At Storied Awareness, we believe that the richest path to improvement is where thinking and feeling intersect - and that this is tough work.  Our research-based programs provide a generative space for nonprofit leaders to do this work in a supported, professional manner.

New Executive Guide

During the 9-month engagement, the executive director will: 
  • Identify organizational and personal leadership gaps
  • Define and accelerate progress towards personal and professional goals
  • Clarify impact on key stakeholders
  • Receive targeted technical support
  • Utilize guided self-reflection to continuously improve their leadership approach
  • One-on-one, weekly engagement comprising 60-minute sessions

No one hires an executive director expecting them to leave within a few years. No one takes a new job wanting to feel unsuccessful and overwhelmed. Yet again and again, this is what happens across the nonprofit sector. Organizations are especially vulnerable when the new hire has never held the role before.
The Executive Guide program addresses this vulnerability by helping new leaders capitalize on strengths, improve where needed and manage the many layers of their role with grace. A combination of understanding, empathy and a spoonful of medicine, the Executive Guide program gives new leaders what they need to flourish in the role.  

Board-Executive Partnership Coaching

A critical tipping point in the success of a nonprofit organization and the retention of its leadership is the partnership between the board chair and executive director. Partnership Coaching is designed to improve the effectiveness of this relationship so that organizations can reach their goals faster, handle challenges with intention and steward resources more effectively.

Feeling isolated, alone and overwhelmed is one of the top reasons executive directors leave their positions. Peer Leadership Circles break this cycle by bringing a group of hand-selected executives together for facilitated weekly meetings that deepen their engagement with their work and provide support, professional development, camaraderie and accountability.

During the year-long engagement, the pair will:
  • Develop partnership norms and professional expectations
  • Learn how to support each other in their respective roles
  • Create a strong board and organizational culture
  • Address situations and challenges as they arise
  • 90-minute coaching and strategy sessions that occur monthly, plus targeted advisement on board engagement and management

Peer Leadership Circles

Each member will:
  • Set and work towards professional and personal goals
  • Celebrate successes and troubleshoot challenges 
  • Receive and provide generous support and feedback
  • Hold themselves and members of their circle accountable
Joining a Peer Circle is by application only and requires a commitment of 8 - 10 hours a month for at least 6 months, as well as the willingness to embrace the norms of generosity, candor, support and protection for oneself and the other members of the circle. 
  • 60-minute peer circle meetings that occur on a weekly basis
  • Weekly assignments including reading, reflection and practicing targeted skills
  • Ongoing opportunity to engage in a private, online digital space with peers
Get Connected!

Set up a free 20-minute consultation with Michele, where we get to know each other and explore how a leadership development opportunity may meet your needs. Schedule it here with Calendly.

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