V-Lab's efforts in building local capacities.
Everything that V-lab has been doing for the last 2 years aligns with one vision, and that is to develop the local's capacity. From creating and launching projects to training participants to mentoring coaches; Our style of teaching and getting information across is through a mixture of training and coaching - Which we believe we are the only association that is doing this in Vanuatu.
So far we have around 11 local In-training coaches. Our method of choosing a potential coach does not stem from the idea that they are a good person or has done a lot of great things, but is more to do with their business background. One thing that if not all, but most of our coaches have in common is that they are involved in business and management. Either they are managing a business, running one, or both. V-Lab is confident in its team and has created balance in terms of age and gender, with its coaches possessing numerous hard-skills, including but not limited to :
When interviewing an in-training coach, Joel David, he summarizes his experience with a quote,
"Our goal as business coaches is to empower entrepreneurs in a way where they can move by themselves and be confident in their own ability and journey."
2021 was all about getting the team to feel like a team. Lots of team bonding activities, including a retreat which was held in December. The objective behind the retreat was to engage the team in discussions to reflect on what we have achieved together so far and what more we can do to be better in delivering our services and providing only the best for our incubees.
2022 for V-Lab and its team of coaches and trainers is about moving forward and doing more structured development. Providing training on topics such as; emotional intelligence, empathy and communication.
V-lab in collaboration with Breadfruit consulting plans to provide qualification on coaching that will be recognized internationally. This is in our goals for 2023 and will target anyone that is looking for a career in coaching - not just business wise, but also personal, life skills and more.