Group Coaching for Anti-Racist White Leaders
This group coaching series is intended for white leaders ready to reflect on and take action steps to move aside obstacles to
anti-racist leadership. We will share, listen, and feel into our experiences. While individuals set their own goals, our framework is
one of healing and mutual support. This process will connect us back to our humanity, bodies, and intuition so we can work for
racial justice from a place of wholeness.
What is group coaching?
A "facilitated group process led by a skilled professional coach and created with the intention of maximizing the combined energy,
experience, and wisdom of individuals who choose to join in order to achieve organizational objectives or individual goals.”
(Ginger Cockerham, Group Coaching: a comprehensive blueprint)
What coaching skills will we draw on?
Individual goal setting. Each participant will determine their own goals for coaching related to anti-racist leadership.
Getting to the Essence. We will work to clear away the extraneous and unproductive chatter to get to core values.
Powerful questions. Through the use of powerful questions, participants will connect to their internal wisdom, pointing towards a path that works for them.
Accountability. Using a participant’s values and wisdom, participants will arrive at homework to move them closer towards their goals. We will check in about this regularly.
"My greatest learnings from this process was a reaffirmation to take a moment in times of stress and difficulty to check in with myself to notice what is really going on with me, to trust my own wisdom, and to know that I do not need to respond to any particular situation in the way that the dominant culture (or the group or organizational culture) expects. A posture of care, curiosity, and continuous learning is a great way to face the world. The body is always speaking to me in helpful ways. I greatly appreciate Hillary's wisdom, courage, and intuition in working with a diversity of personalities with great care and compassion. I learned a lot about seeing that of the divine in each person as I watched her work."
- Walter Hjelt Sullivan, Director of Quaker Affairs, Haverford College
"What I gained overall from this group coaching was learning that the barriers of recognizing racism and...in fighting against it, that those barriers are not external. They are within me. I learned that I don't have to become someone else or move to a different planet in order to be anti-racist. I just have to be me and use my strengths."
-Elissa Goldberg, Program Director, Drexel University