The Chamber’s Executive Coaching Program builds relationships between the business sector and public schools by pairing principals with business executives who serve as mentors.
The Chamber is currently looking for six business executives to partner with interested principals, determine personal goals, exchange information, and share leadership skills. For more information, please contact Becky Lewellen at 214-746-6778 or email@example.com.
In business and education, leaders know that today’s quality of education will affect tomorrow’s quality of workforce. Business professionals can offer advice on goal setting, strategic planning, and use of resources to help principals manage schools more effectively.
Ben Simmons with TDIndustries, a long-time executive coach, says,”(business professionals) have a better sense of what is going on in schools, what principals, teachers and staff are dealing with…(the program) also serves as a window for principals to get insight into the business world. Executive Coaching helps us appreciate principals for the work that they are doing.”
The Chamber began the program in 2000. Participants also meet quarterly for a presentation followed by group discussion on an issue such as school safety, pay-for-performance, or hiring processes.