Equity-Centered Coaching Summit
May 28th & 29th, 2024 | Hartford, CT
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An Annual Conference for Coaches and Leaders Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Business and Beyond
Are you tired of being bound by the way things have always been done? You know, one-part toxic capitalism, one-part supremacy culture, one-part imposter-syndrome.

Whether you're a:

  • Transformational coach
  • Ambitious entrepreneur
  • Rebellious online business owner
  • Disruptive subject matter expert
  • Trailblazer in the medical field
  • Advocate for environmental justice
  • Corporate lawyer committed to change

Whatever your role!

You’re done being compliant with the oppressive systems within your industry.

You are seeking to infuse equity-centered practices into your professional growth and at all levels of your organization.

Like-minded leaders, professionals, and coaches are convening — to share their expertise, aspirations, and challenges — contributing to a collective vision of a more equitable and inclusive future.

It's happening at The Equity-Centered Coaching Summit, and we invite you to join us.

    Are you tired of being bound by the limitations of corporate / systemic oppression?

    Whether you're a:

    • Transformational coach
    • Ambitious entrepreneur
    • Rebellious online business owner
    • Disruptive subject matter expert
    • Trailblazer in the medical field
    • Advocate for environmental justice
    • Corporate lawyer committed to change

    Whatever your role!

    You’re done being compliant with the oppressive systems within your industry.

    You are seeking to infuse equity-centered practices into your professional growth and at all levels of your organization.

    Like-minded leaders, professionals, and coaches are convening — to share their expertise, aspirations, and challenges — contributing to a collective vision of a more equitable and inclusive future.

    It's happening at The Equity-Centered Coaching Summit, and we invite you to join us.

      We Do Conferences Differently
      Like me, you probably already went to…
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      The meeting on *fancy figure* launches. 
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      The one where they kept you in the room all day and night, and then sold you something that you had to run to the back of the room to buy.
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      The hype conference with all the fancy people, and their fancy clothes, who inspired you to take action and get that money.
      not_interested
      The poorly facilitated speed networking event where you round robin ideas, exchange feedback cards, and maybe keep in touch.
      You went to those events already...
      (or at least one of them)
      And you can expect absolutely none of that at the Equity-Centered Coaching Summit.

      At this event, I felt like my autonomy and my critical thinking ability was respected, which is very rare at online business events... There was never a moment where I felt like I better buy something. I felt like I could just be here and be a participant.

      We're all just here to solve really complex problems that are absolutely not going to be solved in a day, and it was just great to be in a space where everybody kind of knows that. 

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      Tarzan Kay
      @Tarzan_Kay
      We're Conferencing Trudi Style
      The Equity-Centered Coaching Summit is going to be different, fun, and most of all, transformative.
      We know some of these important topics can be uncomfortable, so attendees (and speakers) are encouraged to dress for comfort. The vibe is chill and laid-back, and you're likely to feel that as soon as you step into this space.

      What makes this event different from other events that I've been to in the past is how chill it is.

      It's big to be able to tackle this kind of work, in a way that injects humor, injects levity, and also honors and respects the gravity of it.

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      Chris Hale
      @TheOnlyChrisHale

      One of my favorite things that I've experienced here... the energy is so much more laid-back.

      It is super casual in a way that invites you to really be yourself, and not have to code switch, and just genuinely be yourself. 

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      Tawny Ann De La Peña
      @UnlearnTheBS
      We are very intentional about creating a space where people feel comfortable to learn, contribute, challenge ideas, and show up authentically.
      Throughout this 2-Day Event You'll Learn
      How to increase emotional and psychological safety in the communities and teams you lead.
      About the role that coaching plays in building more equitable communities and workplaces.
      The skills and tools that will help you increase the trust, safety, and cultural responsiveness in your own communities.

      This work is the foundation of everything, and I think that's what is missing from a lot of other events... It shouldn't be assumed, it shouldn't be left out of the conversation. It should be, here is the baseline that we're working off of and it's one of inclusivity, it's one of equity, it's one of meeting people where they're at. And I just don't think that anywhere else is doing that, and if you haven't experienced something like that, as a coach, this is the perfect place to do it, because of the way the container is upheld.
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      Chris Hale
      @TheOnlyChrisHale
      Our goal is to bring the most effective concepts and proven practices of diversity, equity and inclusion to The Equity-Centered Coaching Summit.
      While You're Here You'll Experience 
      Industry leaders who are driving forward in their industries, so you can learn from their mistakes and success stories.
      Small group breakout sessions will allow you to get detailed and practical direction that you can instantly use in your own line of work.
      Networking opportunities with leaders and coaches from dozens of industries who are actively incorporating equity-based practices, is like no other networking experience.
      Fun like you've never funned before. If there isn't singing, dancing, good food, and karaoke — did it even happen?

      After attending this event, I feel far more confident that I'll set my business on the right path... There's a lot of pressure to be very urgent and salesy... and what I learned this week is that there is another option... that you can (conduct your business) in the way that aligns with your values.
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      Ellen Lyman
      @EllenLymanCareerCoach

      We want to be sure that the learning that happens here at the Equity-Centered Coaching Summit doesn't end when you return home.
      You'll Leave With
      New ideas and inspiration about coaching, leadership, your role is creating equity-centered spaces.
      Values aligned connections that may turn into great friendships, meaningful collaborations, and inspiring exchanges.
      Tools that are focused on culturally responsive, equity-centered coaching and leadership, that you can use right away.
      Resources and workshops that you'll have access to all year for being a member of the community
      A deeper understanding of how coaching can be a tool to facilitate equity, and how equity-centered practice is a tool for personal, professional, and social development.
      New, or maybe renewed, relationship to your work, your relationships, and your impact.

      This is like the beginning of a new chapter for me and my business. And in learning and growing in a way that I've never been exposed to before.
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      Kim Allchurch Flick
      @MightyEpiphyte
      We’ve been to a LOT of industry events and can promise you that this is going to be so different from what you’ve experienced before.

      You're gonna love it!
      The Equity-Centered Coaching Summit is going to be different, fun, and most of all, transformative.
      We know some of these important topics can be uncomfortable, so attendees (and speakers) are encouraged to dress for comfort. The vibe is chill and laid-back, and you're likely to feel that as soon as you step into this space.

      What makes this event different from other events that I've been to in the past is how chill it is.

      It's big to be able to tackle this kind of work, in a way that injects humor, injects levity, and also honors and respects the gravity of it.

      arrow_drop_down_circle
      Divider Text
      Chris Hale
      @TheOnlyChrisHale

      One of my favorite things that I've experienced here... the energy is so much more laid-back.

      It is super casual in a way that invites you to really be yourself, and not have to code switch, and just genuinely be yourself. 

      arrow_drop_down_circle
      Divider Text
      Tawny Ann De La Peña
      @UnlearnTheBS

      We are very intentional about the creating a space where people feel comfortable to learn, contribute, challenge ideas and show up authentically.
      Throughout the 2-Day Event You'll Learn
      How to increase emotional and psychological safety in the communities and teams you lead.
      About the role that coaching plays in building more equitable communities and workplaces.
      The skills and tools that will help you increase the trust, safety, and cultural responsiveness in your own communities.

      This work is the foundation of everything, and I think that's what is missing from a lot of other events... It shouldn't be assumed, it shouldn't be left out of the conversation. It should be, here is the baseline that we're working off of and it's one of inclusivity, it's one of equity, it's one of meeting people where they're at. And I just don't think that anywhere else is doing that, and if you haven't experienced something like that, as a coach, this is the perfect place to do it, because of the way the container is upheld.
      arrow_drop_down_circle
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      Chris Hale
      @TheOnlyChrisHale

      Our goal is to bring the most effective concepts and proven practices of diversity, equity and inclusion to The Equity-Centered Coaching Summit.
      While You're Here You'll Experience
      Industry leaders who are driving forward in their industries, so you can learn from their mistakes and success stories.
      Small group breakout sessions will allow you to get detailed and practical direction that you can instantly use in your own line of work.
      Networking opportunities with leaders and coaches from dozens of industries who are actively incorporating equity-based practices, is like no other networking experience.
      Fun like you've never funned before. If there isn't singing, dancing, good food, and karaoke — did it even happen?

      After attending this event, I feel far more confident that I'll set my business on the right path... There's a lot of pressure to be very urgent and salesy... and what I learned this week is that there is another option... that you can (conduct your business) in the way that aligns with your values.
      arrow_drop_down_circle
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      Ellen Lyman
      @EllenLymanCareerCoach

      We want to be sure that the learning that happens here at the Equity-Centered Coaching Summit doesn't end when you return home.
      You'll Leave With
      New ideas and inspiration about coaching, leadership, and your role in creating safe spaces for transformation and growth.
      Values aligned connections that will turn into great friendships, meaningful collaborations, and inspiring exchanges.
      Tools that are focused on culturally responsive, equity-centered coaching and leadership practices, that you can use right away.
      Resources and workshops that you'll have access to all year for being a member of the community
      A deeper understanding of how coaching can be a tool to facilitate equity, and how equity-centered practice is a tool for personal, professional, and social development.
      New, or maybe renewed, relationship to your work, your relationships, and your impact.

      This is like the beginning of a new chapter for me and my business. And in learning and growing in a way that I've never been exposed to before.
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      Kim Allchurch Flick
      @MightyEpiphyte
      We’ve been to a LOT of industry events and can promise you that this is going to be so different from what you’ve experienced before.

      You're gonna love it!
      The Preliminary Agenda
      Speakers, breakout sessions, final activities, and other surprises are being finalized and will be released over our official  ticket sale period. Below is the general outline so you can start to get a sense of how we'll spend our time together. 
      DAY ONE: 

      9:30   Doors Open

      10:00 Morning Main Stage Sessions

      12:00p  Lunch on your own

      1:30p    Exchange Sessions
                    *Alumni Academy

      3:00p    Doors Open

      3:30p Main Stage Sessions

      6:00p Expanded Attendee Experience and Dinner

      7pm +  Evening Meetups 
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      DAY TWO: 

      9:00a   Doors Open

      9:30a   Main Stage Sessions

      12:30p  Lunch on your own

      1:00p   Exchange Sessions Begin
                    *Expanded Academy

      3:15p    Doors Open

      3:30p    Main Stage Sessions

      7:00      Closing Party 
      Speakers, breakout sessions, final activities, and other surprises are being finalized and will be released over our official  ticket sale period. Below is the general outline so you can start to get a sense of how we'll spend our time together. 
      DAY ONE: 

      9:30a  Doors Open

      10:00a     Morning Main Stage Sessions

      12:30p     Lunch on your own

      1:00p  Exchange Sessions

      3:00p          Doors Open

      3:30p Main Stage Sessions

      6:00p Expanded Attendee Experience and Dinner

      7pm +  Evening Meetups 
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      DAY TWO: 

      9:00a   Doors Open

      9:30a   Main Stage Sessions

      12:30p  Lunch

      1:00p   Exchange Sessions
                   
      *Expanded Academy

      3:15p    Doors Open

      3:30p    Main Stage Sessions

      7:00      Closing Party 
      Who Will Be There
      The attendance list for this event is diverse in age, race, niche, coach education background, culture, and profession.

      What brings everyone together is a commitment to using coaching as a tool for change, and a commitment to using coaching tools in safe, equitable, and equity-centered ways.

      These are your people!

      There is nothing more impactful than in-person relationship building, and connecting with people who are different than you, but have those same core values as you. And this is the only place in the industry where you're going to find that. So you need to be here.

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      Kristen Moore
      @KristenMooreLife
      We're thrilled to finally be
      Introducing our Keynote Speaker

      Erika Royal, JD
      J.D. - Harvard Law School
      Certified Master Coach
      Certified Executive Coach
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      We are so thrilled to have Erika Royal joining our stage to share her insights on the role that coaching can play for all leaders.

      In her roles as a corporate employment attorney, and as the CEO of one of the biggest coaching schools in the world, she has first hand experience with how coaching can transform your leadership style, improve your ability to connect with others, and how equity-centered principles can improve team and community culture. 

      And we have an amazing line up of other speakers and facilitators from The Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching
      Introducing our Speakers
      Trudi Lebron
       Founder, The Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching and Author, The Antiracist Business Book
      Charmagne Glass-Tripp
      Director of Programming and Leadership Coach, The Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching
      Susanna Barkataki
      Yoga Unity Activist.
      Author, Embrace Yoga’s Roots
      Sheronda Jordan
      Vice President of Organizational Development, Emerge Center 
      Tobi Fairley
      Interior Designer, Life & Business Coach
      Rae McDaniel
      Certified Sex Therapist, Coach, and Transgender Diversity and Inclusion Educator
      Jeff Harry
      Global Play Expert,  Rediscover Your Play

      We are so thrilled to have Erika Royal joining our stage to share her insights on the role that coaching can play for all leaders.

      In her roles as a corporate employment attorney, and as the CEO of one of the biggest coaching schools in the world, she has first hand experience with how coaching can transform your leadership style, improve your ability to connect with others, and how equity-centered principles can improve team and community culture. 

      And we have an amazing line up of other speakers and facilitators from The Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching
      Introducing our Breakout Speakers
      Trudi Lebron
       Founder, The Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching, and Author of The Antiracist Business Book
      Charmagne Glass-Tripp
      Director of Programming and Leadership Coach, The Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching
      Susanna Barkataki
      Yoga Unity Activist.
      Author, Embrace Yoga’s Roots
      Sheronda Jordan
      Vice President of Organizational Development, Emerge Center 
      Tobi Fairley
      Interior Designer, Life & Business Coach
      Rae McDaniel
      Certified Sex Therapist, Coach, and Transgender Diversity and Inclusion Educator
      Jeff Harry
      Global Play Expert,  Rediscover Your Play
      Where We'll Be
      The Design Center
      Our core programming will take place at The Design Center.

      The Design Center is a hub for entrepreneurship, is in the BEST neighborhood for food, and is easy to get to from Downtown Hartford with a short Uber ride, or drive from downtown. There is also plenty of free parking for those of you who are driving in.


      There will also be activities and sessions at nearby event spaces.

      We are excited to be planning a number of core, expanded, and after-parties for all the attendees that you're early support the will directly make possible. 

      ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED HOTELS:
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      💰 = $100-200/night
      💰💰 = $200-300/night
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      GETTING HERE
      Closest Airport: Bradley International Airport
      - Delta, American, JetBlue, and Southwest have regular flights into BDL

      All conference activities will be within a few miles of each other and Downtown Hartford has easy access to Uber and Lyft
      AirBNBs
      There are tons of AirBNBs in the downtown area that would be convenient.

      If you have any questions about staying in specific neighborhoods or locations, please feel free to reach out to us.
      We're Excited to Meet You in Person
      The Equity-Centered Coaching Summit has taken place virtually for four years, and in November, we hosted our first in-person event, The Coaches Forum, in Hartford.
      The feedback surpassed all our expectations!
      Our biggest takeaways were:
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      Not enough people are talking about equity in the coaching and personal development spaces.
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      There is a need for more in-person events that are respectful, spacious, safe, and nonjudgemental.
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       Convening in-person is not only desired, it's imperative. 
      We are eager and able to create that container and facilitate the discussions that will infuse equity-centered practices into your work, communities, and life.
      JOIN US ! 
      Our Roots
      Celebrating Five Years of Convening
      for Equity-Centered Coaching

        On Saturday, May 30th 2020, I woke up to an inbox full of emails and DM's about a crisis that was brewing in the coaching industry.

       It was a crisis that I had been warning people about for years. The coaching and online business world, was colliding with the larger world around us.

      For years, the coaching industry had operated in a bubble that was completely disconnected from the conversations about race, diversity, equity, inclusion, privilege, that I had been participating in and professionally facilitating for at least 15 years. 

      It was really only a matter of time...

      And after the murder of George Floyd, we saw it happen right on our social media feeds. Coaches and entrepreneurs where trying to figure out if and how they should respond, and the best intentions of some influential brands created more tension, harm, and confusion.

      And then the most beautiful thing happened...

      On a Sunday afternoon, in less than 24-hours of calling this Emergency Meeting, over 600 people, including everyone from the newbie coach to 7- and 8- figure industry leaders, Showed Up to learn, to lean in to the conversation, and many of those people continued to develop their diversity, equity, and inclusion practice and make big shifts in their life and business.

      That session was essentially the birth of The Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching.

      This year we will celebrate five years of our annual conveneging for a more equitable, inclusive, and antiracist coaching industry. 

       The Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching 
      is a leader in coaching education, and is having a ripple effect across the industry. Our work and influence is found in some of the biggest companies and brands in the coaching and online business space and we are committed to continuing to advance the work that happens at the intersection of personal development, equity and justice, liberation, and antiracist business.
        We define a coach as someone who facilitates and/or supports the growth, development and transformations with others; other people, businesses, and communities, and more. 
             This means, in some ways...
            We are all coaches
             

            "I'm not trained as a coach and (this event has) given me a lot of good takeaways in terms of where there are some gaps in the coaching that I do, and how I can fill those."

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            Tarzan Kay
            @Tarzan_Kay
            And if you're a professional, coach, or leader who is committed to using coaching as a tool for change, has a social impact intention driving your work, or feels called to learn more about all of this in order to create a bigger impact, then we want to see you at The Summit!
              Answers to All Your Questions
              Are meals included? 
              Coffee, soft drinks, and snacks will be available throughout the event.

              If you a purchased a Supporter Level ticket, and Expanded Level Ticket some meals are included in your experience. Please check your ticket level.

              You will have a variety of food options to choose from walking distance from the venue.
              Is there wi-fi at the venue? 
              Yes. There will be free wifi at the Infinity Music Hall.
                Are power outlets available during sessions? 
                Power outlets are unlikely to be accessible within main stage area, however there will be opportunities to charge throughout the day and at the IECC Info Booth.
                  What is the dress code? 
                  There is no dress code, and you are encouraged to show up as your most comfortable self. Whether that's high heels and a power suit, or an old t-shirt and you favorite ripped jeans, you'll fit right in!

                  The closing party may have a theme associated with it - we'll be sure you get the memo as soon as it's decided!
                    Can I take photos during sessions and share them online? 
                    We hope you will! Please use our event hashtag: #ECCSummit2024

                    We do ask that sessions and programming are not live-streamed, or recorded to share later. 
                      Can I choose which sessions to attend? 
                      Yes. You are welcome to participate in as much or as little as you'd like, and you are welcome to come and go as you please. 
                        Will there be time for Q&A or 1:1 discussion with the speakers?  
                        Like our attendees, our speakers are welcome to participate as much or as little as they'd like, and are welcome to come and go as they please. We do expect many speakers to be with us throughout the 2-day experience, but we can not make any promises.

                        If you have an Expanded Ticket there will be a speaker meet and greet and book signing on Day One. 
                          How can I connect with other attendees?
                           
                          We will be hosting a "pop-up" group on LinkedIn so that you can begin building relationships before arriving in Hartford.

                          Another great way to network before and during the event is to follow our official social channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin, and follow the official summit hashtag #ECCSummit2024 and keep an eye out for posts from fellow attendees.

                          There will also be many formal and informal opportunities to continue networking at the event.
                            Is the venue wheelchair accessible? 
                            Yes. Infinity Music Hall is wheelchair accessible.
                              Are there accommodations for individuals with specific needs? 
                              We are dedicated to ensuring a comfortable and accessible experience for all attendees. If you have specific needs or require accommodations, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at: hello@EquityCenteredCoaching.com
                                What if I have other questions? 
                                We're eager to answer all of your questions! Email us: hello@EquityCenteredCoaching.com
                                  Aint No Party Like a Trudi Party
                                  And we don't want to party without you!
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