coach, noun \ˈkōch\
- Community members with industry specific experience
- Experienced professionals with a creative approach to problem solving
Volunteers who provide one-on-one, stage and task specific advice and support to social entrepreneurs as they build out their ventures.
The Global Summer Institute pairs business savvy Coaches with socially-conscious young professionals interested in improving their community. Coaches use their talents, experiences and passion to foster social change through a five-month program training Community Entrepreneurs to transform their ideas for local impact into successful ventures.
Coaches act as a sounding board for community entrepreneurs and assist a particular entrepreneur to build his/her project throughout the six-week program (and hopefully beyond!). They are community members with industry-specific experience, an exemplary skill-set, or possess a general knowledge with an inquisitive and creative approach to problem solving. Individuals interested in coaching are taught PresenTense's time-tested coaching tools and supported as they grow their skills and experience.
Alon Friedman, Director of Israel Operations for MASA:
In addition to the opportunity to share my perspectives and expertise in my field, thus helping another person to develop an idea - being a coach enabled me to gain a valuable and refreshing insight into current Zionist entrepreneurship. Coaching a PT fellow actually forced me to raise my head above the virtual ‘piles’ on my desk and earn an up-to-date point of view over the next up-and coming Jewish and Zionist projects.