What is The Humanitarian Coaching Network?

The HCN is a platform that connects humanitarian staff with a global cohort of volunteer professional coaches. Its aim is to provide humanitarian and development organizations with an innovative, cost-effective way of supporting the wellbeing and growth of a critical mass of their staff, particularly those serving in the most isolated and complex posts.

Since its launch in 2013, The HCN has enlisted over 400 coaches worldwide and is in the process of being made accessible to an increasing number of humanitarian and development agencies.  Currently, The HCN entitles individuals of partner organizations to 4 hours of coaching over a period of 5-6 months. Coaches and clients are paired taking into consideration the developmental priorities, seniority, expertise, location and language preference. Once the pairing has been completed, the HCN gives full autonomy to the coach and the participant to design their coaching alliance in the way that best meets their needs, while continuing to provide support and supervision for the duration of the engagement.

The generous offering of time and energy from the HCN roster allows the HCN to provide this range of services to large numbers of humanitarian and development staff at nominal cost. The proceeds go towards site maintenance, coordination, supervision and sponsoring organizations that lack financial resources for staff development and wellbeing.  

If you are interested in exploring a potential partnership with The HCN, feel free to contact us.