International Pioneers Pitstop : Peer Coaching Groups

In May 2020, I set up the first International Pioneers Group. The purpose of the group was to equip organisation leaders and business owners in pioneering roles with the tools and support to be effective leaders.


  • Mutual accountability and equipping group, of between 4 and 7 organisation leaders / business owners, meeting monthly for a half-day online
  • One Friday in the month per month at 12 noon – 3pm UK time / 2pm to 5pm East Africa Time

Purpose of the group

  • A facilitated sounding board or “pitstop” for sharing challenges and critical decisions in a confidential online setting
  • Half a day per month to work on your organisation not within it
  • A time of mutual sharpening and high-impact learning to discover and plan for areas that need improvement, hold each other accountable, and encourage one another
  • A process of sharing experiences, ideas and challenges, to support and encourage each other, and to learn together
  • Peer Advisory Group ;  leaders helping each other make better decisions, avoid costly mistakes, create solid plans for growth, and thrive in their calling to create impact and make a difference

Session format

  • A check-in for each member and opportunity to share any issues or critical decisions for possible advice/coaching from the rest of the group
  • A short leadership-relevant talk (see topics below) lead by an expert in that area, followed by facilitated discussion
  • Each month, at least one member of the group will have the opportunity to share a challenge in more detail, and receive coaching from the rest of the group

Coaching and leadership skills learning

The first series of expert talks are on the following topics:

Month 1. Listening Skills

Month 2. Heron’s Intervention Styles

Month 3. The Focus of Attention / Seven Eyed Supervision

Month 4: Transactional Analysis 

Month 5: The Drama Triangle

Month 6: Drivers

Month 7: Problem Solving & Critical Thinking: The question that makes the problem go away and MECE pyramids

Month 8: Problem Solving & Critical Thinking: Inductive reasoning & Research

Month 9: Strategy:  Understanding your “Why?”

Month 10: Strategy:  Playing to Win

Month 11: Strategy: The Risk-Reward Conundrum

Month 12: Strategy:  Ansoff Roulette

Code of conduct

  • Confidentiality: ”what’s in the room stays in the room” 
  • Commitment: get dates in diaries early and commit to timing – unless real emergency
  • Mutual respect and support
  • OK to be open & vulnerable 

2 “contract“ options

1. Just the half day per month working together 2. The half day, plus an addition of up to 2 hours of 121 coaching from JM taken flexibly as needed across the month

Enquire about fees – determined on a case-by-case basis

To get in touch, send an email to or contact me on +44 7710 397824