Coaching

OneSource coaches help nonprofit leaders discover new skills, behaviors and actions for addressing their organization’s needs, and see their nonprofit more clearly than ever before.

What is Coaching?

Working with a OneSource coach is different from working with a consultant or mentor. Coaching provides one-on-one access to an experienced professional who will challenge and support you as you explore the issues relating to your work. The relationship relies on trust, honesty and dialogue. All discussions are confidential.

A coach can help you think through major decisions, discover new strategies and ways of working, set goals and chart the next step in your development.

How the Coaching Program Works

Upon receiving a request for a coach, we arrange a meeting to discuss and understand the objectives and expectations of using a coach. From that meeting, a client’s individual coach is selected from our pool of experienced, trained professionals based upon your specific coaching objectives and any identified functional area needs.

A consulting agreement is formalized between the client and the coach, identifying the specific areas of focus and the commitment and responsibilities of the client and the coach.

We recommend at least a three-month coaching commitment, with in-person meetings once or twice a month supplemented with phone calls and email correspondence between meetings. Beyond this recommendation, the frequency and length of the coaching agreement can be tailored to your needs.

Benefits of Coaching Include:

  • Having a sounding board to test ideas within a supportive, confidential environment
  • Accountability to focus and stay on task
  • Creation and implementation of personal or organizational development plans

 

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