American Cancer Society


Leadership Coaching

Health & Nutrition

By Ruth H.

West Region Director, Volunteer Engagement

Posted May 16, 2018

This project was


Sep 6, 2018

Matched with:

Colleen M.

This project will save us $10,298 , allowing us to serve more cancer patients and family members.

What We Need

  • Up to 4 coaching sessions with a staff member
  • Actionable steps and advice to address an ongoing managerial issue
  • Assessment of the effectiveness of the Organization's leadership team

Nice To Have

Expertise in organizational diversity and inclusion strategies.

How This Will Help

I'd like to get consultation and coaching on how to influence and lead dialogue with colleagues within my department to develop a shared diversity & inclusion plan that drives towards measurable results. Within our organization, each respective department is tasked with developing their specific tactics and metrics that tie back to the larger organizational diversity and inclusion plan. What are effective ways to facilitate discussion and engagement within my team department so that there is shared ownership and accountability for this work among my peers.

What We Have In Place

I already have a strategic framework for our organization's diversity and inclusion plan. I also have historical information on how we approached the work in previous years.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

Milestone 1: Initial Assessment
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager discuss perceived areas of strength and area of improvement, leadership style, and assessment of team motivation and morale
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager decide on specific areas to focus on and goals for coaching sessions
  • Professional communicates if feedback from other members of the Organization will be necessary
Milestone 2: Coaching Sessions
  • In-depth discussions may include issues such as strategy and goal-setting, program management, personnel management, and board management
  • Various techniques may be employed by the Leadership Coach to achieve the desired results
Milestone 3: Wrap-up and Learnings
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional evaluate lessons learned and progress made
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss areas and actionable items to focus on going forward
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience in leadership training and coaching
  • Experience in a key leadership role at a company or organization, either as an executive, advisor or board member
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Staff member committed to engaging with this project

Our Mission

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

What We Do

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Our Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and we have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure we have a presence in every community. While most people know us for our research, we do so much more. We attack cancer from every angle. We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We fight for lifesaving policy changes. We provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • City: Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Staff Size: More than 50
  • Org age : More than 25 Years
Health & Nutrition Disease & Medical Research Philanthropy & Capacity Building
Colleen is a gifted coach and expert. She created a wonderful coaching and learning environment. I gained so much through our sessions together. I highly recommend Colleen.
Ruth H.

Project Manager

Leadership Coaching Project

It was great to work with Ruth. She was eager to learn, prepared and curious. I really enjoyed the project and working with her.
Colleen Marshall
Colleen M.