Acorn Coaching and Development

Improving business performance

Team Coaching

The creation of a high performance team depends on the team understanding and uniting on the direction and the leadership style required to achieve the business goals. A team's ability to be consistent and unified has a significant impact upon business performance.

Acorn's Team Coaching Model© has been proven to accelerate a team's ability to become high performing.


Team Coaching accelerates team effectiveness. Building upon the team leader's style, it directly assists leaders and their teams to achieve an organisation's strategic goals. It focuses on the team's unique characteristics and applies the five key areas of development to accelerate growth into a high performing team.

Acorn's Team Coaching Model© cuts the time it takes for your team to become a fully effective, high performing asset for your company – improving productivity and profitability.

It distils accepted theories and studies on high-performing business teams into a formula which is tailored to your business needs using coaching tools.

The Team Coaching Questionnaire

The Team Coaching process is supported by our Team Coaching Questionnaire. The questionnaire, independently submitted by all team members including the team leader, builds a picture of stronger and weaker areas of team performance according to its members, and highlights any disparity of views within the team for further investigation. The findings are used alongside other data to enable the team to identify developmental priorities that will result in a higher level of performance.

Team Coaching Repeated

The team coaching process and its associated questionnaire illustrate a moment in time. Two or more iterations can be used to measure progress against the identified performance targets and demonstrate movement towards goals.

Benefits of Team Coaching

'Acorn delivered a most impressive day. The Team Coaching process was an extremely constructive process which broke new ground for us. Looking back, it proved to be the turning point for the team.'

Commercial Director, UK Telecoms JV

Acorn's Team Coaching input:

  • Reduces the time needed to create a high performing team because all team members take reponsibility for the team's achievements
  • Unites teams on a shared purpose, fostering genuine commitment and confidence through clear expectations
  • Promotes the team to focus on more strategic and long-term goals versus simply fire-fighting
  • Clarifies business objectives, ensuring consistency and unity of team output
  • Increases personal and team awareness of where and how to make a greater contribution
  • Measures team performance, enabling progressive improvement

Team Coaching in Action

People: Relationships and Influence, Motivational State, Impact and Awareness, Value Set, Personal Development

Purpose: Clarity of Expectation, Vision and Strategy, Shared Understanding, Engagement, Output

Team Leadership: Role and Contribution, Style and Impact, Clarity of Expectation, History

Process: Clarity of Team Structure, Clear Roles/Responsibility and Accountability, Meeting Style and Output, Procedures and Activity, Communication Flow, Working Environment

Team Influence: Creating Learning Environment, Positive Stakeholder Engagement, Consistency and Unity, Openness to External Challenge, Role Modelling, Outward Communication

Leadership Coaching

Acorn's approach is to gain an understanding of the business situation, experience and capability of the people requiring leadership development and accelerate their ability to achieve results through engaging people. We demystify the role of leaders, making the subject pertinent and accessible to all.

Team Coaching

Acorn's Team Coaching Model© distils accepted theories and studies on high-performing business teams into a formula which is tailored to your business needs using coaching tools.
Team Coaching accelerates team effectiveness.

Project Coaching

Project directors are fully aware of the importance of initiating effective collaborative behaviour on any project but never more so when the performance of the project is dependant upon multiple stakeholders. Acorn has developed a Project Team Coaching process which can be flexibly applied to a range of projects from bid stage to initiation, through to close.

Graduate Development
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Acorn's Graduate / Apprentice Development modules guide new talent through the process of transition from university life, integrating into the team and accelerating their performance and contribution to the business.