Club coaching is exciting, fun and an awesome way to assist a club that has 12 members or less to grow and become distinguished.
Also, being a club coach is a good way to earn your Advanced Leader Silver.
The coach is a counselor, a source of knowledge and a fountain of ideas. To be successful as a coach you will need all your speaking, thinking and listening skills – determination and patience.
After we receive your Club Coach Appointment form (below), Toastmasters International will send you the Club Coach Manual, your Club Coach Pin and other coach’ing documents.
The following is a summary of what a coach must do:
Build a rapport with the club’s leaders and members.
Assess the environment … observe, analyze, and recommend solutions. Develop a plan with goals for improvement. Implement the plan and ensure that the changes are performed by the officers and members as much as possible. Instill enthusiasm, loyalty, and a sense of responsibility for the club’s future.
The appointment lasts to June 30 of the current club year if the club becomes a Distinguished Club or better by that date, or to June 30 of the following year if Distinguished Club recognition or better is not reached in the current club year.
The coach may not be a member of the club at the time of appointment, but may join the club after being assigned. The club must have 12 or fewer individuals who have paid for membership at the time of the appointment.
A coach receives a pin upon assignment, Please wear your pin to your club meetings and all toastmaster events.
You will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the assignment.
A successful coach also receives credit toward the Advanced Leader Silver award.
To be a Coach, please fill out the form above, and email it to our Club Coach Chair -Judy Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy will assure it gets signed and submitted to Toastmasters International immediately. If you do not have a club in mind to coach, Judy will find you a club in your area to coach.
Remember the club to be coached must have at least 1 member and no more than 12 members. You can also ask your Area Director if any clubs in the Area are at 12 or less members.
For an excellent resource for club coaches with club coach guidance and instruction, please read “How to Rebuild a Toastmasters Club”
Club Coach Incentive
A coach receives a pin upon assignment and a certificate upon successful completion of the assignment. A successful coach also receives credit toward the Advanced Leader Silver award. But more than that, you get the experience of successfully coaching a group back to health. This experience helps you to develop your skills as a counsellor and facilitator. These are skills that could be transferred directly to other aspects of your life. Other than the benefits mentioned above, this year the district is going to award a 100$ gift card to a coach for successfully completing their coaching at the end of June 2018. Successfully completing the coaching assignment means the club being coached achieves distinguished status on 06/30/18. If there are 2 coaches assigned to a club, both the coaches will receive 100$ each.