Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in Coaching Supervision:
This segment of the Americas Coaching Supervision Network reviewed three fundamental intersectional concepts through the coaching and supervision experience. Principles of “diversity” in coaching have been embraced by ICF and EMCC. Globally, both organizations have recognized the importance of incorporating diversity-related best practices in everyday coaching work. The opportunity to address these principles becomes imperative when considering the value and multi-layered impact of coaching supervision. Throughout the interactive session, participants were asked to reflect on how increased awareness and understanding of DEI can enhance and up-level their coaching and supervision practices. The goal is to empower coaches to effectively meet the challenge of recognizing systemic inequality while also increasing their comfort level initiating dialogue about the same. A list of working EDI terminology will be made available to attendees
DeBorah “Sunni” Smith Bio:
For more than a decade, Sunni Smith has successfully trained and coached entities in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. Organizations that have benefitted from her training include IBM; the Center for Disease Control; FiLM iNDEPeNDANT and Genentech & Roche International. Her executive/leadership coaching practice is an organic outgrowth of professional backgrounds in public policy, media, and law. As a thought-partner, she is a value-added asset in the emerging, complex, and compelling work toward cultural competency in coaching.
Sunni is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, an adjunct with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), and a certified executive coach with Executive Coaching Connections (ECC). She also is certified in Conversational Intelligence®(C-IQ), Team Advantage Coaching®, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and Conflict Resolution. She received her foundational coach training from Goldvarg Consulting and recently completed a certification in Coaching Supervsion.