It Starts on
Leaders will be the catalysts to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. However, the change needs to happen from the inside-out.
Leaders need to:
- Surface their own beliefs and stereotypes on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Understand the impact of their beliefs and behaviors on their leadership and legacy of diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Commit to actions and behaviors to lead for greater diversity, equity and inclusion.
When the light-goes-on, the commitment and behaviors needed to drive sustainable change often follow.
Coaching is Uniquely Able to Support
The real change needed to develop DE&I leaders best happens one-on-one. Coaches with methodology and experience to guide the exploration, awareness and action planning can make all the difference. It needs to be a safe harbor environment in which the Coach moves through a process to highlight the leader's assumptions, beliefs and feelings on issues of race, gender, orientation, and fairness.
"Over three sessions with my coach, and some homework in-between, I came to realize that I was looking at the world through a very narrow set of bifocals. I had spent years hiring people like me. It was unfair to many and put the company at a talent disadvantage."