Become a coach

Coaching with On Purpose

Coaching is a highly valuable part of the support that Associates get during the programme. While the mentor focuses their support on the Associate’s activities in the placement, a coach supports the Associate’s personal and professional development. They help their Associate make meaning of their career before the programme and of their experience during the programme. The coach also helps the Associate explore their next career steps.

Who we look for

Our coaches have a broad range of experiences and have often held senior management positions. Coaches generously give their time pro bono to support the leadership development of Associates who want to put their skills towards work of more purpose.

What's involved?

Coaching with On Purpose involves:

  • Holding six sessions with one Associate over the course of the year either via video call or face to face.
  • Helping Associates make the most of the year by allowing them to step back, reflect, learn and unlock their potential.
  • Supporting Associates to identify their strengths and values to be specific about what they want their future career to look like.
  • Being part of the On Purpose community, a community of individuals and organisations that put purpose before profit.

Become a coach

Our coaches enjoy the opportunity to work with our enthusiastic and committed Associates. On Purpose partners with coaches that are fully qualified, have regular supervision and appropriate insurance to practice. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, LGBTQA+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people as these groups are currently under-represented in On Purpose.

We launch a new cohort of Associates every April and October and look to start conversations with new coaches a couple of months before each launch. You can register your interest at any time of the year, however be aware that it may be a short while before there is an opportunity to begin coaching.