“I realize that I have made poor choices in my past, but I don’t want those choices to become my future.”
President Barack Obama talks about his plan for faith based community programs, including Ready4Work, in Zanesville, OH on July 1, 2008.
Become a Life Coach
Ready4Work is a nationally recognized program assisting ex-offenders with re-entry into the community and workforce, effectively leading clients toward a productive life.
Operating with a four-pronged approach; case management, life-coaching, job training and job placement assistance, Ready4Work motivates and moves individuals to become productive, responsible citizens within the community.
The role of a life coach is that of a confidant, counselor and champion. A life coach helps build confidence and instill personal accountability/responsibility in people, as well as helps establish boundaries for those seeking assistance.
Essentially, a life coach stands as a “role model for life.” Ready4Work’s Life Coaching program is intended to equip its life coaches with the skills required to support ex-offenders’ reentry efforts. Ensuring support and success for clients, a life coach works in concert with the Life Coach Coordinator, as well as other Ready4Work staff.
- 21 years of age
- No felony conviction (within last year)
- Not actively on probation/parole
- Complete one 4-hour training class
- One year commitment
- Submit to background check
Training Class Topics
- History of mentorship
- Ready4Work mentor program/program partners
- Communication skills
- Common behavioral characteristics
- Concepts & practices of mentoring
- Qualities a good mentor
- Program rules
- Working through challenging situations