Coaching with me is about co-creating meaning through high quality conversations.
We will honour astute questions and allow for answers to emerge from within without judging them, seeking understanding, all while being curious about how everything connects together, into a deeper and more complete picture.
Through coaching sessions, I will provide you with a space and time for guided reflections, supportive dialogue and personal accountability.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The DEI Fundamentals Training Program is the result of my experiences working as an independent DEI consultant with several hundred participants across diverse organizations in public, private and non-for-profit sectors over the last 5 years+.
It is a program for individuals and groups who wish to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of core Diversity, Equity and Inclusion concepts, and how they translate into practices that are true to their reality.
A whole human approach that integrates Systems Thinking with models of Adult Learning & Human Development.
Personal growth and transformational change doesn't happen in a vacuum.
But oftentimes, personal development programs focus solely on the individual, while group trainings focus solely on the collective.
Although it is essential to acknowledge individual and group experiences, I find that we can get stuck in our biases and limiting beliefs (or groupthink) when perspectives are not integrated into the broader context of the systems they operate in.
Why I emphasize Systems Thinking in my approach:
Oftentimes, we cannot understand nor solve complex challenges without stepping back and taking a third person, or really, a systems perspective.
For example, what is better? A non-organic-certified tomato that is produced locally by a small producer in Canada, or an organically certified one produced by a conglomerate that is imported from California?
From an economic-value perspective, we could answer the cheapest one is the best, from a supply-chain perspective: the one with the longest shelf-life, from a carbon-foot-print environmental perspective, it would be the tomato that travelled the least, from a biodiversity-protection, the one that is not genetically modified, from an aesthetic perspective: the prettiest looking one, and from a gastronomic one, the tastiest..!
These different perspectives are all true and valid in their own way, but not one could claim to represent the whole truth on what makes one particular tomato greater than another. The role of systems thinking is therefore to provide a framework that can hold space and integrate all the valid perspectives, and provide a way to give to each the most appropriate proportion of consideration.
That is why I approach personal developmental and learning as a holistic process that requires both a deeper understanding of our unique personal experiences, as well as the systems we are a part of (family, educational, professional, cultural, social, economic, political etc).
My methodology uses notions from developmental psychology (Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, Robert Kegan), as well as systems thinking and theories (Peter Senge, Ken Wilber).