Call for Applications



For twenty years, LeaderSpring Center has invested in the extraordinary talent, dedication, and vision of progressive grassroots leaders in the San Francisco Bay area. Through our signature leadership development program, we have equipped nearly 250 social sector executives with the knowledge, skills, and networks needed to lead high-performing organizations and drive lasting change. The Leadership Coaching Project is intended as a complement to LeaderSpring’s Fellowship and Impact Consulting programs. The Leadership Coaching Project will provide up to 18 Women of Color LeadStrong Fellows with at least 10 hours of pro-bono executive coaching. After joining our coaching pool, there are opportunities for our coaches to be compensated through our Impact Consulting work. The goal of providing coaching to LeaderSpring participants is in support of their growth as leaders in the social sector.

What We Are Looking For:

*The following are general criteria and qualifications LeaderSpring seeks of participating coaches. We recognize that many coaches we recruit may fulfill some and possibly not all qualifications listed below, and we appreciate the richness of other relevant experience that may not be listed here.

  • Certification by accredited coach training program, or comparable training in coaching, counseling, mentoring, or related area

  • Professional experience in nonprofit sector and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting programs or agencies that benefit the common good

  • Experience in working with issues relating to culture, identity, and diversity as it relates to leadership and/or the nonprofit sector

  • Three to five years in a professional role as executive director or manager in nonprofit/NGO or corporate sector;

  • Minimum coaching experience of one year;

  • Strong interest in supporting community leadership development; and

  • Motivation to join a vibrant peer learning community

  • People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply.



Application Deadline - April 12, 2019

Interview and sample coaching sessions - April 18-May 2, 2019

Mandatory Coach Orientation - May 15, 2019 1-4 pm (Location TBD)

Begin coaching - end of May - early June, 2019

Coaching Debrief Meeting - December 5, 2019 10-12 pm (Video conference call)