Welcome to the Coach Connect Program!
The Coach Connect program is a unique opportunity to bring together what our members love to do—with pro bono coaching opportunities—in support of causes that our members are passionate about. It makes coaching both accessible and available to organizations and the communities they serve.
As Director of the Community Outreach Committee, I am thrilled that you are visiting here to find out more about this program. To learn more about the program, the ways you or community organizations can be involved, please review the Coach Connect Program Overview.
This program was born out of an idea for an ICW event to honour and mark the 20 years of ICF's global celebration of International Coaching Week (ICW). It has since evolved into a permanent community outreach initiative grounded in the following objectives:
- To actively engage our chapter members
- For community organizations that serve the greater good to experience first hand the benefits and impacts of coaching
- To make professional coaching as defined by the ICF available and accessible to community organizations
- To sustain the impact of the ICW throughout the year and beyond
The Coach Connect Program is happy to announce its first partner organization:
UP WITH WOMEN
Up with Women (UWW) is a Canadian charity dedicated to helping recently homeless and at-risk women to build sustainable, prosperous careers and businesses with the aim of permanently exiting poverty.
An integral part of the tremendous success that UWW has had in their 12 month career and business development program is integrating Career and Business Coaching where each client is paired with a certified professional coach who will work with program participants twice a month, for a year. For an overview of the Up with Women program, please click here. Additional information can be found at www.upwithwomen.org.
UWW is expanding to serve 60 to 80 women this year in the GTA, London ON, Barrie, Kitchener Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, Hamilton, Halton, Durham, and Ottawa-Gatineau areas. They are looking to fill up their need for Career and Business Coaches for their programs launching in February 2017 and April 2017.
To express your interest to participate as a Lead Coach or Volunteer Coach, please submit the Coach Interest Form online. To express your interest to participate as a Partner Organization to receive pro bono coaching, please submit the Partner Organization Form online.