How to Start Your Private Peer Coaching Group

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Peer Coaching Groups

    Information on this page assumes that you have

    How Do I Know What to Get Help With in a Meeting?

    Choose whatever priority is most important to you now. You are the expert at what is most important to you. Do not worry about how small or large the priority is.

    How Do I Help a Group Member (Who is Getting Help Now)?

    You might ask the member who is getting help during the “Sharing Help” in the meeting, “What kind of help would be most useful to you now? Advice? Materials? Questions? Brainstorming?”

    How Do I Know What Actions to Take Between Meetings?

    The actions that you take (as a result of the help that you get from other group members) are up to you to select. However, it should be an action that is realistic to accomplish before the next meeting.

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    Forming Your Own Study Groups

    The above agenda for a support group could be slightly modified to form a study group, as well. During each member’s time in the meeting, he or she can get help, especially with understanding and applying the content from some source of expert knowledge about a topic, for example, a lecture from a class, a chapter from a book, or content from a podcast. Here is more information about forming study groups.

    Forming Your Own Coaching Group

    The above agenda could be modified to form a peer coaching group, as well. During each member’s time in the meeting, he or she can get help, especially in the form of thoughtful questions about the member’s perceptions, assumptions, and conclusions.

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