Accessible Nonprofit Leadership Coaching For LGBTQ Executives, Guide Released

The guide is geared towards aspiring LGBTQ+ executive directors in the charitable sector and contains information about what leadership coaching is, how it can benefit organizations, and how it differs from consulting, training, and teaching.

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The release of the guide marks recent unprecedented growth in the coaching market. According to ICF Global Coaching, the professional coaching industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Additional statistics have shown that over 1.5 million Internet searches are made monthly by people looking for life, business, or executive coaching.

Coach practitioners can cover a range of topics, and one of the most popular areas is leadership and executive coaching. Sean Kosofsky, author of the guide, defines a leadership coach as an experienced leader who offers coaching services to those looking to transform their personal or professional skills, mindset, or performance. Some leadership coaches go on to specialize in areas such as career coaching, change management, diversity, equity, inclusion, and overcoming trauma. Regardless, a nonprofit leadership coach should ideally have three or more years of experience as an executive of a philanthropic organization, says Kosofsky.

Leadership coaching sometimes involves the use of tools, such as 360-degree reviews and assessments, to help people overcome challenges and spur personal growth. As “leadership” encompasses a variety of social, emotional, and professional attributes, the process also identifies key qualities and behaviors that are crucial for such roles, giving the coaching recipient concrete goals to work towards.

As leaders of nonprofits are often isolated, Kosofsky says that a good coach can benefit nonprofit executive directors by helping them build confidence and providing them with consistent guidance and support; this is particularly true for leaders who may also be part of minority groups. Coaching can also have a positive impact on high-performing employees, making it a good investment for any kind of organization. LGBTQ leaders sometimes face additional challenges and need someone in their corner.

With the release of the guide, Kosofsky remains committed to helping nonprofit leaders develop the tools they need to increase their impact. He has both led and worked as a strategic advisor for various nonprofits for over 30 years and is an avid advocate for women, minority groups, bullied youth, and the environment.

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