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group coaching Q&A

Check out our ICF coaching experts answers to popular 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 6-8 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 Individual, Team and Group coach: three in one!

  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 with online classes.

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What are the programs available at the GCI?

There are two programs available.

The first is the Individual and Group Coaching Certification. It will teach you the foundations of the Coaching practice. You will learn how to structure an individual and Group Coaching journey, and how to implement them, with a focus on powerful questioning and listening. After completing this Curriculum you will have a Coaching Certification.


The second is the Advanced Team Coaching Certification. Once you become a coach, you can specialize in Team Coaching by learning the best techniques to coach small and very large groups (up to 300 persons!).

If I finish the Individual and Group Coaching Certification, can I sign up for the Advanced Team Coaching Certification?

Of course! You just have to book it!

How many students will there be per classroom?

In the Individual and Group Coaching Certification there will be 7 students per faculty member. In the Advanced Team Coaching Certification classes can have up to 12 students.

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.

What certification will I get?

If you complete the Individual and Group Coaching program, you will be an official ICF-certified Coach.

If you complete the Advanced Team Coaching program, you will have an additional certification as a Team Coach.

What is our inclusivity policy?

Part of getting the ICF Accreditation was signing the Disability/Discrimination/DEIJ statement. We make it our priority to promote inclusivity and the well-being of our students, and are willing to accommodate the program to your needs.

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.

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