Introducing Pro Bono Coaching Initiative

For Coaches

"I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy."

 - Kahlil Gabran

You entered into the coaching profession because you wanted to make a difference in the lives of individuals, professionals, leaders, and more. What if you could increase your impact by coaching the organizations that are in a position to change the world?

ICF Oregon Charter Chapter is sponsoring the Pro Bono Coaching Initiative to pair volunteer coaches with nonprofit leaders. We believe that by making coaching accessible to nonprofit organizations in our communities, we can both serve our communities and elevate the profession of coaching throughout Oregon.

We are looking for Pro Bono Coaches who are:

  • ICF Oregon Chapter member coaches
  • Coaches who currently hold ICF credentials (ACC, PCC, or MCC) or those ICF members working towards ICF credentials
  • Coaches with a minimum of 10 hours to volunteer per year
  • Coaches who are interested in serving the nonprofit community

Any Questions? We have answers:

How do I volunteer?

Complete this interest survey - it's that easy!

Will my pro bono coaching hours count toward my ICF credential?

Almost certainly! We'll be asking each participating nonprofit for a registration fee so that coach hours may be considered as paid coaching hours.

Can I do pro bono coaching even if I don't have my ACC yet?

Yes! As long as you are a member of ICF (which means you have completed at least 60 hours of coach-specific training that meets ICF standards).

How much time do I need to donate?

That is really up to you, but we would love if you can volunteer at least 10 hours per year. As we start this initiative, we will be offering a 10-hour coaching program covering a 13 week period (we will provide coaches with training materials prior to the first coaching session).

Tell my why I would want to do this again?

Where do we start? You'll get specialized training materials specifically designed for the Pro Bono Coaching Initiative, optional mastermind group calls, and a no-cost scheduling app (if you need one).

Plus you'll get more coaching experience, and qualified hours towards your next ICF credential. You will have the satisfaction of knowing you've coached someone who wouldn't typically have access to coaching services. And the undying appreciation of your ICF Oregon board!

 What is the matching process like?

Our Pro Bono Initiative Committee will match based on your coach survey and the nonprofits' survey.

How is coaching done - over the phone, via web, or in person?

That’s up to you and your client. We ask about coaching method in both the coach survey and the potential client interest form, and we won’t match a coach & client who don’t ask for the same method. 

How do I refer nonprofits to the Pro Bono Coaching Initiative?

Please refer nonprofits to our web page HERE. We have information designed for nonprofit leaders, as well as an interest form. We'll take it from there, and thanks for the referral!

Great! When do we start?

We match nonprofit leaders with pro bono coaches once a quarter. Please complete the interest form to be included in our next available spot!

I offer services in addition to 1:1 coaching to my clients; may I include these services through this initiative?

Yes! If you offer services such as assessments, or team coaching, etc., that may enhance or be adjacent to the Pro Bono Coaching Initiative, we would be very interested in learning what you have to offer. Please contact Kate Dixon.

I have a lot more questions, and might have a few more once I get started - who can help me?

Contact Kate Dixon via email, and she'll help you all along the way.

We welcome your support as a Pro Bono Coach, and we appreciate your support of ICF Oregon Chapter.

Are you already a ICF Pro Bono Coach?

Please click HERE for additional documents and updates



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