Learning and OTJ Objectives
Understanding different cultures, beliefs, and languages are prevalent in a global coaching environment. However, a lack of cultural competency can damage a client-coach relationship. For this reason, incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in your practice is no longer an option but a must. This webinar will provide insight into the importance of DEI in the coaching profession.
In this webinar, participants will gain knowledge to:
- Understand how perceptions, personal filters, and bias can dictate behaviors and relationships with clients
- Discover personal biases and develop a strategy to overcome them
- Examine reasons why intersectionality is vital in coaching
- Identify the pitfalls of cultural insensitivity
CCEUs- 1 Core Competencies and .5 Resource Development Credit
About LaKisha Brooks
LaKisha C Brooks, M.Sc., M.Ed, CDP, CDR is the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice at the International Coaching Federation and owns a talent development and diversity consulting firm. She is also a Certified Diversity Professional, and a columnist for The DimEnsIons of Organizational Development: The Bottom Line of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
She also serves as a Coaching and Mentoring Advisory Board Member for HR.com, a Leadership Council Member for the National Small Business Association, a Master of Leadership of Science Administration Professional Advisory Board Member at Central Michigan University.
A decorated talent management and leadership development consultant, Lakisha was a member of the Leadership Sandy Springs Class of 2017 and is currently a member of the Leadership Bartow Class of 2022.
She is also an award-winning professional, being recognized as the 2018 Trainer Showdown winner for the Association of Talent Development Central Florida Chapter and being honored as a Top 100 HR Influencer in 2021 in Talent Management for Engagedly.
LaKisha has over 14 years of sales and management consulting experience and 20 years of public speaking experience. She has worked with companies and organizations such as Rheem Manufacturing, Flexport, CLO Magazine, Papa Johns, just to name a few.
She has also traveled internationally training global clients in the areas of leadership, management, diversity, and sales as a consultant for Krauthammer USA. LaKisha has also worked for the Adidas Group under the Reebok brand, managing the field retail training.