In the current crisis people from every corner of the globe are experiencing levels of uncertainty they’ve never felt before and many are finding the challenges of the present moment to be incredibly overwhelming.
At Animas, we are proud of the vibrant and supportive community of changemakers that we have helped to create and continue to build through our coach training programme. In the present moment, knowing how powerful coaching can be in helping others, we are not surprised to see coaches in the Animas community finding different ways to provide support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
One of a number of pioneering initiatives founded within the Animas community as a response to the challenges of coronavirus, Support Haven brings together more than 100 Animas coaches with the goal to offer free coaching to anyone around the world struggling to deal with the impacts and challenges of coronavirus.
In this Q&A interview piece, I sit down with Animas graduates and co-facilitators of Support Haven Beatrice Zornek and Jenn M Choi to explore where the idea for the global coaching initiative came from, the mission and vision driving it forward and how you can support it on its journey.
Sam: Thank you so much to both of you for taking the time to talk with me. I’d love to know, where did this idea for Support Haven start?
S: And how would you summarise the goal and mission statement of this initiative?
S: And what’s your vision for this initiative?
S: That’s great! How many coaches are currently in the Support Haven database?
S: You’ve shared a little about the brilliant response that you’ve had, but how did that feel and was that a surprise to you at all?
S: How have you found the experience of running and setting up something like this?
S: That’s so good to hear. While we are touching on the Animas community, I wanted to ask how important Animas and the Animas community have been in getting this initiative going?
S: What are the next steps for you and your goals for 2020?
S: I know that this is currently only open to Animas coaches, and so my last question is how can Animas coaches get involved. And for those that aren’t Animas coaches what can they do to spread awareness of Support Haven?
S: Beatrice, Jenn, thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me, it’s a great initiative and I look forward to following Support Haven’s journey!