Team coaching for

NGOs and humanitarian teams 

Team coaching - Imarah consultancy

All coaching will follow the standards and ethical principles set up by the professional association

“International coaching federation” (ICF).

In teams people come together  with the aim to achieve the common team objective. However, you might be in a situation where the team is not productive and  is not achieving results. There might be different personalities  within a team who have a different way of working, set different priorities, and communication might be a challenge. Conflicts within the team or competition between team members can impact the team performance. Although each individual team member may develop and learn, it might not always impact the team performance.  An additional challenge in a humanitarian setting is the high turnover in teams, specifically where expat senior management stay a relative short time in the mission. In addition, working with an international team with people from different cultures can give different perspectives on the work, while also gender related issues can have its effect on the team performance.

The team leader, Head of mission, or country director plays an important role in leading the team to high performance. The leader can be supported with leadership coaching  to help develop as a leader, to navigate change, manage transitions, or conflict.

However, in some situations it will be useful to get the support from an external team coach, who is a trained team coach, who is not distracted by the responsibilities within the organisation, who is able to give objective feedback without being affected by the NGOs working culture. 



Team coaching - Imarah consultancy

Coaching for change. 

Are you considering team coaching for your team?

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What is team coaching?

Team coaching aims at team development, team functionality,  raising performance, sustaining motivation, and moving forward with the team. It focuses on the team  and their potential. What does the team want, which resources does the team have, what works well, and what does the team want to be different? What is the common goal of the team?  How to increase the performance of the team?  How can the team be more successful, using the  talents, strengths, qualities, and resources in the team? The overall aim is to have positive outcomes and move forwards as a team.


Imarah Consultancy follows a “Solution Focused Team Coaching approach”, with the aim of  finding solutions, building on the strengths of the team and finding positive ways forwards.

the process of team coaching?


The process will start with analysing together what is going well and exploring what the team would like to do different, focusing on the future and the desired change. The coach will concentrate on utilizing the skills, the competencies, and the talents, of each of the team members, where the team will be actively developing solutions and practical steps to create a successful future together. This process will facilitate learning, development, and team building.

The process of team coaching will have different phases.


Preparation phase

  • Discussion with Team responsible (on-line), to discuss the needs, expected results and process. 
  • Collect information from the team members which can be done through individual interviews, and online survey.
  • Writing a report on the outcome of the collected information, where confidentiality of individual input will be ensured.
  • The information obtained in the preparation phase, will give input  for the team coaching workshops. 


Team coaching workshops

  • Depending on the outcome of the preparation phase, a planning with face-to-face workshops will be proposed and agreed with the NGO. The workshops will support the process of teamwork, active participation of all, encourage the direct communication and feedback.  
  • Generally, the 1st workshop will focus the competencies, and the talents within the team and  converting problems into  the agreed desired change (goal setting) which is agreed by all.
  • The content and process of the 1st workshop and following workshops will depend on the information collected in the preparation phase and will focus on the agreed desired change as a team.
  • The number of workshops is are 2 or 3 days, where the identified goals and desired change are guiding.
  • The aim is to come up with a team action plan, and possible individual action plans by team members how to contribute to the desired change.  


Follow up

  • After 2 or 3 months, a follow up is suggested to evaluate and reflect on what has changed. How this follow up will take place will be discussed at the NGO. 


All coaching will follow the standards and ethical principles set up by the professional association “International coaching federation” (ICF), this includes confidentiality of all what happens and is being said during the individual and team coaching sessions. The coach will facilitate the process, while the goals, the content and the actions will be decided by the team.