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Oppression + Personal Development Diagnostics

DID YOU KNOW?

Many of the popular assessments, quizzes, frameworks and inventories that folks are encouraged to rely on in the coaching, entrepreneurial and helping professional industries are influenced by socialization, colonization, capitalism and systemic oppression.

Have you ever investigated the history of how the popular assessments you use in your personal and professional life were founded?

Have you ever considered how the results these assessments reveal are influenced by socialization and oppression?

Have you ever thought about how using such tests with your clients could in some cases be harmful?

Have you ever wondered how you can integrate such analyses into your life, business and/or work with clients?

In this FREE Fireside Chat, Feminist Coach Academy co-founders and Advisory Board members explore these questions through an intersectional lens, while offering insightful prompts and practical suggestions that you might like to keep in mind when considering the use of such personal development assessments and diagnostics.

Access the video and transcript today and consider how you can become more informed and minimise harm in your application of personal development tests.

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FIRESIDE CHAT PANELISTS

CAMERON AIREN

Cameron Airen (they/them) is an FCA co-founder and queer feminist mentor. They love supporting feminist entrepreneurs to integrate inclusive feminism into their work, business and everyday life. Cam has a Masters degree in Anthropology & Social Change, a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies and has been studying feminism, gender, sexuality and social change for 16+ years.

NAOMI ARNOLD

Naomi Arnold (she/they) is an FCA co-founder who loves supporting helping professionals with ditching the hustle and building successful, impactful, sustainable and inclusive feminist businesses with integrity. She has a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, a certified life coaching qualification, and is currently completing a Master of Human Rights.

SHARYN HOLMES

Sharyn Holmes (she/they) is an FCA advisory board member and teacher. They are also the Founder of Formidable Voices and a life, leadership and legacy coach, anti-oppression consultant, speaker, artist and writer. Sharyn’s work dives deep into social justice, spirituality and personal sovereignty.

LENA WEST

Lena West (she/her) is an FCA advisory board member and teacher. She is also the Founder of CEO RISING and is passsionate about showing entrepreneurs how to discover their inner CEO and leverage that knowledge to build a business that loves them back.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW:

  • Colonization is tied to the origins of personality tests, frameworks and assessments like the Meyers Briggs and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • To question who created diagnostics in your field and who they created them for – as well as who is included and not included
  • White supremacy and racism often influence how and why diagnostics are made
  • Sexist and gender binary social conditioning influence the questions asked and the results we get from many diagnostic tests
  • Some of these assessments and tests appropriate Indigenous culture
  • Capitalism and individualism is prioritized and used in relation to these inventories
  • Being boxed in to one particular type can be traumatic and reinforces systemic oppression
  • Many diagnostics are used to discriminate against marginalized folks, and how that applies to the coaching + business industries too
  • To apply such discussions to diagnostics across industries including entrepreneurs, helping professionals, as well as employees, companies, organizations and the corporate world

+ more!

YOU WILL RECEIVE FREE ACCESS TO:

A video recording (1hr40mins) of the full fireside chat featuring Cameron Airen, Naomi Arnold, Sharyn Holmes and Lena West.

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A PDF written transcript of the full fireside chat featuring Cameron Airen, Naomi Arnold, Sharyn Holmes and Lena West.

A list of further readings and resources to accompany your access to the fireside chat.

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