The skills and strengths that helped you become a nonprofit leader may not be the same ones you need to succeed as a nonprofit leader.

Gain a better understanding of yourself, your work, and how to align the two with executive coaching.

Benefits of Executive Coaching

  • Better decision making that positively impacts organizational performance.
  • Confident team members, able to take on more responsibility.
  • Strong relationships with team members, through compassion and understanding.
  • A more inclusive and comprehensive worldview, opening yourself to alternative viewpoints.
  • Calm and open workplace, by responding constructively to difficult and emotionally charged situations.
  • Higher levels of productivity, by understanding how to align your work with your passions.

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According to CompassPoint's 2011 Daring to Lead survey of nonprofit leaders, executive coaching was:

  • rated as "very effective" more than any other professional development activity, and
  • rated ineffective less than any other professional development activity.

However, only 10% of nonprofit leaders are currently working with an executive coach. Nonprofit leaders have identified a problem, so why aren't they using the tool that they've identified as part of the solution?

Thanks to the Intel Encore Fellowship program at Executive Service Corps of New England, the Center is pleased to offer one-on-one executive coaching at a fraction of the usual cost.

About the Program

  • There are 6 openings.
  • Coaching sessions will be scheduled at a time that works for you.
  • If you have some interest in coaching and would like to learn more but are not ready to commit, we would like to offer you one session for free and without obligation. You are encouraged to take this opportunity to meet the coach and learn about the process firsthand without having to make a commitment.
  • Enrollment for this program is open while we fill the six openings that we have available. They are starting to fill up, so act soon!

About the Coach

Jeff Ghannam of Insight Leadership Development, LLC, has spent the last ten years with Intel building his coaching skills and achieving his integral coaching certification. Over this period he has coached numerous Intel managers, and taught a number of teambuilding workshops and coaching classes, including Foundations for Coaching and Coaching for Excellence. He has earned several awards from Intel for Instructor of the Year for his innovative training and coaching approach.

Fell free to contact Jeff directly with any interest or questions. Jeff can be reached at (603) 785-3530 or Don't hesitate to call or write if you have any interest at all and would like further details.

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Coaching is an investment in you. It involves giving yourself permission to spend quality time on yourself. For the investment to yield benefits like those enumerated above, a commitment of time and energy is required. The time will vary by individual but averages around 3–6 hours per week to start. Investing this time will make you more effective and productive, often paying you back in the end with valuable results that far exceed the time spent.


Participation in the program costs $250 for members of the Center or $500 for not-yet-members.

Complete an Application

If you have questions about the program or the application process, contact Stephen Donahue by emailing or calling (603) 225-1947, ext. 115.

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