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It Starts on
THE INSIDE


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
INDIVIDUAL CHANGE


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."

Vice President,
Global Manufacturer

The focus of DE&I coaching is deeper self-awareness and moving forward - making the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion imperative personal and actionable. We have found that effective DE&I coaching includes three phases:

self-awareness

Exploration of core beliefs

Results in deeper leader insight into their biases, assumptions, and stereotypes.
 
 
 

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Awareness of impact

Provides the leader insight into the impact of their informal signals and behaviors on diversity, equity and inclusion results.
 
 
 

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Declaration

Results in an informed commitment to lead for greater diversity, inclusiveness, and equity: and leave a legacy.
 
 
 

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DE&I coaching often conjures up a leader's deep seated emotions, including guilt and anger. CMP Coaches are skilled and experienced in moving leaders through these emotions and focusing-forward for sustained change.

DE&I

COACHING CHANGES

LEADERS

AND LIVES.

"I started the DE&I Coaching a bit uncertain, but willing to trust the coach and the process. It was definitely worth it! I learned things about myself and people outside my experience, that have changed my leadership, and life, in profound ways."

Healthcare Executive

CMP is a minority and woman owned firm supporting the development of leaders through innovative coaching, assessment, search and career transition solutions.

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