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Nonprofit Executive Coaching (7 sessions)

February 11 @ 9:00 AM11:30 AM EST

Nonprofit Executive Coaching

In organizations of all sizes, executive leaders often struggle to find the support and camaraderie they need to do their best work. It’s lonely at the top. But it doesn’t have to be.

The Johnson Center’s small-group Executive Coaching Program brings together a cohort of leaders from different backgrounds and experience levels to forge a professional support network that will last well beyond our final session. By learning with — and from — each other over the course of seven weeks, we find new ways to tackle intractable challenges within our organizations and embrace our own professional development.

During our two-and-a-half-hour sessions, we’ll dig into the theories, best practices, and dialogues that can enrich and enhance your role. Each session’s exercises and conversations will be guided by the group’s specific needs, experiences, and challenges. And throughout the program, your curriculum will be facilitated and guided by certified coach Tamela Spicer, who brings with her a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector.

The 2010 study “Coaching and Philanthropy” — from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, BTW Informing Change, Leadership that Works, and CompassPoint Nonprofit Services — demonstrated that executive coaching can help nonprofit leaders gain greater self-awareness, increase their professional confidence, and provide a clearer understanding of roles, resources, and how to approach leadership challenges. By providing a safe space for reflection, guidance, and self-directed learning, the Johnson Center’s Executive Coaching program can help you embrace your leadership with confidence and support.

This program is open to all management-level nonprofit leaders. Read more about our Executive Coaching Program here.

This program can accommodate both on-site and virtual attendees! Virtual attendance will be supported via Blackboard. All attendees will receive instructions for using Blackboard after registration.

Cost: $449 when you register by January 10! Price increases to $499 after January 10.

This group will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Session Dates:*

  • Tuesday, February 11
  • Tuesday, February 18
  • Tuesday, February 25
  • Tuesday, March 3
  • Tuesday, March 10
  • Tuesday, March 17
  • Tuesday, March 24

Registration deadline is Thursday, February 6. Groups are limited to 12 per session. Participants will be asked to complete a brief survey prior to attending.

*If a session is cancelled due to severe weather, a make-up session will be held on Tuesday, March 31.

Questions? Give us a call at (616) 331-9035 or email spicert@gvsu.edu.

Photo: Tamela Spicer


Tamela Spicer is a certified coach as well as the nonprofit services program manager at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. She specializes in organizational structure, fund development, strategic planning, and faith-based organizations. Read more about Tamela.



February 11
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
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Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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