Mission Capital–ICF Austin Pro Bono Coaching Programs
The Austin ICF chapter has partnered with Mission Capital, a non-profit organization that works to build the capacity of nonprofit leadership through professional development courses, to offer pro bono coaching since 2015. Through this partnership, ICF Austin supports many different local non-profit organizations through two Mission Capital programs: The Emerging Leadership Academy and Next Level Leadership Academy.
Mission Capital offers a powerful suite of learning and leadership workshops designed to build the capacity and connectedness of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders. These in-depth, nonprofit-focused trainings cover topics including leadership development, strategy and sustainability, employee engagement, conflict mitigation and more.
Emerging Leadership Academy (ELA)
The Emerging Leadership Academy is a one-day program for non-profit leaders at the beginning of their career. ICF Austin offers pro-bono laser coaching (20-30 minutes) to requesting students at the end of the class.
Next Level Leadership Academy (NLLA)
The Next Level Leadership Academy is a 3-day program, stretched over a three-month period, for mid-career nonprofit professionals ready to grow their ability to lead social change and better understand their role. ICF Austin offers five hours of pro-bono coaching to requesting students.
Guidelines for Coaching Clients
Coaching works as long as you do! Successful coaching clients share the following characteristics:
- Committed to their coaching sessions (scheduling, punctuality)
- Ready to work and take action.
- Ready move forward with their lives.
- Ready to change or stop self-defeating behaviors that limit success.
- Able to be open and truthful with their coach.
- Willing to try new ideas, take new actions and form new habits.
- View coaching as a worthwhile investment of time.