October 2021 - Embracing Diversity in YOUR Coaching


Embracing Diversity in YOUR Coaching

Gain insights on how you can deepen your presence, create a more open mindset and safer space to support your client's experience.

We at Coaching Out of the Box® are pleased to be able to present and partner with a recognized Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expert, graduate of our very own coaching program, and ICF ACC coach for our next FREE Webinar. You won’t want to miss this! Patricia A. Lee of P.A.L. Coaching and Consulting LLC is a lecturer, guest professor at Rutgers, and moderator for the World Trade Resources “Exploring the Dimensions of Diversity Through Date and People" 2021 series.




Free Webinar? Yes, please!

What does diversity mean to you and to your clients? Are you ready to explore and apply the essentials of Diversity and Inclusion in your coaching practice? We are excited to be hosting this upcoming FREE webinar in partnership with Patricia A. Lee of P.A.L. Coaching & Consulting LLC.

During this hour we will explore the concepts and importance of Diversity and Inclusion in coaching as well as gain insights on how you can deepen your presence and create a more open mindset and safer space to support the client's experience. Whether you are a certified coach or an aspiring coach, this is one webinar you will not want to miss!

Join us for this FREE 1-hour Webinar!

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Time: 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm Eastern

Attendance earns 1-CCE

Remember, you must be in attendance for the entire hour to qualify for your certificate.

A note from Patricia A. Lee of P.A.L. Coaching & Consulting LLC

I played the oboe for years. Beginning in primary school and through college, I practiced and practiced, joining the band, the wind ensemble, a church group, and even formed a professional trio with a flute and clarinet. Now you may wonder why I open a piece on Coaching with my musical skills? Simple. When I was seeking out a music coach, I searched for someone who understood me – and who understood the oboe – and the distinctive value of the double-reed instrument. Not someone who played drums, not a tuba teacher, but a skilled musician that believed in the beauty and joy of the unusual oboe and related to the unique needs and challenges of the oboist.

It is the same with any coaching, whether it be leadership coaching, career coaching, or life coaching. A client brings their unique perspectives – their differences – to every coaching session. Hence, a coach must see their client, hear their client, and truly understand their client, all while respecting their own perspectives and honoring the coaching process. This is embracing diversity in coaching.

Why is diversity important in coaching? To be an effective and present coach, we must seek to understand the client within their context. A client’s context that may include their identity, environment, experiences, values, culture, and beliefs. READ MORE...



"If we as coaches are really going to serve all it is critical that this is absolutely part of our coaching approach. Expert knowledge and attention to this has been missing. I'm very excited about bringing this forward to coaches and dramatically improving the impact coaching can have for EVERYONE." — Alison Hendren, MCC CEO & Founder, Coaching Out of the Box®

Diversity Coach Certification Program — EMBRACING Diversity is the main component of this program. Gain insights on how you can deepen your presence, create a more open mindset and safer space to support your client's experience. In six weeks, 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”. There are pre-requisites to register, and upon successful completion, participants will be Certified Diversity Coaches and earn 12 CCEs.

Gaining the Certified Diversity Coach designation will add to your list of qualifications and gain you potential new clients seeking a Certified Diversity Coach. Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive the Coaching Out of the Box® Certified Diversity Coach designation along with a badge to be proudly displayed with your other accomplishments.

Next course starts November 2 - Learn More



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Fast Track to ICF Credential (Night Classes)

A streamlined approach to the programs you will need to achieve the required 60 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours for ACC, Associated Certified Coach, accreditation plus all 10 hours of mentor coaching required for certification. Bundle and save with the Fast Track Program — Starts November 2

ICF Core Competency Hours: 68 ———— SHRM PDC’s: 68 credits




5.5.5 Coaching Skills Program™

The 5.5.5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ draws from the most advanced knowledge-base in the coaching field and is translated into a simple, intuitive, and highly transferable framework for busy executives and managers — Starts November 2

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12
SHRM PDC’s: 12 credits


Coaching Fundamentals™

A ten-week program where you will learn the core coaching competencies taught to professionally certified coaches throughout the world! Students will benefit from coaching demonstrations, case studies, and engaging exercises — Starts October 7

ICF Core Competency Hours: 15
SHRM PDC’s: 15 credits


Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum

Refine your coaching skills by coaching others and hearing others coach, overseen and critiqued by a PCC or MCC level coach. The environment fosters real-time learning for those doing the coaching and also for those who will be listening and providing feedback — Starts October 13

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12
SHRM PDC’s: 12 credits




ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) Prep Class

Designed to prepare coaches who will be applying for an ICF Credential. As part of receiving an ICF Credential, coaches will be required to successfully complete the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment. — Starts September 13
ICF Core Competency Hours: 9
SHRM PDC’s: 9 credits


Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™

Challenge yourself to coach at a whole new level in an engaging and supportive environment. Gain confidence in your coaching abilities and observe a variety of coaching styles while actively participating in live coaching sessions. — Starts September 13

ICF Core Competency Hours: 20
SHRM PDC’s: 20 credits


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