Acorn’s input reduces the time needed to create a high performing team

Focused leaders. Stronger teams.

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.

Acorn’s Team Coaching Model© reduces 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 proven coaching tools.

Building upon the team leader’s style, Acorn’s team coaching 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.

The Acorn Team Dimensions Model

Primary Purpose

  • Defining a clear/unifying team purpose
  • Differentiated collaborative objectives
  • Clarifying team expectations: tasks, team behaviours, reflective practice


  • Shared: terminology, practices, norms
  • Clarity of roles and interdependencies
  • Meeting structures
  • Measurement of performance against objectives
  • Decision making process
  • Review/reflecting structure

Team Members

  • Collective and committed input/responsibility for the team and its development
  • Awareness/acceptance of others values and diversity
  • Selflessness vs individualism
  • Emotional awareness of self/others
  • Conflict management skills
  • Demonstrate: appreciation, empathy, respect

Team Leadership

  • Maintaining focus on Primary Purpose (discernment)
  • Inspirational leadership
  • Creating the conditions for team success
  • Emphasis’s reflection
  • Models: positive exchange, active listening, learning, appreciation, respect


  • Focused on the external environment
  • Embracing stakeholders
  • Maintain integrity/unity of the team
  • Willingness to be flexible, learn and develop (humility)

The Team Coaching Questionnaire.

A questionnaire is independently submitted by all team members (including the team leader) and builds a picture of the stronger and weaker areas of performance.

Highlighting any disparity of views within the team, the findings are used alongside other data to enable the team to identify developmental priorities that will result in higher  performance.

The team coaching process and its associated questionnaire illustrate a moment in time. By using two or more iterations, we can measure progress against identified performance targets and demonstrate movement towards these goals.

Benefits of Team Coaching.

Acorn’s input reduces the time needed to create a high performing team. All team members take responsibility for the collective achievements and teams are united on a shared purpose, fostering genuine commitment and confidence through clear expectations.

It promotes the team to focus on more strategic and long-term goals versus simply fire-fighting; business objectives are clarified ensuring consistency and team unity.

The coaching increases personal and team awareness of where and how to make a greater contribution –  team performance is measured, enabling progressive improvement.

Get in touch and discover how Acorn’s approach can improve the performance of your team.