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International Coaching Federation Switzerland

ICF Zurich Chapter: Virtual event

Strength-based Team-Coaching

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 – 17:00-18:30      

Thomas Freitag PCC



  • What is team coaching, and which competencies of the coach are particularly important when working with teams?
  • How can we further develop these competencies based on our individual strengths?
  • How important is supervision for ICF team coaches?

We will deal with these core questions interactively. To this end, we will get to know the new ICF team coaching skills, deep dive and exchange our own experiences. Thus, we get to know each other a little better. The session will be very interactive and will always convey practical input from the team coaching room.

To get started, let's take a look at the definition of team coaching and the systems relevant for team coaching. For the first time, we ask ourselves which competencies a team coach needs in the context of contract clarification for team coaching in the field of tension between client system and consulting system and which strengths can help him.

After that, we look at the new ICF team coaching competencies that have been defined since 2021. The 4 main competencies symbolize the process of team coaching from the clarification of orders to the strengthening of progress in follow-up meetings. Our focus is on differences to the core competencies for individual coaching. For example, what does "communicate effectively" mean in communication as a coach with a team in the ongoing team coaching process? Derived from this, which strengths of a team coach are helpful in order to be able to develop a positive effect in a team coaching?

We get to know Martin Seligmann's PERMA model and use it to exchange experiences on our own team coaching skills. Here, too, we focus on strengths of ourselves as experienced or aspiring team coaches, and how these strengths can help us to successfully shape the team coaching process.

Benefits for the participants? What are the Learning objectives?

  • Differentiation between team coaching and consulting-like formats such as training, teambuilding, etc.
  • Raising awareness of the importance of distinguishing between client and team coaching systems
  • Deepening of ICF team coaching skills
  • Self-assessment of individual strengths that can help in team coaching
  • PERMA model of positive psychology as a framework for thinking and help in the further development of individual team coaching competencies

About the speakers

Since 2003, Thomas Freitag has been accompanying executives in their reflection on leadership situations. His intuition and his own leadership experience support the search for clarity and motivate his customers for meaningful next steps. Thus, they can implement goals consciously, focused and confidently. Thomas also works with teams and organizations and accompanies them in strength-based development.

After studying business administration and organizational psychology at the University of Zurich, Thomas completed various further training courses, for example in solution-oriented, short-term counseling, nonviolent communication, hypno-systemic coaching and Positive Psychology. From 2007 to 2012 he was on the board and president of the International Coaching Federation Switzerland.

Thomas was born in 1965 and works in German and English. He lives in Zurich with his wife and two boys and is persistent on his bike and agile on the horse in his free time. He is inspired by his varied work, privately with a good glass of red wine with family and friends as well as early in the morning on the yoga mat.


Core Competencies

This training is coach-specific and clearly linked to the Core Competencies. This Training will deepen the knowledge and help participants reflect the new ICF Team Coaching Competencies. The learning objectives are:

  • Understand the difference of teamcoaching and consulting activities like training, teambuilding and other formats
  • Awareness for the importance of the ICF Code of Ethics for working with teams as a Coach, and as a consequence for also using Supervision as ICF Teamcoach
  • Deepen the knowledge of participants on the ICF Team Coaching Competencies
  • Self assessment of individual strengths that can help in the Coach develop her/his Team Coaching competencies
  • PERMA Approach of Positive Psychology as framework to further develop Team Coaching competencies


You will receive 1.5 CCEUs: 1 CCEU Core Competencies, 0.5 CCEU Resource Development



18. January 2022


17h00-18h30h   Workshop and discussion

Language : in English, with English & German break-out sessions

Organized by

Matthias Läubli,  ACC, Chapter Leader Zurich



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