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2021 Exploring Bias and Anti-Racism for Conscious Coaching

Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month (February - November)
Time: 3:30 - 4:45pm MT
Location: Zoom Meeting Room

Minimum: 5; No Maximum

The events of 2020 have made it clear that inclusion for everyone is a goal we can all work towards together. In this group we will have discussion groups and presentations to help us each take steps toward reducing our own unconscious biases, share our stories if we have experienced the effects of bias, and keep the conversation going regarding inequity. This will be a safe space to explore our own relationship to bias and racism – whether we have experienced racism or have work to do in exploring our own stories – and to learn more about the value of diversity and inclusion. Because of the nature of the discussions, we will have robust boundaries in place to make this a safe place to discuss wherever you may be in this journey.


Inclusion is Everyone's Responsibility! Commit to keep learning, having conversations, sharing experiences of racism and bias, recognizing your beliefs and biases and our own complicity to inequity, and work to change systems. Anyone who is interested in exploring unconscious bias and conscious inclusion should join! We especially would like to invite those who have experienced othering, racism or discrimination to share their voices.


The time is now to identify, transform and move from unconscious bias to conscious inclusion; and from racism to anti-racism.


We all still have lots to learn in this ongoing journey. Let's take it together!


Exploring Bias for Conscious Coaching - This will be the kickoff webinar for the Exploring Bias and Anti-Racism for Conscious Coaching education group forming for 2021. The program will assist coaches as a tool for deeper exploration of individual biases; how we show up as coaches and how our unconscious individual biases impacts the coaching relationship.


As coaches, our responsibility to our clients is to understand how diversity, equity and inclusion impacts their experiences and beliefs, which influence their growth and actions. The webinar will touch on the monthly topics for the education group and provide tips for application and practice. During the webinar breakouts, we will use case studies to practice using what we’ve learned in our own coaching.


Key Learning Points & Benefits for Participants:

Exploring our own conditioning, the impact of bias, and issues of identity will help attendees to be better coaches and more thoughtful humans.


Experiential Learning Through:
This group will be a mix of discussion groups and presentations on diversity and inclusion, anti-bias, equity, and anti-racism topics. The discussion group will be facilitated in such a way to allow a safe space for everyone to voice their thoughts, and the presentations will include breakout rooms for smaller coaching or discussion groups. The format may evolve as needed to meet the needs of the group.

Meeting Logistics:
Monthly Zoom video conference meetings
Minimum 5, No Maximum

Learning between sessions will continue through optional discussions on Basecamp, and optional reading lists will be available. Further discussion between group members is encouraged between meetings!

TBD (per group you attend)

Group Leaders:
Barbara Alfors, Rosalie Chamberlain, Bijal Choksi, Hilda Gerke, Youngsook Kang

Questions? Contact:
Barbara Alfors

(310) 315-3600

Barbara Alfors 150x170About Barbara Alfors
Barbara Alfors is an ACC Certified Coach through the ICF, a Certified Via® Coach and member of the International Coach Federation. Barbara is also a member of the ICF Colorado Education Team. She believes that we all can benefit from discussing our relation to bias and racism and wants ICF-CO to have a place for this discussion!

Bijal Choksi 150x170About Bijal Choksi

Bijal Choksi is an organizational psychologist with 25+ years of experience as a consultant, facilitator, and coach. She is fascinated by human and organizational behavior – and the challenges that often come up living complex, modern human lives. Having experienced first-hand bias growing up as a woman of color in the United States, she welcomes the opportunity to explore this topic with the ICF-CO group. Bijal is an ICF-credentialed Coach who is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential. She holds a Master’s in Organizational Psychology from Columbia, undergraduate from Wharton, and certifications from HPI, plus StandOut Strengths, the Science of Happiness, and HeartMath. Bijal founded a non-profit to support the dreams of high-achieving high school students from low-income households and has two teenage boys and a husband who think she’s a crazy biohacker.

Youngsook Kang 150x170About Youngsook Kang

Rev. Dr. Youngook Charlene Kang, PCC, is a leadership coach and a trainer. She has been coaching pastors, laity, mid-judicatory leaders and bishops across different denominations over the last decade.  Youngsook is dedicated to intercultural coaching. She is an intercultural competency trainer as well as a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Youngsook is an instructor for the coaching program at Columbia Theological Seminary. She created a peer clergy coaching program for the Rocky Mountain/Mountain Sky Conference, providing coaching services to individuals and groups.  Youngsook says, "For me, the coach is a transformational change agent who calls the person forth into their full lives and ministry. Coaching is a wonderful way to help leaders grow and deepen in their leadership."

Rosalie Chamberlain 150x170About Rosalie Chamberlain

Rosalie Chamberlain is the Director of Rosalie Chamberlain Consulting & Coaching. She is a nationally recognized diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, advising on a wide range of related issues. She has served as a speaker, facilitator, leadership consultant and coach in the legal, corporate, non- profit, and private industries, both nationally and internationally. In addition, she is a writer and frequent commentator on diversity and inclusion, having authored Conscious Leadership in the Workplace: A Guidebook to Making a Difference One Person at a Time (2016).

Rosalie is a Cornell University ILR Certified Diversity Professional Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP) and a certified coach through iPEC and the ICF. She has many certifications, including The Leadership Circle Profile 360, ISEI, MBTI, and NLP. She was a member of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. Rosalie is a past member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee National Association of Legal Administrators. She is featured as one of several selected Top Lawyer Coaches, powered by Diversity Lab. Please see Rosalie’s full information.