The SHE Coaches Program is a unique program developed by SHE Investments, Inta Sellick and Barbara Anderson, professional international coaches from Australia.

This program offers trained coaches the opportunity to use their skills in a different culture and environment, volunteering their services for women who would otherwise not have the chance to benefit from them. 

This program offers a shared learning experience for both female Coaches and Cambodian women who manage micro, small and medium sized enterprises.  By participating in this program, and contributing to SHE’s work, Coaches make it possible for women in Cambodia to access ongoing training and mentoring to support them to scale their businesses and create impact for communities.

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Why Coaching?

SHE is creating a network of Cambodian women in business, so they can learn from and support each other.  Coaching and mentoring is an important aspect of our program, in which we connect our entrepreneurs with successful Cambodian businesswomen so they can learn from them and receive mentoring and advice. 

Inviting professional Coaches from Australia or other countries to mentor and train SHE’s facilitators, mentors and participants in coaching techniques is extremely valuable for both our team and the impact they will continue to make for women in Cambodia.  Building local capacity is crucial in passing these skills on to Cambodians who will continue to use them long after the SHE Coaches Program ends. 

Finally, we are passionate about providing coaches with a unique opportunity to develop their skills and enhance their experience by providing a program that is mutually valuable for both coaches and Cambodian female entrepreneurs. 

About the SHE Coaches Program

The SHE Coaches Program has been carefully designed to offer qualified coaches: 

  • Immersion in Cambodian culture, through sightseeing, cultural activities, and close interactions with Cambodian women

  • A valuable learning experience which will challenge and inspire you in your personal and professional life

  • A packed itinerary, but one that allows for rest, relaxation, and reflection so as to look after your physical, emotional and spiritual journey through Cambodia

  • An opportunity to not just see and meet new people, but to form close connections and relationships with other Coaches, the SHE team, and Cambodian women entrepreneurs

  • An opportunity to improve and develop your coaching skills and certifications in a unique environment

My coach light has been re-ignited, and I’m very thankful.
— Coaches Tour Participant, 2015

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Program Overview

Your journey through Cambodia will happen in 3 stages: 

1) Professional and Personal Development

Learn from Master Coach Barbara Anderson on improving your Coaching Skills through professional training and mentorship. Learn about cross-cultural coaching, and put your coaching skills to the test by delivering coaching sessions for Cambodian women from a range of diverse backgrounds; sometimes in English, sometimes with translators.

2) Immersion and Learning

You’ll travel to Phnom Penh and participate in cultural and historical activities. You’ll learn about the barriers that women face in life and in business firsthand, and gain new insight into Khmer culture. 


Program Inclusions

Your program fee includes: 

  • All meals

  • Accommodation in Phnom Penh

  • Airport transfers

  • All transport within Cambodia

  • Guidance and support provided by a SHE team leader and local guide

  • Sightseeing & cultural activities in Phnom Penh

  • Pre-program information, orientation and support

  • Translators for coaching sessions and business visits

  • A donation to SHE, which will help to provide scholarships for women to participate in the in SHE Incubator and Accelerator Programs

  • Professional Coaching Training and Certification (20 hours program and receive 20 CCEU's)

Your program fee does not include: 

  • Return airfares to Cambodia

  • Cambodia Visa

  • Travel insurance

  • Coaching Training and certificate: this is provided at an additional fee if you choose to participate in this 1-day training

(The best part was) gaining a better understanding of the culture in Cambodia. Meeting amazingly brave, ambitious, innovative women and gaining an appreciation of their successes despite many odds.
— SHE Coaches Tour Participant, 2015

Program Itinerary

ARRIVE: Sunday 22nd March, 2020        |        DEPART: Saturday 28th March, 2020

March 22nd: Fly in to Phnom Penh, be picked up from the airport and delivered to your hotel. Welcome Dinner that evening.

March 23rd: Welcome to Cambodia!  Today you will have a Welcome Ceremony, Orientation and introduction to SHE and the Coaches Program, and a traditional Buddhist Water Blessing to wish you good luck and welcome you to the Kingdom of Cambodia.

March 24th: Professional Coaching Training and Certification (20 hours program and receive 20 CCEU's) in the morning. In the afternoon, learn about Cambodia's recent challenging history by visiting the Killing Fields and S21 Genocide Museum.

March 25th: Professional Coaching Training and Certification (20 hours program and receive 20 CCEU's) in the morning. In the afternoon, have Coaching Sessions with Cambodian business women. Travel out with a member of the SHE team to visit women at their businesses and spend the morning or afternoon with them.

March 26th: Morning & afternoon coaching sessions at women’s businesses.

March 27th: Morning coaching sessions; afternoon reflection, program wrap-up, and Completion Dinner.

March 28th: Farewell!  

Your program leaders and support team

Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson is a Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, with more than 20 years experience working with a range of corporate and small business clients as a Trainer, Consultant, Facilitator, Mentor and Coach for their Business and Personal Development.  Barbara has a passion for Coaching and Leadership and has trained hundreds of new coaches and managers in coaching skills.  She has been on the International Coach Federation Australia (ICFA) board as Director Professional Standards, and in December 2008 was awarded “Australasian Coach of the Year” by the International Coach Federation.  Barbara has a significant international reputation, including being involved with the growth of coaching in India, China & Thailand over the past few years.  Barbara was on the EXCO and is a member of the Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches. 

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Celia Boyd

Celia is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of SHE Investments. She has a Masters of Community and International Development, and has managed projects across Kenya, regional Australia, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia. Celia has also started two businesses herself, and is passionate about women's economic empowerment and the power of business to create impact.

Celia was named as one of 18 Young Social Pioneers in Australia in 2014 by the Foundation for Young Australians, and in 2017 she was named as an Emerging Leader in the Australia-ASEAN region by the Prime Minister's Cabinet of Australia, AsiaLink, and the Australia-ASEAN Council. 

Lida Loem

Lida is the Co-Founder and Programs Manager of SHE Investments. She is a passionate young leader in Cambodia, driven to create change for young people and women so they can contribute to Cambodia's economic development. 

Lida is one of the leading facilitators in Cambodia, and has trained and mentored more than 60 micro-small enterprises through SHE's programs.

In 2017, she was named as a Young South-East Asia Leader (YSEALI) by the U.S. State Department, and represented both SHE and Cambodia part of the YSEALI program to America. 


Your Investment

The SHE Coaches Program participation fee is AUD $2,400 (airfares, visas and travel insurance are at own cost). This fee covers the following costs:

Program leaders and project management

Translators, training materials, business visits, cultural activities

All meals, accommodation and transport within Cambodia

Professional Coaching Training and Certification (20 hours program and receive 20 CCEU's)

A $300 donation to SHE to provide a scholarship for a Cambodian woman to receive business training


Please note that this program fee is not a tax-deductible donation. To make a tax-deductible donation to SHE, please contact us to find out how. This is separate to your Coaches Program fee.

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