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Seven Sisters Community Development Group, LLC Offers an Authentic Coaching Relationship for Personal Growth

December 27, 2017

You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have

what you want. ~ Margaret Young

 

Our Coaching Practice

Our coaching practice is grounded in supporting clients to identify their core values

and take action toward greater alignment in their lives. As asset based coaches, we

help clients use their strengths as the foundation and springboard for their personal

and professional growth. Our commitment is to cultivate an authentic coaching

relationship grounded in trust, safety, and respect. We will meet each client where

they are and support them on their path to meet their goals.

 

Our intention is to support individuals in their holistic exploration to:

Create a culture of trust within their organizations

Be true to their own voice and values

Act with courage and authenticity

Create goals with accountability

Leverage momentum of training and TA

Impact their organizations to make change

 

In a typical coaching relationship, clients commit to a minimum of eight sessions

over a three-month period. The relationship will include six or more one-hour

coaching sessions, and two thirty-minute sessions to open and close the

relationship.  The following is a brief description of the coaching arc for a new

coaching relationship, although the course of individual coaching relationships vary

based on the client’s priorities and the coach’s style. Typically, we work with clients

over the phone, although Skype may be used at the client’s request.

 

Our Clients

We recommend coaching for any leader or staff member interested in personal

growth, expanding perspectives, and increasing self-awareness.  In our experience,

people can benefit from different aspects of coaching based on their current

priorities.  We have received feedback from executive directors who have valued a

sounding board at a leadership level, and staff who appreciate the support in their

skill and leadership development.  Our commitment is to partner with each client on

his or her personal journey.

 

Our Coaches

Our two coaches were certified through Leadership that Works, and have hundreds

of hours of coaching experience including executive coaching, life coaching, financial

coaching and organizational coaching.

 

Vickie Oldman-John

Vickie specializes in culturally relevant approaches to organizational development.

With expertise in strategic planning, executive coaching, board development,

leadership training, team building, asset building, and curricula development, Vickie

works with urban and rural communities. She is recognized nationally as a skilled

facilitator, trainer, and motivational speaker. Vickie is a certified coach, trainer and

facilitator for Leadership that Works, Institute of Cultural Affairs’ ToP Strategic

Planning and Workshop Methods, True Colors, Nonprofit Management, Building

Native Communities – Financial Skills for Families, and the Grove Team

Performance Model.

 

Vickie has more than 18 years of consulting and community experience. She has

been a lead trainer and technical assistance provider in various capacity building

initiatives funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund. She is also a

coach for YouthBuild USA sites nationally. She conducts national training sessions

on financial coaching for practitioners and other trainers. She currently sits on the

Boards of Rural Community Assistance Corporation Board, New Mexico Resiliency

Alliance and is an advisory member for Partnerships with Native American

Leadership Program. She has been recognized for her achievements like “2015

Distinguished NMHU Alumna”, “2004 Women of Vision Award and with numerous

awards from the National Association of Social Workers, including the “2006

President’s Award“ and “2003 Social Worker of the Year Award.

 

Vickie has a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Community Planning

and Administration from New Mexico Highlands University. She also holds a

Bachelor of Social Work degree from Arizona State University. She is an enrolled

member of the Navajo tribe, and her clans are Black Streak of the Forest People,

Mud People, One Who Walks Around People, and Folding Arm People.

If you are interested in working with Vickie, please email her.

 

Natasha Shulman

Natasha believes in taking time for introspection and accepting life’s messiness and

imperfections. Her unique coaching style creates space for individuals and

organizations to be creative and playful as they explore how to live and work with

authenticity, intention and purpose. As clients identify a meaningful path, Natasha

supports a holistic integration process and is an ongoing accountability partner.

She specializes in executive and life coaching, mentoring, curricula development,

project management, impact evaluation, and training.

 

Natasha has worked in the economic development arena for more than fifteen years.

She has been a lead project manager, trainer, coach and evaluator on several

national initiatives for such clients as NeighborWorks America, United Way, and

American Academy of Pediatrics. She has also authored financial education and

training curricula to build skills within Native and ethnic communities such as

Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families, Reaching the Immigrant

Market: Creating Homeownership Opportunities for New Americans, and Creating

Successful Partnerships in Indian Country. Natasha has experience with all aspects of

the curriculum development and project management process.

 

Prior to consulting, Natasha worked for First Nations Development Institute as

Associate Director of Training and Development. She was also a Vice President with

Bank of America and managed the rollout of the new Bank of America brand across

36 countries. While at Bank of America, Natasha managed emerging market

development across the Northwest, and designed several system-wide initiatives,

such as the Language Certification Program, diversity training, and the Bank of

America Mentoring Program.

 

Natasha is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified coach through

Leadership That Works. She began her career by studying microfinance in

Bangladesh, Nepal, and Chicago. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College

with a focus on urban economic development.

If you are interested in working with Natasha, please email her.

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