The Mark J. Hemstedt Scholarship fund provides scholarships or assistance to remarkable people within the community who would otherwise not be in a position to attend our programs. Sales of our coaching intake questionnaire, The Lenses, go toward this endeavour.
Our first scholarship was granted in 2017 to an incredible woman – Nilushika Silva Jayaweera from Sri Lanka. Nilu and her younger siblings were left alone in an orphanage when she was 14 to take care of her siblings. She left Sri Lanka on her own to become a Foreign Domestic Worker (maid) in Singapore. On her one day off per week she enrolled in self-development classes and courses on entrepreneurship and business management. She also volunteered in organisations that support, inspire and empower women.
Passionate about supporting her family and other women in Sri Lanka, Nilu started her own e-commerce business – Nilu Tea. She has since returned to Sri Lanka where she runs her business and NGO – Emerging Hope Lanka.
We at The Coach Partnership are proud to work with her and look forward to her adding the qualification of credentialed coach to her impressive list of achievements.
Mark founded TWP in 1995 and had developed it into one of Asia’s leading transformational training and coaching organisations at the time of his sudden and untimely passing in 2019. The Newfield coaching methodology exists in Asia today as a result of his visionary leadership and passionate belief in people. This scholarship was created to honour his memory and in particular, his championing of people from all walks of life.