Team Coaching

For organizations

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast"

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What's the conversation your team Isn't Having?

The heart of effective teamwork isn’t just in the daily tasks or the set objectives. It’s an unspoken dialogue—a conversation lurking beneath the surface that everyone senses but no one brings to the forefront. It’s the elephant in the room. Why does it stay hidden? Fear, discomfort, uncertainty, or simply not knowing how to start. It’s found in the unspoken words, the side glances, the small hesitations. These are the moments where the most significant conversations reside, often hiding in plain sight. 

Common hidden conversations involve:

 

Every team carries history. Past conflicts, missteps, or decisions can have lingering effects. Addressing them can pave the way for healing and forward momentum.

Hierarchies, both official and unofficial, shape interactions. Recognizing and addressing these dynamics can make space for more voices to be heard.

Does everyone feel their contributions are valued? Addressing disparities in workload or recognition can lead to a more cohesive and motivated team.

Every individual brings a unique cultural and personal background. Being aware of and respecting these differences is essential for a team environment that fosters belonging.

Sharing personal goals, dreams, and worries can foster deeper connections and trust within a team.

It’s time to face the conversations that have been waiting in the shadows. Reach out, initiate the dialogue, and watch as your team transforms into a space of authenticity, growth, and deeper connection. 

It will probably be uncomfortable initially, but the potential rewards—stronger bonds, clearer communication, and a more harmonious work environment—are well worth the effort.

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“It is time to move forward ways of being that are focused on listening to each other deeply and accepting each other, whole. We need to learn ways of being in space together that help us see beyond false constructs of superiority and inferiority without asking us to sacrifice what has shaped us. We need to study being receptive and nonjudgmental with each other, letting the earth and community hold us until we remember we already belong.”

Signs you could use a team coach:

A culture of fear

If team members don’t feel safe expressing their ideas or concerns, creativity and innovation are stifled. People are weighed down by anxiety and perfectionism.

Increased safety and trust

Liberatory team coaching nurtures an environment where trust can grow, ideas flow freely, and every voice is heard. Here, vulnerability transforms from a perceived weakness to a powerful catalyst for innovation and growth.

A fear and avoidance of conflict

If team members don’t feel safe expressing their ideas or concerns, creativity and innovation are stifled. People are weighed down by anxiety and perfectionism.

Increased sense of safety and trust

Liberatory team coaching nurtures an environment where trust can grow, ideas flow freely, and every voice is heard. Here, vulnerability transforms from a perceived weakness to a powerful catalyst for innovation and growth.

Inequity and exclusion

If team members don’t feel safe expressing their ideas or concerns, creativity and innovation are stifled. People are weighed down by anxiety and perfectionism.

Equity and belonging

Liberatory team coaching nurtures an environment where trust can grow, ideas flow freely, and every voice is heard. Here, vulnerability transforms from a perceived weakness to a powerful catalyst for innovation and growth.

What is Liberatory Team Coaching?

Liberatory coaching is an intentional and embodied practice of how your team wants to be together. It’s an intentional space, designed collaboratively by your team, that creates safer spaces so people feel settled enough in their nervous systems to have courageous conversations. 

Liberatory coaching:

  • Centers Values: It’s deeply rooted in resisting systemic oppressions, prioritizing authenticity, equity, and collective growth over mere productivity.
  • Nurtures Open Conversations: It’s about diving deep, addressing the conversations teams often avoid but need to have. Whether they’re about differing visions for a project, unspoken resentments or power dynamics.
  • Views Systems Holistically and Individually: none of us function in isolation. We’re all influenced by broader cultural and systemic narratives, and so these macro messages shows up in each of our micro thoughts and actions. We work together to surface these hidden scripts so your team can create new stories.
  • Gets us out of our heads and into our bodies: Using a trauma-informed approach, I help the team get present to what is in the room, and what our bodies are telling us. Oppression has traumatized us all and it shows up in our bodies and our nervous systems, and that needs to be acknowledged and worked through together.
  • Transformational, Not Transactional: Instead of just ‘fixing’ immediate problems, it seeks to reshape the team culture in a way that is resilient, empathetic, and inclusive.

In essence, liberatory coaching is about reimagining what teamwork can look like when we incrementally dismantle oppressive systems by centering collective well-being and growth.

Why Consider Liberatory Coaching?

In a world where many organizations prioritize ticking boxes and achieving milestones, it’s easy to lose sight of the human element, the relationships and cultural currents that truly power the heart of any mission-driven team. Liberatory coaching invites you to dive deeper, to go beyond surface-level strategies, to tap into the true potential of your team.

Every organization, consciously or not, is embedded within a larger cultural fabric that often centers on oppressive systems such as white supremacy, anti-blackness, capitalism, and colonization. Liberatory coaching isn’t just about improving teamwork; it’s about recognizing, challenging, and dismantling these oppressive narratives that have subtly weaved their way into your organizational ethos. Most importantly, it’s about practicing new ways of being that embody liberation and regeneration.

Adopting a trauma-informed approach, liberatory coaching ensures that every member feels seen, heard, and most importantly, safer. This isn’t just about productivity—it’s about creating an environment where every person feels empowered to voice their concerns, make choices, and genuinely participate in the organization’s journey.

Culture isn’t just an organizational buzzword—it’s the very essence of how your team interacts, communicates, and grows together. By focusing on building authentic relationships, you’re not just improving teamwork, but cultivating a space where individuals feel valued and inspired to give their best.

Liberatory coaching is more than just addressing immediate concerns. It’s about tapping into emergent strategies, letting solutions naturally evolve from the collective intelligence of your team. This approach ensures that solutions are organic, dynamic, and most importantly, sustainable.

Often, the most significant transformations arise from the conversations we aren’t having. With liberatory coaching, you’re not just addressing surface-level issues but uncovering the deeper dialogues your team needs to engage in. It’s time to bring to light the unspoken, the overlooked, and the latent potential awaiting recognition.

 

 

 

In essence, liberatory coaching is not just about better strategies; it’s about building a more compassionate, just, and empowering workspace where every individual thrives, and the organization, as a whole, moves closer to its true mission.

Signs your organization is ready for liberatory team coaching:

  • The organization has equity and justice deeply embedded into the mission, vision, and values
  • There is a collective desire for change and a willingness to try something new
  • Leadership is willing to take responsibility for their decisions and actions
  • The team is willing to hear all voices, including unpopular or hard-to-hear perspectives
  • Leaders are willing to be transparent about how they will wield and share their decision-making power

Ready to talk?

Schedule a free discovery session today!