Webinar: The Impact of Black Women in Coaching: Paving, Repairing, and Innovating the Industry

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December 15, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

In an era where professionals and organizations are taking more proactive approaches to building awareness and creating psychologically safe, inclusive environments, the research continues to indicate that identity differences can mean experiential differences on the journey to success. It is not a secret that there is a stark racial gap of visibility and leadership in the coaching industry. The scant statistics that do exist around racial demographics in the coaching industry indicate that black coaches make up approximately 8% of the executive and life coaches in the United States. Becoming a psychologically safe and inclusive profession calls us to reflect on important questions: What does this gap mean for coaching industry leaders of color? How do these leaders navigate the intersectionality of race, gender and profession while pushing for change in the theory and practice?

Join us for a compelling discussion with four women leading in the coaching industry as scholars, founders, creators, and educators as they dive into the journey to leadership in coaching, the value diversity brings to the coaching profession, and initiatives that are on the horizon. Dr. Pamela Larde, PhD, Director of Education for the Institute of Coaching will be joined by Dionne Mack, SPHR, Chief Diversity Officer of IPEC, Sackeena Gordon-Jones, PhD MCC, Chief Coaching Officer President of Transformation Coach Institute, and La'Wana Harris, ACC, author of "Diversity Beyond Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias" to discuss what it means to pave, repair, and innovate in the industry.

Presenters: Sackeena Gordon-Jones, PhD, MCC, La’Wana Harris, CDE, ACC, Dionne Mack, SPHR, and Pamela Larde


Sackeena Gordon-Jones
Sackeena Gordon-Jones
La’Wana Harris
La’Wana Harris
Dionne Mack
Pamela Larde