Teams in Non-Profits & Charities
From small teams in charities to leadership teams in schools and larger non-profits, I support your collective leadership development to maximise your impact in the world.
Social impact work can be grueling
Influencing. Negotiating. Gaining commitment. Managing complex trade-offs. Navigating the diverse human interests and agendas. All in the name of a better world for all. There are also upsides on your journey to creating real and meaningful impact. You can build deep relationships. You can connect with a higher purpose. You can thrive.
Teamwork in non profit organisations can make or break a mission.
The challenges faced are complex and volatile.
Despite the meaningful cause and passion in the organisation, you have to constantly adapt to government policy. You need to consider the views of multiple stakeholders and service users. And you are particularly vulnerable to resources scarcity. The third-sector faces unique challenges with fewer options and solutions to choose from.
Bringing together people in these circumstances is not always easy. It can be messy. Awkward. Sometimes confrontational. Or just not effective. Regardless of their talent and commitment to the cause or change.
Group dynamics, ineffective communication, unhelpful behaviours, lack of accountability, or lack of unifying purpose can get in the way of the team living up to its collaborative potential.
It can create tense or just low energy environments that are difficult or uninspiring to work in.
Let's bring the joy back and maximise your collaborative impact.
No matter what your skills, experience, and background are, we collaborate best when we feel heard and seen and accepted for who we are.
A feeling of belonging is a basic psychological need and a necessity for working well together. We thrive when we feel a sense of community with our colleagues. And this pushes us to achieve more individually and together.
Ideally you want your team to be happy and well. You want them to be confident in the role that each team member plays in the mission. You want each person to bring their unique talents and experience to the common challenge so that the team as a collective can amplify their impact. You need them to make space to think and reflect together beyond the daily demands. You want the team to work better now…and in to the future…and to enjoy themselves while making an important contribution to the world!
To maximise team impact
- Nurture belonging so each team member feels safe to contribute freely
- Ensure clarity on the collective mission
- Encourage collective engagement on how to work together
- Foster an environment that harnesses the collective wisdom of the team
- Provide equal support and access to opportunities and resources for growth and development
Recognise these as challenges in your team?
These are some of the reasons non-profits and charities commission team coaching:
Unhealthy or dysfunctional relationships within the team
Ineffective or broken ways of working together
Burnout and poor wellbeing
Newly formed team lacking cohesion or still struggling to galvanise
Issues with team leadership
Lack of communication or ineffective communication
Lack of enjoyment
Find out how team coaching can help your team overcome the unique challenges you face