1st Edition

Group Coaching for Women Leaders Belonging and Thriving Through Collective Leadership Development

By Hélène Seiler Copyright 2025
    160 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    160 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book is an invaluable resource for those looking to lead high-functioning women groups, and a testament to the power of group coaching for women leaders.

    Dr. Hélène Seiler advocates for the expansion of group coaching to support the fulfilment of women leaders, providing a comprehensive review of the relevant academic literature on group coaching for women leaders and an in-depth analysis of her reflective notes over the last 15 years. This book shares the author’s experience as an international group coach and an executive coach for women leaders, and the echoes the voices of her former group members. Using case studies and practical tips, the author offers recommendations when forming a new collective of women leaders, shares best practices in high-functioning groups, provides solutions when dealing with breakdowns within a group, and provides guidelines to lead change when a group composition evolves. This book also addresses the potential impact of technology and artificial intelligence on the stakeholders of group coaching. Each chapter contains key points, multi-cultural case studies, and ends with reflective questions to enrich and personalize the reader’s learning experience.

    Group Coaching for Women Leaders is an essential resource for group coaches working with women leaders internationally, for academic leaders looking to extend their offerings for student coaches, and for corporate sponsors interested in augmenting the power of women leadership development initiatives in their organizations.

    1.What We Know about Group Coaching for Women Leaders  2.The Experience of Women Leaders in Group Coaching  3.Forming a Coaching Group with Women Leaders  4.The High Performing Coaching Group  5.Managing Disruptions and Changes in a Coaching Group of Women Leaders  6.The Future of Group Coaching


    Hélène Seiler is an Executive Coaching practitioner and adjunct faculty with 25 years of experience in North America, Western Europe, and Asia. She holds a Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University, UK, and has attained over 15,000 hours of private practice delivering individual and group coaching engagements for senior management in international organizations, in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.

    “Dr. Hélène Seiler’s book is an insightful guide for women leaders interested in the dynamics of group coaching. With insights drawn from extensive research, it illuminates the power of group coaching and is a must-read for those seeking growth, empowerment, and authentic leadership.” 

    Pam Aks, M.S., PCC, director of training, The University of Texas at Dallas Executive & Professional Coaching Certificate Program


    “Group coaching in general is a powerful tool to support leaders in their daily challenges. In her book 'Group Coaching for Women Leaders', Dr Hélène Seiler brings together theory and best practice in this field. This book is valuable for academics to understand why group coaching is effective for women leaders. Practitioners will benefit from practical tips and guidance”. 

    Dr. Carola Hieker, Senior executive coach University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership; Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, The American International University in London.


    “An essential guide for empowering women leaders, this book masterfully combines the insights of group coaching with the depth of multi-cultural understanding. It's a transformative resource for breaking isolation and fostering life-long peer support. Highly recommended for anyone committed to advancing female leadership”.

    Ana Maria Irazabal,SVP, Human Resources - Combe