How does it work?
Leadership coaching is based on a collaborative, confidential partnership between a leader and their coach. It supports them to achieve self-identified goals by clarifying their beliefs and values, enhancing their ability to learn and think, and identifying new ways to make the most of their skills and strengths.
Hear from Fiona: Why I started the WILD Global Leaders Coaching Program
“We all need support in our journey of growing as leaders.
When I launched the WILD Network in 2018, it immediately became clear that women in the development sector lack the access to leadership coaching that those in the corporate sector enjoy – and because of this, they were struggling to embed the insights they gained through WILD events into the realities of their own lives, workplaces and cultural contexts.
That’s why I made it my aim to create a program specifically for these women: a unique, fully-funded, world-class, 6-month coaching opportunity that would transform their ability to lead effectively as they tackle some of the world’s toughest problems.
It’s been a joy to see the transformation the program has brought both to the women in the program, and to the culture and effectiveness of the organizations they work within.”
To assess the effectiveness of the program, Fiona developed a values-aligned approach to calculating return on investment.
The calculation considers four key measures for leaders taking part:
How leaders feel about the challenges they experience.
The positive outlook and optimistic mindset of the leaders.
How leaders believe they can attract needed resources and opportunities.
How well leaders consider they are using their time.
Here’s what participants are saying
”I came to understand that being a leader isn’t primarily about the position you hold. Rather, it’s the level of influence you have on those around you. I was able to see that through all the roles I’ve held, I’ve been a leader all along.Lilian Kayaro EsemereRegional Safeguarding Advisor, FHI 360
”When I say the experience has changed my life, it really has changed my life. I reflect on myself and my journey as a totally different person now. When challenges come, all I have to do is just keep moving on and keep reaching out to people who can inspire me, lead me and help me.Noor TazkaCEO & Founder, She Initiative
”On our last call, my coach read back to me her notes from our first conversation. She said to me, Anila, this is what you wanted. And now you have it all.Anila ShaheenFounder, EVEGO
”It is a powerful way of giving back: supporting individuals, who are making a social impact and would not be able to afford coaching, to grow and become better leaders is very rewarding.Coach, Global Leaders Coaching Program
”This experience really helped me reflect on my leadership style and values, deepen my communication and management skills, and identify productive pathways toward achieving my professional development and management goals.Jenn WilliamsonVice President, Gender and Social Inclusion, ACDI/VOCA, USA
”Coaching provided me the space to acknowledge what I wanted, what I didn’t, and what my obstacles were to achieving my vision… Experiencing coaching has also made me more self-aware and mindful of how to support, communicate, and empathize with others in my personal and professional life.Hawa KombianInterim General Manager, The ROOM, Ghana
Give more women the chance to access to transformational coaching
Each year, we receive 4 applications for every spot on the Global Leaders Coaching program – and demand continues to grow.
Across the global development sector, women are committed to expand and develop their leadership skills, so they can grow their impact on the complex global challenges they address in their work.
To unlock more opportunities for women to access the program, we’re looking for funding partners who want to contribute to creating opportunities for women across the sector.
Could you partner with Fiona to enable more women to access career-changing coaching?