Fifth Domain Coach training programs focus on social group identity as a “coaching competency.” In this introductory session, participants will be encouraged to consider DEI concepts such as implicit bias, social group identity theory and dominant/marginalized power dynamics in their coaching relationships. They will be asked to interrogate their own social group identities in order to raise new awareness within themselves. Through the use of scenario-based coaching exercises and practice, participants will develop a new set of powerful coaching questions that reach beyond their respective their blind spots and worldviews.
Sukari Pinnock-Fitts, MSOD, PCC
Sukari is a cisgender woman and a member of the Black Diaspora. She is a Baby Boomer, living with some degree of socio-economic privilege as a U.S. National. She has no religious affiliation, however does consider herself a Pantheist -- believing strongly that the "Universe Provides." She is the daughter of a Jamaican immigrant father and South Carolinian mother, and was raised with one sibling in a middle-class, multi-racial neighborhood in Los Angeles. Now residing in Northern Virginia, Sukari has been coaching leaders in all sectors for over 20 years, supporting clients in the U.S. and abroad.
Sukari Pinnock-Fitts is a seasoned Organization Development consultant and PCC-level ICF-certified Coach, specializing in Cultural Competency, Leadership and Executive Development, Organization Transitions and Team Building. Her Master's degree in Organization Development is from the American University. Her undergraduate degree, in Labor Studies, is from the National Labor College.
Pinnock-Fitts is an Adjunct Professor in the Human Resources Masters’ Degree Program for the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. She is the Program Director for Georgetown’s Executive Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management, which is housed in the Georgetown Institute for Transformational Leadership. She is a Coach Assessor for Georgetown’s Leadership Coaching Certificate Program and is presently working with a colleague on a book about coaching “with difference in mind.”
Amber L. Mayes, MSOD
Amber is an African American & Greek, Gen X, heterosexual, Cis woman. She grew up in the Boston area in a fairly racially diverse working class neighborhood. Raised in a multicultural household by an African American father from Georgia and a Greek immigrant mother, she developed an early passion for helping people communicate across differences. In the past 20 years Amber has developed a global leadership coaching and organization consulting practice that integrates issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is based in Northern California and is a proud auntie of the best 7-year-old on the planet!
Amber L. Mayes is an accomplished organizational consultant and executive coach with 18 years of experience enabling organizations and individuals to learn and grow to their fullest potential. She specializes in leadership team development, executive coaching, diversity & inclusion, and women’s personal and professional development. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and break through to unparalleled performance.
Through experiential coaching and training models, Amber facilitates the individual awareness and skill development necessary for effective leadership in today’s diverse world. Her seminars, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by thousands of leaders in prominent Fortune 100 companies, leading national non-profits, and universities. Her work is known for its specialized customization and transformational results