ActionCOACH’s Dan Zimanski Giving Back to the Community Through “Coaching for a Cause”

ActionCOACH Dan Zimanski is proud to announce that The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)/Hope House has signed on as a “Coaching for a Cause” client.

Mandeville, LA, April 09, 2011 --( “Coaching for a Cause” is an ActionCOACH program where coaches coach non-profit organizations in their local communities pro bono. This is one of the many ways in which Zimanski is giving back to his community as he strives to achieve his vision of maximizing community wealth through inspired actions.

The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)/Hope House is a non-profit organization, serving abused children of St. Tammany and Washington parishes whose mission is to improve community response to child abuse. The CAC works with child protection, law enforcement, and the District Attorney's office in conducting forensic interviews with the child. The interview takes place at CAC in a warm, home-like environment that prevents the child from being interviewed multiple times in multiple agencies, and fosters a safe environment where the child feels more comfortable disclosing difficult information. They also offer follow-up counseling and support at no cost to their clients and the families.

CAC is run by a 5 member staff and a volunteer board. They do not charge for any of their services, and therefore rely solely on grants, fundraisers, and donations to keep their doors open. Jesse Hartley is the Executive Director for CAC/Hope House and Zimanski’s “Coaching for a Cause” client.

“Working with Dan has encouraged me to set higher goals and establish targeted plans to reach them. We are a small staff and efficiency is of the utmost importance,” said Hartley. “Dan has helped me think outside the box and utilize everyone’s skills to the fullest. It is rare that I’m able to have such an opportunity being in the non-profit world. I’m so grateful that Dan saw the importance of our organization and has lent his talent and knowledge to help us continue to provide quality services to our clients.”

The CAC’s signature fundraiser event is the Annual Mad Hatter Tea that will take place this year on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the St. Scholastica Gymnasium. This is the 9th Annual event and all proceeds go towards the operations budget. There are several sponsorship opportunities for this event. To learn more, contact Jesse Hartley at 985-892-3885 or You can also visit

Zimanski is helping Hartley and her team implement the ActionCOACH goal and planning system into their daily operations. They are working together to develop and execute specific strategies to achieve 2011 fundraising targets that will enable them to expand and grow their organization long-term. The first goal on the list is to have a record breaking fundraising event on May 14th.

Zimanski said “All non-profit organizations face the same challenges that businesses face – time, team and money. In fact, in the non-profit world these challenges are often multiplied due to limited resources and relying on volunteers within the community. It can all come together fairly quickly with a plan that is effectively communicated and team of people committed to achieving goals. It is a pleasure working with such a wonderful organization knowing the impact they make on each of these children’s lves. Just like the businesses I coach, our core focus is generating additional revenue. This will enable us to fund additional child abuse awareness and prevention programs that will make a significant difference as our community continues to grow.”

Zimanski resides in Mandeville, LA serving the Northshore business community and surrounding areas, including Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Houma and Thibodaux. He has been an ActionCOACH for 3 years. He is passionate about helping business owners succeed, contributing to his community and helping children.

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