U-GOT-A-COACH® Program

Pam Duda, President and Owner of Lifescapes Professional Coaching and Advisory Council member of NORWESCAP CLTC, introduced the U-GOT-A-COACH® Program in 2010 to her local NORWESCAP Center. She tapped into her network of certified coaches to volunteer their services to coach, guide and mentor those women ready and accountable to transition back into the workforce. She noticed a great deal of the obstacles the women faced weren’t completely skills related, but more internally based around confidence and self-worth. Pam established the program to give back to her community while offering opportunities to her fellow coaches to expand and hone their skills across different socio-economic populations.

Objective: To partner with NORWESCAP’s Career & Life Transitions Center for Women to provide supplemental supportive services through coaching to empower and enlighten women to gain the courage and confidence to attain sustainable positive results in their lives.

NORWESCAP Mission: “Creating Opportunities. Changing Lives.”

NORWESCAP is a non-profit community action agency established in 1965 that creates opportunities for over 30,000 low-income people in northwest New Jersey by providing a large portfolio of self-sufficiency and emergency services. www.norwescap.org

NORWESCAP’s Career & Life Transitions Center for Women is a displaced homemaker program serving women in Hunterdon, Warren, Somerset and Mercer counties. Displaced Homemakers are women who are returning to the workforce after the death, disability or military deployment of a spouse, or following a divorce, separation or abuse.

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About Lifescapes:
Lifescapes Professional Coaching was founded by Pam Duda to inspire others to tap into their potential through training, empowerment and support. She specializes in sales training, organizational development, college/career coaching, communication effectiveness and leadership assessments. The Lifescapes approach is unique. It combines communication and leadership training along with coaching to produce improved productivity, decision making and interpersonal effectiveness.

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“Pam Duda has been a Advisory Council member of the Career and Life Transitions Center for Women since 2005. Last year Pam approached me with an innovative idea she had to assist our clients who are in transition. Since that time, Pam has developed an extraordinary program named “U-GOT-A-COACH” program that has provided individual coaching services to our clients free of charge. The program Pam created has supported many women through the process of successfully achieving their specific personal goals. Volunteering her services to implement this program, Pam has recruited numerous coaches to participate in this program. Based upon the success, appreciation and the high satisfaction feedback reported by participants, the CLTC hopes to offer this program a fourth time this Fall. Pam is detail oriented, highly organized and efficient and goes out of her way to assist others – we don’t know what we would do without Pam’s active support of our center.

Patricia A. Moonjian
Program Director
Career & Life Transitions Center for Women
Hunterdon & Warren Counties


“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Pam throughout the U-Got-A-Coach program.

Her vision, passion and motivation to ensure the success of each woman is simply incredible.

Her energy is contagious and she makes each coach want to give their all to the program as well. She has made this program the success it is today!”

Andrea Harvey
Andrea Harvey Associates


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