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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Personal Social Services

Mission: To bring together a community of support to make coaching accessible for all women who are seeking positive change in their lives.

Target demographics: Women 18 years old + with AGI under $40,000

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: W4C3 was founded to reach out to women who may have not had access to coaching services and are ready to work with a coach to affect positive change in their lives. Women who have an annual household adjusted gross income of $40,000 or less are eligible to submit an application. The core of the W4C3 program is the one-on-one coaching partnership. The coach and client commit to a round of 12 coaching sessions, which are delivered via phone or Skype.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Carrie29

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found out about the Women For Change Coaching Community through Nora Whalen. I signed up to volunteer right away, because I believed in their mission. Since then, I have absolutely loved working with this energetic, positive and passionate group of women. They have strong vision and integrity, I can only see success in the future.

2 AngGoodeve

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a Board Member and Life Coach with the Women for Change Coaching Community (W4C3). I came across the organization during their launch, and was delighted to see an organization dedicated to making Life Coaching accessible to those who could not afford regular coaching rates. Not only is W4C3 helping to make the world a better place one person at a time, they are bringing Coaches together in a warm and welcoming community of support. I am honored to be involved with such a passionate, positive community!

3 Linda107

Client Served

Rating: 4

I am proud to be part of this emerging and unique organization. I am a single mother raising three girls and believe in the power created when one woman truly extends a hand in friendship and caring to another, one-on-one, --specifically in this case by sharing the gift of "perspective". We all have times in our life when guidance in change (in thinking about, understanding and creating and being empowered in where we want to go and visualizing a roadmap for how to get there) can be helpful. Being part of this community both as client and in the initial startup is rewarding, thus I intend to remain active with this organization; I look forward to seeing the positive differences it makes like a ripple in our communities, one life at a time, for a long time to come. Bravo!

1 Jessica SK.

Donor

Rating: 5

I originally learned about Women For Change Coaching Community from Nora Whalen in 2011 shortly after they incorporated. I was happy to contribute financially to the cause because what Nora and Lynn envisioned seemed like it would greatly benefit women. I have worked with Nora as my coach and I know how powerful the coaching process can be and having a team of coaches giving back - the effect could be incredible. I have watched the growth of this organization in sheer amazement. I really don't know how Nora and Lynn do it. They are two powerful women, incredible role models, and outstanding leaders. I can't wait to hear about the success W4C3 clients have, because I know their lives will be changed for the better.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I heard wonderful things from your board member Tamika. When I look on your website and review all of the helpful information that you offer; it was nice to see women looking out for each other. Since then I recommended your services and website to every women I know! Keep up the wonderful job! This is needed in every state as we learn how to take better care of ourselves.

3 Amanda31

Donor

Rating: 5

At Collective Alternative, we select one non-profit organization per year for which we create and donate a customized website. This decision is reviewed and selected based on goals of the organization, efforts, leadership and passion. We had an easy decision this year in selecting Women for Change Coaching Community (W4C3). Knowing the co-founders personally, we felt compelled to help support their dedication and commitment to impacting women’s lives. By working in partnership with women who cannot afford the benefits of life coaching, these devoted professional coaches are providing hope, offering a personal and positive experience, for women seeking to overcome that next hurdle or witness life-changing results. We believe in the mission of W4C3. We look forward to seeing how W4C3 continues to grow and strengthen women’s lives in the years to come.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the idea/mission of the Women For Change Coaching Community. I know the value of coaching and wholeheartedly support this organization. I love that they are offering one-on-one coaching opportunities to women who are in need, those who need coaching most. I know that this community will change the lives of many!

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Board Member

Rating: 4

As the co-founder of the organization, I have a real passion for helping women achieve their greatness and step into their own personal power, not matter what their financial challenges. Women For Change Coaching Community is providing that bridge for women to make positive change in their life with the support and partnership of a coach. I've seen transformations occur in women who've received pro-bono coaching, and this organization allows those transformations to multiply.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I just connected with Women For Change Coaching Community and was happy to donate to their wonderful cause. The leaders of this organization are inspirational and should be honored for their work. They are build a community of exceptional, positive, creative coaches to help women that might never have the experience of coaching or being in a community of positive women. I happy supported them and their mission and will continue to do so for years to come.

4 hjkile

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm delighted to support Women For Change Coaching Community. Coaching is such a powerful process for women to discover their authentic selves and learn how to live their passion and purpose. Unfortunately, coaching is often cost prohibitive. W4C3 has found the perfect way to support women in coaching and eliminate the financial barrier.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of learning more about W4C3 today from CO-Founder Nora Whalen. I'm totally impressed with what they are doing and believe strongly in it. I have a non-profit for young girls and I plan on referring the parents of the girls I serve to W4C3. I'm even considering volunteering in some way! Kudos to everyone at W4C3 for what you do- inspiring and life changing.

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Nora W. 08/16/2012

Thank you so much Chanel!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked with one of the W4C3 coaches outside of Women For Change Coaching Community and I know the changes I was able to make in my life from the coaching process. The fact that she and other coaches like her have come together to provide coaching for those who are unable to access coaching other wise is an incredible gift. I love what these powerful role models are doing and while I have no yet signed up to be a client, the information that they share on their blog and in the upcoming workshops are continuing to support me in making positive changes. Thank you ladies for all that you do!

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Nora W. 08/16/2012

Thank you Linda!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Women for Change Coaching Community is changing the world- one woman at a time! Professional coaches from all over the United States and soon to be Canada will be providing low-cost coaching to women of all ages who earn less than $40,000 per year and who want to make positive changes in their lives. Coaches will facilitate asking the right questions and will help women come to their own conclusions about the changes that will be right for them. I have witnessed the power of coaching with a woman who left an abusive husband. Although she participated in support groups and an employment program, she needed help reaching the next level of growth and stability. A coach provided this for her and she has since been promoted at work and has stabilized her life and the life of her children. Women for Change Coaching Community is a wonderful investment!

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Nora W. 08/16/2012

Thank you Loretta!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My experience with Women For Change Coaching Community has been amazing... Smart, capable women with a shared dream of helping others succeed and get to the next level is the purpose of Women For Change. The organization not only fills a great void in our society (a strong support system for women who have the talent, and just need the support and guidance to get to the next level )but it does so through a structured process, that is well organized and supported. Helping women succeed has benefits beyond just the woman seeking the needed help. It set women up to succeed, which will impact their children and their families for generations to come. I joined Women For Change, to reach out and help women, but I stay because in of the way this organization is designed, run and the impact it has on the lives it touches.

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Nora W. 08/16/2012

Thank you Meridith!

1 davidsmeridian00

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the coolest things I have noticed about Women For Change Coaching Community is their outreach to other non-profits. W4C3 has reached out to other non-profits, who's volunteers often make less than $40,000 a year and are doing amazing things in their communities. Providing these volunteers (of other non-profits) access to professional coaches strengths those volunteers making their impact larger than it was previously. W4C3 is not focused solo on making their non-profit bigger and better. They want everyone to have access to a community that provides support for women seeking to make positive change. I don't know of another non-profit like W4C3. They are truly unique and a gift to the world.

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Nora W. 08/14/2012

Thank you David!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Women 4 Change Coaching Community helps people who has an income under $40,000 a chance to get a professional coach to help sort through their life changes. This is a much needed in our community.

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Nora W. 08/16/2012

Thank you Tamika!

2 NoraWhalen

Board Member

Rating: 5

Creating sustainable positive change in one's life can be challenging. Those that can afford to partner with a professional coach are more than 3 times more likely to make sustainable positive changes. From personal experience I know the benefits that coaching can bring to one's life. Knowing the benefits of coaching, the median annual earning for a full-time, year-round woman working in the US in 2010 (less than $40,000), my co-founders and I created Women For Change Coaching Community to make coaching accessible to all women. Most women in the U.S. can not afford the cost of a personal coach, but we what they earn should not deprive them of the opportunities that those who earn more have. We have built a community of support to make coaching accessible to all women who seek to make positive changes in their lives. The core of the W4C3 program is the one-on-one coaching partnership. The coach and client commit to a round of 12 coaching sessions, which are delivered via phone or Skype. In addition to the one-on-one partnerships, W4C3 builds community through bimonthly calls for coaches and clients. Coach support calls may include case presentations, consultation or topics of special interest to W4C3 coaches. Bimonthly teleclasses for clients are geared toward skill building, such as money management, job search, self-esteem or other topics in which clients express interest. Coaches from around the world have embraced our coaching model and the clients are starting to flow in. While the history of W4C3 is a short one the impact is being felt in all over the U.S., U.K., France, and Canada.