BUSINESS

This Can't Wait: Getting Coached Up

Mary Yost
myost@dispatch.com

Central Ohio nonprofits stand to benefit when the Columbus Chapter of the International Coach Federation conducts the40/40 ICF Columbus Initiative as part ofInternational Coaching Week May 15-21. Members will contribute 40 free hours of coaching in a 40-hour work week, focusing on local nonprofits.Coaching is distinct from other types of professional and personal support, as we previously reported.  

SWACO isinviting a little coaching from businesses and multifamily residences to help the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio increase recycling in those sectors.Take an online survey to help SWACO identify the resources, incentives and recognition that will help reduce waste and create best practices for sustainable materials management.

Mentors can be helpful coaches, too. The Women’s Small Business Accelerator works to connect the right mentor to the right mentee in its formal, six-monthMentor Match program.Contact WSBA to become a WSBA mentor.

Good counsel can be had in aMay 18 Women’s Leadership Conference, Leading with Confidence, which featuresexecutive speech coach, trainer and facilitator Ruth Milligan. The week before, WSBA joins with the Small Business Administration and others to offer aMay 11 lunch workshop on Building Your Support System with Jeanette Armbrust of Skyline Exhibits and Catherine Lang-Cline of Portfolio Creative.  

Advice is also available in our CEO Corner, as Lang-Cline and other former CEO of the Year honorees addresslabor availability, a top concern raised in our most recent CEO Survey.Sign up online to receive the 2017 survey from Columbus CEO and Capital University’s School of Management and Leadership.

Women who would like to run for public office can get coached on sharpening their speaking skills in atwo-part workshop, Communicate to Win, May 10 and June 10 at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at OSU.