We believe that coaching has the capacity to help individuals and organisations far beyond those who have traditionally been able to access it.
For many people, the cost of coaching can present a significant barrier to adoption.
At the same time, we know that coaches relish the opportunity to do meaningful work that makes an impact.
That’s why we partner with forward-thinking organisations to connect our passionate community of coaches to coaching opportunities both within the organisations and with the client groups they serve.
Our partnerships aim to create triple-win opportunities in which Animas coaches build their coaching experience, organisations access a large pool of talented coaches, and their client groups receive quality coaching.
Whilst some of these projects offer fees to the coaches, in most cases the coaching is provided entirely free of charge through the passionate desire of our coaches to make a difference. Animas does not receive any financial benefit from these partnerships.
Our partnerships change over time, but right now, here are the partners we are working with.
Yes Futures is a charity founded with the belief that every young person deserves to feel empowered to fulfil their personal potential. Working in partnership with schools, Yes Futures student coaching and support programmes are focused on four essential skills of confidence, resilience, communication and self-awareness, to support students to be successful both in and outside the classroom and feel prepared for their future.
Initially created in response to the additional pressure placed on teachers during the Covid19 pandemic, Animas and Yes Futures launched and delivered the Creating Space programme, which offered 1-1 coaching for teachers and leaders in education. This programme provided vital support for teachers, as well as an opportunity for Animas coaches to gain experience.
Our partnership with Ella’s Kitchen was developed to benefit Animas coaches-in-training as well as employees of Ella’s Kitchen. During our pilot programme at the start of 2023, Animas coaches were matched with employees from Ella’s Kitchen enabling the coaches to build their coaching hours towards their qualification and gain valuable coaching experience. For the employees, this one-to-one coaching provided a space to explore either work-related or personal topics. Ella’s Kitchen further supported this initiative by funding the coaching for their employees.
Wilfrid’s House mission is to make quality emotional support accessible to those in crisis and to build resilient communities. So far the charity has been providing 1-1 therapy and counselling, as well as delivering specialised programmes for schools. This year, Wilfrid’s House launched a Life Coaching service, with coaches currently only being recruited via Animas. To support the volunteer coaches in their work, Wilfrid’s House also partnered with Animas’ sister-school, the International Centre for Coaching Supervision, to recruit a qualified supervisor to provide group supervision, and will shortly be expanding this to offer 1-1 supervision.
Octopus Money want to help millions of people take the first steps to making their life dreams a reality, so they’re making it easier, cheaper and more exciting to get money advice from a real person. Schools don’t teach money and society makes it taboo. So most of us have no idea the amazing things that are possible if we take small steps to make our money go further. Through a combination of real, friendly people and really clever technology, Octopus help you see where you stand today and build the plan for whatever you’re dreaming of.
Octopus believe workplaces are the best place to change the national conversation around money. So they partner with the UK’s best employers to make their pay and benefits go further – helping all their employees make the most of the money they earn. More than 200,000 employees have access to Octopus Money, with thousands more joining every month.
As a referral partner for Octopus, we’re delighted that several Animas coaches have gone on to work with Octopus as financial coaches.
With a focus on employee wellbeing, Lukah is a relatively new start-up in the coaching space, providing employer-sponsored one-to-one coaching. Through our partnership with Lukah, qualified Animas coaches have the opportunity to work with Lukah as associate coaches.
More Happi offers affordable employee coaching for organisations, whilst providing the opportunity for volunteer coaches to build their experience working with coachees at all levels of an organisation. Many Animas coaches have gone on to coach with More Happi, gaining benefits from broadening their experience, receiving supervision and professional development, and building their portfolio of client testimonials.