Women of Color Coaching and Development
Women and people of color represent the majority of today’s workforce, with women of color as the fastest-growing and most educated segment. However, we are still woefully underrepresented in leadership positions, still earn measurably less than men and our white female counterparts; and also bear the additional burden of having to spend both time and energy, having to address acts of bias, microaggressions, exclusion and discrimination every day; both inside and outside of the workplace at the intersection of race and gender.
Programs designed to promote employees’ success and well-being are twice as likely to help organizations retain top talent and enhance engagement; which influences individual and organizational performance, productivity and innovation, as well as promotes personal agency and efficacy.
Our integrative coaching and development programs are aimed at providing a safe space for underrepresented women at the intersection of race and gender to develop alone, or as part of a group; where you can discuss, process and support each other in learning how to successfully navigate, advance and thrive in predominant white spaces. And equally as important, because many of us often are the only, feel alone, alienated and isolated in our day-to-day experience(s); or feel like we’re the only one having these experiences, it is imperative we create an environment which seeks to foster healing and community where we are seen, heard, valued, appreciated and mutually respected.
What clients say...
I have known Sabrina Coleman for over 13 years, and during those years, she has been a dear friend, mentor, coach and confidant. Whenever I'm at a crossroads and need to make big life decisions, I request her advice. Sabrina's professional experience in strategic analysis enables her to clearly evaluate situations and provide useful and thought-provoking insight. This also gives her an ability to dissect matters and give it to you straight (no chaser). This mixed with her incredible sense of compassion makes her truly unique and totally trustworthy. Her personal approach to life has been a powerful example of the change she is trying to evoke in others and a testimony to the rewards of living in your purpose.
As a young black woman working in a predominantly white male lead space, I have struggled with being the only “black voice” in a room and clear tokenization. Sabrina and her colleagues have taken time to highlight racial inequities and biases that permeate the very structure of my organization. On a personal level Sabrina actively made safe spaces for myself and other women of color to move forward on our DEI journeys. She took time to have one on one meetings to discover what struggles I had both professionally and personally, always encouraging me to strive for more than even I thought I could achieve. These gentle pushes reminded me of my value within my organization and the larger landscape of philanthropy. They also opened new doors on my career path that I would have previously assumed were out of my depth. I’m grateful for Sabrina’s coaching, kindness, and support.