Individual Coaching

Eight-session coaching engagements allow clients to

explore challenging issues in a safe, confidential space

identify and stay on-track with goals

reach higher, go further, be more…

Clients set the agenda. Experienced CNPC coaches provide a safe environment for work that occurs by telephone two or three times per month. Clients are asked to make a small donation to CNPC in lieu of coaching fees.

Organization and Leadership Coaching

CNPC provides coaching to both leaders of organizations and their leadership teams. Fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis and designed primarily to cover basic costs.

Organizational coaching/consulting takes many forms. Examples include

  • Clarifying the purpose(s) and mission of the organization
  • Developing a culture congruent with organizational purposes
  • Aligning resources (people, time and money) with the mission
  • Designing communication plans, including personnel and program evaluation processes, which support culture and mission.

For each of the areas above, we work with organization leaders and staff to assess starting points, design and implement growth strategies and develop an evaluation process to gauge success and re-align strategy.

In addition, we offer individual and group training for organizational leaders to use coaching strategies to develop personal effectiveness and to support their staff and volunteers.


CNPC has become a pioneer in the use of the Human Potential Assessment Tool ™, designed by Mark Vandeneijnde and Sujith Ravindran, co-founders of Being at Full Potential.

In their use of the tool, board members and coaches from CNPC have experienced benefits around personal and professional alignment as they identify key levers for future growth and development. Unlike some other assessments, the Human Potential Assessment offers a fully-integrated approach around assessing, discovering and harnessing human potential on individual, team and organization-wide levels.

CNPC Executive Coach Max Riley, one of the first coaches to receive certification in the use of the tool, says, “It offers an opportunity for teams to engage in joint learning, thereby creating a unique bonding experience. The assessment also has the rare quality of bringing value to individuals’ own intentions around realizing greater potential.” In addition to Max, other CNPC coaches who have received certification to administer the tool include Nathalie Bayol, Alice Larsen, Nancy Terry, Samantha Dye, Catherine Blake and Mary Riley. CNPC Board Member Barbara Russo and Consultant Marie Josee Smulders also have received B@FP assessment credentials.

Human Potential Assessment serves as a springboard for exploration through coaching. The CNPC community has found particular resonance for the approach among non-profit leaders because of the value it places on relationships, service and personal development.