FINANCIAL SERVICES/INNOVATION COACH
6-month project, part-time

Mohr Collaborative has been serving global banks for 9 years, providing a unique combination of leadership development and innovation training. This is a fun, extremely flexible job for a client-facing person with a financial services background, experience and interest in innovation, and strong consulting skills.

Role

You will be guiding teams of “high-potential” bankers through a structured process of finding an opportunity, developing an innovative solution, building internal support and ultimately pitching the idea to the most senior executives with the real expectation that it will be taken up by the business and implemented.

You will act as both consultant and teacher, critiquing their business plans, as well as coaching their performance as individuals and as teams.

Experience

Strong familiarity with institutional financial services, any of – Capital Markets, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Transaction Services, as well as Private Banking and the Operations and Technology functions that support those businesses.

Strong business acumen. Creative thinker with broad ranging interests and curiosity. Familiarity with the hurdles involved in generating and driving innovative ideas, especially in large organizations. Excellent communication skills including with non-native English speakers – facilitating groups, writing critiques, providing advice by phone or email.

Domain and/or consulting expertise in large financial service firms is helpful. Experience with innovation initiatives in financial services firms is particularly helpful. Teaching/facilitation experience is helpful. Venture capital experience is helpful.

Commitment

  • Pre-program meetings, weekly 1-hour calls or longer in-person meetings, December-March (approx. 20 hours)
  • Opening session, 4-5 days, in person in NY, March 9-13, 2015
  • Coaching by videoconf/phone/email/IM, approx. 1 day/week for 13-15 weeks, March-June
  • Closing session, 2-3 days, in person in NY or London, week of June 8, 15 or 22, 2015
  • 1-2 days wrap-up work in the week or two following the closing session

Please respond to [email protected]