Prism Coaching is currently led by Jennifer Crystal Chien,
Wendy Horikoshi, Adriana Diaz, and Donald Gerard.
Prism Coaching was founded in 2005 with Alfredo
Vergara-Lobo, Adriana Diaz, Belma Gonzalez, Donald Gerard,
Jennifer Crystal Chien, Patricia St. Onge, and Wendy
Horikoshi. Others involved from 2010-2012 include Ernest
Mark, Fresh! White, Johnny Mazon-Santos, and Kim Fowler.
Prism Coaching was a collective of multicultural coaches
until 2013, when we disbanded as a collective and several
coaches moved on. We restructured as a nonprofit
association in 2014.
From 2005-2012, Prism Coaching was involved in public
and salons to engage those interested in culturally-aware
October 5, 2012 - ICF
Global 2012 in London
Prism presented at the International
Federation's annual conference. Test
Kitchen: Serving Up New Recipes for
Coaching created a place to explore innovative
2012 - Isms Collaborative Conference
Prism facilitated group discussions at the Isms
Wounds of Internalized Oppression and Internalized
This conference featured key presenter Ken Hardy on
issues of identity,
oppression, privilege, and power dynamics in the field
Co-sponsored by the Isms Collaborative, The Center for
Leadership, and The California Public Health Training
Center at the UC
Berkleley School of Public Health and held at Samuel
in Oakland, CA.
April 20-22, 2012 - ACTO
The Association of Coach
recognized our core coaches as contributors to high
training and education at the 2012 ACTO Conference in
26, 2011 - ICF International Conference
Prism presented Playing
to the Cultural Edge at the International
Federation's Annual International Conference in
Las Vegas, Nevada.
15, 2010 - Coaching as a Strategy for Peace Event
Kim Fowler presented a special event, Coaching
as a Strategy for Peace: Conscious Relationship with
Self and Others at the Felicia Stewart
Center in Oakland, CA.
2010 and previous
Salon was a periodic gathering of coaches of
color designed to
encourage community building and networking in a relaxed
environment. The Salon provided coaches of color a
unique time and
place for open dialog, professional interaction,
The Bay Area
Leadership Coaching Learning Circle
was a collaboration with Compasspoint Nonprofit
Services to co-host
coaching learning community meetings to explore how
coaches can better
serve nonprofit organizations.
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