Management Skills Coaching

Help Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute develop and refine their people management skills.
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute
Denver, CO, USA
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Denver, CO, USA


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Posted June 16th

Management Skills Coaching

Project Details

What We Need
  • Initial assessment of areas of strength, targets for improvement and specific areas of focus desired for the coaching sessions
  • Up to 6 coaching sessions exploring areas such as motivation, empowerment, collaboration, communication, giving / receiving feedback & conflict management
  • Wrap-up session with actionable steps and advice moving forward as a manager
Additional Details

Hi - I wasn't sure where to post this, but my need is a little different than the project container. We are looking to roll out more formal decision rights / ownership of work this year and I would love to work with someone on defining some more formality to the design of decision rights in my organization (scope of decision, team engagement (consult) expectations, risk management, issue elevation, budget, managing decision holders, etc.).

What We Have In Place
  • We've put some good thought into a lot of this and I'm looking to stitch some stuff together and find the holes in what we have. We've got some thoughts on some process elements to this (what to do / what needed and communicated) and we also defined a set of outcomes we'd like across various lenses in the organization when it comes to effective decision rights deployment. I can share everything we've put together and also share the executive perspective on this (me).
How This Will Help
This project will save us $7,248 , allowing us to It's more than $7k in savings now from a volunteer. It's a 10x (at least) on future growth potential and operational efficiencies from getting out of the way.

For RMMFI to grow and increase our impact, we need to get better at driving more decision rights into the organization. We also need to get our team some tools to not fly blind when making decisions.

Project Plan

Prep: Initial Assessment
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager discuss perceived areas of strength, areas of improvement, and asses direct report or team motivation and morale
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager decide on specific areas to focus on and goals for each coaching session
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss if feedback from direct reports, peers or managers should be part of the process
Milestone 1: Coaching Sessions
  • In-depth coaching sessions on topics like motivation, empowerment, collaboration, communication, giving / receiving feedback & conflict management
  • Ensure each session is followed by a trial period to apply the skills and report back at subsequent sessions on the outcomes, learnings and follow-up questions
  • [Suggested Session] Motivating and empowering direct reports to achieve the most productivity, creativity and job satisfaction
  • [Suggested Session] Effective communication and strategies how to give and receive feedback to ensure a constructive relationship between managers and direct reports
  • [Suggested Session] Strategies to ensure successful collaboration between managers and direct reports like establishing areas of ownership and effective delegation
  • [Suggested Session] Conflict management tactics for dealing with interpersonal conflict within teams or across teams
Milestone 2: Wrap-up & Learnings
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional evaluate lessons learned and progress made throughout coaching sessions
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss action steps and areas of focus going forward
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About The Org

Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute
Our Mission

Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute creates the space for communities and people of all backgrounds to realize their unique potential through the power of entrepreneurship. We believe that all people deserve the investment to achieve their dreams, and we provide that investment through classroom, coaching, capital, and community.

What We Do

RMMFI doesn't just invest in businesses; we invest in people, and we do it with more than dollars. We view entrepreneurship as a system of people, businesses, and community, and our holistic approach brings these elements together to allow individuals to tap into the social and economic benefits of business ownership.

Our goal is to help entrepreneurs grow into business owners who can successfully shift and adapt to changing environments in their businesses and their lives. We know that personal foundations are essential for success, and RMMFI works with entrepreneurs to develop their personal stability, entrepreneurial spark, and business feasibility.