Coaching for Staff of Microfinance Associations

Coaching for staff of microfinance associations

Coaching is a way of supporting people and organizations in achieving their business goals, using their full potential, without telling them what to do or doing it instead of  them. Peer- mentoring extends the scope of available resources by the know-how and experience of the peer from other organizations. Today, these two methods are recognized world wide as the most efficient in developing senior and middle managers in any type of corporation and company.

Definition after CoachWise®

MFC invites English speaking staff of microfinance institutions to enhance their professional development by participating in the coaching process. Interested staff are offered an opportunity to participate between 2 or 3 and even up to 10 coaching sessions, online.

This opportunity is offered free of charge for MFI staff from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania , Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Norway.

The objectives of the coaching process are set up individually, and the whole processes is preceded by one hour orientation session. Coaching is especially helpful in the following situations:

  • You were promoted and you need to take on a new role in the organization,
  • You manage a team, that faces conflict situation,
  • Your team member is a valuable employee, but nobody likes to work with that person,
  • You need to “sell” your ideas to senior management, who would be rather opposing changes
  • And many more.

Interested people are kindly asked to apply by sending an email to, specifying the following information:

  1. Name and last name
  2. Organization
  3. Position
  4. Age
  5. Mobile phone number for Viber or Whatsapp or Skype
  6. Email

The coaching sessions are facilitated by Ewa Bankowska, who is with MFC since 2006, and a coach since 2017. Ewa works in line with CoachWise® methodology, recognized by International Coaching Federation. Since 2018, she has been leading the regular coaching and mentoring program for microfinance practitioners.

The participants of previous editions appreciated flexibility, out of the box approach and support in seeing challenges from a new perspective.

This initiative has received financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation “EaSI” (2014-2020). For further information please consult: