Building inclusive cultures is critical, powerful work that is long overdue. If everyone sees the world through the same lens, innovation and customer focus will fail. Famously, Mothercare was lacking mothers at the top, as it hit the skids forever. Driving inclusion takes commitment, belief and drive. Organisations simply perform better when everyone feels they belong.
Where does Clearworks fit into the inclusive leadership landscape?
If some people feel they belong more than others in your STEM organisation, we can help. Working alongside great D&I strategy, and real leadership commitment to change, we believe that group coaching conversations are the best way to truly bring about real change in the behaviours of Inclusive Leadership. The very nature of group coaching brings exquisite listening, non-judgemental working, turn-taking, deep curiosity and courage. By building a tight contract, held in place by an experienced coach, psychological safety can be guaranteed such that great conversations can flow. Diagnostic conversations and Coaching Circles are our speciality.
Every psychological model that refers to human wellness and psychological safety will reference the state of ‘belonging’; of ‘relatedness’; of ‘inclusion’. We’ve been in the world of people development long enough to see the limitations of webinars, training courses and self-development in developing inclusive leadership. If you want your leaders to become inclusive leaders, to their very bones, it’s the big conversations that will do it.
At Clearworks, we’re thrilled and excited that the world seems to be finally accelerating conversations around diversity and inclusion, but the pace is miles away from where it needs to be. We know where our expertise lies, and we know the impact of coaching circles in sustaining inclusive cultures. We’re committed to building inclusive thinking and planning across our own organisation and can support you to do the same. Please read more about Clearworks Coaching Circles which can be delivered to all leaders or to specialist groups with a shared purpose or mission, or to those with protected characteristics and their teams.