Coaching Method

I’m so glad you’re here!

You have an important vision for social change and the world needs you to begin.

can help.  Here’s how:

Consultation + Check-ins = Change

My coaching method involves two core elements

  1. Initial Consultation
  2. Weekly Check-ins

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How It All Works

The Consultation

After an initial intake discussion, we’ll have an in-person consultation, which can take as little as one hour.

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.57.27 PMIn that consultation we’ll:

  1. Define your vision;
  2. Quickly map a theory of change roadmap that links your vision to now;
  3. Define concrete short-term actions for you to take to realize your vision.

Want to know how we can achieve all this in such a short time?  You can read more about the content of the consultation meeting here.

The Weekly Check-ins

After the consultation, we’ll begin weekly check-in calls lasting about a half hour each.

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  • You’ll report back on the results on your actions;
  • We’ll analyze how those results affect our road map;
  • We’ll set the next set of actions for you to take the following week.

The purpose of the calls is to:

  • Hold you accountable to your vision;
  • Help you stay strategic;
  • provide all-important support and encouragement as you move forward in realizing your big idea.

Check-ins can last as long as you want, though I suggest a minimum of six weeks to get you firmly on-track toward changing the world.

Completing the Coaching Relationship

How do know if you’re ready to end weekly check-ins? My role in your social change vision ends when you are fully on-track.

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Being on-track means:

  • You are clear and inspired by your vision.
  • You have a logical road map that convinces you that your vision is possible and that you can use to enroll other collaborators to help you realize that vision.
  • Reflection is a natural and necessary part of your process.  You are hungry for evidence, feedback, and information.  You are not afraid to ask why something didn’t work.  You sincerely want to know so you can get better.
  • You are fully committed to action.  Setbacks won’t make you lose your resolve. You won’t give up on your vision.  You will change the world.

Case Studies

But don’t take my word for it.  Read how my clients have achieved concrete results in their social change projects:

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 1.53.21 PMCrystal Liston, a disabilities activist, envisions a future in which all candidates for public office spend a day with a disability.  After three hours of vision, strategy, planning and communication work with me, she began reaching out to candidates and received her first positive response from a Congressional candidate within 13 days of our first consultation.

Read more about Crystal’s vision and how she’s achieving it.


MAmagashieMike Amegashie, a civic tech entrepreneur, envisions a future in which nonprofits have the right tools to be better leaders of change in their communities and in society.  This vision lead him to create LANORA, software that allows nonprofits to use data to “prove their social impact to the community they serve and to their funders.”  Within five weeks of our brief phone conversation and exchange of emails, Mike was able to refine his user focus and gain commitments from five nonprofits who will test an early version of the software.

Read more about Mike’s vision and how he’s achieving it.

Let’s Talk!

It’s time to start making your vision a reality.

Feel free to write me at contact AT maryjoyce DOT com to ask a question or begin working together.

I look forward to hearing from you!



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