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Springboard Forward
September 8, 2008

Springboard Forward provides one-on-one career coaching to low wage workers, and I was fortunate to coach for them all last summer, and am about to do another project for them now. I love the people at SpringBoard Forward, and the work they are doing. I actually went looking for them, because my own person mission is to bring coaching to people who would not otherwise be able to get it; to support them in their progress toward better jobs, better pay, and more hope for the future. Springboard Forward is one of only a handful of small non-profits providing this service, and I hope they will grow and prosper and I will continue to help them do so.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the astonishing results of several of my coaching programs with their clients. I saw people grow by leaps and bounds.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would develop the resources to provide organizational consulting to the organizations employing the low-wage workers. There is a limit on what can be accomplished by coaching an individual and then sending him or her back into a dysfunctional environment.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Coaching their clients.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Sincere, smart and dedicated people who are very sensitive both to their clients needs and to each other.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Discover the best way to scale these services to meet the needs of many more low-wage workers nationally, and begin implementation of such a plan.

Ways to make it better...

I could help SBF find a way to serve more clients and thus have more impact.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

How to modify their existing model to be able to scale the program and serve more clients.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I had a wonderful experience working with SpringBoard Forward and learned so much. I hope to continue with this work.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & career coaching.