January 16, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Grace Lewis
Communications Chair
[email protected]
Coaching Assistance Program Created
NC Center for Nonprofits and International Coach Federation Raleigh Area Chapter Collaboration
Raleigh, NC

The N.C. Center for Nonprofits and the International Coach Federation - Raleigh Area Chapter are collaborating in 2013 to create the Coaching Assistance Program.


Nonprofit members of the Center contact the Center's Board and Staff Helpline with their coaching needs. Participating ICF-RAC coaching professionals volunteer to provide up to five hours of free coaching to members of the Center.  Sessions range from 30 minutes to one hour and can be used over a period of three months.  Nonprofit members of the Center who are interested in coaching services can contact the Center's Board and Staff Helpline.
Coaching services are available to individuals including Executive Directors/CEOs, second-in charge staff, senior managers, and other staff members approved by the Executive Director/CEO.  The Coaches are also available to work with in-tact staff teams, or board staff teams, up to a maximum of 10 people.
"We are excited to bring the experience of professional coaching to those who serve our community; in so doing, we will help to transform the way they think, work and live."  
 Sackeena Gordon-Jones, ICF-RAC Board President.

About ICF Raleigh: Based in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, The International Coach Federation Raleigh Area Chapter (ICF-RAC) is dedicated to providing a community-based resource network for both coaches and coach-seekers. Our coaching association offers educational training and networking opportunities to existing and emerging coaches throughout the region. We aim to reach out and connect coaches and potential clients in ever increasing numbers.
The purpose of ICF-RAC is to improve and further the coaching profession and its practitioners as it contributes to the betterment of the community we serve, promoting coaching as a profession and developing member coaches.  For more information, visit our website at

About NC Center for Nonprofits: Our mission is to enrich North Carolina's communities and economy through a strong nonprofit sector and nonprofit voice.
The Center serves as an information center on effective practices in nonprofit organizations, a statewide network for nonprofit board and staff members, and an advocate for the nonprofit sector as a whole.  For more information visit our website at


About International Coach Federation:  The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization for coaches, with over 20,000 members in more than 100 countries, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. The ICF is the only organization that awards a global credential which is currently held by more than 8,000 coaches worldwide. For more information on how to become or find an ICF Credentialed coach, please visit our Web site at


ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring or training. Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.



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