The people I’m most excited about coaching have a few things in common:
They’re white people who have a growing awareness of racial justice and who are unsure about how to act in meaningful solidarity with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other people of color).
Frequently asked question: Do you work with people who aren’t white? Yep, I occasionally coach BIPOC, though I generally don’t coach them on understanding and interrupting everyday white supremacy (because I’m not the right person to do that work).
If you’re a BIPOC individual who’s interested in coaching related to social justice or creating the world you want to live in, please drop me a line!
They’re leaders, helpers, and healers who take action on what matters to them.
They don’t take themselves too seriously. This doesn’t mean they don’t take anything seriously; in fact, the opposite is often true: they’re serious about their work, relationships, decisions, etc. But they regularly laugh at themselves, because humans are silly fucking creatures.
The organizations I’m most excited about partnering with also have some things in common:
They’re likely led by white people, or are predominantly staffed by white people.
They have a growing awareness of racial justice, and they’re committed to learning how to create a more racially just workplace.
When it comes to the content of their work, they’re mission-driven, and they mean it. They work to tangibly increase social good, in some way, shape, or form.
They’re not afraid of being wrong – in fact, they welcome it. They’re intrigued by differing perspectives, “what if…?” questions, and conversations that challenge the status quo.
They’re willing to try something new, because they recognize that what they’re doing isn’t working. This doesn’t mean that they jump from one new strategy to the next without assessing impact, but it means that they’re brave enough to strike out into the unknown when necessary.