Mastermind groups are popping up internationally, often led by coaching professionals. This emerging format of group and leadership coaching is growing in popularity impacting coaching globally.

Many corporations are creating these groups internally as well as companies like Vistage or Cadre who create groups of people using a variety of methods to align them into groups.  Many people thrive in these organizations and programs, discovering ideas through the use of meaningful breakouts within the group and individual mini sessions.

There is synergy of energy, commitment, and excitement that participants bring to a Mastermind Group. Participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. Mastermind participants act as catalysts for growth, devil’s advocates and supportive colleagues.

As ICF credentialed coaches, its important to utilize the ICF Core Competencies when creating, leading or participating in a peer to peer coaching program.  Creating a confidential process through which two or more professional colleagues work together to reflect on current practices; expand, refine, and build new skills; share ideas; teach one another; conduct classroom research; or solve problems in the workplace is often an assignment received by both internal and external coaches.

For more information or to explore this topic further personally, you can register for this 3 day 6 CCE core competency course here .  Whether you currently coach in groups or individually, advance your area of knowledge and increase your own awareness in order to fine tune your knowledge of core competencies around group coaching