Coaching Community Leaders
Almost every day, I spend an hour coaching a different community leader/organizer. Someone who is cultivating a community they care about. Over coffee, I learn about what’s on their mind and help them navigate unique challenges.
I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with and advising incredible folks who get people together. From helping Jess and Brie scale their meetup to gather female changemakers in multiple cities, to strategizing with Hadley on how to shepherd the Edcamp education movement, to helping Jiwon prioritize as she launches accelerators for female and immigrant founders… These experiences helping organizers problem-solve and persist in their journey to harness people-power has been among the most fulfilling of my career. 🚀
I don’t give advice. Instead, I poke and prod to help leaders strategize, troubleshoot, and prioritize. I learn so much and leave inspired from every conversation.
So, are you building a community? Are you trying to get your people to come together? Do you know someone who is? Let’s talk!
🎙 I spoke about my coaching process on The Get-Together podcast, listen here. 🎙
What I look for in the folks I meet with:
With limited time, here’s how I prioritize the community leaders that I choose to spend time with:
- Extra points if you’re based in NYC. I like face to face and want to invest in my city.
- Preference to folks bringing together a minority/POC or marginalized community.
- I especially like working through ops stuff—structure, process, systems. (But not only that stuff.)
- 👍 if your group has an in-person element. All-online isn’t my jam.
- Kudos if you’ve already gotten started. The less hypothetical the better. I was an engineer. I need pieces to play with.
- Doesn’t matter whether this is a side project or full-time thing. You could be hosting a neighborhood meetup or at the helm of a global network of lawyer activists.
(You should still consider reaching out even if you don’t neatly fit into this criteria.)
How my coaching works (it’s casual):
- Free/pro bono unless you run a profitable business.
- We meet in-person/Google Hangout (I’ll ask you lots of questions 😏).
- We’ll see where it goes from there.
If interested, send me an email (email@example.com) with a few sentences about you, the community you’re building, and what’s on your mind.
Please share this note with anyone you think would be keen. Thanks for listening and doing what you do.