May 2021: Message from the President - Celebrating Coaching and Supporting DEI

May 01, 2021 10:00 AM | Scott Krawitz

Dear ICF San Diego Members,

As coaches, our superpower lies in serving our clients to tap into their deepest potential. We have the opportunity to not only empower clients to perform and excel in their careers, but also to achieve success holistically in the areas of family, health and community. This month, we celebrate our clients as well as celebrate the inner work we must achieve to be our best selves and excellent coaches. As coaches, we have the responsibility to keep growing and being lifelong learners with a beginner’s mindset, in the benefit of our clients.

Being Mindful of our The Danger of Assumptions

Presently, more than ever, we need to be aware of and empathetic to what is happening in our world. In the midst of a global pandemic, we continue to see the need for diversity, equality and inclusion.  May 25 marks the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Following this painful event, Americans protested in all 50 states, followed by protests throughout Europe and beyond. The question is how can we, as coaches, support our clients by not making assumptions and empowering  them to share their voices, however it may look in their lives?  This great post from ICF Global entitled “How to Avoid Dangerous Assumptions in Coaching” shares nine strategies for how coaches can avoid making assumptions. 

We wish you all well and look forward to seeing you soon.

Shahrzad Sherry Nooravi, PsyD, MCC

San Diego ICF Chapter President

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