Session on 24 November 2020 11:30 UTC - View on timetable
Young people make up the largest demographic in the world today, yet their voices go largely unheard. Since they quite literally are the future, we (Coacharya) set out to find out coaching and leadership needs of global youth and design a program that will address their specific needs and challenges. The Youth Leadership program was born and we now have 23 international participants in our pilot program (aged 18-25). Join us to learn what young people told us were their biggest worries and how they hope that we, coaches and mentors, can help them become tomorrow’s leaders.
Our job as coaches is to help others conquer their limiting beliefs, yet we are the ones often placing limitations on young people. I hope that participants will walk away with a new understanding and appreciation of how young people see the world and be inspired as to how we can help them thrive.
Magda Walczak is the CEO of Coacharya, a global leadership development firm democratizing coaching. She’s an authentic leader, passionate about gender equality. Previously, Magda led teams at multiple startups in the US and Australia. She holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and BA from Loyola University Chicago.
Magda recently launched the Wonder Women Wednesdays podcast, where she champions women of all walks of life from around the world. She’s also a children’s book author (Saylor’s Tale) and an avid supporter of animal rights. Her interests include cooking, travel and the outdoors. She lives in Chicago with her dog Saylor, sister Nika and cats Sorsha, McClane and Miles.
Leah Black is a qualified youth and community practitioner specialising in youth coaching, mentoring and training with 15 years’ experience in the field of youth work. She now runs an on-line youth coaching and mentoring service and leads the Coacharya Youth Programme. Having worked in the UK, Ecuador, and across Africa she is passionate about raising the voices of global youth and strives to prepare future generations to be the best they can be for themselves, for others and for the world, enabling young people to feel that they belong, can lead and be heard, succeed and thrive.