Group coaching is a small group process facilitated by a professional coach. Groups form with the intention to maximize the combined energy, experience and wisdom of individuals who choose to join to achieve individual goals and/or organizational objectives. Generally, the process begins when a group forms and identifies a desired result over a defined period of time. Regular meetings are scheduled in advance (weekly or bi-weekly). A theme is established for each meeting. Through questioning and observations, the coach can encourage group members to examine their beliefs and assumptions, alternate ways of seeing and thinking and opportunities for action. Alternatively, at each meeting one member can present a problem or issue they are grappling with. The coach can then facilitate thoughtful questions from group members to help the presenter see new alternatives. As with one-on-one coaching, the group adheres to a strict commitment to confidentiality. Particular benefits for group coaching are: the opportunity to hear from others with the same challenges, tap into the collective wisdom of the group, invest in the success of others, hold each other accountable and create long lasting relationships that can help with future problem-solving.