"The coaching element of GAP has truly added depth to our work, and the approach has allowed us to deeply introspect, question and find solutions."
"GAP Coaching has been a great accelerating factor in the growth of Womenite. My coach Ms Asiya Shervani is one of the best guides I've met in my life. She has been guiding me constantly since the beginning of this program."
"My coach Ms Gayatri Anand helped me set my goals. One of my goals was to start a hostel for the visually impaired girls from remote areas. With my coach's support, my dream is realised now. Now I wasn't to make it big so that many girls can benefit from this."
" As part of GAP 2016, Mr Ramesh Sreedharan was assigned as a mentor. We have had regular discussions with him which has helped focus on organisational growth which has led to considerable impact on the overall performance of our organisation. I would like to thank the GAP family for their continuous support and encouragement in our endeavour."
“My coach Mr Anand David has been a friend, philosopher and guide in my journey. He helped me chart out a vision plan for my organization that we have been following in our everyday work. I have regular interactions with him to keep him updated of my progress.”
This video is by one of the pioneers of coaching, Henry Kimsey-House, Co-Founder & Director of the Coaching Training Institute, California, USA, talks about the essence of Coaching
Coaching is a powerful tool, which has been extensively used, in personal and corporate situations to develop and enhance the capabilities of many.
Coaching is about change. Coaching is a method using empowering conversations, which help you to move from ‘where you are’ to ‘where you want to be’ in a transformative way.
It is an inquiry-based process, which creates self-awareness, brings realizations to the fore, helps you move beyond your internal barriers and blocks, enables action and develops accountability in you.
GAP Leadership Coaching is designed to bring out the best of your leadership potential and support you in moving forward with clarity and confidence to deliver the best social change impact that you can.
As a GAP Changemaker, you get to engage with a professional and socially aware GAP Leadership Coach over a short and focused duration where the Coach;
• Listens to you deeply and empathetically without making judgement. This creates a free and open environment, which provides a fertile ground for insights.
• Clarifies your mind. The Coach supports you to structure and streamline your inner thought processes and help you understand why you are doing what you are doing.
• Supports you to reach your leadership potential and create awareness of your leadership style and expand your thinking to find better solutions.
• Empowers you to go beyond victim mentality to an empowered state. The powerful conversations can support you to move beyond any barriers that you may have.
• Brings focus and priorities. Sometimes as a Changemaker, you may have a lot on your plate and need a sounding board to prioritize well.
• Challenges your assertions and makes sure that you are
• Creates accountability and helps you take ownership for what you are committed to.
The program is available to a select group of GAP Changemakers who are ready to use these services and commit to this program. There are no charges for this program.
We have 3 types of coaching engagements currently that will allow you to understand coaching and engage in a Coaching Relationship with the GAP Coaches.
The Coaching sessions will be delivered by highly qualified and experienced professional coaches. These coaches are also sensitized to social change and aware of the challenges and aspirations of Changemakers.
Coaching sessions will be offered over phone or over an online platform like Skype. In cases where the Coach and the Changemaker are located in the same city they may mutually decide to have face to face sessions.
At the end of period
You can apply and engage in a 3 month focussed program consisting of 2 coaching sessions every month. Each session will last an hour and cover specific areas based on the goals you set with your Coach. At the end, you can renew your engagement.
If you have already experienced Coaching, you can engage in an impormptu coaching session with any one of the GAP Coaches to address any specifc situation or issue to get clarity and move forward. This session will last for 30-60mins.
This pioneering Coaching program provides you with an opportunity to expand your difference making and work with Changemakers to unleash their potential to have maximum societal impact possible.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to address one of the biggest challenges that humanity faces and we urge you to join an international group of Coaches to collectively make this difference.
Coaches can join the GAP Leadership Coaching Program for a year and engage with a variety of Changemakers pro-bono and take them on a transformational journey. We are looking for engaging, dynamic, experienced and heart-centered coaches who will work alongside CMs to enable them to reach their goals with their total commitment to the outcomes and also be the bridge between the Changemakers and GAP’s world of connections and resources.
Coaches will be involved in providing coaching sessions on the phone or on Skype and will be available for the different Coaching programs. For the GAP Leadership Coaching Program, you will be conducting 2 sessions a month of 1 hour each. You will also be available for Impromptu and Taster Sessions to support Changemakers further.
We are looking for coaches with a unique combination of capabilities, experiences and values. If you satisfy the criteria below, you are on your way to becoming part of the GAP Coaches team;
3-4 years of professional coaching experience or 7-8 years of coaching experience as part of your professional role.
Have a certificate from a recognized professional Coaching body.
Exposure to the world of social change either through working and/or engaging with the development sector.
Driven by a calling to make change happen in the world and have complete belief in the potential of Changemakers to make their goals a reality.