Humanitarianism is such a human experience, such a contrast with everyday life, that departures and mission returns can be difficult moments to manage.
NGO coaching with an experienced field coach, some examples :
What interests for NGOs ?
For the organizations, to intervene a specialized coach makes it possible to prepare the teams at the beginning, to help them when they are on the ground, to prepare their return and their next departure, or reconversion.
It’s giving them a listening space, attention and recognition that is often hard to get when you’re in the field. It is a pledge of a socially responsible employer, concerned about the well-being of its employees.
Coach for national employees
Here are some of the topics that can be supported by a coaching for you who are national employee for an international organization and for you, employer, who wish to advance and retain your employees.
I intervene in change support for coordination functions, as well as decision-making, time management and delegation of responsibilities.
Je travaille également avec les équipes nationales sur les difficultés de leur poste et la mise en place de solutions communes et concrètes.
I basically work remotely – Skype, What’s app, phone – for individual coaching, which allows for flexibility of agenda for people in the field, discretion and confidentiality.
I also move on assignments when it comes to group coaching and mediation to resolve a conflict or sensitize teams to resolve disputes.
My Vision of Humanitarian Coaching
During my first mission, I was confronted with difficult situations in my work where I felt isolated.
I did not have the opportunity to talk about these problems to a person of confidence, who would neither judge me nor give me any advice and especially whose exchanges would have no impact on my work, my evaluations and my career.
I only needed someone to help me see things more clearly to find solutions for myself.
All of these events have been stressful and anxious.
As a person accompanying people on the ground from headquarters, I noticed that these same issues were affecting many expatriates.
It was at this moment that I realized that coaching was a tool adapted to the humanitarian context, for people on the ground who do not have access to these solutions.