Digital isn't just for the private sector. It's also revolutionizing the way government interacts with its citizens. Making services more efficient. Delivering savings. And providing simpler, faster and more convenient channels for communication and collaboration. Creating safety, security and economic viability for everyone.
Strategy coach a new generation of leaders innovative executive leadership development and coaching program for Robin Hood grantees and, in a follow-on initiative, for Robin Hood’s own high-potential employees. The programs have delivered measurable improvements in the leadership skills, operations, strategic planning, fundraising capabilities, and program offerings of these organizations.Ellison coaches met regularly with leaders in one-on-one sessions, working through real-time issues and challenges. One leader was challenged to become better at networking outside the organization. Another needed to more effectively manage an organization experiencing rapid growth. Another executive focused on improving communications and staff morale. In each case, the close coaching relationship has enabled leaders to examine their responsibilities and areas of focus in new ways and put tangible plans in place to advance individual skills and increase the ability of the organization to deliver on its mission.
1. The leadership coaching program has helped grantee leaders from more than 30 organizations in numerous measurable ways. One of the nonprofits doubled individual giving in one year. Another increased new foundation/corporation funding by 30 percent. The executive working on improving networking capabilities established a relationship with a government agency that brought in $100,000 of new funding to the organization.
2. At an individual level, leaders participating in the coaching program credit Ellison Strategy for numerous improvements. One leader has improved his/her ability to leverage key staff members and delegate responsibilities. Another executive realized that one of his primary roles was to act as his organization’s “Chief People Officer,” creating opportunities for staff to grow and maintaining a sense of community during times of growth and change.
3. Following the success of this program, Robin Hood asked Ellison Strategy to conduct similar coaching sessions with its own high-potential employees who were taking on greater responsibility within the organization. The success of the Robin Hood internal leadership coaching program during its first two years led to Ellison being asked to run the program again.