I thought I had a pretty good handle on the challenges of Diversity... But that was before I met Celia Young. Celia's presentation was nothing short of stunning. Her passion, insight and delivery had an impact on the audience unlike any I'd seen. One could literally see 'the lights coming on' in the individuals who publicly responded to her series of observations and questions. Afterwards, everyone I spoke with said Celia's presentation was one of the most eye-opening, meaningful and practical they had experienced.
The Professional Coaches
and Mentors Association
Through Celia Young & Associates consulting and coaching services, Ms. Young helped P&G's Asian Community develop a vision and strategy for retention and advancement of Asian Professionals at P&G. She not only helped improve the attrition rate among our Asian leaders significantly, she and her colleagues also coached 100 leaders including Asian professionals and 'two-up' managers to understand, participate in and own the development of Asian talent - consistent with Company principles and objectives. She helped unleash the leadership potential among promising Asian leaders. She enhanced senior management's awareness and competencies in their ability to manage and utilize Asian talent.
Anthony Y. Tsai
Procter & Gamble Company
Executive Vice President &
Chief Innovation Officer
The Beijing Hualian Group
COACHING ACROSS DIFFERENCES
Facing an increasingly diverse and globalized world, businesses must have the cultural competency and flexibility in order to maintain their competitive advantage. In order to succeed, organizations must be capable of retaining, developing and capitalizing on its diverse talents domestically and globally.
To retain diverse talents, organizations will need to provide appropriate coaching and mentoring for these candidates. However, people often feel comfortable working with those who are more like themselves. Therefore it is easier and more effortless to mentor or coach people who are similar to us. And since there are not enough role models to provide coaching and mentoring to the diverse candidates, the process of developing and promoting diverse talents becomes a vicious cycle unless we can coach and mentor effectively across differences.
The intent of this workshop is to help participants use Gestalt practices to become more effective coaches when working with people who are different from them.
At the end of the workshop, the participants will have acquired:
Increased understanding of organization power dynamics and their impact on the development of diverse leaders
Heightened self awareness of the coaches’ role in the power dynamics and the impact on the coaching relationship
Formulated more effective strategies to coach across differences