Group Coaching

Group Coaching
The Wide Lens Leadership Collective
is a virtual leadership group coaching program rooted in conscious and strategic leadership principles. As a member, you will have an executive coach and a group of other leaders you can trust as your “personal board of directors” – individuals you can lean on for advice and support on any given leadership or organizational challenge you find yourself in.

What Is Group Coaching?

Group coaching is a powerful peer action learning process that offers a collaborative way to get feedback, diverse perspectives, and learn from the experiences, insights, contributions, and advice from others in similar roles with similar challenges.

Group coaching accelerates the growth of an individual leader and the organizations they lead in a number of ways, including:

  • Promotes strategic and productive communication skills
  • Builds learning agility and growth mindset
  • Supports leaders through change and VUCA challenges
  • Develops self-awareness
  • Improves team functioning and collaboration
  • Develops leaders as coaches
  • Provides accountability and accelerates goals
  • Deepens creative, strategic, and systems thinking
  • Develops interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  • Inspires strategic navigation through organizational power dynamics and political contexts
  • Provides a supportive, confidential community of like-minded leaders
group coaching meeting

Benefits of Joining the Wide Lens Leadership Collective

Action Learning: You work through real work-related challenges in a group setting, with the benefit of being able to explore the challenge from multiple perspectives and interpretations.

Economical: You get the benefits of ongoing leadership development at a lower cost than individual 1:1 executive coaching.

Community: Members count on one another. This group is more than just a place to network and members share much more than business cards – they share their challenges, needs, direct feedback, referrals, and resources in a confidential setting.

Practice: Many opportunities to practice coaching, listening, presenting, questioning, connecting, and exploring through the group format.

Accountability: With the support of a coach and the group, you will be held accountable to reaching the goals you say you want to achieve.

Executive Coach: A skilled coach and facilitator leads the group to ensure all members participate equally, problems are approached with open exploration, accountability is held, interaction is productive, and the ground rules and goals of the group are met in each session.

Your Coach

Melissa Eisler, MA, PCC is an executive passionate about supporting leaders on their growth journeys toward greater impact, fulfillment, and success. She is known for her warm and motivating way of challenging her clients, uncovering their blind spots, and holding them accountable for designing and sustaining meaningful change. You can read more about her background, experience, and approach here.

FAQs

Who

Members are high achievers who are hungry to grow their leadership style, savvy, and capacities. If you are looking to develop more accountability, leadership presence, and systems and strategic thinking, this group is for you. 

What

Membership into the Wide Lens Leadership Collective begins with a one-year commitment, and is renewed monthly thereafter. We meet twice each month over zoom, with asynchronous homework, accountability checkins, and 1:1 meetings in between group sessions. You will also be invited to join the group on Slack so that you can support one another in a consistent setting. As a group, we also journey together through interactive leadership exercises, discussions, guest speakers, and more.

Why

Leadership can be lonely, and it can be difficult to get candid feedback from those who work for and with you. That is where the power of group coaching shines. Past and present members have noted that the most valuable reasons for joining the group are:

  • Being part of a community of like-minded leaders who have your back and know your business and career
  • Structured accountability
  • Deep connections with others at the same place in their careers/businesses
  • Motivation to up-level your career and keep growing
  • An opportunity to work through challenges, push boundaries of what is possible, and uncover blind spots with support of an executive coach and a group

How Much

Membership is $389/month, which is a fraction of the cost of a 1:1 executive coach.

When

Registration is currently closed as the group is at capacity. Please fill out the form below or email Melissa to get on the wait list to join the next cohort!

*Confidentiality Note: Every group has a set of bylaws, which includes a commitment to confidentiality. This is an essential component of creating a safe place for vulnerable sharing and exploration.

Group Coaching Wait List

Fill out the form to join the wait list for the Wide Lens Leadership Collective, and be notified when registration opens.

Provided invaluable advice on managing a team

"I worked with Melissa as I transitioned into the role of CEO at my company, LitLife. Melissa provided invaluable advice on managing a team, business development and internal systems and structures at a time when I really needed the support! Working with Melissa was more than just a check-in. She pushed my thinking and ensured that my working style was taken into account when we made plans - everything we did was tailored to my authentic style of leadership, which allowed me to integrate all my learning in a sustainable and ongoing way. I highly recommend working with Melissa to gain clarity, move your work forward and gain an accountability and thought partner along the way!"

Talia Kovacs
CEO at LitLife, New York, NY

Uncover deeper cognitive blockages

"Need to make objective progress? Melissa Eisler can help you do that and more. Melissa supported me over a 6-month Executive Coaching program starting in January 2020. I initially started with her to keep me accountable to my specific personal goals and to help me improve in my role as Director of Marketing Operations at Confirm BioSciences, but I quickly found that working with Melissa would positively impact me more significantly than I had imagined. Melissa’s process and ability to uncover deeper cognitive “blockages” help me discover unconscious reasons why I’d historically had trouble achieving many of my plans. During our coaching sessions, she helped me create practices to manage or eliminate my self-inflicted limitations. Melissa truly focused on what I wanted to achieve and helped set me up for success, even after our coaching engagement came to a close. I can honestly say that I have evolved a great deal as a leader, a professional, and in many areas of my personal life. I know I will continue using the lessons and tools I learned for years to come. I’m delighted to give Melissa Eisler my highest recommendation, for anyone with a desire to make positive change and achieve their goals."

Javier Castillo
Director of Marketing Operations at
Confirm BioSciences, San Diego, CA

Melissa really has a knack for helping me focus

“Melissa - Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am so grateful to have connected with Melissa - my coaching engagement was very productive and positive. When I hired Melissa, I was feeling stuck in my career and had a number of important decisions before me. After only three months with Melissa, I was not only able to make those decisions but also feel really good about them. One of the challenges I was dealing with was second guessing the decisions I was making, which kept me feeling stuck in a "hamster wheel". Now I have tools to productively work with my negative thoughts and transform them into something more positive. I also learned how important my physical body language is in my reactions and behavior, and how to become more aware of it. Melissa really has a knack for helping me focus on whatever issue is really going on, and prodding me to come up with a tangible solution or ideas or tools that I could follow or use. She made me focus on what was most pressing in the moment, and then held me accountable to what we discovered and planned together. Overall, I’m feeling more positive and accomplished and although I am pausing for now, I am sure I’ll work with Melissa again in the future.”

Vidya Rao
Engineering Management Leader, Teradata, San Diego, CA

Helped me step into a new higher profile role with confidence

“I have had professional coaching in the past but recently found myself in need of a refresher. I hired Melissa to help with a career transition and she did not disappoint! She helped me step into a new higher profile role with confidence, gaining both visibility and authority as well as a better sense of my own career ambitions. In just a few short months, I can proudly say that I’ve accomplished my goals as well as established a trajectory for the future. I’ve embraced my new role as a leader of a larger team by running more effective meetings and focusing my team members' strengths to advance projects. As a bonus, I also was able to develop and maintain a new exercise routine with Melissa holding me accountable. In just 7 sessions, my confidence, leadership skills, and team dynamics have come a long way and I’m so grateful for that rapid progress. Melissa was quite attuned to picking up on things that need to be discussed and holding me accountable to my high-level goals. I’d definitely recommend her as a leadership and executive coach.”

Richard Myers
Associate Director at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA

Melissa helped me develop the courage to have the difficult conversations

“I have worked well with Melissa in previous organizations, so when I was facing large-scale changes and important decisions in my career, I knew I wanted to hire her as my coach. In just three months, Melissa helped me develop the courage to have the difficult conversations (that I had been avoiding) with my team members, design a framework to make high-stakes decisions, create and respect my own boundaries, and learn to approach challenging situations with curiosity and an open mind - which has been incredibly impactful in my work and relationships since then. Melissa also helped me create and maintain smarter schedules so that I could make more progress on my personal business. Our coaching engagement also happened to be during the COVID-19 pandemic, and I was struggling with the amount of uncertainty in my life (and in the world), which she also helped me move through in a healthier, lighter, more positive way. If you’re looking to make tangible changes in your business and career, I highly recommend working with Melissa as your executive coach.”

Katerina Suchkova
Product Leader at 15Five and Business Owner, San Diego, CA

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