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How Do You Coach "a Racist"? Two Keys to Effective Coaching

Victor Lee Lewis & Patti Digh, (Social justice educators, speakers and authors)

Wednesday, March 21st, 11:00 AM Pacific

CCEs Available: 1.0 CCEs for Core Competencies

Teleclass is FREE to attend. CCE Certificate is Free to ICFLA Members, or $15.00 for non-Members and guests.


Victor Lee Lewis & Patti Digh

Coaching never takes place in a vacuum …. there is always a context, and our current context requires coaches to increasingly navigate complex differences in assumptions, values, beliefs, and approaches to work and life. Demonstrating cultural intelligence and multicultural competence won’t give you a formula for everything you need to know about coaching across difference, but building the skill of cultural humility will help you handle the eventuality that there will always be things you won’t know when engaging with clients different from yourself.

You can’t know the fine details of every culture of every coachee, but you can prepare yourself for adapting effectively across cultures and being culturally agile. In this workshop, we will focus on five ICF core competencies that are most directly affected by diversity:

  • Ethical guidelines and professional standards
  • Establishing trust and intimacy
  • Active listening
  • Powerful questioning
  • Direct communications

Each will be explored with tips and tools for ensuring you are meeting those guidelines within an increasingly multicultural context.

Victor Lee Lewis is a nationally respected social justice educator who is best known for his inspiring leadership role in The Color of Fear, a documentary about racism which received the Golden Apple Award for “Best Social Studies Documentary” of 1995 from the National Educational Media Association. He is co-author, with Hugh Vasquez, of Lessons from The Color of Fear, a 4-volume multimedia curriculum for use in classrooms and trainings programs.

Patti Digh was formerly the Vice President of International and Diversity Programs for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Author of 8 books about diversity, global diversity, and mindfulness, Patti is the founder of The Art of Activism which provides social justice education to people around the world.

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