Coaching.com Foundation started with an idea and an aspiration to leverage the power of coaching to enable nonprofit organizations to multiply their effectiveness. Founder Ben Croft brought together a world-class team of coaches to model and test this idea in a pilot project that launched in Ethiopia in October 2018.
In the two years following the Summit, 1:1 and team coaching is being provided to 20 selected organizations with additional support and resources being made available to all of the summit participants. We are working with local and international partners to build sustainability and measure impact so we can replicate and expand to other countries.
The journey continues in 2020, when individual NGO leaders - regardless of where in the world they are located - can apply to be matched with a coach. This process is being introduced gradually, informed by best practices and by the lessons learned during the Ethiopian pilot. By 2021, the intent is for EthicalCoach to have a global reach: 100,000 NGO leaders from around the world will gather for a virtual Summit, the largest of its kind, facilitated by world class speakers, leadership development gurus and coaches.
The hard work to achieve the target of 64 million additional children and families being served within ten years as a result of EthicalCoach’s initiatives has begun!
“The purpose of our lives is to add value to the people of this generation and those that follow.”
First Inaugural EthicalCoach, world’s number one leadership thinker
Dr. Goldsmith is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries. His two other New York Times bestsellers are MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There - the Harold Longman Award winner for Business Book of the Year. In February 2016, Amazon.com recognized the ‘100 Best Leadership & Success Books’ in their To Read in Your Lifetime series. The list included classics and newer books - management and self-help books. Both Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There were recognized as being in the top 100 books ever written in their field. Marshall is only one of two authors with two books on the list.
Marshall’s professional acknowledgments include: Harvard Business Review and Best Practices Institute – World’s #1 Leadership Thinker, Global Gurus, INC and Fast Company magazines – World’s #1 Executive Coach, Institute for Management Studies – Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, American Management Association - 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years, BusinessWeek – 50 great leaders in America, Wall Street Journal – top ten executive educators, Economist (UK) – most credible executive advisors in the new era of business, National Academy of Human Resources – Fellow of the Academy (America’s top HR award), World HRD Congress (India) – global leader in HR thinking. His work has been recognized by almost every professional organization in his field.
Dr. Goldsmith’s Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where he was the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He is one of a select few executive advisors who has worked with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, International and American Red Cross leaders – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.
“With access to the world’s largest network of executive coaching talent, we asked ourselves: how can we mobilize these highly skilled individuals to stimulate a significant and sustainable positive impact?”