Certified Diversity Coach Program

Key Skills Covered

Curriculum covers:

  • Exploring diversity together
  • How does diversity show up in coaching?
  • Beyond our “usual” borders
  • Unpacking unconscious bias
  • Coaching the whole person
  • Coaching through the lens of diversity
  • ICF Core Competencies are interwoven throughout the program

Benefits of Participating

Learner’s will…

  • Learn the foundation and dimensions of Diversity & Inclusion and Equality & Equity
  • Explore coaching designed to increase presence through the “be S.H.U.R.” model
  • Apply these learnings to your coaching sessions through scenarios and practice
  • Become more knowledgeable and aware across similarities and differences
  • Challenge yourself to identify your own unconscious biases
  • Gain clarity about the aspects within your coaching that may be open to bias
  • Expand your perspective and respect for a client’s identity, experiences, values, and beliefs

Learn more about this program with our live course overview.

Course Overview

In this eight-week program, participants will learn and explore the roles that coaches must take in addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in every coaching exchange — adapting and evolving the coaches’ mindset and presence to their client's needs. Incorporating teaching as well as practicing, the program embodies the ICF Competencies to build DEIB awareness, knowledge, and discipline to be an effective and empathetic coach. The ICF Core Competencies related to diversity and inclusion are intermingled in the program to train, support, and equip the participants to be successful in “Embracing Diversity in Coaching”.

Prerequisites: Completion of ANY ONE of the following:

  • Fast Track to ICF Credential Graduate
  • ACC, PCC, or MCC ICF Certified Coach
  • Graduate of an ICF-approved ACSTH or ACTP or Level 1 Program of 60 hours or greater

This course is offered live online.

See the dates below and register for our next live online course.

Receive a certificate of 14.5 CCEs for successfully completing this program, along with a Certified Diversity Coach designation and digital badge.

Price - $1,595 CAD / $1,285 USD

Upcoming Program Dates

Start Date: Tuesday, May  7, 2024
Duration: 8 Weeks
Time: 10-11 am Pacific / 1-2 pm Eastern

$1,595 CAD / $1,285 USD


“2024 is giving...process, progress, performance. Reasons why becoming a Certified Diversity Coach via Patricia Anne Lee, ACC's Coaching Out of the Box® is a win-win for me, my clients, and my employers. Stay curious team, it's fruitful.” -Davida Elizabeth Arnold

“Patti's welcoming demeanor and her commitment to the subject were remarkable. In every minute of the course, her facilitation skills made learning enjoyable. Patti's passion for this work is apparent and contagious, making the entire experience not just educational but also inspiring. Loved every minute of it!" -Kellie Wardman


“I commend the instructor for fostering an inclusive environment that embraces diversity. This course has fundamentally changed how I view coaching. The inclusive approach has made me reassess my own evolution and continuous learning. Among the impactful instructors I've encountered in my coaching journey, you rank in the top two”.-Marthe E

“I really enjoyed this course! The information current, well presented and organized, and the instructor was very knowledgeable. I have become much more aware of how to use this content in my coaching and have become more confident and courageous in bringing up DEIB conversations. This is the outcome I was seeking!.”-Julie Donley

“This course not only broadened my mindset but also provided invaluable support in navigating the complexities of coaching in diverse spaces. A big thank you for this transformative experience." -Brenda Vesey

“The learnings from this course have already made a significant impact on my sessions. Incorporating this new lens has deepened conversations, and my clients express gratitude for exploring diverse identities. Thank you for this transformative experience”. -Akanke A


Program Delivery

This course is being delivered in partnership with Patricia A. Lee, ACC of P.A.L Consulting & Coaching LLC

Patricia A. Lee, ACC, is the developer and facilitator of the program. Patricia has more than 35 years of values-based progressive human resources experience in the Travel, Manufacturing, and Financial Services industries. Most recently, she served as an executive leader in diversity & inclusion, human resources, organizational effectiveness & transformation, learning & leadership development, and social responsibility at one of the largest global hotel companies.  She is the founder of P.A.L. Coaching and Consulting, LLC where she is making a difference in diversity and inclusion: helping women and marginalized individuals find their courage and voice, and companies to find the right path forward. The goal: to unleash the potential of all to ensure the fulfillment of personal and professional goals.

  • ACC certified
  • BA Classics, Lehigh University; MS Human Resources, Rutgers University
  • A recognized D&I expert, lecturer, and consultant. Recently producer and moderator for the World Trade Resources “Exploring the Dimensions of Diversity Through Data and People” 2021 series
  • Guest professor, Rutgers University

Check out our accompanying webinars on EMBRACING DIVERSITY IN YOUR COACHING

International Coaching Federation (ICF) level 1 Approved Series

The Certified Diversity Coach Program is part of our Coach Approach to Leadership Series™ which is approved by the ICF as a Level 1 Program. 

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12 Resource Development hours: 2.5


Coaching Out of the Box® is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs).  This program is valid for 8 PDCs.  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

SHRM Personal Development Credits: 8

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