Internal Coach at Canva
Sydney, AU
Canva is a unique company. We are currently one of the fastest growing companies in the world with one of the most engaged teams in the world:
— We’re proud to have earned a Glassdoor rating 4.9 from our team;We are proud to have been voted Australia’s best places to work and have also been recognised as Australia’s Coolest Tech Company two years running;
— We recently scored 90% overall employee engagement, which is 18% higher than the 2017 New Tech benchmark, and 6% higher than the top 10% of all New Tech companies globally.
_ While things are good, we are just getting started in our journey, and are looking for a unique person to execute with key stakeholders a world leading internal coaching methodology for personal coaching, group coaching and team coaching, leading the charge for this in our Manila office.
We are trying to create something very unique, so throw away your playbook (or at least large chunks of it).
For our size, Canva is a relatively flat company. We pride ourselves on being goal driven rather than title driven and we are fiercely protective of our empowerment culture. We do not believe in top down management, we believe in helping all of our teams to reach their goals and to deliver value to our community through coaching and mentorship.
At Canva, we’re truly transforming the way the world designs. As one of Australia’s fastest growing startups, we’ve acquired over 10 million users in 170+ countries who are creating in excess of 10 designs per second.
Our incredible team is growing rapidly across both our Sydney and Manila offices and we’re looking for a second Internal Coach for Sydney office to work within our Canva University team. You’ll be supported by pioneers of the meta-coaching methodology to help people set and achieve impactful goals through coaching.
Success in this role includes growing and developing individuals and teams to set audacious professional and personal goals and fulfil part of their life purpose through their expression at work in Canva.

Who you are

  • High initiative and goal orientation: You initiate first steps in launching projects without waiting for permission, in order to keep up with Canva’s fast paced environment whilst also being highly motivated to set and achieve goals over time.
  • Strong stakeholder manager and conflict resolver: At Canva you will play a facilitator role for people who have personal differences with others and for teams who are not working optimally together.
  • Experienced in delivering professional coaching programs: You have experience designing and executing coaching programs for individuals or teams, ideally in high growth or innovative companies.
  • Focus on people and affiliation: You care deeply for people’s well being, having strong personal relationships and a focus on incrementally working towards goals and evolving and improving both programs and people. 
  • You enjoy creating new solutions to problems: You love thinking on your feet, inventing and ideating creative solutions to achieve organisational outcomes.
  • Thrive in a team environment: While you’ll spend time working 1-1 coaching individuals, you’ll also be a key part of the People team at Canva, working alongside our country manager, Team Happiness and Canva University teams to ensure coaching is having maximum impact.

What you'll do

  • Coach and support members of our team through delivery of our opt-in individual coaching program 
  • Run group coaching workshops for critical thinking skills, life purpose and mission, self-esteem, confidence and efficacy.
  • Partner with leaders and others in the company to build roadmaps and plans to achieve their professional and personal goals whilst helping the business achieve its goals through effective leadership and communication.
  • Launch blogs internally and externally as one of Canva’s Internal Coaches about culture, empowerment and internal coaching at the company.
  • Review and refine Internal Coaching programs based on NPS scores, feedback, uptake and goal achievement. You’ll also take part in the design of additional workshops based on feedback and Culture Amp survey findings as well as F4S Culture Mapping findings.

Your goals

  • Individual empowerment: Every single person at Canva should feel empowered to do the best work of their lives, to feel challenged and fulfilled. Your goal is to unlock the greatness in every person at Canva, and connecting them to their purpose and meaning through their work. You’ll have regular 1:1s with the team to coach them in understanding their own personal intrinsic drivers and how they can make an impact at Canva. Your goal is for every person to set their own audacious personal and professional goals, then creating actionable plans for achieving them. 
  • Developing leaders: As we’ve grown, we have seen many new leaders stepping into roles where they are suddenly coordinating large teams of people for the first time. Your goal is to support our new leaders learning on the fly, to set them up for success leading by example and building their confidence for taking on people leadership responsibilities. This program aims to build the essential skills for coaching, inspiring and empowering others, as well as covering topics such as emotional intelligence, difficult conversations and staying calm under pressure.
  • Group coaching workshops for personal growth: Everyone working in a high-growth startup is on a rollercoaster filled with ups and downs due to the constant change and rapid growth. You’ll hold workshops on everything from understanding ‘imposter syndrome’ to ‘resilience’. Your goal is to build confidence and self-awareness, cultivate a growth mindset and help people to see change, reinvention and pushing new frontiers as a critical part of our success.