Coaching Leaders in NGOs supporting Refugees
57 Coaches has provided pro bono coaching to 100 leaders in an NGOs that supports refugees around the world. We are not currently offering new pro bono coaching programs.
Artwork by Anne Wright
Coaching Can Increase your Impact
While you are in the midst of scaling up and responding to the magnitude of need,
how do you equip yourself and keep becoming more effective as a leader?
Coaching can help you deal with challenges like:
Managing stressed out staff and volunteers
Responding to increased workloads and complexity
Getting buy in when you have no direct authority
Preventing stress and burnout in yourself and others
Being emotionally available for your family and friends
Living with the pressure of not being able to meet all the need you see.
How Does The Coaching Work?
57 Coaches will provide a project manager. The NGO needs to provide a liaison, who will champion the coaching project within the NGO, identify those wanting to receive coaching, and support our project manager in matching participants up with our coaches.
As a participant in a coaching program, you indicate your interest to your internal coordinator, along with your coaching goal, and we help you find the right coach.
You meet with the same coach every 2-3 weeks for ten to twelve forty-five minute sessions over phone or skype or similar platform. Your coach will learn about you and your goal, and then design for you a program with tangible objectives to launch. In subsequent sessions, you will review progress and walk away with a practice to work with between sessions. The program and practices are customized to you and your challenge, scaled to fit your busy schedule and designed to develop specific skills that will help you make rapid progress in a topic that you yourself have chosen.
In return, 57 Coaches asks two things of you: your sincere engagement in the coaching program which includes being available for sessions when you say you will be and engaging in practices. We also ask for your feedback and testimonial about the impact of the coaching on you and your goal.
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About 57 Coaches
Our coaches are all Integral Master Coaches™ certified by Integral Coaching Canada®, a premier coaching development school accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). We all abide by the ICF Code of Ethics.
We live in 14 countries. All our coaches speak English and half of us can additionally coach in a second or third language. Although some of us have specialized, we are trained to coach in almost any niche and most of us have some experience in coaching leaders.
Why we offered this
We are Grateful for What you are Doing and We Want to Contribute
A few of us were deeply impacted by the Syrian refugee crisis, and when we put out a challenge to our coaching colleagues around the world, we were overwhelmed with the response and readiness to help. That’s how we went from 3 coaches to 57 coaches wanting to contribute up to 15 hours of session time pro bono to support the work you are doing.
We Want to Share Success Stories
Our secondary interest is to document and tell the story of how our coaching has made a difference. We therefore request that you and your organizational liaison capture stories and respond to a couple of confidential surveys. In telling our story, we will also tell the story of the great work your NGO is doing.
Photo by UK Department for International Development | CC BY 2.0