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Sign Up for Career Coaching


On this page, you can sign up for career coaching sessions.

For coaching sessions with our stellar 2013 Conference career coaches, you can reserve individual 30-minute coaching sessions by completing this online form. Sessions cost $25, and you can pay (cash or credit card) for your session when you check in at the conference.

(To sign up for Learning Tours, click here.)

Read more about our coaches here:

Amina Dickerson

normal_01d59ba13d83d4a5f4f2ba938e1b89ce.jpgAs Coach, Strategist and Counselor to emerging leaders, the philanthropic community, business and non-profit organizations, Amina Dickerson’s passion is to connect people to their power, potential and possibilities. Using a co-active approach and thoughtful, challenging inquiry methods, Dickerson strives to help clients define their leadership values and style in ways that bring clarity, commitment and courage to their work and lives. Her coaching approach is informed by training at the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and the Center for Creative Leadership, in addition to 35 years in executive posts and senior roles in non-profit, corporate and philanthropy sectors, including Kraft Foods and Smithsonian Institution. She has been a MacArthur Foundation Distinguished Visitor, was named 2009 James Joseph Lecturer by the Association of Black Foundation Executives, and was honored by Chicago Women in Philanthropy, Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Amina holds a M.A. in arts management from American University and is a member of the International Coaching Federation. She frequently serves as a panelist, keynote speaker, workshop leader and guest moderator. Her coaching strengths include executive leadership, coaching for advancement, succession and transition preparation, career planning and women in leadership.

Sign up for a 30 minute session with Amina here.


Russ Finkelstein

normal_918bd3456a6624f54a73b512b7a96cd3Russ Finkelstein is the Managing Director of Clearly Next, a service that supports people seeking clarity about what work to pursue and in landing fulfilling positions. Russ is also an Advisor and Coach for the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) Effective Leadership Career Program for the past two years. He was on the founding team at Idealist.org where he served as Associate Director for 15 years. In that role, Russ developed trainings, programs and resources that informed individuals and those who counsel them about the opportunities available in public service. The programs he launched included national slates of fairs, online resource centers and books dedicated to nonprofit careers, global volunteering and public service graduate education. Russ has a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) in Education and Nonprofit Management from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and his B.A. is from Connecticut College. Russ has served in advisory roles for City Hall Fellows, the Point Foundation, Equalize Youth, Selah and the Talent Initiative. He has been selected for fellowships through the Social Innovation Incubator in 2011, the New Organizing Institute in 2010 and Selah in 2007.

Sign up for a 30 minute session with Russ here.


Brian Gadsden

normal_ac43ab7474dd9eb1ce86fed3b500be49Brian is a Coach and Non-Profit Management Consultant who is passionate about leadership, innovation, and building strong supportive, healthy, communities. As a coach, Brian focuses on helping individuals realize their own personal empowerment objectives. His consulting practice centers on organization capacity building with an emphasis on getting results. He has over fifteen years’ experience in leadership positions in the public sector and extensive experience working where the public, private, and governmental sectors intersect. Prior to Coaching and Consulting, Brian started several AmeriCorps programs, taught high school, worked in senior management positions at several education non-profits, and worked for a start-up technology company. 
Brian is the co-founder of sf|noir, an arts organization that highlights the contributions and excellence of African American artists, performers, thinkers and cultural figures. 
He received his undergraduate degree at The George Washington University, where he studied Political Science and Sociology. He has a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Sign up for a 30 minute session with Brian here.


Lupita González

normal_0d778dd5b5dff28223bba080d3a3292eLupita is a nonprofit strategy consultant and transformational leadership coach who empowers individuals and teams to articulate their vision, identify their values, set goals they are passionate about, create a plan for development, and conquer professional and personal barriers. She is passionate about utilizing cultural metacognition in building trust cross culturally to maximize individual and team successes.  Her clients commonly describe her as “a compassionate and very intuitive coach who cleverly draws out the power in her clients.” Lupita has consulted and coached leaders across the nation at Californians for Justice, NYC Department of Youth and Community Services, The Leadership Learning Lab of the Leadership Program, Early Childhood Connection, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Pencil, Hollaback!, United Way of New York City, Hispanic Federation, and The New World Foundation. Lupita completed her coaching training from Coaching for Transformation/Leadership That Works in 2007, and is a Certified Professional Coach and member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In 2010, she initiated and contributed to the development of the first multicultural coaching curriculum for Coaching for Transformation Professional Coaching Training program. Lupita has a Master of Science degree from The New School for Public Engagement, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy in New York City.

Sign up for a 30 minute session with Lupita here.


Rachel Humphrey

normal_8d28b2afce47bf6eca95b4f162f00019Rachel Humphrey, MNA, PCC, facilitates personal, organizational and social change through coaching and consulting services. Rachel coaches leaders, activists and social entrepreneurs in their strategic visioning, career development, and effective management. Consulting services include strategic planning, meeting facilitation and philanthropic advising. Rachel specializes in supporting people and organizations working on human rights, social justice, international development and environmental sustainability, but provides valuable support to individuals and organizations of all kinds. She earned a Master of Nonprofit Administration degree from the University of San Francisco in 2003 and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). Rachel has trained in-group facilitation techniques with the Center for Right Relationship, The Interaction Institute for Social Change, and the Institute of Cultural Affairs. Prior to working as a coach and consultant full-time, Rachel served as the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at the Global Fund for Women.

Sign up for a 30 minute session with Rachel here.


Philippe Taieb

normal_5604c02fbd601ca2332d356dc91ad30bPhilippe has been a Coach with the Harvard Business School for over 5 years. He has coached executives taking part in the Program for Leadership Development (PLD). He also advises MBAs on their career development, covering the entire recruiting cycle from self-assessment to networking to interviewing to negotiation. He likes to work with students eager to engage in thorough self-assessment and those who feel confused. He was also on the HBS Admissions Board from 2006 to 2009. In parallel with his coaching work, Philippe is a consultant, building on his 25 years of experience in the corporate world and the social sector in the US and internationally. Philippe was a consultant at Braxton Associates, a strategy consulting firm, in Europe, before leading business units for SGS, the world leader in quality control and certification, in Senegal, Haiti, and Chile. He spent 5 years at The Nature Conservancy where he worked on its global scaling strategy and then became the Director of International Operations at City Year, a youth service organization. He also managed the marketing and operations of School Aid, an international development program in Mali. Philippe holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master’s degree from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP), one of France’s top business schools.

Sign up for a 30 minute session with Philippe here.

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