Read firsthand accounts of how our coaching services have positively impacted lives and inspired personal and professional growth.

“Advancement Resources’ coaching is a great step-back from the day-to-day work. It provides a safe space to consider and discuss both your broad, long-term vision and your tactical, daily execution with an experienced partner. The thoughtful coaches foster your professional growth and development where you learn about yourself to become a more effective leader and colleague, regardless of your position or title.”

—Lia Kampman
Interim Vice President for College Advancement
St. Norbert College


“Aligning yourself with mentors and coaches that inspire and challenge you is one of the most important investments you can make to support your personal and professional development. In today’s environment, this notion is even more true.”

—Aaron Escobar
Vice President, Athletic Development, and Senior Associate Athletic Director
Oregon State University Foundation


“The board and I have appreciated our investment in Advancement Resources training and coaching. While it has been beneficial to have a coach, it has been more rewarding to have a practitioner as a coach.”

—Lisa Baehre
Executive Director
Sandler Center Foundation


“Our Advancement Resources coach helped our gift officers hone and refine solicitation strategies, especially at the principal gift level. The coaching gives them the tools and the confidence they need to conduct a high-level, donor-centric gift discussion leading to a solicitation. Although I work regularly with my team on solicitation strategies and moving donors to the right on the donor continuum, the outside expertise from the Advancement Resources coach contributes fresh perspectives and ideas to the discussion.”

—Lori Williamson
Associate Vice President of Development
University of St. Thomas


“[My coach’s] time and your insights have been greatly appreciated. It has been a pleasure to work with [them] and I have really enjoyed our conversations. I have been so impressed by the entire Advancement Resources team throughout this process and very thankful for the opportunity to learn from you all.”

—Emily N. Shipman
Grateful Patient & Pipeline Development
Engaged in coaching while at Michigan Medicine


“I have experienced and appreciated Advancement Resources’ coaching services. My coach was an amazing listener, intuitive, and a great connector to the theory and tools learned as part of our partnership. 10 out of 10!”

—Holly Gulden
Associate Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of Development
Engaged in coaching while at Tulane University


“I had 2 discovery/qualification meetings that I felt incredibly well prepared for given the work I have been doing with the Advancement Resources coach. Both conversations were very promising and I hung up feeling confident about the flow of the conversation and next steps on the horizon.”

—Shanna Hocking
Associate Vice President, Individual Giving
Engaged in coaching while at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


“This program has really helped, knowing I’m not alone, having a coach was really helpful, and hearing that imposter syndrome is common and ways we can counteract it.”

—Pam Augustus
Director of Administration & Strategy, Health Advancement
University of California, Irvine


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