Coaching for Nonprofit CEOs
Coaching is deeply reflective, helping leaders better understand themselves, what drives them, and how that impacts them as a leader. Through the Leadership Coaching experience, clients unlock new insights about behaviors, motivations, and thought patterns. This enables them to bring more intentionality and choice to their leadership practices and habits - often leading to greater clarity, balance, fulfillment, confidence, and energy.
My approach to coaching centers on the belief that each of my clients has the wisdom they need within themselves. As a coach, my job is to create a safe environment to tap into that wisdom through structured exploration, observation, and provocations that allow leaders to gain new perspective on themselves and their situation. Building on client-defined goals and incorporating a range of coaching modalities (sometimes including a leadership profile diagnostic*), I partner with my clients to experiment with new ways of being and doing that are aligned with their goals and aspirations as a leader.
Each coaching relationship begins with an initial engagement of three months, which includes a structured goal-setting and intake process, biweekly coaching sessions, and ongoing support for independent reflection and action. This initial engagement is designed to provide actionable and sustainable change within a period of focused effort and attention.
Ongoing coaching support is available on a month-by-month basis after an initial coaching engagement.
CEO Advising & Support
Leadership can be lonely and isolating, without a lot of safe spaces to share concerns and talk through thorny board, staff, and strategic issues. In an advisory role, I serve as a confidential sounding board and thought partner to my CEO and ED clients as they work through complex organizational challenges and transitions, including the unique dynamics of reporting to a board of directors.
Clients who engage me for Executive Support & Advising value the opportunity to engage a peer to think through an issue alongside them, offering reflections and feedback on the issues they are facing within the context of a safe and fully confidential conversation.
In Executive Support & Advising engagements, I move fluidly between coaching and advising modes, tapping into my experience as a nonprofit CEO; drawing on direct experience navigating issues with boards, teams, strategy, and change; and leveraging my years of professional focus on nonprofit boards and governance. Potential advising topics include (but are not limited to):
*Assessment services for leadership teams that are interested in deepening their understanding of each other's motivations and work styles are available on a consultative basis, separate from coaching and advising packages.
"Anne provided me with a safe, reliable, and caring space to share vulnerabilities, fears, insecurities, and frustrations about my first year as an executive director. It was an outlet I needed very much and could find nowhere else."
"Our time together helped me realize that honing my leadership abilities really is an investment in my team - which helps me justify taking the time and space."
"The time we had together made me think about what kind of leader I am and what kind of leader I want to be."
"Anne has deep professional experience as a CEO, which enabled her to share peer-level perspective when I requested it."