Evidence vs. Empathy : Why Evidence Based Inclusion is Not The Same As Coaching

5 years ago I completed a Professional Certificate in coaching

Find out why there’s a tension between Evidence Based Inclusion and Coaching.

Here’s some key topics covered from this episode:

– The difference between Evidence Based Inclusion and Coaching

– Why coaching is not a profession

– The reason I became a coach

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Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

Coaching is not a profession, neither is accounting or DEI work.

“It’s not a profession. Despite what you’ve been told to be a profession. You need 4 things.”

Evidence Based Inclusion is not the same as Coaching

“That’s why people hire me. That’s not the same as coaching at all.  I became comfortable with that on the course.”

You don’t have to choose one or the other, you can choose both.

“ it’s funny because the coaching skills allowed me to understand this myself and use this”

Check out these resources

International Coaching Federation

An Inclusion Based Coaching Opportunity That You Can’t Refuse

3 Reasons Why There’s Not Enough Diversity in Coaching

Element of Inclusion Youtube Channel

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