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.

Disclaimer: We have a requirement that a fellow in the TCFS program is emotionally and mentally stable before joining our program. If you have experienced significant emotional trauma, a traumatic event, and have been in recovery or treatment in the last 12 month, we recommend that you consider applying for our fellowship program after at least 12 months post-recovery.

Coaching is a wonderful process for opening up transformation and going deep, but the serious concern is that it can also trigger traumatic emotions if you are recovering and healing from trauma, and because our coaches don’t have therapeutic training to support that, it could potentially harm you, and we would never, ever want that for anyone.

If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please reach out to us at [email protected].

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


2018 Cohort 1 Calendar

Jan 10, 2018Applications OPEN for 2018 Cohort 1 Program
Feb 23, 2018Applications CLOSE for 2018 Cohort 1 Program
Apr 9, 2018Application results announced to all applicants
Apr 20, 2018Applicant deadline to accept Fellowship place
Apr 30, 2018Fellows and Coaches Introduced
Apr 30 - May 4, 2018Fellows Onboarding Calls

Part One (4 months)

May 7-11, 2018Introduction call with coaches
May 14-18, 2018Launch/Discovery Session Week
Jun 7, 2018Open Fellows Call
Jul 5, 2018Open Fellows Call
Aug 2, 2018Open Fellows Call
Aug 31, 2018Part One Coaching ends

Part Two (2 months)

Sep 3, 2018Part Two Coaching begins
Sep 6, 2018Open Fellows Call
Oct 4, 2018Open Fellows Call
Oct 22, 2018Closure Session Week
Oct 26, 2018Program ends

NOTE: Please take note of the dates above and plan ahead carefully. If you are selected to join our 2018 Cohort 1 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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