The Power of Coaching in the African-American Community: Transforming Lives by Jay Hurt

Coaching is a powerful tool that can help people from all backgrounds reach their full potential. In the African-American community, coaching can be especially impactful, providing support, guidance, and encouragement to individuals facing unique challenges. Here are five examples of how coaching can be impactful in the African-American community..

1. Career Advancement: African-American professionals face unique challenges in the workplace, including systemic discrimination and bias. A coach can help these individuals navigate these challenges and develop the skills and strategies needed to advance their careers. Three specific examples of how coaching can impact career advancement are:

  • Helping individuals develop a clear career plan, including setting and achieving goals
  • Providing guidance and support in negotiations, interviews, and other critical career moments
  • Offering insights and strategies for overcoming systemic obstacles and biases
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    Creative Marketing Strategies for Coaches by Lee Ashby Watts

    If you missed our webinar in December, here are a few tips from the webinar you may want to include in your marketing strategy. If you are interested in obtaining a recording of the webinar, click here.

    1. Know the Problem You Solve

    Chose your niche/specialty as this will help you narrow down WHO you serve. Get clear on what you do and how you do it- the process or framework that you provide. This is your secret sauce - you should be able to share this in a way that doesn’t give away the sauce but helps the client understand what you can do for them. Lastly, speak to the problem that you solve not only how wonderful, experienced, and qualified you are. Clients want to know what’s in it for them (WIFM) and how they will benefit from your services as a coach.

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    Are You Hustling for Worthiness? by Coach Lawrence Henderson

    Most people lack the ability to own and live according to their worthiness. It's natural for people to worry about feeling unworthy, unlovable, and damaged, but I want you to ask yourself what standing outside your worthiness has gotten you.

    Years of trying to be accepted has shown me that hustling for worthiness gets you nowhere. Owning your story means acknowledging your feelings, dealing with the hard emotions, and not letting fear win.

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    Emotional Intelligence: Why it Matters in Coaching

    Is emotional intelligence vital to successful coaching? Empathically, YES.

    First, let’s define. Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

    The way we interact with and focus on people in the workplace is changing.  As the next generation enters the workforce, leaders will have to lead very differently. That will require a completely different skill set and a great deal of emotional agility.

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    Join us for Mindfulness Cafe!

    Join us on Wednesday, April 27th for an engaging conversation with Victor McGuire, Founder and Executive Director of Coaching For Everyone. We will unpack the power of coaching and why it matters in organizations. We will also discuss the coaching industry and people of color, along with his passion and mission to increase the representation of people of color in the coaching industry. How do we do it? And why is it necessary? Join us LIVE on LinkedIn or Facebook Wednesday, April 27th at 12 pm EST!