I have nearly 40 years of experience of facilitating discussions with different communities & in a wide range of organisations, contexts, and countries.
There is an overlap between Group/Team Coaching and Facilitation although there are some critical distinguishing features between the approaches. As a facilitator, I have some agency over the programme and will plan and design activities that encourage full engagement by all the participants and, to a degree, I will orchestrate the process. The purpose of the process is to encourage interaction between participants, and cross fertilisation of ideas which is the common thread with Group/Team Coaching. In a facilitation role this is more proactive and structured than in Group Coaching where the role is more reactive to the group and evolving in real time. In truth, in any group setting there are likely to be moments where I facilitate and others where I coach. What is important is that I know which role that I am in, and so do the participants.