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The Coaching Fellowship Program

Through the combination of executive coaching and fellowship, our program increases the leadership capacity of the next generation of social impact women leaders.


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

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What is The Coaching Fellowship program?

Twice per year, The Coaching Fellowship selects approximately 150 young high-potential women leaders in the social impact sector to become our fellows each program. 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 1,300+ women impact leaders around the world.

The Coaching Fellowship is a leadership development program designed specifically for women in social impact. The program offers individual leadership coaching as well as opportunities to connect with empowered women around the world.

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


One-on-One Leadership Development Coaching

A fellow’s journey through the program is tailored to their specific needs and goals. Fellows are paired with an experienced professional leadership coach to work one-on-one toward their goals and to overcome challenges. Fellows schedule sessions with their coaches when it is convenient for both of them.

Focus areas for Leadership Development Coaching might include:

  • Understanding one’s strengths and blindspots as a leader
  • Clarifying values and deeper purpose for one’s work
  • Identifying your authentic leadership presence and style
  • Navigating conflict
  • Enhancing your emotional intelligence

Small Group Opportunities

We know that growth does not occur in a vacuum. We have created several ways throughout the Fellowship Program to deepen your learning and accelerate your growth as you embark on what we hope will be a transformative experience.

Allies Pod Experience

Once in the program, signing up for an Allies Pod is one of the best ways to connect with other Fellows within your cohort who are on similar journeys to foster meaningful relationships through this shared experience.

Allies Pod are entirely self-directed, each Pod Ally is an equal designer in creating your unique experience together!

To learn more about Allies Pods check out our FAQs

Group Sessions

We also offer group sessions that focus on introducing tools, models, and practices to support authentic leadership, personal growth, and resilience. Group sessions are designed to support each fellow in being more courageous, inspired, and connected.

Focus areas for group sessions include (and are not limited to):

  • Cultivating a practice of Active Hope: moving from despair, resignation, and exhaustion to purposeful, engaged action
  • Exploring mindful self-compassion and self-care practices that allow women to do their work with more ease
  • Understanding the power of vulnerable, authentic leadership, and being our true selves at work and as leaders

Join a Community of 1,300+ Alumnae from 80+ Countries

Since 2014, over 1,300 women impact leaders from more than 80 countries have graduated from The Coaching Fellowship. Graduation from the program is only the beginning of the leadership journey. We are committed to continue strengthening our community of women leader’s unique capabilities and help advance their impact.

As Coaching Fellowship Alumnae, leaders become part of our global community of professional peers who understand each other's challenges and needs with opportunities to:

  • Deeply connect with a network of women leaders all over the world in a variety of impact sectors.
  • Participate in monthly offerings of workshops, community lead sessions and meet-ups
  • Access our extensive Leadership Resource Library

Our growing community of women impact leaders is paving the way for change and bringing others with them.


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