The TTT Approach
Train the Trainer (TTT) is a robust cohort-based training program that is open to financial professionals and ECE providers in Philadelphia. The two-phase program begins with a free eight-week training for financial professionals to develop a comprehensive understanding of the nuances of the ECE sector. In the second phase, the financial professionals are paired with ECE providers for a year-long coaching engagement.
During this time, financial coaches work with providers to develop more efficient and profitable operations. Together, they work to set goals, assess financial health, develop financial reporting and reviews, establish budgeting and forecasting practices, explore automation and tax planning and more.
The goal of the program is twofold:
- to help ECE providers build financial resilience. The program’s coaching approach is designed to strengthen the provider’s business operations while giving them the confidence in their ability to appropriately assess and make informed decisions.
- to give financial professionals an opportunity to expand their practice to serve a new niche. The coaches also ultimately become of a shared platform of services available to ECE providers.
TTT is supported with funding from the William Penn Foundation. TTT partners with Better Futures to develop and deliver training modules on a variety of topics. Coaches will also work with providers to develop business plans under the guidance of Better Futures. Better Futures also offers a library of on-demand classes accessible on its online platform called CRAFT.
In 2021, the first cohort of 15 financial professionals graduated from the Train the Trainer (TTT) program.