Volunteer coaches—including senior executives and successful department heads and managers– are standing by ready to help you.
Remember, it’s not only what you know but also who you know . . . and who’s helping you succeed . . . that creates a rewarding career.
The One-on-One Coaching program provides an opportunity for aspiring managers to gain advice and insights from senior local government executives who provide volunteer support. Through this program, you can tap into the experience of those who have “been there, done that” and begin making connections that can develop into long-lasting professional relationships.
This process is open-ended and informal, with you, the aspiring manager setting the agenda. As an aspiring manager, how would you like to benefit? Maybe, you’re looking for general career advice. Or, perhaps, you face some particular decisions and would value another perspective. Or, you may simply want to expand your network and get some better insights into the opportunities and challenges of local government executive leadership. Think about the various ways in which you’d like to benefit. But keep in mind that a volunteer coach isn’t expected to have all of the answers. Rather, he or she will be there to help you find the answers that are right for YOU.
If this sounds like an adventure that you would like to become a part of, we recommend that you follow these three easy steps.
First, Some Light Reading: Take a few minutes to read through the following guiding documents for this program:
- ABCs of One to One Coaching – Page one provides an overview of how a One-on-One Coaching relationship can be beneficial. Page two offers an optional “Statement of Mutual Understanding” that you and your volunteer coach may use, if you choose.
- Being a Great Coach and a Winning Player – These two pages give you some great tips on how to get your One to One Coaching relationship started.
Next, Choose a Coach: Yes, it really is that easy! Contact FCCMA to pair you with a coach.
Finally, Get Started: Now that you have selected one or two prospective coaches, it’s up to you to get the ball rolling. Seriously, all you have to do is pick up a phone or send an email. These dedicated volunteers are eager to begin helping you learn more about the profession, build your career, or to just give you advice when you are faced with challenging situations.
We hope you take advantage of this opportunity and experience all of the benefits of having a One-on-One Coaching relationship. If you have any questions before getting started, please use our quick contact form to contact Lynn Lovallo at FCCMA.
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