This project was completed on Aug 30, 2019
Matched with Darlene L
Matched with
Darlene L.

Leadership Coaching

Help BK ROT by speaking with a member of their organization for a few sessions about how to become a more effective leader.
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Posted July 12th

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Project Details

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
Additional Details

BK ROT's Executive leadership is expanding and we are looking for a coach for our current Executive Director to create an action plan for leading us through this growth and transitions.

What We Have In Place
  • We have an emerging vision statement from the board and we will be going through a visioning process in September. We also can provide notes from our previous visioning sessions.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $13,348 , allowing us to prioritize salaries for our youth workers.

Our organization will be coming into new leadership in October. Before that we need to create a guiding vision for that will carry us for the next two years. To manage these transitions and stay on top of all the moving parts we are looking for Leadership Coaching for our ED as support through this process.

Project Plan

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
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About The Org

Our Mission

BK ROT is NYC's first community supported bike powered organic waste hauling and composting service. Our project is staffed by local youth and young adults who haul organic waste from small businesses and transform it into high quality compost. Our operations provide accessible, educational jobs for emerging environmental leaders while creating more opportunities for our community to address climate change. We work at the intersection of environmental and social injustices impacting our health and ecosystem. Centering on Black, Brown, Undocumented, Migrant, Women, and LGTBQGNC young adults, we support the next generation of environmental justice leaders who will shape our city.

What We Do

We collect and locally process 10,000- 12,000 lbs of organic waste monthly, year-round. We provide handmade compost to community groups, neighbors, gardeners and urban farmers to amend soil and grow food. We offer accessible healthy environmental jobs to those most impacted by the harmful legacy of the waste industry. We illustrate a local grassroots environmental justice solution to organic waste while building community resiliency.


Darlene was such a pleasure to work with- she was incredibly generous with her time, talented, sharp and insightful. Speaking with her put things into perspective and set me back on track- just what I needed.
Renee Peperone
Renee P.

Founding Board Member

Leadership Coaching Project

Renee is passionate, committed and making a difference - she was open to coaching and it was a pleasure working with her.
Darlene Lee
Darlene L.


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