Our Workforce Coaches are trained professionals with years of experience helping individuals achieve economic freedom and self-sufficiency. They are available every week to meet one-on-one with your employees and create a personalized development plan.
Whether your employee needs access to social services or career training, our coaches know how to connect them to the appropriate resources. No challenge is too big, no dream is too small.
Our coaches begin by addressing the barriers that many frontline workers face: unreliable transportation, expensive childcare, unstable housing, lingering legal troubles. As an individual becomes more stable, our coaches shift to a proactive approach, focusing on the passions that inspire them and the skills needed to pursue that inspiration.
The goal is for them to not only survive within your workforce but thrive and advance, helping you maintain a pipeline of talent.
Workforce Coaches are trained in the core competencies as established by the International Coaching Federation, which ensures they lead with empathy and accountability.
- Establishing trust
- Active listening
- Direct communication
- Planning and goal-setting
- Managing progress and accountability
Assessment & Consulting
We understand the challenges and opportunities your frontline workers face. We also recognize that every employer’s needs are unique. With that in mind, our services and pricing are customizable based on your specific circumstances.
The base package is 8 hours per week of access to a Workforce Coach, who will address life, career and financial issues with your employees from within your office or facility. You have the option of investing in additional hours, based on the needs of your workforce. All other services and assessments are available on their own or in conjunction with coaching.
If you are unsure of what level of service you need, we offer multiple assessments that highlight the strengths and opportunities of your current infrastructure:
Frontline Supervisor Training
We offer a customizable, interactive program designed to help your supervisors better understand your entry-level workforce and the unique challenges they face.
- Understanding poverty and poverty behaviors
- How poverty creates instability
- How instability affects the workplace
- Tools to communicate with and retain your frontline workforce
- Coaching vs. terminating
- The cost of turnover
Length and cost of the program are based on the number of individuals trained.
Meet Our Team
As a long-time volunteer and former board member of Cincinnati Works, Matt has a passion for the organization and its mission to alleviate poverty through employment. He believes that harnessing the power of business for social good has the potential to solve entrenched problems like poverty and create shared value for individuals, companies, and society.
Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame. He participated in the Cincinnati Chamber’s C-Change leadership program, and he founded the Cincinnati Works Young Professionals Board.
Taisha has a master’s degree in business administration from American InterContinental University as well as a master’s degree in executive leadership and organizational change from Northern Kentucky University. She recently completed a 15-month professional coach training program from Coach U and is pursuing her professional certification.
Nearly a year ago, Kristina transitioned to Workforce Connection to lead our first on-site coaching pilot at a local distribution center to much success. Prior to joining Cincinnati Works, Kristina was a Project Manager for an international market research company studying and analyzing the trends of consumers. Kristina studied Engineering Management at Miami University.
He brings experience in the financial sector, fair chance employment, art, and as the youngest ``T`` in Triple T Farms. TC earned a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics from Centre College and a Master’s degree in Arts Policy and Administration from Ohio State University.
Jennifer earned Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work and Psychology from Miami University and a Master’s in social work from Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. She holds multiple certifications, including mental health first aid and re-entry employment specialist.
Prior to joining our team, Chris served as in-house life coach for a local manufacturer, where he worked with employees on setting and achieving goals and established relationships with numerous support organizations. Among other achievements, he developed a Prison-to-Employment curriculum. Chris earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Xavier University.
Katie also manages the transportation program started by Beacon of Hope and now operating under Cincinnati Works. This allows individuals to utilize a van for transportation to and from select local employers while they work on self-sustainability through the Cincinnati Works model.
Katie has a master’s degree in Social Work from Northern Kentucky University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Criminal Justice from Xavier University. She has worked inside Lebanon Correctional, has presented at the Council on Social Work Education on practicing social work in a nontraditional setting, and has clinical experience counseling individuals in her spare time.