by Veronica Wantenaar (South Africa)
“What we know about individuals, no matter how rich the details, will never give us the ability to predict how they will behave as a system. Once individuals link together they become something different. Relationships change us, reveal us, and evoke more from us. Only when we join with others do our gifts become visible, even to ourselves.”
Margaret Wheatly and Myron Kellner Rogers
Team coaching is designed to help the individuals in the team to work together to achieve the organisational results. The objective is to bring forward the strengths of each individual in the team so that the ‘whole is greater than the sum of the parts’. There is a theory that there is no I in team, but in fact that is not the case. Everyone in the team needs to be bringing their best game if there is to be real achievement and success.
The basis of success in business today is the quality of the relationships that we hold with our colleagues and our clients. We can function more effectively if those relationships are strong.
Source: iCN Issue 19 (Group Dynamics: Team Coaching); pages 44-46
About Veronica Wantenaar
Veronica has 30 years experience in organisational change consulting and development in the UK, Europe and Africa and she is passionate about seeing individuals and organisations achieve their full potential.
Veronica’s coaching process is built on the integral model and practical change principles. She focuses on optimising the change process to ensure sustainability working with both groups and individuals. She works from the awareness of the need to change through to the reinforcement of new behaviour, creating positive sustainable change.
She uses a combination of coaching, mentoring, facilitation and performance management processes tailored specifically to achieve the client’s/organisation’s stated objectives.