Coaching has only just begun to dip its toe into the waters of critical awareness and critical consciousness as a professional practice. We have begun to ask questions such as: ‘What and who are the dominant coaching norms serving?’; ‘What are the ethical implications of coaching in oppressive contexts?’; and ‘Can coaching itself be experienced as oppressive?’ This session will share research findings from interviews carried out with Black, indigenous and other coaches of colour from the UK, USA, Africa and New Zealand. They discussed with me the question ‘What needs to change for the world of coaching to take an anti-racist approach?’
The session will highlight the steps the research suggests are needed for us to engage with coaching as a social change process.
Who Should Attend?
The socially and politically orientated, curious and humanistic who are looking to engage with existential, systemic, human liberation issues in coaching.
Charmaine Roche is Director of Lifeflowbalance Coaching and Consulting Ltd and an Association for Coaching Accredited Executive Coach, Coach and Leadership Supervisor, PhD researcher at Leeds Beckett University and a podcaster.
As a researcher, writer and podcaster, Charmaine contributes thought leadership in the field of executive coaching, with a focus on the ethics of coaching for social change in oppressive contexts. She is currently engaged in a groundbreaking global research project exploring the views of Black, indigenous and other coaches of colour about what the world of coaching needs to do to take an anti-racist approach. Charmaine coaches and supervises internationally across a number of sectors.
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