Career coaches help job seekers find rewarding careers by providing them with guidance, resources, and support. They are critically important in our rapidly changing economy. Increasing numbers of people need to hone or acquire new skills and navigate new pathways to good jobs. Skillful is advancing skills-based approaches for more effective coaching and offers resources and training to career coaching professionals.

The Skillful Coaching Corps is a state-based training program designed to strengthen and support exceptional career coaching professionals so they are better equipped to connect people to effective training opportunities and quality jobs. As a complement to the Corps, Skillful creates online Skillful Coaching Communities of Practice, which provide coaches with opportunities to network, share, and learn from each while they explore new resources and methods for helping clients. Skillful launched the first Skillful Governor’s Coaching Corps in Colorado in 2017 with Governor John Hickenlooper, and Indiana’s Skillful Governor’s Coaching Corps in 2019 with Governor Eric J. Holcomb. A vibrant Skillful Coaching Community of Practice is active in Colorado, with another expected in Indiana in 2019.

Skillful also provides career coaches with free resources to help them serve job seekers. You can find these resources at the bottom of this page.

The Skillful Governor’s Coaching Corps

The Skillful Governor's Coaching Corps, developed in partnership with the states of Colorado and Indiana, gives coaches tools and training to help them better serve job seekers. This intensive leadership and skills development program brings together exceptional coaches from agencies like workforce centers, colleges, high schools, and nonprofit organizations to hone their leadership skills, leverage new practices and technologies, and build a supportive cohort to serve job seekers.

At the end of the program, based on their work, the coaches recommend new policies and practices to state leaders for potential adoption.

Join Skillful’s Coaching Community of Practice

By joining Skillful’s Coaching Community of Practice, a no-cost virtual support network for career coaches in Colorado and Indiana, you can build your coaching skills through webinars and peer-led calls. You can share content with your peers, ask questions, discuss tools and resources, and more. Register below. 



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Coaching Community of Practice

Coaching Resources

Explore Skillful tools your clients can put to work today. They’ll strengthen your conversations with job seekers, helping them identify interests, skills and rewarding work opportunities.


Empower your clients to acquire the foundational academic skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential in school, career and life


Help your clients understand their “competency core” by developing a visual map of their skills directly using their resume as a starting point.

mySkills myFuture

This tool helps job seekers discover how current job skills translate to other occupations. Find career and training matches by job title.

Data USA

Help your clients understand the latest regional economic and labor market data—and where they might potentially fit into the picture—with this highly visual tool.

Big Interview

Help your clients perform better in interviews with this free suite of interactive interview practice questions and video tutorialslife.

Global Freshman Academy

This collaboration between edX and ASU offers for-credit, freshman-level university courses online—providing quality higher education anywhere in the world.

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