Our Hudson community is a powerful force for good in the coaching arena and in making a difference in our world. We are a global learning community that extends a hand to one another in work, in play, and in making a difference in the world. These connections take so many forms – like 15 coaches around the globe who have given hundreds of hours to coaching young leaders in One Acre Fund in East Africa; or groups of coaches who have been supporting each others business development for the past several years on a monthly basis; or a coach opening their home to a fellow CHICoach they have never met before. Day in and day out our community is a positive force in the world — and in our 30th year we thought it would be a fitting goal for our community as individuals and teams to pledge 30 hours of coaching over the next 12 months that makes a difference in our world.
We invite you to read stories from CHICoach Community members below and then make your pledge and help us make a difference!
Oregon Food Bank – HI Portland Team
The Mission of the Oregon Food Bank is “to eliminate hunger and its root causes . . . because no one should be hungry.” Six HI Coaches in Portland are actively engaged in helping the OFB Leadership Team meet that goal. Hunger is a national issue but in Oregon and southwest Washington, one in five households has food insecurity. The Oregon Food Bank (OFB) works to meet this need by collecting food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individual and government sources, then distributing it through a statewide network of 21 regional food banks and 970 partner agencies.
The project began on June 7, 2016 during an OFB Leadership Team off-site. Excited by the opportunity to work with seasoned Hudson Coaches, the OFB Leadership Team immediately scheduled bi-weekly coaching sessions of 60-90 minutes. We are providing the OFB Leadership Team with the full “Hudson Institute experience” of “leading from behind” with powerful questions designed to elicit “ah hah” moments.
We have identified the following benefits from our coaching work with the OFB Leadership Team thus far:
- We are helping individuals find their leadership style and voice to further develop their capacity as leaders in the non-profit organization
- We each “feel good in doing good” by providing pro bono coaching services to individuals in a non-profit organization that does important work
- We are learning more about collaborating as a team of coaches who are working with individual clients within an organization
- We are reflecting each month on our coaching skills and exploring “self as coach” issues in a safe environment with trusted peers
We thank the Hudson Institute Leadership Team for encouraging us to enter into this pro bono coaching engagement as part of the “30 on 30” Project!
Read Community Updates
We’re proud of the work our CHICoach Community is contributing! Catch up on the latest updates from the community and then share your own update!
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Have or Need a Project?
Our online CHICoach Community Group on LinkedIn is the perfect place to find inspiration or post your project needs. Just visit our Group and leave a message for the community.
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