In addition to individual (self-pay) clients, I provide coaching services to international development organizations that would like to make coaching available to their staff.
Why International Development Organizations May Want to Hire a Coach
International development organizations may be interested in hiring a coach to help them develop, retain, and invest in their employees. Examples include the following situations:
- Sharpen skills of leaders and managers. Having a confidential, third-party sounding board can help organizational leaders achieve higher levels of performance. Coaching can also help leaders and managers sharpen skills required in their roles.
- Develop high potential staff. Coaching can be an integral part of succession planning – or simply good practice to support future organizational leaders.
- Help staff thrive in new roles. When staff members transition to a new role – especially going from a technical to a managerial job – they often need support. Employees are often hired for their competence in their specific area of technical expertise, yet as they move into leadership roles, they need to develop and enhance different skill sets.
- Support staff based in the field. Investing in the development of expatriate managers based in field offices overseas can help enhance their skills, increase retention, and produce better results.
- Integrate new hires. When new staff come on board, they need to hit the ground running. Coaching can help them integrate into the organization and make their first 90 days more productive.
- Boost the return on training investment. When organizations expand training opportunities available to staff, providing professional coaching complements this learning and ensures a higher return on the training investment in terms of performance.
Areas I Coach In
I coach in a variety of areas, including:
- leadership development
- change management
- managing, developing, and evaluating staff
- effective communication
- business decision-making
- setting goals and developing action plans
- developing effective working relationships with supervisors
- working effectively in teams
- career management and professional development
- stress management
- work/life balance
I have coached clients working for such organizations as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the US Agency for International Development, Peace Corps, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Development Finance International, John Snow, Inc., and AECOM International Development.
I work with coaching clients in person in Manila, and globally by phone or Skype.
Consulting & Facilitation
I also work as an organization development consultant. My areas of focus are facilitation; change management; strategic planning and work planning; and training design and delivery. I design and facilitate retreats and training workshops on team-building, effective communication in the workplace, and managing your boss, among other topics. I have worked as a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, the US Agency for International Development, the Australian Agency for International Development, the Australian Department of Immigration & Citizenship, and The Asia Foundation.
How to Proceed
If your organization is interested in exploring the possibility of hiring me as a coach for your staff, or as an organizational development consultant or facilitator, I would be happy to speak with you further, and develop a coaching engagement that meets your organization’s needs.
Please send me an email at: shana (at) developmentcrossroads (dot) com.