What if the top coaches who have ushered in waves of success for Fortune 500 companies were devoted to empowering capacity among nonprofit organizations? What if executive coaching was accessible to organizations addressing the greatest global challenges of our time? What if there was a bridge to connect the tools and resources from the for-profit world to the nonprofit world?
EthicalCoach is building an open-source library to gather and make available coaching and leadership development best practices, resources, research and findings to nonprofit organizations. This will include working with the International Coach Federation to create the EthicalCoach Standard and Best Practices for pro-bono coaching.
Our aim is to identify nonprofit organizations supporting the achievement of the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) with a particular focus on improving the lives of children - AND who have the greatest potential to benefit from coaching.
On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals outlines a transformative and integrated approach to a just, fair and sustainable world in which no one is left behind. Goal areas that apply more specifically to children include: no poverty, zero hunger, good health, quality education, clean water, and reduced inequalities.
Every company, social enterprise and individual has a part to play in helping to reach the SDGs. As the world’s largest network of coaches, WBECS has accepted this obligation to contribute with expertise and resources, giving rise to the EthicalCoach movement in support of achieving these goals.
The visionary behind EthicalCoach, Ben Croft, Founder and CEO of WBECS, is the current major funder of this initiative.
Additional support has been provided by partnerships with leading organizations including the Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital Affiliate, Institute of Coaching, Forbes Magazine, The International Association of Coaching and the Central Florida Chapter of the International Coach Federation.