group coaching Q&A


Answers to your questions!

What is Group Coaching?

Group Coaching is a peer learning method aimed at problem-solving by deepening awareness around key issues, taking action, and accountability. 

It works by creating a peer group of 5-6 people made up of members from either the same team or different teams. Then, they meet regularly virtually or in person. In turn, each member of the group is a client or a coach. So, if you’re the client, you will be coached by the rest of the group members, and if you’re one of the coaches you help the designated client. While being a client, your peers work with you to resolve an issue you’ve chosen. This creates bonds and a real sense of support.

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What’s the difference between Group Coaching and Team Coaching?

Team Coaching participants are a natural team of people working together, whereas Group Coaching is composed of a group of peers from any background. You can practice Group Coaching with a team, or with any other peer of your choice within the same organization or from different companies. Group Coaching is flexible and allows for a wide range of possibilities!

Why should I choose the Group Coaching Institute (GCI)?

  1. The Group Coaching Institute offers an all-in-one learning experience. You will learn how to become a good manager coach, a good executive coach, and a good group coach.

  2. You don't need any coaching background, just the drive and motivation to learn about it

  3. The teaching format is suited for people with a full-time job. The GCI offers 1h30 classes per week, and everything online.

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What are the programs available at the GCI?

There are two programs available.

The first is the Level 101 Certification. It will teach you the foundations of Group Coaching practice. You will learn how to structure a Group Coaching and how to implement it in your organization, with a focus on powerful questioning and listening. After completing this Curriculum you will have 12h CCE Certification by International Coaching Federation.


The second is the Advanced Level Certification. After having completed this grade, you will have an in-depth understanding of Group Coaching and coaching at large. We are now applying for ACSTH Certification through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), which will contribute toward your coaching accreditation with ICF.

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If I finish the 101 Level Certification, can I sign up for the Advanced level afterwards?

Of course! You just have to book the next Advanced Level Certification session.

How many students will there be per classroom?

There will be 6 students per faculty member. Classes can have up to 12 students if they're taught by two faculty members.

What languages is this program available in?

The program is available in English, French and Italian.

How is the program delivered?

It will be delivered online with live sessions. For the Advanced Level Certification, you will also have 5 hours of independent studies.

What certification will I get?

If you complete the 101 Certification Level, you will receive the Continuing Coach Education accreditation (CCE), given by the International Coaching Federation. If you complete the Advanced program, you will also receive the ACSTH Certification. You can use this Certification for your coaching Accreditation at ICF.

How can I pay?

You can pay by credit card (AMEX included). If you want to enroll now, please click here.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please contact us before enrolling if you have specific questions regarding our cancellation policy.

Your registration represents a commitment to attend a Group Coaching Institute course and reserves a spot for you in the class. A full refund of all tuition money paid will be issued within 15 calendar days after receiving a cancellation notice by email that occurs before the registrant enters the course in the situations noted below.

A full refund of all money paid will be issued if the Group Coaching Institute does not accept the participant and/or the school cancels a program.


Substitutions – another person may attend in your place at any time prior to the start of the program, with no additional fees.

Refund – Tuition is refundable as detailed below. Fees and restrictions apply.


Cancellations 45 days or more prior to the program start date:

Substitutions – Allowed

Refund  Full refund, less 10% of tuition processing fee


Cancellations 20-45 days prior to the program start date:

Substitutions – Allowed

Refund – Full refund, less 30% of tuition processing fee


Cancellations less than 20 days prior to the program start date:

Substitutions – Allowed

Refund – No refunds


Cancellations after course start date:

Substitutions – No Transfers

Refund – No refunds after the course start date.