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DEIJ Spotlight: What Does DEIJ Have To Do With Coaching?

  • December 02, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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A Panel Discussion

Friday, December 2, 2022, 12-1 PM CST via Zoom

As the coaching profession has gained visibility and garnered wider interest, coaches need to stay on top of important individual and organizational needs related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We invite you to this panel that will allow us to take a deeper look at the relationship between the field of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and the coaching industry.

In an ever-more diverse society, we, as coaches, benefit from knowledge and education that raises awareness about the role that coaching plays in our efforts towards a more inclusive and just society, especially when we consider coaches as primary facilitators for human change. 

Join these expert panelists to discuss and reflect on the current state of coaching as it relates to the DEI efforts critical for individual and organizational success. 

Moderated by Alejandra Mielke, PhD, ACC

Dr. Alejandra Mielke (she, her, ella) is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consultant and a transformational leadership development coach for Latinas. Alejandra is passionate about supporting Latina professionals and entrepreneurs, helping them tap into their own power in order to pursue their dreams and live happier, more fulfilled lives at home and at work. In her work with organizations, Alejandra brings her professional expertise and academic rigor to support leaders' inclusive leadership growth through DEI coaching, education, and strategy development.

Panel members:
Laurie Battaglia, CEO, Aligned at Work
Michellea Millis Rucker, MSML, A.B.D., Ed. D, MCPC, Transforming Our Practice
Dr. Nicholas Harvey, Principal and CEO, Nicholas Harvey Consulting
Tracy Winter, PhD, PCC, Neurodiversity Coach, nerd coach

Laurie Battaglia is CEO of Aligned at Work® in Scottsdale, Arizona. Laurie is on a personal mission to wake up the leaders of organizations who think that they can delay inevitable change. Her belief is that great leaders can’t and don’t ignore diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging any longer. She describes herself as “a futurist and strategist, a connector of people and resources who understands how to lead inclusively, so that all people are valued and thrive.” Laurie is an executive coach, leadership coach, DEIB consultant, and career coach. 

Michellea “Redbird” Millis Rucker, MSML, A.B.D., Ed. D, MCPC has over 21 years in Education, 10 years in Non-Profit Administration, and 10 years as an Edupreneur. A transplant to the San Antonio, Texas area since 2010, she is an experienced Instructional, Leadership and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coach. She is a Consultant/ Facilitator/ Coach in her own LLC, Transforming Our Practice. She has a BA Degree in Organizational Management, MS in Managerial Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education Alumni with a focus in Leadership and Data and A.B.D., Ed.D. in Leadership. Recently, she was featured in the September 2020 edition of the Excelligent Magazine as a Global Education Influencer. She is a Master Certified Professional Coach specializing in Transformational Leadership Coaching and pursuing her ICF ACC. She also is a LEGO® SERIOUSPLAY® Method Facilitator.

Dr. Nicholas Harvey is a Social Impact Coach, Inclusion Instigator, and Strategic Advisor for Corporate Managers and Leaders who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment, community, and world.

Tracy Winter, PhD, PCC, is an executive and leadership coach specializing in neurodiversity. She likes to coach people who are ADHDers, autistic, gifted, dyslexic, etc., or any combination of those, especially twice-exceptional people. Tracy partners with neurodivergent individuals to help them learn to work with their unique brains to create unique solutions. Her clients have included executives, scientists, techies, lawyers, students, and housewives. Tracy also trains and mentors new ADHD coaches at the International ADHD Coach Training Center. She is grateful to serve as President of ICF Austin. 

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