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Why coaching?

In innovative organisations, leaders don’t simply lead and make decisions. They also run a more subtle process of uplifting staff through helping them build their own answers from their own resources. This is a Leadership Coach role.

Coaching is not the same as mentoring. Coaching uses active listening, insightful questions, relevant stories, techniques that guide thinking, and tasks to move towards taking action so that the coachee forms their own insights. Mentoring makes more use of providing guidance, diagnosis, and advice.

Through tuning into their own aspirations and tackling their own blockages, staff can more easily step up to responsibilities, initiate action, and lead projects. Progressive organisations are training their staff in coaching skills, as well as providing access to experienced coaches. The benefits to organisations and individuals are profound.

Coaching impact


This experience is for you if you wish to:

 Grow your skills in coaching staff, colleagues or citizens

 Develop personal insights into your leadership, communication and coaching style

 Learn more about virtual global teamwork, uniting diverse cultures, innovation, social entrepreneurship, and applying UN Sustainable Development Goals in the workplace

 Use coaching to raise creativity, problem solving, decision making, productivity, unity and team collegiality

 Impact emerging leaders to develop solutions for the kind of world we all wish to live in


The coaching experience

As a Leadership Coach in the Global Enterprise Experience you will use your wisdom to coach the team leaders and team members. Your role is to be a sounding board, actively listen, use probing questions, and be a safe haven so your coachees can build their own insights and step up to the challenge.

First we will provide you with a full training programme, learning materials, access to webinars and self assessments, and practice coaching with colleagues.Then you get to apply your skills with participants in the Global Enterprise Experience.

They need your help! The team leaders have the intensive role of pulling together their team of eight culturally diverse members from around the world.They are challenged with fostering creativity, making decisions, building a team culture, ensuring full commitment, managing team software, caring for colleagues, setting standards, strategically thinking through a viable social enterprise, business planning, managing conflict, preparing a polished proposal, forming their insights, and keeping their own head above water.

The team members also need your help. Each team has members from Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific finding ways to work together. They are tasked with being peer-leaders taking joint responsibility for the teamwork. Cultures differ in how they make their voice heard, take initiative, deal with conflict, perceive the role of women, generate creative ideas, tap into their strengths, and be authentic.

During the contest you will join a facilitated, small-group of Leadership Coaches with seven two-hour sessions to learn from one of our experts, each other, and share your insights from your coaching experience. We use BaseCamp for you to interact with all of the Leadership Coaches and your own small group.

We expect to have about 1000 participants from 60 countries in 120 teams participate. You indicate if you wish to coach one team or more in your enrolment. You choose when and how much you wish to coach through entering times that work for you on a booking system.


The programme, dates and timing

Check out the details of the coaching programme here


Requirements for your coachees

unsdg LogoTeams have three weeks to connect via the internet to develop a business concept proposal for a profitable venture that addresses a UN Sustainable Development Goal with limited capital. They have from April 21 to May 12. 

They have four more days to submit their personal reflection of their peer-leadership and coaching experience, and to provide 360 degree feedback of their colleagues' peer-leadership.

Individuals also have the opportunity to apply for seed funding of NZ$4,000 to make their proposal happen.

Your coaching may span from April 21 to May 17.


Who can enrol to coach?

You must have managerial experience for your enrolment to be accepted. 

When you enrol, you commit to offer at least one one-hour coaching session with each team member, and two one-hour coaching sessions for the team leader(s). You are welcome to offer more. There are eight people in a team, living in developed and developing countries. Participants are expected to experience coaching during the contest, and reflect on coaching in their written personal reflection. On average six of the eight team members complete all requirements for the contest.

You must have a private space with an internet connection that can reliably use video conferencing software like Zoom or Skype.

You can share insights and the process with others, but the content of your coaching sessions is confidential.


Enrolment and cost

Enrol here before March 28.

After enrolment you will be asked to provide a brief bio and photo to share with your coachees. You will be invoiced NZ$1,300 after enrolment.

See the full details of costs and benefits.


Awards and recognition for Leadership Coaches

Parliament NZ Coaching AwardYou can win the Champion Leadership Coach Award.

Coaches who complete all requirements receive the Global Enterprise Experience Leadership Coach Certificate with a letter of commendation.

The ceremony will be held in New Zealand's Parliament on June 23. You may bring a guest if you are able to attend.