5, 2012 - ICF Global 2012 in London
Prism Core Members Belma Gonzalez and Johnny
Manzon-Santos presented at the International
Coach Federation's annual conference. Their session, Test Kitchen: Serving Up New Recipes for
Coaching, created a place to explore innovative applications of
We took the
stand that a) if social justice was not the goal of coaching, then the
work was not innovative, and b) that cultural awareness was integral to
the success of coaching.
We worked with key terms, including culture, cultural awareness,
culturally aware coaching, and social justice—a vision of society that
understands and values human rights, equality, and recognizes the
dignity of every human being.
We showcased a few innovative applications of coaching within a US
context: The African American Coaching Initiative, The Early Childhood
Connections Project, Civic and Community Leadership Coach
Certification, and Creative, Resourceful and Whole, a project of Beyond
Emancipation in Oakland, California.
2012 - Isms Collaborative Conference
Coaching facilitated group discussions at the Isms Collaborative conference: "Healing
the Wounds of Internalized Oppression and Internalized Priviledge."
conference featured key presenter Ken Hardy on issues of identity,
oppression, privilege, and power dynamics in the field of health
Co-sponsored by the Isms Collaborative, The Center for Health
Leadership, and The California Public Health Training Center at the UC
Berkleley School of Public Health and held at Samuel Merritt University
in Oakland, CA.
20-22, 2012 - ACTO Conference
The Association of Coach Training Organizations
recognized our core coaches as contributors to high quality coach
training and education at the 2012 ACTO Conference
in Orlando, Florida.
26, 2011 - ICF International Conference
Coaching presented Playing to the
Cultural Edge at the International
Coach Federation's Annual International Conference in Las Vegas,
As coaches, we impact the lives of those we coach and those to whom
they are connected. As individuals, we all have our own impact and
stake in making the world a more equitable place, whether it's coaching
the corporate CEO, a disaster victim, or a non-profit manager. We are
being called forth to take action to notice social injustice or
inequity in service of the client and in creation of a better world. As
celebrated anthropologist Wade Davis said, "The world in which you were
born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed
attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human
learn some of the exciting ways that culturally aware coaching is
making a difference around the globe, from a panel of coaches with
Prism Coaching. When we give to others or to community, we reap so much
- How can noticing culture make you a better coach?
- Where have you experienced a cultural "blind spot" in
your coaching and how did it impact your coaching?
can we assist clients to integrate all parts of themselves while
recognizing and calling out inequities that may affect them?
- What do you need to do regarding cultural awareness
so you can be your best as a coach?
15, 2010 - Kim Fowler Special Event
Presents a Guest Speaker Event with:
Kim Fowler, MESA Coaching
4pm - 6pm
Felicia Stewart Center
1330 Broadway Street, Suite 1100
"Coaching as a Strategy for Peace:
Conscious Relationship with Self and Others"
engage in conflict from fear of loss. This could be loss of anything;
loss of face, of money, of land, of history, of power, of love, of
one’s or someone else’s life. The bigger the stakes, the more lethal
the conflict. The problem is that often we are not honest about what we
are terrified to lose.
if vulnerability was our greatest strength? What if all parties in a
conflict saw themselves as part of a system with many voices, a system
that is trying to change and can’t because it is stuck in “being right”
for fear of loss? What if each of those parties became more conscious
of the truth of their individual fear and was willing to speak it?
presentation will play with these and other questions regarding how
coaching can create conversations that remove barriers to conscious,
Kim Fowler, CPCC
is a coach, trainer, facilitator and consultant who has trained coaches
worldwide as a faculty member of the Coaches Training Institute. Kim
works with clients in the nonprofit and private sectors. She coaches
executives and teams toward uncovering their strengths, the root of
their roadblocks, and solutions that increase effective communication,
satisfaction and performance. She also has a passion for working with
individuals and family systems that have had a caregiving role for
loved ones with dementia and leads writing workshops on this issue. She
has published several articles, short theater pieces, and is completing
a book about the aftermath of her mother’s stroke.