Support and Events for Coaches in Guildford

FAQs

What does the Guildford Coaches Group do?

The purpose of GCG is to provide a professional home to local coaches who are seeking professional development, support and networking opportunities.

  • There is a programme of meetings and events
  • Several self-managed supervision groups
  • Mentoring opportunities: business development group; co-coaching group and the new coaches group

When did GCG begin?

We were founded in 2007 by Kim Gregory and Angela O’Connell.

Who can join GCG?

We welcome coaches from all perspectives: Our membership includes new coaches, some very well-established coaches, some accredited and others not.

I am new to coaching and have no qualifications, can I join?

Yes, we welcome those who are new to coaching. Of particular interest may be our ‘New to Coaching’ sub-group.

How can I join?

To find out more about membership or to ask to join, please email admin@guildfordcoaches.org with your contact details. A member of the committee or membership team will then give you a call.

How much is membership?

For 2021 membership there will be an annual fee of £50. The benefits are:

1. £10 discount on published rate for Friday morning events from the date your membership is paid.

2. Free access to ‘hot topics’ evening online series open only to members. These will be of an hour duration and we plan for 4 in 2021. Details to follow.

3. Access to sub-groups

  • Supervision
  • Co-coaching
  • New to coaching
  • Business development

4. Your profile on our website.

5. ICF CCEU certificates for applicable events attended.

6. Networking events, one in the spring and one summer evening. These will be somewhere where there is a cash bar where you can purchase drinks / food.

7. A member’s only Christmas lunch (there will be an additional cost for this).

How is the coaching group managed?

The group is managed by a committee who are all volunteers. Do let us know if you would like to help in any way.

Does the group provide supervision?

There are supervision sub-groups that start periodically. Paid members are welcome to join one of these at no additional cost.

Where can l find out about events?

You will find a list of meetings and events, in date order, on the GCG Website, under ‘Our Events’.

Can I be on your mailing list for events if I am not a member?

Yes.

Can non-members attend the events?

Yes, our Friday events are open to non-members.

What time do events start and close?

Timings are shown on the GCG listing. The Friday morning events mostly start at 9.30am until 12.30pm. If we are meeting face to face, coffee is available from 9am so please come early to network and chat.

Where are the face to face events held?

Venues will be shown on the GCG website listing. Meetings are usually held at 5 Trinity Churchyard, Guildford, GU1 3RR

How do I find Trinity Centre?

If you are driving, the closest car park is the Castle car park on Sydenham Rd, GU1 3SR. On leaving the car park through the pedestrian exit, turn left up the hill, walk to the end of the building, and after about 10 metres, turn left on the path on the far side of the access road. This leads into Trinity Churchyard. Follow the path round to the right after 20 metres, past the Royal Oak pub, then left down towards the church. The Trinity Centre is on the left about 30 metres down.

If you are walking, the Trinity Centre is at the top of Guildford High Street. As you walk up the hill, you will see Sainsburys on the right hand side, then a large Church. You will then see a pedestrian access on the right. Walk up the steps and you will see Trinity Centre (glass doors) ahead of you on your left.

How do I book in to attend an event?

Go to ‘Our Events’ and click onto the title of the event you want to attend. There will be an Eventbrite link towards the end of the event information. On clicking this link you will be taken to an external website, Eventbrite, which is used to manage all our GCG events. Members have a discount code that they can use.

Can attending an event support my continuing professional development?

We offer Continuing Coach Education Certificates (CCEUs) from the International Coach Federation (ICF) at most events. These are given to members at the end of the meeting.

Events run by GCG Members

Guildford Coaches Group are delighted to publicise coaching and business events which are being run by members of GCG. It is possible to include details on the GCG Website, use the GCG LinkedIn Group or bring flyers for distribution at a GCG meetings.