Peer coaching

Coaching between peers aims to cultivate collective intelligence in order to work through the individual challenges faced by managers. By breaking down managerial loneliness, peer coaching offers a perspective on their situation and promotes a cooperative dynamic in the company.

Coaching Example


The Human Resources Manager from a French pharmaceutical company contacted us after the company had been taken over. Faced with changes, Operations Managers face a high turnover in their teams and difficulty in recruiting.


After going through his initial request, the Human Resources Manager became aware his managers’ relative loneliness and their need for more collaboration within the company.


In this context of change management and faced with the managers’ needs, we proposed a peer coaching system designed to cultivate collective intelligence and reduce their feeling of loneliness. This consisted of monthly 3-hour session with the coach for 6 months, interspersed with meetings without the coach so the dynamic achieved would last once the coaching was over.


"A problem shared is a problem half-solved!" I had never become so aware of the truth hidden behind this saying. Dynamic collaboration between managers from different departments allowed me to take gain perspective on my situation and taught me to rely on my peers moving forward.”
Managers silently suffer from working in silos, with an “every man for himself” logic. By developing a collaborative spirit between peers, the industrial companies we support have greater capacity for innovation.
Anne de Solages
Magellan-Transition Coach

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In peer coaching, the coach doesn’t work with an existing team. Instead, a group of peers who have a similar level of experience and who share similar challenges is created. The goal is to learn together.

A peer group, between 5 to 7 participants, is created within the company. It meets once a month for 3 hours. The coach meets with each member individually to explore their goals and key success indicators. During peer coaching, the coach facilitates connection and learning between peers through a structured process of speaking, listening and thinking, all while encouraging action.

They are many: ending managerial isolation, gaining perspective on the situation and challenges, whilst learning from others by promoting a corporate dynamic of cooperation. 

Exchanges between peers nourish managerial intelligence and provoke reflexivity and action.


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