CCI coaches share a profound belief in the power of coaching to change lives for the better. We believe that this power should be available to anyone who needs it, whether or not they have the resources to pay for professional coaching services. Putting our values into action, we have established ongoing scholarships to provide recipients with 10 hours of free life coaching from one of our accredited CCI life coaches.
Scholarship recipients and their coaches together determine a mutually agreeable time schedule for coaching sessions. The coaching takes place by phone, in 30- to 90-minute sessions, two to four times per month.
Why is it called a ‘Pay-It-Forward’ Coaching Scholarship?
Conscious gratitude plays an important role in achieving true satisfaction and life balance, and CCI coaches recognize the difference that others have made in positively shaping our respective paths in life. We want to use the skills and knowledge we have acquired along the way to perpetuate a chain of giving that ultimately has a positive impact on many lives. More than 95 percent of those who have worked with a CCI coach say they made significant progress toward their personal goals.
Our Pay-It-Forward scholarship comes with a challenge: recipients are asked to repay the scholarship by “paying it forward” to someone else, using what they have learned to benefit other people in some way. A retired worker who benefited from life coaching chose to “pay it forward” by volunteering at a local nature preserve, helping others to connect with nature in a way that benefits both people and the environment. An ex-felon who used the coaching service to explore ways to make himself marketable to prospective employers now speaks to young people about the long-term impact of bad short-term decisions. A college student struggling to discover his occupational passion took what he learned from life coaching and helped his younger brother to find his own path.