"All I do is ask questions – the rest of it, they do.”
Gai Foskett, Master Certified Coach, has a talent for keeping things simple. And while that’s undoubtedly a strength in the leadership coaching sphere, it perhaps belies the true value of what she – and Springboard Trust's volunteers generally - bring to the table.
Making a positive difference in the world
With 19 years of experience in the executive coaching sphere, Gai has an immense pool of knowledge to draw upon – and a clear understanding of what she wants out of volunteering.
“I can’t get rid of fossil fuels. But if I can make a big difference in lots of small places, it turns into a ripple effect.”
“The work I do normally, I have structured it so I always have time and space for one or two pro bono coaching projects. When the ICF (International Coach Federation) sent out a call for Springboard volunteers, I knew I wanted to give my support.”
As she explains, that’s because education is the most important sector there is.
"It’s undernourished, undervalued, but so incredibly important. Teachers shape young minds, and educational leaders – like leaders in any sector – get lonely at the top. It’s such a privileged space to work in.”