Coaching for Executive Representation
Organizations with more diversity at the top tend to achieve better results in terms of performance, productivity, innovation, and profitability.
Latinx and African-Americans make up 17% and 10% of the labor force, but only 4% and 3% of the executive roles.
Coaching for Executive Representation doesn’t just help men of color become executive level leaders; it helps their organization achieve their goals.
Is this for you?
A Man of Color
(e.g. Latino, Black/African-American, African, Caribbean, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native, Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander)
1-2 Levels removed from the Executive Level of your Organization
Work at a Non-Profit or Philanthropic Organization
(e.g. Corporate Foundation, Family Foundation, etc)
Have Aspirations of Executive Level Leadership
Want to “up your game” in the coming year
If you answered yes to these questions, then this program might be just what you are looking for.
How it Works
Participants receive a rigorous executive readiness 360 review.
Participants attend an in-person kickoff in Washington DC.
Participants receive bi-weekly one-on-one executive coaching.
Participants engage in monthly management and leadership sessions (including case studies, skill-based trainings, panel discussions with subject matter experts, leadership simulations).
Participants receive support, best practices, problem solving and encouragement from a peer learning community.
Participants have access to a curated library of leadership and management resources.
Participants leverage support, mentorship and championship from the executive sponsors each organization provides.
This program will kick off in March 2024 and run through January 2025.
Participants will be required to do 3–5 hours of pre-work prior to the program kickoff.
This Program Helps You
Understand how others perceive you so you can better understand your superpowers, growth areas and take greater control over your professional brand.
Cultivate the hard and soft skills needed to be an authentic and conscious leader.
Better understand how your personal identity and lived experience as a man of color are showing up in how your leadership is experienced by others.
Cost and Commitment
Thanks to the generous support of our program sponsors, this $25,000 program is being offered for $12,500.
- Complete intake survey
- One-on-one kickoff call
- Pre-reading and pre-work for in-person kickoff
- Engage in Executive Readiness 360 Assessment
- 60-minute bi-weekly coaching engagement
- 120-minute monthly cohort engagement
- Respond to Post Session and MidPoint Survey
- Between-session experimentation and practice of new tools and skills
- Asynchronous engagement with cohort
- Post-program survey
- 18 month follow-up survey and interview
Participating Organization Commitments
The organization that employs each participant will select an executive sponsor to support each participant throughout the duration of the pilot program. Once selected, the executive sponsor attends three one-hour engagements (at the beginning, middle, and end of the year), and provides ongoing support/mentorship to the participant throughout the year.
To apply for this pilot program please complete the application by January 31, 2024.
Or, if you know someone else who would benefit from the program, refer them here.
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“Kwame guided me in systematically and honestly identifying the hurdles I needed to leap over to take my leadership to the next level. He held me accountable for asserting myself to achieve the change I wanted to see, and he consistently checked in to ensure I was making choices that I truly believed in and prioritizing self-care throughout the process. I had never encountered such a deep and discerning coaching experience like what I received with KAG.“
— Alan Royal, Director of Communications, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
“Kwame’s coaching has been nothing short of transformational for me. Through his incredibly sharp thinking, and tailored support, Kwame helped me realize that I was operating at the wrong altitude due to lack of confidence and self-limiting thinking. Kwame’s brilliantly structured whole group and one-on-one coaching sessions (and the 360 degree feedback) helped me realize that I have all the skills necessary to excel as an executive; I just needed someone like Kwame to help me raise the expectations of myself and provide guidance as I strive to achieve them.”
— Vance Lewis, Associate Partner, Promise Venture Studio