Accelerate!

Leveraging Skill, Learning, Community and tactics to Ignite organizational Growth, and Action for Increased Impact

 

One of the biggest challenges reported by non-profit leaders is feeling "alone" or "unsupported" as they lead their organization to fulfill its mission and support the Board of Directors (often by leading from behind).

A group coaching program can be a great first step in adding what you need to be  the best leader you can be, because it offers you with the best of two worlds — working on your projects/goals at your pace but with the added support and accountability from other participants.

In fact, did you know, people who participate in group coaching programs are frequently more successful than many who receive private coaching?   It sounds counter-intuitive but no one wants to share their goals and action plans with their peers only to report back that they didn’t do the work!  This perceived peer pressure is a positive self-motivator!

As a participant, you know you have access to the insights, knowledge and perspectives of more than just your coach to help you face challenging situations or explore new ways of doing things.  Each coaching session brings many minds together and you benefit!  No reason to keep the blinkers on — instead open up and take in the value, face your goals and tasks fully and reap the benefits and successes!

When you make commitments and take the action to fulfill these commitments, you will achieve results!  Your Coach and group participants will help you keep track of your progress, and ensure you push through obstacles or open doors to new opportunities so you achieve the results and transformation you want!

"In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow."

Carol Dweck

What is Accelerate?

Accelerate is a group coaching program designed for non-profit leaders with a growth mindset.  Bring your biggest implementation challenge or leadership obstacle, a new idea for feedback or leading question to the certified coach, and other participants, for solutions, support and brainstorming.  This program is a great addition to our Activate! membership because we leverage the learning from that group, and add coaching along with a focus on taking action to accelerate results!

Accelerate IS for you if...

  • You have at least 5 years leadership experience you are focused on growing a strong, vibrant organization, with consistent revenues a great team and maximum impact.
  • You want to work with a purpose-driven coach, connect with an engaging community so that you can optimize your work performance and accelerate results rather than be a "lone wolf" or "reinventing the wheel".
  • You have an action-takers mindset and want to explore new ways of building capacity and engaging board members, employees, volunteers and the community to fulfil your mission

Accelerate is NOT for you if...

  • You aren’t ready to lead change or don’t have Board support and to “staying the course” is right for now.
  • You have less than 5 years experience &/or your organization is in early start-up mode and resources are stretched too thin already.
  • You have a major project to lead and want more focused 1:1 time with a coach than a group program may provide.
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What is Included?

Here's What's Included...

  • Membership in Activate!

    Activate is a membership-based, curated global community of non-profit leaders who are dedicated to elevating leadership within their organization and advancing the good they can create.

    Your membership includes:

    Experts Corner — Monthly events with leading experts who will share insights, tactics and solutions for top issues relevant to leading and growing non-profit organizations.

    Monthly Forum — a facilitated discussion on the topic of the month.  Together we will dig deeper into the insights shared by our speaker, trends or top challenges facing our members to continue the learning or break it down so you can turn ideas and concepts into actions, integrate and execute more easily – saving time, resources and of course with less frustration.

    Speaker Library — Full access to all Forum and Experts Corner events.

    Private Online Community Group so you can 1) Build upon connections. 2) Continue the conversation 3) Share Resources 4) Ask questions, receive feedback, explore ideas and more!

    PLUS… Discounted Priority Access to Special Events.

Plus the following...

  • Monthly Group Coaching Sessions

    — 2 x 1 hour coaching sessions each month lead by an Experienced Certified Business/Executive Coach with non-profit experience

    — An opportunity to bring issues, challenges, questions or ideas forward and receive coaching AND learn from the coaching of fellow leaders

    — Opportunity to participate in a Hot Seat session.

  • Private Accelerate community online forum

    An online community forum just for Accelerate members.

    Keep the conversations going, receive support, ideas, feedback and more between our sessions in this Accelerate community group.

  • Resource Library

    As a leader you, and every other member, have a wealth of tools, reference items and resources designed to help you get your job done easier, faster or more effectively.

    Our Accelerate resource library will offer members a centralized location for these resources, created by members for members.

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Our Commitment to Creating an IMPACT

As an Impact Business, our MoreThanGreen program is our commitment to the triple bottom line, social impact and making the world a better place!  We are on a trajectory to become a certified B-Corp.

We donate more than 2% of gross revenues to charity every year! 

We also volunteer & mentor hundreds of hours each year.

All while we consider our impact on the environment, and that of our suppliers, and every client in every decision.

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We're on a mission to change the world through business by changing the rules of business!

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.

Les Browny

The Application Process

 

We want to ensure that each group coaching participant has the capacity, commitment, readiness and resources to get the most from the program, and can take action within their organization.

Our application process allows both Us (Ignite Leadership) and You (the applicant) to 1) Identify if a group coaching program is right for you.  2)  Get clear on where you are now and what you want to achieve. 3) Match you to the right program.

The application steps include:.

1) You complete & submit a written application.

2) We review your application fully.

3)  Together we have a Screening Call (by phone or zoom) to clarify your application, determine your fit for Accelerate (or one of our other programs if there is a better fit) and answer all of your questions.

4) Complete your registration and get you started right away.

Note:  If we determine you are not a good fit for this, or one of our other programs, -- no problem.  We will  cancel your application and in most instances we may refer you to another program that may be a better fit for you.

I'm Ready to Accelerate Results

Your Host

Catherine Rocheleau has over three decades of experience leading and transforming small and medium sized business and non-profit organizations.  As the executive director, she transitioned the organization to a virtual structure to better meet the needs of the province, while scaling the organization and boosting revenues by 400%.

Catherine is the founder and CEO of a social-impact business that is committed to changing the world through business by changing the rules of business.  As a Business IMPACT Strategist, executive coach and organizational change professional, she works with business and non-profit leaders to lead thriving organizations that are great places to work and make a positive impact in the world.

She is the creator of the Impact Business Blueprint course, and founder and host of the Activate! (a membership program for non-profit leaders) and the soon to be launched Accelerate Group Coaching program and Amplify Mastermind.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • q-iconHow long is the Coaching Program?

    Our most popular option is a 6-month program. We also have a one year option.

    If you choose the 6-month option, you can extend your membership to the full year at any time.  Just let us know.

  • q-iconIf I don't have a question should I still attend a session?

    Absolutely!  Although attendance isn’t mandatory, showing up every session will ensure you get the most value from the program.

    It is not uncommon that many participants will have similar challenges or frustrations.  While one person is being coached, everyone else who is on the call receives the benefit of that same coaching session and can apply it to their own situation.

    If, in the very unusual situation that there are no requests for coaching, your coach will offer a short training session or facilitate a discussion on a current topic impacting non-profits.

  • q-iconWhat is a Hot Seat?

    Have you ever wished you could just focus on one problem, issue or idea in a way that delivers clarity, and offers new ideas, different perspectives, solutions and identify tactics that have worked for others?

    What about if you are looking for a resource and can’t seem to find it.  Well, this is where a Hot Seat comes in.

    The entire group will come together to create a safe environment where we create a laser focus and leverage the mastermind concept to assist you.  We ask questions, offer ideas, perspectives and potential solutions based on our knowledge and experience, or share resources we know may help you.

    This is a pay-it forward opportunity because not only you will benefit – others will too!

  • q-iconWe talk about sensitive topics, what about confidentiality?

    Yes, it is not uncommon that we talk about more sensitive topics during a coaching session however we ask every participant to sign a confidentiality agreement at the start of the program and a code of practice as part of the coaching agreement.  Participants will be reminded of this confidentiality agreement at the start of each session.

     

I'm Ready to Act!

Not sure if Accelerate is right for you?

We recommend you complete the application and book the application review call.  This way you can ask all your questions and if its a good fit we can get you started right away!  You are under no obligation to move forward if you decide its not right for you! No pressure tactics either!

 

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