Our world today calls for new ways of being, connecting and coaching.
The time is NOW for us to engage in the inner work required to live and coach courageously. How can we begin to explore, understand and finally undo the conditioning that often keeps us from authentic connections? How can mindfulness practices support us in excavating, identifying and working through our own hidden biases and beliefs with self-compassion so that we can show up consistently with courage and fully connected to our intuition?
In this class, we will study different facets of the life of Harriett Tubman who was a transformational leader, humanitarian and activist who followed a calling to lead people into unknown territories in search of liberation. Together we will explore how to meet the challenges of this current moment with an open heart and find the wisdom and courage to face the unknown together just like Harriet would do.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
• Desires to become a more reflective and inclusive coach
• Is ready to move from being a “believer” in racial equality to becoming a “builder” of racial justice
• Is experiencing the call to face their own hidden biases and learn how to act as change agents
• Discover how to use engaged mindfulness practices to meet the challenges of facing our own beliefs around race with an open heart
• Explore different facets of the life of Harriet Tubman and learn how the wisdom, metaphors and symbolism can be applied to our own racial equity journey and coaching practice
• Develop and practice a racial equity skill set to empower us to speak about race (including whiteness), bias, and privilege and act from a place of intuition
• Increase capacity for new ways of being with and minimizing racial biases and color-related suffering
• Integrate all learning into our coaching practices to become more courageous and inclusive coaches
Contact Hours: 12 hours
Where: Anywhere! Connect via phone or computer with Zoom.
ICF CCEs: 12
• The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda V. Magee
• Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams
• Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out by Ruth King
• Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton
Other reading excerpts will be provided prior to the start of the course.
RECOMMENDED TEXTS (Optional)
• Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R Banaji
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
About Natasha Faye Thompson, MSA
Natasha Faye Thompson, MSA, is a mindfulness practitioner, teacher, equity warrior and coach who lives courageously from the heart with compassion and commitment. She is a joy instigator who aspires daily to live with more intuition, empowerment, purpose and grace.
Natasha most recently worked as Director of District and School Leadership with PBLWorks, a nonprofit organization that supports school districts in using project-based learning as a lever for educational and racial equity. In addition to her school reform work, Natasha also worked as a leadership coach for district and school leaders, coaching them in creating school cultures, systems and habits of mind that led to deeper learning and systemic change.
Natasha holds a bachelor’s degree in English Education from NC Agricultural & Technical State University and a master’s degree in school administration from UNC-Charlotte, where she was also a NC Principal Fellow. Natasha resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her wife, Kimberly, their son, Brandon, and their Doberman, Duncan.