1st Edition

Team Coaching for Organisational Development Team, Leader, Organisation, Coach and Supervision Perspectives

By Helen Zink Copyright 2024
    376 Pages 97 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    376 Pages 97 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Working with teams, leading teams and being a member of a team is part of everyday working life for most of us. Through the lens of a team coaching case study, this book considers the development journey of a team and system influences over a three-year period.

    Readers are invited to walk in the shoes of the team, the team leader, the organisation, the team coach and the coach’s supervision and support networks, providing a unique insight into team coaching and development that goes beyond the traditional focus on the coach’s perspective. Helen Zink uses her considerable experience as a leadership and team growth coach, and leader to illustrate how team coaching interventions can be combined with other disciplines such as positive psychology, change management and strategic implementation in effective ways. The book takes a pracademic approach, showing how theories, models and best practice are applied to a real case and highlighting both the successes and challenges experienced to offer an example for all those involved in team, leadership and organisational development.

    With it widely recognised that collective leadership and teamwork is needed to deal with the rapidly changing environment organisations find themselves in, this is a timely and important resource for coaches, team coaches, coach supervisors, team leaders, team members, organisational development specialists, change managers, academics and consultants.

    1. Introduction

    Section A – Background

    2. Context

    3. Approach

    Section B - Five Perspectives

    4. Team perspective

    5. Leader perspective

    6. Function and Organisation perspective

    7. Coach perspective

    8. Supervision and Other Support perspective

    Section C – Insights

    9. Comparing perspectives – Similarities

    10. Comparing perspectives – Differences

    11. The future

    12. Conclusion


    Helen Zink is a growth coach, leadership coach and team coach, with significant hands-on business and leadership experience at a senior level. Helen draws from a large toolkit, including coaching, team coaching, applied positive psychology, change management and many strategic tools and methodologies.

    David Clutterbuck is one of the early pioneers of developmental coaching and mentoring and co-founder of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. Author of more than 70 books, including the first evidence-based titles on coaching culture and team coaching, he is visiting professor at four business schools. David authored the Foreword.

    The Team Leader is a senior executive with over 30 years’ experience in various large organisations globally. While this is his first contribution to published work, he is passionate about developing and supporting people, hence initiating and committing to the journey this book is based on. His hope is that, by sharing this journey, others undertaking a similar development path will gain from his insight, including other leaders, teams, organisations and coaches.

    Tammy Turner is an EMCC and ICF Master Coach and Team Coach, and EMCC Accredited Supervisor. She has authored over 25 articles and textbooks on coaching, supervision and team coaching. Turner International creates organisations of the future through team, and teams of teams, coaching, supervision and team coaching training.

    'Helen Zink provides a fascinating story that shows how team coaching not only transforms the teams relationship to itself but impacts the wider organization and their stakeholders. She helps the reader look at the work through many different perspectives. A great addition to the team coaching literature.'

    Professor Peter Hawkins, Ph.D., Chairman of Renewal Associates International, Emeritus Professor of Leadership and Global thought leader and author in Systemic Team Coaching

    'Helen Zink offers a unique insight into team coaching in this single case study. By diving deep into a single case, the book is able to offer insights as the team develops over time and also offers multiple perspectives, giving voice to different characters. This is team coaching under the microscope, which gives the reader a richer, deeper and fuller experience of the complexities and intricacies of coaching a team.'  

    Professor Jonathan Passmore, Ph.D., Director of Coaching and Behavioural Change, Henley Business School, UK, and Senior Vice President CoachHub

    'This book is courageous, unique, insightful and a must read for anyone interested in teams. It is fascinating to read five different and illuminating viewpoints, told in their own words and to pick up on some of the, at times, unspoken tensions. This "warts and all" story shows honesty, integrity and vulnerability of the author and other contributors, and I applaud, admire and respect the unique scope this affords us as readers.'

    Eve Turner, Master Executive Coach, coach supervisor, researcher and author, past chair APECS (Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision), founder of the Global Supervisors’ Network and co-founder Climate Coaching Alliance

    'The concept of this book is an interesting one. It offers a multi-dimensional perspective on team coaching over three years using perspectives from different participants…The book offers a comprehensive and unique insight into coaching a team for performance. It applies team coaching theories, models and best practice along with successes, failures and insights gained…This book offers valuable insights, based on a longitudinal case study, of the challenges and rewards of coaching and how HR can have an influence over strategy and make a significant contribution to organisational performance.'

    This review is by Lynne Allison, an industrial and organisational psychologist, and was written as part of hrnz.magazine’s - Summer 2023 issue (Volume 28 No 4). Read the full review here: https://issuu.com/hrnz.magazine/docs/hrm-0004_hrnz_magazine_summer_2023_issuu