November 16, 2021, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Listening to See: Exploring developmental opportunities through coaching with intercultural competence
Akasha Saunders

What identities and values matter to your coaching clients? Who do you see when you coach them? Many of us are coaching more people from culturally diverse backgrounds and identities. This trend puts a demand on coaches to coach and lead with greater intercultural competence and with an understanding of how adults develop. Yes, people need skillful coaches. They also need coaches who can see them and the multiple dimensions of their identity. In this interactive session, we'll explore the blend of intercultural competence, responsiveness and adult development principles. Akasha will share what he is discovering about the relationship between adult development and intercultural competence. And we'll consider some questions, ideas, and practices together.


About Akasha Saunders

Nothing brings more joy to Akasha than cultivating spaces for growth and liberation, including helping organizations foster deliberately inclusive cultures. He is an Associate with Cultivating Leadership and designs and facilitates interventions that supports adult vertical development and intercultural competence.

Akasha is a pilgrim and developmental coach. He holds a Ph.D. in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. He is credentialed through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). He serves on the Board of ICF Caribbean Chapter. He lives in Grenada with his partner, their son, and very protective cockapoo dog.

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