Release urgency and focus on impact

“Change needed to happen for kids yesterday. There’s no time for this.”  I’ve heard many iterations of this argument when talking to educators about the need to build relationships at the outset of a coaching relationship.  In all of these instances, my response is the same:  I hear your anger and sadness, and yes, kids […]

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How to Begin Conversations about Racial Identity

By Elena Aguilar, President and Founder In Episode 5 of The Bright Morning Podcast, I spoke to a very special person who told me a story about a couple of powerful conversations about race, racial identity, and racism. I want you to be able to have powerful conversation—conversations that heal and bring us into closer, […]

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Creating Inclusive Spaces Begins with Saying Each Other’s Names

By Elena Aguilar, President and Founder Ja Young’s words echoed in my mind for a long time after we recorded our conversation. My name made other people feel uncomfortable. I want to hear my name from people. People who don’t have names that we’re comfortable saying in our English-speaking mouths, who don’t hear their names […]

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