Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in Coaching: A Practical Guide

  • 4h 7m
  • Salma Shah
  • Kogan Page
  • 2022

Coaching and developing employees is not a one size fits all activity. Race, gender, class, education, culture and religion can all affect the needs of employees. Coaches, leaders and line managers must address this.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in Coaching is a practical guide for coaches, leaders and line managers which explains how to understand different employee needs, identify what experiences can impact these needs and shows how to develop a truly inclusive approach to coaching and employee development. It also covers how to recognize the difference between employees in survival mode as opposed to those who are thriving, feeling psychologically safe and displaying healthy resilience.

Packed full of practical tips, tools, case studies, interviews, examples and activities to work through in practice, this book allows coaches, leaders and line managers to create an inclusive culture of belonging and psychological safety to ensure that all employees flourish. There is also specific guidance on how to deal with employee trauma such as prejudice, racism, bullying, burnout, imposter syndrome and grief as well as how to cultivate a system of acceptance and encourage all employees to safely bring their authentic selves to work. Supported by expert advice, personal experience and industry research, this book is crucial reading for all coaches, leaders and managers responsible for talent development.

About the Author

Salma Shah is the Founder and Director of the award-winning Mastering Your Power, a certified coach training programme designed with a wider systemic lens of diversity, inclusion, belonging and equity. Based in London, UK she works with clients at a senior level in public, private and voluntary sectors. She supervises and trains other coaches as well as presenting at events globally. She has worked with clients across a range of industries, including: Teenage Cancer Trust, Reuters O2 and British Transport Police. She has also delivered programs for major international organisations including: Oracle and Ernst and Young (Kuwait, Palestine).

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Coaching the lived experience
  • Identity
  • Belonging
  • Inclusion
  • Entanglement
  • Trauma
  • Resilience
  • Authenticity
  • Psychological safety
  • Thriving
  • Equity
  • Allyship


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