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A Coaching Program for All YMCA Staff

An initiative from the YMCA of Middle Tennessee’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Trailblazers is a structured professional coaching program that is focused on developing the next generation of Y leaders. Through nine months of one-on-one professional coaching, program participants will work towards their career goals and prepare for their future at the Y.

How am I matched?

The questions on the application will be used to match Guides and Trailblazers based on demography, departments, positions, and interests within the organization. ERG Leaders will check-in with Guides and Trailblazers during the third and sixth months to ensure that the coaching relationship is progressing well. Guides meet with Trailblazers once a month for nine months.

What is the time commitment?

Guides meet with Trailblazers once a month for nine months.

Guides Needed!

Applications are currently closed for staff seeking a guide, but we have a significant need for more guides. Please consider applying to be a guide before our Feb. 10 deadline. 

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