Creating Higher Performing Teams

6 month program

This six month mentoring program assists leaders to create higher performing teams.

Creating a high performing team is no picnic

The challenge of leading a team to success can easily be underestimated.  It is never sufficient to simply promote talented managers who are excellent in one skill set and expect them to adapt quickly to the additional complexities of leading and motivating a team. Even experience leaders can struggle with a new team.

Managing egos, developing and driving strategy, dealing with conflict and holding people accountable is hard work. Leveraging a team to deliver on its potential to achieve desired outcomes is more an art than a science.

Research on High Performing Teams makes it clear that Team Coaching can fast track optimal team performance.

Creating a Higher Performing Team is a six month program designed to assist leaders to transition their teams to higher levels of performance. By working closely with the leader as a coach / mentor we provide support and guidance to create high performing teams which are collaborative, focused and accountable.

The program is customised to reflect the nuances, needs and circumstances of each leader and their team. In addition to one on one coaching sessions with the leader, we conduct a number of half day sessions with the Team that focus on critical areas.

Experience shows that the program inevitably evolves to reflect the issues and challenges facing the team over the six month period. An outline of the areas generally covered in the program is set out below.

Program Overview

  • Attributes of High Performing Teams
  • Self-Assessment of Team performance
  • Team purpose, goals and strategic plan
  • Desired Team behaviours
  • Team roles, responsibility and accountability
  • Managing differences
  • Dealing with challenging issues
  • Dealing with external stakeholders

We generally start the program with a one day intensive work shop and follow this up with a series of three hour workshops over the six month period. Regular coaching/mentoring sessions with the Leader will take place between the Team Workshops to provide support on taking the team to the next level.

We focus on two key outcomes:

  1. Assisting the team achieve desired goals and
  2. Assisting the team manage their internal team dynamics so they behave in ways that optimize individual and team performance.


Praise for the program:

The Becoming a Higher Performing Team program has been a great success for our business.  We have seen a dramatic improvement in the way the team communicate, focus on critical issues and hold each other accountable. Previously existing silos have broken down and there is far greater engagement and commitment than before we did the program. Mark has an engaging facilitation style that encourages participation. He is diligent, intelligent and brings a lot of energy into the room. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and was able to challenge individuals and the team to reach new heights. If you want a more engaged, productive team I’d highly recommend this program, which was great value for money.

– Ross Tomaino, COO Innovation Ice Cream


Praise for the workshop:

The “Higher Performing Teams” workshop was perfectly pitched to equip the senior members of our two key fundraising teams to work collaboratively and effectively together. With a shared understanding of problem solving styles and impact and the skills to handle conflict constructively the teams can confidently approach the challenges ahead. Thanks Mark, the program has high impact and we will reap the benefits in our future results.

– Susan Henry, Head of People & Culture, Starlight Children’s Foundation