Dear friends of Empower Asia,
As the weather gets warmer in Hong Kong and the humidity returns, it’s not only an indicator of summer approaching, but also for the university semester to end. Students are now getting more stressed about exams and worries about job applications are a common conversation topic. This shift of season also changes the rhythm of our services at Empower Asia.
Instead of workshops and seminars focusing on general training topics, client needs now change to tailor-made support through coaching relationships. In our coaching we walk with students and young professionals for a period of approximately 5 months, supporting them in their professional, personal and spiritual life through bi-weekly one-on-one meetings. Through listening and asking powerful questions, we help students grow and discover new perspectives.
What would success look like for you?
What parts of this connect to your calling?
From a spiritual perspective what do you see?
Even though personalized coaching can be a very impacting experience, many students are not in the position to afford such a service, and they don’t feel free to ask for financial support from their parents. Nevertheless, they are expected to have their life figured out. Because students tend to mask problems and feel embarrassed to ask for help, Empower Asia can break through many of the barriers through the trust built via our on-campus relationships and through the non-for-profit nature of our organization.
One way you can partner with our Service Advisors is through providing a scholarship for a student to receive a complete coaching package from Empower Asia. For a contribution of HKD 350 per month (USD 50 per month) or HKD 4,200 per year (USD 600 per year) you can impact a young person’s professional, personal and spiritual life journey during their formative years. You can choose to support a specific team member, or you can make a gift out to our organization and we will steward it in the best possible way.
Beyond your coaching scholarship, you can also partner with us to directly serve a young person through mentoring. We provide mentoring training for people interested in mentorship, and we can match all certified mentors with a student to begin your mentoring relationship. Since mentoring can also be offered online, this is a way for you to partner with us in a direct way, even if you live overseas!
The mission of Empower Asia is to equip the next generation of leaders in Asia through holistic services so they will be empowered to impact their society. Throughout this update we shared several opportunities of how YOU can partner with us in making this vision become a reality. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about how you can partner with us.
Maik H. Friedrich