Equity-Centered Leadership and Organizational Development
Achieve long-term, sustainable success by integrating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) principles and practices into your everyday business operations.

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What we do

The Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching provides training, and professional & organizational development to nonprofit leaders, solopreneurs, and social impact businesses who want to integrate equity-centered practice throughout their company culture, policies and practices, and leadership style.

We provide a full suite of services including: 

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Strategic planning & organizational visioning

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Leadership development and team training

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Culture development and conflict planning and resolution

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Meeting development and facilitation

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Executive coaching

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   Our approach   

We believe that being equity-centered requires us to approach all organizational goals and decision making with equity-centered tools and solutions.

We use coaching as our primary facilitative tool for transformation, which is a different approach to DEIB than styles that take educational, training, advocacy, or compliance approaches to it's practice.

Our approach is based on equity-centered coaching competencies including: client-centeredness, cultural responsiveness, being trauma-informed, and strong coaching theory and practice.

Our clients report our coaching approach as a key difference in their outcomes and ability to see the impact of their effort when compared against previous DEIB efforts.

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  Why it matters  
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Embedding equity-centered strategies into your recruitment and hiring processes will allow you to attract top candidates from diverse backgrounds who share your organizations commitment to equity.

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Delivering on your commitments to create an equity-centered workplace culture promotes employee engagement and retention by creating an environment where all employees feel heard, supported, and empowered to contribute their best work.

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Embedding equity-centered practices into your program, product, and service delivery will increase customer satisfaction, outcomes, and loyalty by demonstrating the organization's commitment to social responsibility and ethical business practices.

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Our expertise

Trudi Lebron, our founder and principal consultant has over 20 years of experience working in the fields of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), human services, nonprofit leadership, and education.

She holds a Masters of Science in Psychology, and is currently a PhD candidate in Social Psychology studying coaching as a tool to foster DEIB.

Despite all of our experience, you are the expert in your work and your life, and our job as coaches is to give you insights, wisdom, and to cultivate the experience and expertise held in your community.

Together, we'll be brilliant. 

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 Our team of experienced coaches and facilitators are ready to help you build a more equity-centered business.

Here are some ways we can work together. 
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Training and Capacity Building
Build your team capacity with all staff or small team trainings and support
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Executive Coaching &
Strategic Advising
Develop your leadership with 1:1 support 
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Team Coaching 
Take your skills to the next level
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Being an Equity-Centered Business Means...
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You develop and practice equity-centered competencies including values-centered decision making, cultural responsiveness, critical consciousness, and liberatory leadership
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You cultivate emotional and psychological safety by practicing proactive nonviolent communication, explicit community agreements, and mutual accountability
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You invest in support and cultivate partnerships that align with equity-centered principles.
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You demonstrate a deep understanding of how racism and other forms of oppression play out in business and communities and commit to antiracist, anti-oppressive and liberatory practices
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You understand the work is about the process, not getting it right

Because we're all too human for that.
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Meet the Team
Trudi Lebron, MS
  • Founder, The Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching 
  • Author, The Antiracist Business Book
Charmagne Glass-Tripp
  • Director of Programming
  • Leadership Track Faculty
Latoya "Dr. Boz" Bosworth, PhD
  • Coaching Faculty 
  • Founder, Got H.E.R.S. Life Coaching
Crystal Agyei, M.D., MBA
  • Coaching Faculty
  • Certified Equity-Centered Coach & Leader 
  • Founder, Missing Piece Coaching
Chris Wallace Caldwell
  • Coaching Faculty
  • Certified Equity-Centered Coach & Leader 
  • Founder, Catalysis, llc 
Neelam Kassam, CPA
  • Coaching Faculty
  • Certified Equity-Centered Coach & Leader 
  • Founder, Prestige Consulting 
Meg Brunson
  • Communications & Marketing Manager
  • Certified Equity-Centered Leader 
  • Founder, Just Marketing
Ana Acon
  • Administrative Assistant
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Leading with Equity
Free Webinar | Instant Access

In this 20-minute introduction to equity-centered leadership, we'll share more about the IECC approach and examine some tools that help leaders shift from ideas about equity and inclusion to actual decision making competencies that build a culture of equity, inclusion and belonging.

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Equity-Centered Leadership Intensive
2-day intensive | June 17th & 18th 10am-6pm ET

This program is designed to introduce you to the principles of equity-centered leadership. We’ll share concepts, activities, and tools to deepen your understanding of your leadership practice, create a more psychologically safe work culture, and manage your teams and projects with an equity-centered approach that also reflects your organization's values.

Location: Online
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Corporate: $1297
Non-profit & Small Business: $997

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Coaching Skills for Leaders Intensive
2-day intensive | August 5th & 6th 10am-6pm ET

Leaders with coaching skills not only improve the performance and satisfaction of their team members but also contribute to a positive organizational culture, higher employee retention, and overall success. Team members and organizations increasingly recognize these skills as vital to effective workplace leadership.

Location: Online
Tuition:
Corporate: $1297
Non-profit & Small Business: $997

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Investing in equity-centered capacity building not only aligns with your organization's values but also contributes to its long-term success by integrating DEIB principles and practices into regular business operations. 

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By embedding equity-centered strategies into your recruitment and hiring processes you attract top candidates from diverse backgrounds who share the organizations commitment to equity
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Delivering on your commitments to create an equity-centered workplace culture promotes employee engagement and retention by creating an environment where all employees feel heard, supported, and empowered to contribute their best work.
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Increase customer satisfaction, outcomes, and loyalty by embedding equity-centered practices into your program, product, and service delivery, demonstrating the organization's commitment to social responsibility and ethical business practices.
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Equity-centered businesses contribute to a more equitable world by prioritizing the overall well-being of team members, customers, and the communities they serve.  

Connect with an IECC team member to find out more, or schedule for your team.

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