Masterclass, 6th October, 2022, 14.00 to 17.00 BST

Exploring Identity Consciousness in Coaching

Facilitator: Taslim Tharani

“Identity-conscious practice is a process of realising that who you are informs and impacts how you act, how you interact with others, and how you see the world around you” (Talusan, 2022). Identity-conscious practice is essential for inclusive coaching. In this interactive workshop we will:

• Develop identity consciousness by naming and exploring our own identities
• Explore how our own identities may influence the way we see and navigate the world and therefore how they might show up, consciously or unconsciously in the coaching space
• Become more aware of our own biases, assumptions, privileges and positionality and explore how this might show up in our coaching practice
• Identify how we can use this awareness to move towards more inclusive coaching practice and create spaces where intersectional identities can be brought into the coaching space

This workshop allow draws on contextual behavioural science which underpins Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an approach to behavioural change which enables us to develop greater flexibility and perspective taking, as well as a greater capacity to be with difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences which tend to arise when engaging in equity work. Our hope is that this workshop will offer a space where the discomfort can be processed in a safe and positive way so that we can move towards greater inclusivity, justice and equity for all.

Taslim Tharani

Taslim Tharani is an organisational psychologist, coach and trainer. She combines her interest in research with consultancy skills in the areas of equity, justice, diversity and inclusion; health and wellbeing at work; leadership development and career decision making. Tas excels at creating psychologically safe and culturally inclusive spaces enabling opportunities for transformative dialogue and change. As an exceptional facilitator, Tas works across multiple sectors and industries. She values connection, contribution, integrity and authenticity, effectively combining a ‘human’ approach with the evidence-base psychology is grounded within. Tas is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) where she was previously co-chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) conference and also volunteers for the Ismaili Community. Tas is proud to be a co-founding member of The Centre for Psychology at Work


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ISCP Members can obtain a £10 discount by quoting the code: ISCP2022