June 06, 2020 by Amois Williams
Many coaches from our CTEDU community have been reaching out this week and asking for advice and resources on how to combat systemic racism and use coaching as a tool to increase awareness and action to heal as humanity. I want to acknowledge the deep pain our country is experiencing together with and for our black and brown sisters and brothers.
As leaders of this organization, John and I are doing our work both internally and externally, listening, processing, using our voice, and taking action to make a difference. We invite you to join us in doing the same. We are in this together.
I’ve gathered a short list of three points to lean into while coaching, as well as seven resources to increase your knowledge and awareness. We value your presence and voice. Please contribute to the conversation and share additional resources in the comments below.
Coaching, and the impact it can have on individuals and communities that choose the path of growth, is transformative. I encourage you to keep doing your own work, keep examining the edges of your comfort zones, digging deep, unpacking what is yours to unpack, fighting for what’s right, and to never stop growing.
“A Perspective on Racism, Humanity, and Coaching from one African American Life Coach“ CTEDU Coach Toni Holloway, MA, and CTEDU Co-Founder John Andrew Williams have an impromptu and poignant conversation. As a life coach and an African American woman, Toni Holloway offers her point-of-view on racism, humanity, and whiteness in the context of being a coach. John guides the conversation and Toni shares her honest perspective and reflections on these topics in the space of a very heightened and emotional moment in time.“
Here are 8 books on race and privilege to learn how to be a white ally”*Embedded in the ABC News article is an interview focusing on how parents can help kids understand the protests and fight racism.“
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