizations that helps them shape the future. Their toolkit
offers a free collection of methods and activities, based on Hyper Island’s methodology, which you can filter by time, team size and category. We love it!