In this module, students will examine the complex dynamics that culture and identity (e.g., race, gender, language, etc.) play in leadership and coaching, and understand the importance of context, including social location, in coaching. Students will recognize the various aspects of their identity and that of their client and how they impact the coaching relationship. Students will express greater cultural competence and discuss the ongoing process of self-awareness and self-reflection for both the coach and client. Students will identify and question their own explicit and implicit biases and how they impact them and their coaching relationships. Students will perceive and design their coaching approach with awareness and sensitivity to meet the cultural contexts in which they are working, and recognize the personal, interpersonal, systemic, and structural implications of the role of identity in coaching.
Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
- Describe the meaning and relevance of culture and identity to coaching
- Demonstrate awareness about one’s own identity and recognize its implications for coaching
- Identify, examine, and question one’s own explicit and implicit biases and how they affect oneself, the client, and the coaching relationship
- Demonstrate the ability to listen for, be curious about, and offer observations to evoke greater self-awareness and self-reflection about identity in the client
- Demonstrate the ability to apply core coaching competencies cross-culturally
Enrollment in this course is restricted. Students must submit an application and be accepted into the Certificate in Leadership Coaching in order to register.
Current Georgetown students must create an application using their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Leadership Coaching : Required