A CCNET Coach leads, mentors and/or supports conservation project teams including diverse partners and stakeholders to apply the OS process to develop effective conservation strategies and measures of success for a given project area. Coaches support teams by facilitating some or all of the elements of the Open Standards process.

Coaches act as resource as requested by conservation project leads. While coaches typically will lead a team through an OS process to produce a meaningful plan, they may also consult, review and or troubleshoot various parts of the OS process for teams. Coaches commit to continually honing their skills, innovating, and sharing knowledge regarding OS with CCNet in order to improve the practice of conservation.

There are a few ways to find a coach:

1. A filtered search of the CCNet Coach Database; or

2. through the respective CCNet Franchises.