In this thought-provoking episode of Coaching Uncaged Animas Centre Director Robert Stephenson is joined by Professional Development Coach and Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator Ashana Crichton as they delve into the role of self, the work we need to do as coaches in order to be more inclusive in our practice, and why it’s so important.
Ashana shares her journey to coaching and her background around Diversity and Inclusion. She details the work that took her from the UK to the US and back, and what finding herself in that new environment offered her and her practice through a new language around diversity and inclusion.
Robert and Ashana explore what it really means to be an inclusive coach, the biases or blind spots that can sometimes get in our way, before highlighting the true benefits of being inclusive for coach and client, the coaching industry as a whole, as well as the wider world.
Ashana shares her feelings around what we as coaches can do to better inform ourselves around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and that this work doesn’t just sit with Diversity and Inclusion practitioners, but every single one of us if we are to make a difference in this area.
Robert and Ashana also explore the pivotal role of self work in mastering our craft and making an impact around inclusivity, the notion of feeling comfortable in the discomfort of uncertainty, the importance of the work we do with ourselves outside of the coaching session, as well as sharing that this is not a specialty or a niche, but this is how we all become better coaches.
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We hope that you enjoy this discussion!
The Coaching Supervision Podcast - Theory and Practice Brought to Life
If you're a coach or coaching supervisor, this podcast is for you.
Combining short reflections on practice issues facing coaches and interviews with leading coaching supervisors, the podcast takes you on a journey in to the practice of coaching supervision.
As a coach, the podcast serves to develop your "internal supervisor" - that quiet voice that helps you make sense of your practice, notice in the moment and deepen your practice through positive self-questioning.
As a supervisor, the podcast will explore a wide range of supervision concepts and contexts that might enable new ways to work, point to resources and books to explore and examine how supervision shows up in different ways.
This is the world's first podcast dedicated to coaching supervision and the art of becoming a truly reflective coach.
We hope you enjoy the episodes.