Power, Gender, Leadership, and Change: Ethical Implications for Coaching

Speaker: Pamela Larde

Title: Power, Gender, Leadership, and Change: Ethical Implications for Coaching


This discussion session offers an enlightening exploration of the ethical implications surrounding power, gender, leadership, and change in the coaching profession and beyond. Participants will delve into the dynamics of oppressive power structures, with a specific focus on gender dynamics and their profound impact on our personal and professional lives. The session will examine three gender power dynamics, ranging from same-gender oppression to cross-gender and interracial oppression, while shedding light on the suppressions experienced by the targeted population. Through the lens of Emancipatory Coaching, participants will uncover approaches to inspire transformative change within themselves and for their clients in the spirit of creating an inclusive and equitable coaching environment. This session aims to incite dialogue around what it means to shape a renewed commitment and approach to ethical coaching in the context of today’s social challenges in a way that also drives positive social change.

Dr. Pamela Larde is a professor, coach, author, business owner, and Director of Education for the Institute of Coaching. She remains committed to engaging in the work of advancing the reach and commitment of the coaching profession to serve and build up heart-centered leaders around the world. Dr. Larde spent twelve years in student leadership development at the Claremont Colleges and Marquette University, eleven years as a professor of research at Mercer University’s Tift College of Education, and was appointed Associate Professor of Leadership for Anderson University’s PhD Leadership Program in 2021. Her research focuses on race and gender dynamics, self-motivation, joy resilience, and posttraumatic growth. Additionally, she has written three books, has contributed chapters to publications in education and research, and presents her research for national and international audiences.

As a dedicated member of the global community, Dr. Larde is committed to taking the lead in addressing compelling social issues via coach training through the ICF accredited Academy of Creative Coaching, which she founded in 2013. Finally, her podcast, The Joy Whisperer is a platform for discussion that covers issues concerning humanity, intellect, change, and of course… joy.

Not-for-Profit – Gold Supporter:  Institute of Coaching, McLean, Harvard Medical School 

Host: Charline S. Russo

Dr. Charline S. Russo is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Organizational Dynamics Coaching and Consulting faculty. She was awarded the 2018 University Award for Distinguished Teaching in Professional Graduate Programs. She is VP and Board member of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (GSAEC) that focuses on strengthening and promoting graduate-level coach education and research globally.
She has held executive positions in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies building Global Learning Centers of Excellence for R&D.
Charline founded CampoMarzio Group, a consulting firm that fosters trusted, collaborative relationships with organizations and leaders to create, drive, and sustain major transformations through tailored consulting and coaching services.
Charline received her BA in History and Psychology and MBA from Rutgers University and her MA and EdD in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University. Her publications include coaching case studies and Cohort Programming and Learning for Adults: Improving Educational Experiences for Adult Learners, co-authored with I.M. Saltiel

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