Case study: Bromley by BowCentre
The Communities Driving Change programme works with residents to understand what matters and bring about meaningful change. Staff found some residents hesitant to enact their great ideas so they commissioned Coaching Communities to help them build confidence and take action.
What we did
Over three years we set up two peer coaching circles with 12 residents, ran peer coaching and facilitation training with 16 staff and residents and are now training 6 alumni to become trainers.
Increased confidence to act: people set up parents groups, changed jobs and made big life decisions.
Power shifted: as people took charge of their own development and ran their coaching circles.
Love was in the air: as people opened up and supported each other to flourish.
Inspiration for careers in coaching: We supported this to happen by employing alumni as peer coaches for new cohorts.
“I love that it created and connected together a network of like-minded people…I think we have consolidated and established new relationships.” Community organiser.
“It’s wonderful to see that sense of ownership intensifying in our group.” Resident.
“Seeing the huge change for my client over the course of the sessions was inspiring... This in turn impacted on my own confidence and my pursuit for a rewarding and fulfilling life.” Peer coach.