Life Balance for Not-for-Profit Leaders with Cynthia Gregory, Executive Coach


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Cynthia Gregory is an author, life strategist, executive coach, and Certified Co-Active Coach. She’s the Communication Director for the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the International Coaching Federation, a Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate Chapter, and the California Writers Club.

Cynthia is a not-for-profit leader with more than two decades in the field. She knows all too well that no one works harder and deserves more validation than not-for-profit fundraisers, executives, and cultural changemakers. Through her coaching practice, Cynthia supports not-for-profit leaders with individual and team coaching as well as not-for-profit leadership mastermind group facilitation.

Cynthia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Gonzaga University and her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Mills College. Cynthia is widely published, recently authoring the book, Journaling as Sacred Practice: An Act of Extreme Bravery.

In this episode…

According to a survey by Chronicle of Philanthropy, 51% of not-for-profit fundraisers plan to change jobs within the next two years—and 30% have either left or plan to leave the not-for-profit field altogether.

These staggering stats paint a clear picture of burnout among leaders in the not-for-profit sector, where leaders don't have anyone to turn to. As a leader, your colleagues see you as a competitor and your staff looks to you for all the answers. So you work harder, do more, and end up maiming your work-life balance. Sometimes you even struggle with compassion fatigue.

Listen to the episode of the Philanthropy212 Podcast with Penny Cowden as she chats with executive coach Cynthia Gregory about work-life balance for not-for-profit leaders. They discuss why not-for-profit leaders are experiencing burnout, the lack of support for leadership in the nonprofit sector, areas where these leaders need help, and how coaching can help.

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