LENS Members Grow Coaching Exchange

Pairing nine coaches and nine executives across the Leadership Excellence Networks (LENS), the second round of NCHL’s Inter-Organizational Coaching Exchange was recently launched. This member-driven concept was developed and tested in 2013-2014 to address executive coaching needs for high potentials. This innovative initiative pairs internal coaches, who are already highly trained and qualified, with high-potential leaders from across LENS member health systems. The exchange reduces the need for external executive coach contracts and serves as a beneficial development opportunity for the coaches as well, who are exposed to another healthcare organization’s leaders, culture, and systems. The return on investment from the pilot exchange was $11,000-$26,000 per coaching engagement with both the coaches and executives reporting highly positive experiences. Joan Evans of Cone Health and Todd Prigge of Stanford Health Care discussed the Exchange this past November at NCHL’s annual conference. Does your health system have coaches who would be interested in participating in the Exchange? Do you have executives who have requested external coaching? To learn more, please email Cassia Carter at ccarter@nchl.org.

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