Theoretically, you know you’re supposed to be able to coach on everything. It’s all just thoughts, right?
But your client is telling you to your face that they have experienced discrimination, or oppression, or injustice.
Telling them to “just change their thoughts about it” doesn’t feel good.
And the last thing you want is for your client to think you’re being insensitive.
But you also don’t want to be “in the pool” and just agree with them, because that’s not what you’re supposed to do as a coach either.
So you fumble, you mumble, you ask circular questions, your client gets more confused or more distressed or checks out entirely, and you end the session feeling ashamed and incompetent.
Maybe your client never comes back.
Or they do, but they don’t bring the topic up again.
You’re secretly relieved, but you also sense trust has been broken.
Important space hasn’t been held. A transformation has been missed.
You’re right about that. You missed a powerful opportunity for change.
But it’s not your fault.
TAKE THIS EXAMPLE FROM JESSICA ON HOW HER PERSPECTIVE CHANGED AS SHE STUDIED INTERSECTIONALITY IN COACHING...
HERE'S THE THING.
Complex topics like discrimination, oppression, and injustice cannot be effectively coached with a simplistic one-size-fits-all approach.
They require a sophisticated form of thought work to balance recognition of unfair and unjust realities with techniques to improve resilience and empower your clients.
Acknowledging the intersections of structure, sexism, racism, ableism, sizeism, and all other forms of discrimination does not weaken your coaching. It strengthens it.
But, my friend…
You have to know how to coach in a way so your clients don’t feel more overwhelmed and disempowered than they were before.
(Otherwise, your calendar - and your bank account - won’t be as full as they could be!)
It’s true that some of your client’s thoughts still have to change, even when you are dealing with sensitive topics.
The trick is knowing which ones.
And then building the trust allowing you to challenge them.
Intersectional Coaching gives you a framework for acknowledging the existence of discrimination and injustice in the world without accidentally disempowering your clients even further.
I developed my Intersectional Coaching Framework based on my decades of study and work in feminist theory, law and policy.
It’s grounded in my training as a Master Certified Life Coach, and my experience coaching and teaching thousands of women with incredibly diverse lived experiences.
It will transform not only your coaching, but your business. Because all the messages your clients have absorbed, YOUR BRAIN has also absorbed. They are f*cking up your self-confidence as a coach, and they are f*cking up your business too.
So believe me when I tell you:
There’s no other training available in the coaching world like it. Nothing else even comes close.
Kara’s training will change you
I don’t think I fully understood at the time the degree to which unrecognized patriarchy was showing up in my own life. That was one of the most transformative parts of this program! To just see my own life through the lens of the legacy and the on-going patriarchal aspects that I was not even aware of. I had my own transformation while at the same time learning how to help my clients recognize patriarchal thinking.
The best investment in myself
The more and more that I was able to ‘see’ intersectionality, and the value of it and our differences, the more I am SHOWING THE F*CK UP in my business more powerfully and #OUTLOUD than ever. Turns out when you do this, you just fucking make more money. It’s not surprising that I had the revenue breakthroughs that I’ve been working towards for years.
An intense experience, but in the best way
There’s nothing like coming together with a small group of incredible women so diverse in personality, experience, and background, and yet all sharing the commitment to learn and work on their minds.
Pain, growth, transformation, sisterhood, hilarity - it’s all there.
This training doesn’t just equip you to coach your clients better.
It teaches you how to coach yourself better.
HOW TO COACH THE "SCARY" STUFF WILL TRANSFORM YOUR COACHING - AND YOUR BUSINESS
To be clear... This isn’t a business tactics training. But it will uplevel your business more than tactics ever could.
That’s because when you don’t understand how systems of oppression and intersectionality impacts your clients’ lives, you can’t communicate to them that you understand it.
You can’t give your clients the trust they need to know you can hold the space for their own experience and transformation.
You also can’t see the ways that socialization is actually deeply screwing up your money mindset, your self-concept as a business owner, and the way you market, sell, and generate revenue.
On the other hand,
When you do understand this work at a deep level, everything transforms.
The way you speak.
The way you market.
The way you teach.
Your confidence skyrockets.
Your compassion and your humility and your ability to speak to people in a way that meets them where they are creates space for bigger and more powerful transformation.
And that level of coaching brings in more referrals, more clients and more revenue.
Each day, we’ll meet 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., break for lunch, then resume 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Sessions will be a combination of live training and breakout sessions.
DAY 1: COACHING YOUR OWN BRAIN
The best way to spot how socialization is impacting your clients and understand how to coach them around the “scary” stuff is learning how to coach yourself around it too.
- You will see how systems of oppression (sexism, racism, sizeism, etc.) operate in society and how this impacts your brain.
- You will learn how the way you’ve been taught to think about yourself is showing up in unconscious ways and impacting how you run your business.
- You will discover the ways that socialization is actually holding you back from helping more people AND making more money.
By the end of Day 1 you’ll see how the way you’ve been taught to think about yourself is subconsciously dictating how you show up in your business and the results you’re creating.
DAY 2: COACHING YOUR CLIENTS’ BRAINS
How to coach your clients with an intersectional approach.
- You will learn how the systems of oppression you learned about yesterday impact your clients.
- You will build the skill of collaborating with your client to coach effectively even when you have a different lived experience.
- You will practice the skill of holding space for the reality of injustice without disempowering your clients.
By the end of Day 2 your coaching will be deeper, richer, and more transformative.
You’ll feel capable of handling any topic that comes up in coaching, no matter how tricky or sensitive it seems.
When: September 17-18, 2022
Where: Nasvhille, TN or Online
How it works: When you buy your ticket, you’ll choose IN-PERSON in Nashville, TN or ONLINE from anywhere (spots are limited for both!).
You’ll receive a confirmation email with additional information.
Participating in-person: you will be responsible for your own travel fees and lodging. Your confirmation email will include a room block link if you'd like to book a discounted hotel room at the event venue. Closer to the event, we'll also send you information on things to do in vibrant Nashville!
Participating online: we encourage you to book a hotel room or AirBnB in your hometown for the length of the event to create a gorgeous retreat for yourself!
Covid Notice: All in-person attendees are required to have proof of full vaccination in order to attend (including booster). We will collect proof of vaccination after your registration. In the event of a stay in place order or other significant developments, we will move the in-person experience to online for everyone.
During the event: You’ll have plenty of time each day to assimilate, digest, discuss, and work on what you’ve learned in the mornings and evenings. Processing your learning as it happens is essential!
Because intersectionality means understanding multiple perspectives, I’m not teaching this course alone.
I’ll be joined by several incredible graduates of my Advanced Certification in Feminist Coaching, who will share their experiences integrating this work into their coaching and their businesses.
Sara helps women stop people-pleasing so they can create goals they love and learn how to reach them.
Elana McKernan is a creativity coach for perfectionists. She helps her clients get out of their own way so they can create joyfully and share their art with the world.
Sonia Wright is a medical doctor, a sexual counselor and a certified life coach. She is the host of The Midlife Sex Coach For Women Podcast and she is on a mission to help women create the sexual intimacy of their dreams!
Judith Gaton is a style coach for curvy women and author of How to Be a F*cking Lady.
Brenda is a master life coach, holistic nutrition specialist, and creator of The Last 10 Program. Her program has helped hundreds of women create a loving, peaceful, and empowered relationship with themselves, their bodies, and food.
This training isn’t for the faint of heart.
It will hurt your brain.
It will impact your soul.
And yet, it will set you free in ways you can’t even imagine yet. As a coach and as a human.
You’ll need to dig deep.
You’ll need to grapple with your own blind spots and limitations.
But I’m going to teach you how to do that without fear or shame.
Because that’s what you’ll need to teach your clients, so they can go out and change their lives – and the world.
UPLEVEL YOUR COACHING & YOUR BUSINESS BY DISCOVERING
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I’ve made radical shifts in my coaching and my success with this work
I joined to explore the intersection of coaching and social justice. I now see radical shifts in my own thinking, my own happiness, my business and how I coach. By coming face-to-face with the ways I’ve been socialized I’ve changed the success criteria for my own life. I cannot endorse this work enough.
An incredible event - even online!
I was a little worried about how this event would work online, but it was incredible! The days were amazing. The learning will make every day from now on more amazing. I've never been to an event like this. It blew all of my conscious and unconscious expectations out of the water!