Above the Line has made a connection with the Bright Futures Foundation (BFF), which operates a medical clinic in the town of Bhotechaur, in the foothills of the Himalayas and also raises funds to send local children to school in Kathmandu. In conjunction with the medical clinic, local women have formed a successful micro-lending cooperative, funding such projects as candle-making, goat purchase, and more. Leaders of this cooperative have asked BFF to provide leadership development training so that they can be more effective at supporting local women and enrolling them in the cooperative. BFF has in turn asked Above the Line to create and deliver a workshop on coaching skills and leadership for approximately 12 women this fall in Bhotechaur . (For more information on the Bright Futures Foundation, see www.brightfuturesfoundation.org.)
SCOPE OF WORK
The goal of this two-day workshop in Nepal is to train these local leaders as both coaches and teachers. The goal is that by the end of the second day, they are equipped to both work one-on-one as peer coaches and train other women in coaching and leadership skills.
The two-day workshop in October 2009 will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to coaching (a new concept in Costa Rica);
- Holding others as naturally creative, resourceful, and whole;
- Effective listening skills; and
- Asking powerful questions
- Working with groups;
- Finding and using your own natural leadership gifts; and
- Practice teaching the Day One curriculum.
We will provide written materials for the leaders to use for future workshops (timelines, etc.). A translator will be provided by the Bright Futures Foundation.
All our workshops are highly interactive and experiential, utilizing many effective methods of adult learning, including individual and large and small group work, art, nature, movement as well as one to one practice of all coaching skills. The workshops will also include theoretical overview and providing context and background for learning.
ABOUT ABOVE THE LINE
Above the Line Leadership is uniquely positioned to partner in bringing coaching to the global village. The two partners, Ann Betz, CPCC and Ursula Pottinga, CPCC are the founders and former executive directors of AmeriCoach, one of the first non-profit organizations focused on coaching in the short history of this profession. During their tenure with AmeriCoach, they developed a highly-praised coaching skills and leadership development curriculum, which they have since made available at no cost to Coaching the Global Village. They also trained hundreds of volunteers and non-profit staff in the art of using these skills to be more effective and make a bigger impact in their organizations.
In addition, both Ann and Ursula are themselves Global Citizens! Ursula, a native of Germany, has lived in over four countries and is a passionate world traveler. For the past four years Ann has lived with her family in Costa Rica, where she has strong connections with local leaders and the community. This past year, she has run a weekly drop in art class for local women which has created a flurry of artistic endeavors and much discussion about creating a local artist cooperative.
Ann Betz , CPCC, has both a passion and a gift for making teachings and theory real, understandable and powerfully applicable in day-to-day life. A certified coach and experienced trainer, Ann is the co-founder and former executive director of the non-profit organization AmeriCoach, which provides leadership development and training for young leaders engaged in community service. She is also on staff for the Coaches Training Institute as a Certification Program Leader. Over the past seven years, Ann has developed and led numerous workshops on using coaching skills in the workplace, effective leadership, the power of living from love instead of fear, trusting your inner wisdom, and creativity. She has worked extensively with non-profit organizations, school districts, and volunteer programs on strategic planning, team building, and leadership.
Ursula Pottinga , CPCC, has over 20 years’ experience as a certified coach, facilitator, trainer and international speaker as well as a leader in the hotel industry. She believes strongly in the power of weaving wisdom, intuition, and spirituality into a practical, useful form. Her passion for transformation and living from possibility is a hallmark of her work, which includes co-founding AmeriCoach (also serving a term as the Executive Director), and most recently, co-founding Above the Line Leadership. Ursula has co-created and led workshops with Ann for the past six years on coaching skills and Above the Line Living. They have also created they own year-long Leadership Program for organizations. In addition, Ursula is a certified prosperity guide who leads workshops and provides coaching on creating abundance. She lives in Florida. Ursula is a founding member of Coaching the Global Village