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Regional Webinar Series: Developmental Coaching Across Cultural Differences

  • May 14, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online


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Title: “Developmental Coaching Across Cultural Differences”

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020 – 12:00pm, CST

Speaker: Akasha Saunders, PCC

CCEU: .75 Core Competency + .25 Resource Development credits 


The coaching profession is growing. This is largely due to the efforts of coaches and coaching organizations across the globe that are focused on building awareness about the benefits of coaching. As awareness expands, more people want to be coached and not only White male executives, for example. Coaching has become more desirable and accessible to people from underrepresented cultural groups. One implication related to this trend is that coaches will need to improve their skills in coaching across cultural differences. Another implication is the need to understand how the coach and client develop vertically or make meaning of their worlds and the sociocultural factors that influence the realities they construct such as their coaching goals. This webinar is for coaches who want to effectively and ethically work with clients across cultural differences AND who want to help their client develop vertically to meet the demands of an increasingly complex inner and outer world.

Speaker Bio:
Akasha Saunders, PCC, is an educator, facilitator, and a certified developmental coach with over 10 years of experience. He is an associate with Cultivating Leadership and Solfire Consulting Group. Akasha stands for the development of leaders who care about expanding their purpose and internal capacity for navigating the complexities of the world as much as they are committed to growing their people and organization. He also has experience facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion learning and building intercultural skills and capacity. He has taught in the Evidence-based Coaching program at Fielding Graduate University and is a professor at St. George’s University in Grenada where he teaches developmental psychology and support students development. He holds a M.A. & Ph.D. in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. He has studied the stages of adult development with Dr. Susanne Cook-Greuter and is certified to apply the Leadership Maturity Framework.

Registration details:

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