Coaching is catching on faster and faster in the nonprofit world.
Coaching provides a unique form of support. It’s deeper than a seminar and more personal that a consultant.
And it’s not a one-shot deal.
A coach gives you someone to work with over a period of time and someone you can count on.
Many major companies have embraced executive coaching as a great form of professional development. It’s viewed as a way to support top producers.
For the Nonprofit Professional, knee-deep in work and starved for resources, hiring a Coach, especially a Fundraising Coach, can be a tremendous investment.
When you enhance your skill set, time management, and confidence, it ripples through the organization.
But before you hire someone to be your Coach, ask them if they have a Coach.
If you’re going to invest in yourself in this very personal way, make sure that your Coach is also investing in themselves. You want someone who walks their talk and who can being their best ‘A’ game to support you.
Personally, I have several Coaches and mentors.
I learn different things from different ones. This year, I decided to invest in some expensive, high-end Coaching and it’s been a wild ride!
The simple decision to do it shifted my thinking and how I look at things. With the help of my Coach, I’ve been able to plan bigger than ever before, and work toward making those plans a reality. I don’t think I could have accomplished so much without her.
I’m already thinking about who will Coach me in 2011.
Coaching is effective for people who want to make change but aren’t sure how to do it.
If you want to make some changes in your nonprofit organization, think about starting with a Coach.