UMBrella Coaching Program

The UMBrella Group, in collaboration with Human Resource Services, offers the UMBrella Coaching Program, which aims to engage women and those who identify as women in a rich program complete with supportive coaches, networking opportunities, and exclusive activities designed to enhance the coaching experience. 

Since launching in 2017, over 200 women have participated in the program. Each participant engages with a coaching group (which includes one coach and four to six fellow participants) during monthly meetings to discuss career-related topics. The program features learning events, useful self-assessment tools, an UMBrella mixer, panel discussions, and a closing ceremony. The monthly discussion topics for Cohort 5 will be: Starting Your New Journey (Goal-Setting); Taking Charge of Your Career; Building Your Personal Board of Advisors; Networking; Managing Up; Negotiating; and Communicating.

Program Benefits

  • Develop a coaching relationship with a trusted coach
  • Discuss professional challenges and opportunities with a confidential, supportive cohort of peers
  • Engage in a development program that focuses on the skills necessary for personal and professional success
  • Expand your professional network through UMBrella Coaching Program connections

Eligibility: Current UMB Employees (Faculty and Staff)

Program Timeline: September 2022 - April 2023 (Cohort 5)

Application: The Cohort 5 application has closed. Check back in June 2023 to apply for Cohort 6. 

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Meet the Cohort 5 Coaches

“Being an UMBrella coach has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had during my time at UMB. Watching the women participating in this program owning their worth, having more clarity about their aspirations, realigning their goals, and taking concrete actions to advance their careers is so reinvigorating and inspiring. I am so honored to be an UMBrella coach!”

- Isabel Rambob, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry