We believe through the combination of coaching and fellowship, young women leaders in social impact will at a crucial point in their career manifest the change they want to be, and see in the world – faster and at an exponentially greater scale.

What is The Coaching Fellowship program?

What is The Coaching Fellowship program?

Twice per year, The Coaching Fellowship selects between 50 and 75 young high potential women leaders each time in the social impact sector to become our fellows. Fellows receive executive level coaching at a massively reduced rate so they may focus deeply on personal and leadership development, attaining their goals, and changing the world in the process. In addition, fellows join our network of 400+ women impact leaders around the world.

Learn more about how we got started and why we’re doing this.

How does the program work?

How does the program work?

Fellows receive a total of 11 hours of intensive 1:1 executive coaching sessions over a period of 6 months via phone/Skype/WhatsApp with one of our highly experienced and certified coaches.

There are two parts of the program:

Part One: 8 intensive coaching sessions over 4 months

Part Two: 3 coaching sessions over 2 months

Program costs: The Fellowship is offered at a dramatically reduced rate, but not completely free. We ask fellows to donate $495 as a fee for the program.

NOTE: Typically such a program costs between $5,000 and $7,000. Through the incredible generosity of our coaches, who offer their services completely pro-bono, we are proud to be able to offer fellowship places at this rate. Fellows’ donations go to The Coaching Fellowship’s operational costs, so as a 501 c 3 non-profit organization we may continue to support many more incredible young women leaders in the future.

Who can apply?

What do we look for in a fellow?

The Coaching Fellowship is open to any young woman leader based anywhere in the world, who is today transforming our world for the better.

We are looking for a candidate who is:

Typically our fellows earn less than $125,000 per year.

What is a coach?

What is a coach?

A coach is NOT the same as a mentor, consultant, or career counselor.

A mentor/consultant will set out to train or give you direct advice in support of the professional goal or project you are attempting to accomplish. A career counselor will help you to hone professional development skills such as creating a resume or cover letter, and give you direction on your career path.

A Coaching Fellowship coach, on the other hand, will work with you to reach your personal and professional goals. They will guide you and help you to focus on your strengths, rather directly advising you. They will enable you to grow, motivate you and hold you accountable to your goals.

Here’s a helpful chart to further clarify what a coach is:

Your coach will:Your coach will NOT:
  • Guide you in your personal and professional development
  • Support you in understanding your strengths and blindspots
  • Help you unfold your authentic leadership style
  • Hold you accountable for reaching your personal goals
  • Challenge you and provide feedback on your progress
  • Give you actions and inquiries to work on in-between sessions
  • Discover your unique personal values and purpose
  • Help you set clearer goals, take action, and make better decisions
  • Identify self-limiting influences and beliefs and create new pathways for success
  • Give direct advice on a specific skill (such as strategy, fundraising, branding, presenting, or career development)
  • Work with you to create a business strategy
  • Work with you to develop a professional project
  • Identify business development pipelines or processes
  • Make introductions and help build your network
  • Give advice or training on creating a resume, or interview techniques


2017 Cohort 3 Calendar

Jun 12, 2017Applications OPEN for 2017 Cohort 3 Program
Aug 18, 2017Applications CLOSE for 2017 Cohort 3 Program
Sep 25, 2017Application results announced to all applicants
Oct 6, 2017Applicant deadline to accept Fellowship place
Oct 16, 2017Fellows and Coaches Introduced
Oct 16-19, 2017Fellows Onboarding Calls

Part One (4 months)

Oct 23-27, 2017Introduction call with coaches
Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2017Launch/Discovery Session Week
Dec 7, 2017Open Fellows Call
Jan 4, 2018Open Fellows Call
Feb 1, 2018Open Fellows Call
Feb 23, 2018Part One Coaching ends

Part Two (2 months)

Feb 26, 2018Part Two Coaching begins
Mar 8, 2018Open Fellows Call
Apr 5, 2018Open Fellows Call
Apr 23, 2018Closure Session Week
Apr 27, 2018Program ends

NOTE: Please take note of the dates above and plan ahead carefully. If you are selected to join our 2017 Cohort 3 program, you are expected to follow and honor the program timeline.

Have more questions about our program? Check out our FAQ page for more information.

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