Coaches

Handshake Coaches find there are more direct ways to
give back than writing a check or running a race.

Industry leaders and professionals provide enthusiastic support to many meaningful causes around the world. Unfortunately, these leaders often do not have much time to give directly back to other individuals that could benefit from their guidance. While fundraising is important, it is difficult to spend meaningful time with the benefactors of many philanthropies. Handshake America provides direct coaching opportunities of students without an overwhelming demand of time.

requirements

  1. Be successful in their profession

  2. Believe athletics teach valuable lessons

  3. Contribute at least $1,000 toward to the Scholarship Program

commitments

  1. Have an active interest in their student

  2. Serve as a Coach for their student

  3. Give their best efforts to attend all sessions


Just like the students in the program, each Handshake Coach has different experiences to recall when interacting with their student and takes advantage of teachable moments throughout the year. Consequently, each student-coach experience is different. The Handshake Coach must be able to identify and take advantage of these moments to give the students the best possible experience. The emphasis for each student is personalized and unique to allow the coaches bring out the best that each student has to offer.


Apply to Be a Handshake Coach

 APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2019.

Interested in being a Handshake Coach for 2020?
Submit you name and email by clicking on the ‘Coach Interest’ button below.
Someone from the team will be in contact with you.


Coaches Corner

Preparation, Tips, Information, Resources

Making the First Call to Student: Notes, Conference Call Recording, Sample Student Packet
Columbus Kickoff (Session #1) RSVP: Click Here
Columbus Coaches Clinic Material: Click Here
Columbus Coach Checklist: Click Here
Columbus Coach Clinic Makeup Call: Click Here
One-on-One Material (Session #2): Click Here


2019 Handshake America Coaches-Atlanta

Corneille Algarra  Georgia Pacific

Corneille Algarra
Georgia Pacific

Jonathan Christie  KPMG

Jonathan Christie
KPMG

Donovan Potter  Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers

Donovan Potter
Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers

Brant Barrow  KPMG

Brant Barrow
KPMG

Grayson Flaim  BI Worldwide

Grayson Flaim
BI Worldwide

John Scipio  AND1

John Scipio
AND1

Paul Brenan  KPMG

Paul Brenan
KPMG

Leigh Jakes  Bodyarmor Sports

Leigh Jakes
Bodyarmor Sports

Gina Vlasek  The Home Depot

Gina Vlasek
The Home Depot

Jessica Chait  Beauty Counter

Jessica Chait
Beauty Counter

Chris Phillips  Floralis Landscape

Chris Phillips
Floralis Landscape

Nick Winbush  T. Dallas Smith & Company

Nick Winbush
T. Dallas Smith & Company


2019 Handshake America Coaches-Columbus

Deborah Boiarsky  Porter Wright

Deborah Boiarsky
Porter Wright

Eric Brummett  DSW

Eric Brummett
DSW

Lori Fry  Deloitte

Lori Fry
Deloitte

Susan Gallogly  Handshake America

Susan Gallogly
Handshake America

Kurt Gatterdam  Fillmore Capital

Kurt Gatterdam
Fillmore Capital

Elissa How   Abercrombie & Fitch

Elissa How
Abercrombie & Fitch

Matthew Kramer  KPMG

Matthew Kramer
KPMG

Cody Martin   PNC Mortgage

Cody Martin
PNC Mortgage

Jason Mulder   EY

Jason Mulder
EY

Matthew Quinn  Abercrombie & Fitch

Matthew Quinn
Abercrombie & Fitch

Steven Troth  Wendy's

Steven Troth
Wendy's

Larry Wendling   The Daimler Group

Larry Wendling
The Daimler Group

Andy Hoh  Messer

Andy Hoh
Messer

Travis Jackson   Brooksource

Travis Jackson
Brooksource

Judy Lanning  Community Leader

Judy Lanning
Community Leader

Trisha McDaniel  Nationwide

Trisha McDaniel
Nationwide

Beth Murphy  Grange Insurance

Beth Murphy
Grange Insurance

Lauren Risch   L Brands

Lauren Risch
L Brands

Mike Van Straten   L Brands

Mike Van Straten
L Brands

Megan Whited   Porter Wright

Megan Whited
Porter Wright

Bill Holehouse  Perficient

Bill Holehouse
Perficient

Ann James  Retired Educator

Ann James
Retired Educator

Jim Lenard  Infor

Jim Lenard
Infor

Tracy Miller  Consultant

Tracy Miller
Consultant

David Probst   Stonehenge

David Probst
Stonehenge

Pete Risch  Morgan Stanley

Pete Risch
Morgan Stanley

Kelsi Vaughn  CoverMyMeds

Kelsi Vaughn
CoverMyMeds

Jennie Wilson  MGF Sourcing

Jennie Wilson
MGF Sourcing

Shelley Horn   Infor

Shelley Horn
Infor

Brian Kirsch  DSW

Brian Kirsch
DSW

Phil Lovegrove  Vorisek

Phil Lovegrove
Vorisek

Sean Morrison  KPMG

Sean Morrison
KPMG

Tyler Probst  Red Capital Markets

Tyler Probst
Red Capital Markets

Melissa Toth  Abercrombie

Melissa Toth
Abercrombie

Adam Weingartner  Bluestone Wealth

Adam Weingartner
Bluestone Wealth

Chris Wisecup   Deloitte

Chris Wisecup
Deloitte