Coach a Club
Help a club regain its vigor!
Are you interested in helping a club as a Club Coach?
Do you think your club could use a little help from a Club Coach?
Either way, you have come to the right place.
The Club Coach program is a unique program that is both challenging and rewarding. From time to time, a club may experience a drop in membership or may not be as healthy or vibrant as it once was. The goal of the Club Coach program is to give these clubs some extra guidance and help them get “back on their feet.”
A Club Coach is trained to work with the entire club, including its officers and members, and reinvigorate the experience of being a Toastmaster.
This program works in conjunction with the Club Ambassador Program; together, they form key cornerstones of District 101’s club growth efforts.
• Enhance team-building skills
• Broaden leadership experience
• Boost proficiency as a facilitator and negotiator
• Cultivate diplomacy skills
• Foster the opportunity to share expertise
• Timeframe for the relationship: 6 months to 2 years
• Submit progress report monthly
• To earn credit toward the DTM award, the club must achieve Distinguished Club status
Process of Becoming a Club Coach:
1. Complete the required Toastmasters International Coaching Module (2x chapters)
- Chapter I: Introduction to the Club Coach Program provides an overview of the program for club members, club officers, District leaders, and prospective club coaches.
- Chapter II: Becoming a Club Coach looks more deeply at the requirements of the program.
- One of the officers will also need to complete the course.
2. Complete the Coach agreement.
- You and the club Officer will sign and attest to completing the Coaching module. (Form:Club Coach Agreement.)
- After both signatures are completed, please forward to Club Growth Director, and Club Coach Chair.
- Club Growth Director will sign and forward to Toastmasters International, for official coaching assignment.
3. Submit reports as required
- Your first report is the preliminary report which you will submit after meeting with the club. (Form: Club Coach Preliminary Report)
- You are to complete the progress reports monthly. (Form: Club Coach Progress Report)
- You may submit these directly on the D101TM.Org website.
- Once you have successfully completed coaching the club to Distinguished Status, you will need to submit the final report. (Form: Club Coach Final Report)
• Club Ambassador Program
• Club Ambassador Report
• Toastmasters International Club Coaching Handbook:
• Distinguished Club Program Manual:
• District 101 Club Coach Webpage:
Learn More about Club Coaching
Becoming a Club Coach
- Do you want to make a difference for a club in need?
- Do you want to help others reach their potential?
- Can you give advice and model positive behaviors in a constructive, helpful manner?
- Are you familiar with what makes a good club – including an understanding of the club officer roles, the distinguished club program, and Toastmasters best practices?
If so, coaching a club might be a great opportunity to grow your skills and give back to the community.
As a Club Coach, you will be assigned to a club with between 3 and 12 members. You will work with current officers to rebuild the club, regain members, and earn the “Distinguished Club” designation.
Here is a sample of what you can achieve:
- Develop team-building skills
- Expand leadership experience
- Increase proficiency as a facilitator and negotiator
- Develop diplomacy skills
- Share expertise
- Invest in the future of Toastmasters
- Earn credit towards your Distinguished Toastmaster award
If you’re interested in helping a struggling club, contact the Club Coach Chair at email@example.com.
Getting a Club Coach
- Does your club have between 3 and 12 members?
- Can your club use help from the district to regain strength, to get another point of view, and to help you organize better meetings?
If so, a Club Coach can provide the help your club needs to right the ship and get back on course.
A Club Coach will work together with the officers and members of your club to create a plan to rebuild the club. The coach will assist the officers in implementing this plan, with the ultimate goal of earning the “Distinguished Club” designation — or even higher.
If your club has between 3 and 12 members, it qualifies for the Club Coach program. Discuss the situation with your club officers and contact the Club Coach Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a coach.
Don’t forget to fill out your Club Coach Visit Report right after a club visit, at least once a month. This will give the Club Coach Chair the information needed to support your efforts. Click on the button below to go to the online form for submitting your report: