TED Coach Application
YOU MUST READ THE SupporTED Coaches FAQ BEFORE COMPLETING THIS APPLICATION.
All TED Fellows have the option of receiving the gift of coaching through the SupporTED program. The SupporTED team is committed to providing the highest level and standard of coaching to the TED Fellows. Coaches approved to participate in the SupporTED program must be committed to modeling excellence in coaching.
Upon the submission of an application from a TED Fellow, a qualified coach is selected, with matches made based on the TED Fellow’s profile, circumstance, cultural sensitivities, and specific needs.
SupporTED coaches must agree to adhere scrupulously to TED’s rule of “
Coaching may be delivered in whichever mode serves the TED Fellow: telephone, Skype, instant message, chat, in person. If costs for coaching calls are an issue for the TED Fellow, it is up to the coach to find a creative solution.
TED Fellows are eligible to receive pro bono coaching from three different coaches throughout and after their tenure as a Fellow. To support this gift, coaches are asked to commit to providing a minimum of 12 coaching sessions, at a duration and frequency determined between the coach and TED Fellow. A formal agreement (provided by SupporTED) must be mutually agreed upon between the Fellow and coach and signed by the Fellow. A copy does not need to be provided to the SupporTED team.
If you and the TED Fellow desire and are inspired to do so, you may continue the pro bono coaching relationship beyond the end date of your original agreement. As long as the coach and the TED Fellow continue working together, it is expected that the coach will advise the SupporTED team of the arrangements.
If you meet the requirements set forth below and in the Coaches FAQ (on the SupporTED website) and you are interested in participating with SupporTED in a coaching capacity, please complete the application and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow it up with an e-mail containing your bio with photo embedded and a letter or note of reference from a current SupporTED coach who has heard you coach.
Once we receive your application, bio, and the letter of referral, we’ll add you to the waiting list. When there is a need for your expertise or availability on the SupporTED coach roster, a member of the SupporTED team will schedule a screening session with you. In this session, each of us will have the opportunity to ask questions, talk about the process of being assigned a TED Fellow, and then you will coach one of the SupporTED team members. Soon after, you will be informed whether or not you will be included in the SupporTED roster of available coaches. When one of the Fellows request someone with your expertise, background, or interests that we think would fit well with your style of coaching, we’ll make the match. Not all TED Fellows choose to have a coach, therefore, not all SupporTED coaches have an immediate opportunity to serve.
We appreciate your interest, time, and commitment. We believe you will find it a rewarding experience.
Please indicate whether each of the following statements and/or requirements is true for you. If a statement is not true for you, or reflects an agreement you are not willing to make, that’s a ‘no’.