I have volunteered with the Jewish Federation for the past five years as a coach-facilitator at an offsite retreat for the New Leader’s Project, a program that helps young Jewish professionals to become civic leaders who are actively engaged with political life. When 30 for 30 launched, I called my client at the Federation to talk about other ways I could serve the organization. She had recently been promoted into a more senior role, just a notch down from the CEO, and asked if I would be willing to donate my time to coach her. I was delighted to be asked and delighted to be able to offer myself in service to her in this capacity.
I’m learning the same lesson over and over again in my coaching, and this client is an excellent instructor: trust your client and follow their lead, because they know far better than I do where we need to go!
— Leslie Goldenberg (09/06/2016)