Our Health Leadership Fellows Program Comes with Individualized Coaching

February 25, 2013

CIMG0140_webMeet Gerardo Sorkin (he’s the one in the middle), faculty member of the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) Leadership Fellows Program.

Gerardo, who hails from Argentina, holds individual coaching sessions with each participant throughout the 10-month class.

Much of the learning that occurs in our Leadership Fellows Program occurs in a group, either during class, or in coalition work. But the coaching sessions with Gerardo are one-on-one, and allow our leaders to think about their skill development in an intentional way.

In this video, Gerardo shares what you can expect when you participate in coaching sessions with him.

One thing you don’t get in this video is Gerardo’s irreverent sense of humor. An ambulance drove by, and I had cautioned Gerardo that if a siren went off in the background I would have to stop filming. Gerardo didn’t miss a beat. He started comparing the urgency of the ambulance to the urgency of our work together as health equity leaders, trying to persuade me to leave that part in.

What does come through is Gerardo’s big heart and commitment to your development as a leader. Apply to our program today!


5 Responses to Our Health Leadership Fellows Program Comes with Individualized Coaching

  1. Ann Levie says:

    Gerardo is right. As humbling as it can be to recognize our weaknesses, It can feel harrowing to dissect them with others. It was worth it. Gerardo encouraged me to use challenging situations and people from my work, figure out strategies and practice, practice, practice. The experience helped me move past the snags and develop my skills as a Public Health practitioner. It’s one of the great things about the Health Leadership Fellowship.

  2. Gerardo Sorkin says:

    Thanks Ann for being “courageous” and “encouraging”. I invite you (and all fellows to come) to take risks, to “walk the talk” and to continue growing both individual and collectively.

  3. Tonya Wiley says:

    My coaching sessions with Gerardo still resonate with me today. His words ring in my head!

  4. Gerardo Sorkin says:

    Thanks Tonya. I am convinced that whenever we open up our heart in the here and now, we allow ourselves to experience an impact that is timeless.

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