Coaching for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We know that diversity, equity and inclusion needs span a vast range: executive coaching for your DEI leaders and DEI allies, coaching others on sensitive topics including DEI issues, and even training for your wider population on how your company approaches diversity, equity and inclusion. We have you covered on all those fronts, and crucially, we have a variety of DEI coaches who can deeply understand the needs and challenges of your employees around these issues.

Our diverse and expert coaches can support the leaders who are grappling with their own experience or those of other DEI employees, provide training in DEI issues for allies and others, or integrate topics of diversity and inclusion into the coaching of employees for whom this is a new conversation.

Challenging coaching calls for those with the compassion and expertise to handle to conversation.

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Coaching for DEI Leaders and Allies

In today’s business climate, senior leaders are expected to be constantly evolving, adding new leadership competencies, polishing their communication skills, and keeping current on the latest tools for effectively leading their teams. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion issues add another layer to this complex mix. Our expert coaches help executives evaluate navigate challenges in the DEI space and move them powerfully ahead.

Expert, Certified, Diverse Coaches

At Arden Coaches, we pride ourselves on having an extremely diverse coaching roster, able to support leaders with empathy and understanding as well as an objective perspective. Whether you’re seeking executive coaching for senior DEI leader or a keynote to inspire allies in your company, our diverse coaches are passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion.
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We coach in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Space:

Senior leaders

DEI allies

Group programs that include DEI topics

Workshops on Equity and Inclusion

Keynotes on Ally-ship

Certified, experienced, diverse coaches

Our DEI Coaching Philosophy: Insight + Action = Results

By guiding our clients into greater awareness of their habits and beliefs around DEI issues, we help transform their actions to create unprecedented impact and reveal new levels of leadership. Arden clients become proactive, adept at owning their results. Our approach produces profound, lasting impact for both the executive and the organization as a whole.

Coach Selection Process

In order to deliver the most value to our clients and their companies, we believe that it’s critical that an executive chooses a coach whose style matches their personality—that’s why we encourage our clients to interview up to three of our coaches to guarantee the best fit.

Diverse, Experienced Coaches

Our diverse, expert coaches deeply understand their clients and we pride ourselves on having an outstandingly diverse team of coaches. Our coaches are trained and certified at the highest level, and they hold thousands of hours of experience working with executives across a wide variety of industries. Each Arden coach has been selected for their dynamic personality and unique background, ensuring richer coaching and more diverse insights.

Real Results

At the beginning of each engagement, we establish milestones and goals with both the executive and their supervisor to ensure alignment with company goals. We monitor the executive’s progress towards these goals and measure the results in terms of their business impact. Our clients report deep learning, increased productivity, greater efficacy, and more effective leadership.

Convenience and Flexibility

We offer in-person and virtual support structures to help executives learn, track their progress, and reach their goals faster. Our team includes coaches in most major cities across the United States to make executive coaching as convenient as possible. Not near one of our locations? Although it’s beneficial if the coach and executive meet in person at the beginning of the engagement, we also frequently conduct virtual coaching sessions.

The Arden Difference

As a mid-sized consultancy, we thrive in the sweet spot between larger, less-personal organizations and smaller, regionalized individual coaches. We offer tailored coaching packages; outstanding, personable coaches; and unequaled levels of service. Additionally, our coaches encourage clients to share real-time progress updates with supervisors and other key company stakeholders throughout the coaching engagement, so that clients and companies can stay current on the executive’s development.

The Power of the Arden Process

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Selection

First things first: we set up an initial conversation to help determine the appropriate program for the executive, as well as set up interviews with the three coaches that are the best fit for their needs and goals. In this stage, we are looking to match the executive’s style with that of the coach to create a coaching relationship that delivers maximum results.

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Alignment

At the start of each engagement, the coach, the executive, and their supervisor meet to determine the goals of the coaching. Because all of our executive coaching programs are results-driven, it’s critical to set appropriate goals and ensure that the executive, the supervisor, and the company can all realize the benefits of the coaching.

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Assessment

When an executive enrolls in a program with the intent to change, measuring the ability and skill level at the outset is a critical first step in setting goals and building a plan to reach them. The coach will select from an array of assessments to select the tools best suited to help the executive gain insight into their unique style and potential areas for growth.

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Work the Plan

With feedback from colleagues and a personalized development plan in place, the executive and the coach work through the strategy. They meet regularly to discuss challenges, best practices, and successes, with the coach helping the executive identify and understand their patterns, as well as focus on opportunities for improvement. At the midpoint of the partnership, we once again assess the executive’s progress through a meeting with their supervisor and course-correct, if needed. At the conclusion of the engagement, the executive, supervisor, and coach review the progress and identify any next steps necessary to continue the executive’s growth to ensure a long-term shift in behavior.

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