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When she learned her dream employer Athlete Ally was hiring, Muay Thai fighter and nonprofit executive Anne Lieberman worked with The New Search Collaborative to coach her through the interview process.
Now Anne is Athlete Ally’s Director of Policy and Programs, leading the organization’s LGBTQ rights efforts, and mobilizing ambassadors, sports teams, athletic institutions, and other partners to advance LGBTQ rights locally and globally.
Overcoming imposter syndrome:
“It was incredible to be coached by other queer women about how to effectively land a position of leadership in a nonprofit. Women - and minority communities in general - often tend to undersell ourselves - we don’t apply for jobs we’d be great at because we don’t think we have the qualifications. Tuti and Liz showed me how to line up my experience with the qualifications for the job and how to powerfully message myself and the work that I’ve done.”
On being a team player:
“I’ve been practicing martial arts my whole life, and have been practicing and coaching Muay Thai for about a decade. Especially as you start to fight at higher levels, you have to be a fast and strong problem solver - you need to be able to assess a situation and develop your game plan 30 seconds into a round. As a coach, you have to be a strong communicator and know what kind of cues resonate with different athletes. Muay Thai has taught me interpersonal skills and how to read a room. It’s honed my ability to know when to use a more collaborative process, and when I just need to make a decision as a leader.”
“It was incredible to be coached by other queer women about how to effectively land a position of leadership in a nonprofit.”
The executive director of Equal Rights Advocates came to The New Search Collaborative’s Tuti Scott because she wanted develop her fundraising capacity. She quickly realized that achieving her goals meant bringing on new team members.
A strategic appointment:
“We started out working on a strategic plan and through that we identified the need to rebuild the team and bring in new team members. It wasn’t what we expected when we started the process, but it’s part of Tuti’s great big picture ability to help organizations think through their next steps.”
Building the right team:
“It was a game changer. If you don’t have the right team driving your bus, you can’t get very far. Tuti really took a holistic approach, looking not just at the needs of the particular position, but at the strengths of each existing team member and how they could be best complemented and supplemented by a new hire.”
“It was a game changer. If you don’t have the right team driving your bus, you can’t get very far.”
Professional fundraiser Kaycee Gerhart came to The New Search Collaborative for guidance as she worked through a career transition, trying to determine if it was time to move into a new sector or simply a new role. The Collaborative helped her find a position that aligned her skills with her values.
Personalizing the search process:
“The process started with personal conversations similar to the ones you’d have with a friend. We sat down and had a direct and purposeful conversation about pain points and what made me feel alive. Liz has a talent for extracting what’s important in a conversation and moving immediately into idea generation, and Elissa is such a powerful connector - I walked away with people to meet, jobs to look at, and tangible work that I could start immediately. It was a values-driven conversation, but it didn’t stop there, which I found to be really unique.”
Tackling diversity head-on:
“Being a young woman in the workplace is very different to being a man in the workplace, and being able to work with someone who could engage with that head-on was really important to me - it wasn’t something we had to dance around. I also identify as a person of color, and we were able to talk about that freely, and identify options for a next step that also really valued that.”
“I walked away with people to meet, jobs to look at, and tangible work that I could start immediately. ”