Coaching – Companionship for Your Leadership Journey
As we begin our 25th year of coaching nonprofit leaders, Fieldstone Leadership Network San Diego added 10 nonprofit leaders to our coaching program this year. To kick off the program, we hosted an orientation meeting so our 2020 coachees could meet each other and receive information to help them make the most of this leadership development opportunity.
Our 2020 cohort includes: Amanda Bonds, Words Alive; Gloria Corral, Parent Institute for Quality Education; Melinda Forstey, Serving Seniors; Tara Graviss, Arts for Learning; Kristianne Kurner, New Village Arts; Sarah Lyman, Alliance Healthcare Foundation; Ismena Mejia, South Bay Community Services; Amanda Schultz Brochu, San Diego Hunger Coalition; Kelly Sherlock, Mama’s Kitchen and Hillary Theakston, The Clearity Foundation.
The Fieldstone Coaching Program pairs executive directors, one of whom has been trained as a consultative coach, in a twelve-month, confidential, one-on-one peer coaching relationship. Through a series of monthly meetings and ongoing conversations over the course of a year, coaches help to empower coachees to accomplish specific leadership goals and resolve organizational problems. Included in the program is a 360 Degree Reveiw. Fieldstone uses the tools from the Center for Creative Leadership for this portion of the program. We provide an hour-long consultation with a certified facilitator, separate from the coach, for each of the coachees to review their 360 results individually. For many, this is the first in-depth leadership skill assessment they have participated in as a nonprofit leader. The insights gained from the experience can guide them important personal insights and toward meaningful conversations with those with whom they work and lead.
Our thanks to the following Network members for serving as FLNSD Coaches:
Valin Brown, Michael Carr, Sue Carter-Kahl, Shirley Cole, Alberto Cortes, Matthew D’Arrigo, Torrie Dunlap, Shannon Jaccard, Sharon Lawrence, Kathy Lembo, Lenore Lowe, John Malashock, Renato Paiva, Deborah Salzer, Sue Schaffner, Carol Schultz, Don Stump, Karen Terra, JoAnne Ventre, and Don Wells.
In keeping with our mission of bringing quality leadership development opportunities to nonprofit leaders that they otherwise would not be able to afford, our coaching program is available for the small fee of $600. This includes 12 months of meetings and the 360 degree assessment and debrief. Coaching applications are accepted each September and the program begins each January.