Racial Affinity Group Coaching

Are you participating in Brave Space?

Waking up together is not insignificant and often short lived.

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Here's Why:

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The intimacy of a small group intensifies emotions and vulnerability.

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Unavoidably, our experiences will fluctuate from being aware that we are unaware, to having what we are unaware of revealed, to noticing and even being surprised by our own goodness.

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When we stumble on the shame or guilt that leaks out when we discover what we don’t know, or we say or do something that exposes our imperfections, ignorance, aversion, or selfishness, we may want to withdraw from the group to avoid embarrassment and discomfort.

These predictable experiences are often unspoken yet deeply felt, and can be hidden behind inconsistent attendance, silent resentment, interpersonal conflicts, or staying social to avoid a pointed focus on our racial conditioning.

How you engage within your racial affinity group is showing you - if you are willing to look - how you tend to engage racial issues in the world as an individual and as a racial group. This collective seeing is crucial to understand in a social, organizational, and political culture of racial ignorance, injustice, and harm - something we all play a part in.

It is healthy to seek support when you find it challenging to examine these concerns together.

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Here's how it works:

Racial Affinity Group Coaching provides zoom support to racial affinity groups currently enrolled in Brave Space, our 12-month racial affinity group development program.

You presubmit your questions or bring them to your session. One of our experienced affiliates will meet with you online and answer your questions and support your group in ripening racial literacy, reducing emotional activation, increasing inner stability, and strengthening group experiences of belonging. The focus of your coach will be to support you in the Brave Space structure. Concerns outside of your group experience will not be directly supported.

Racial affinity group work ripens our understanding of social and racial wellbeing. The work is messy, amazing, and necessary, and you deserve to be well supported!

Pricing:

$450 - One 45-minute session with a coach

$1,300 - Three 45-minute sessions with a coach

How To Apply:

An application is required. Designate a primary contact person to submit your application and receive replies. 

Before submitting your application, your contact person should be prepared to propose 2-3 dates when your entire group is available within a 3 to 5 week period of your application submission. You may indicate these dates on the application form.

Once we receive your application we will reply with scheduling options. Availability is limited and arranged weekdays between 11am and 3pm EST.

Once a date is confirmed, you will be given a link for payment. We accept one payment for group coaching. Your session is confirmed with payment.

Zoom details will be provided upon date confirmation and payment.

We will do our best to accommodate scheduling preferences.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Can you help us form a racial affinity group? 
  • Racial Affinity Group Coaching is not meant for groups that have not formed and we do not support you in forming your group. Please form your group following the Brave Space guidelines on the Online Academy platform.
What is your refund and cancellation policy? 
  • Due to availability limitations, once your appointment is confirmed and payment received, we do not accommodate rescheduling nor do we offer refunds.
Can you help us address social justice or work concerns? 
  • Racal Affinity Group Coaching is not meant for addressing concerns or problems external to your racial affinity group experience. Rather, its focus is on the challenges you are facing within your group and among group members. You are asked to limit your inquiry to the real-time needs of your racial affinity group experience.
Can our organization participate in group coaching? 
  • Racial Affinity Group Coaching is meant for groups currently enrolled in the Brave Space year-long program. If your organization has racial affinity groups enrolled, each group may apply for group coaching if and when needed.
Can we purchase additional group coaching if needed?
  • Absolutely! If you racial affinity group need more coaching, reapply for a session or a bundle price option.
We look forward to supporting your Racial Affinity Group.
Thank you!
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