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Date: Friday, November 3, 2023

Time: 10am to 3pm PDT (Check-in as early as 9:15am PDT)

CCEUs Offered: 2 Core & 1 Resource

Physical Location at Bethaday Community Learning Space

605 SW 108th St, Seattle, WA 98146

Virtual zoom room (two step registration): link will be sent after you register

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of ICFWA and embark on our coaching equity journey. Together, we will envision and strive to co-create a future where coaching equity is foundational to a profession that embraces and uplifts all individuals, and coaching is integral to cultivating an equitable thriving society. 

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  • Honor our collective past
  • Celebrate our equity journey thus far
  • Deepen our understanding and relational practice of equity as intrinsic to coaching, and
  • Envision a future where coaching equity is foundational to the profession, and coaching is integral to cultivating an equitable thriving society.


9:15 - 10:00 AM (In Person Arrival) | 9:45 - 10:00 AM (Virtual Arrival)
      • Registration and networking 

10:00 AM 

    • Welcome and orientation to the day
    • Honoring our 25-year journey 
    • Opening plenary speaker Dr. Anu Taranath: Coaching for Equity with more Courage and Nuance
    • Keynote speaker: Farah Harris: The Color of Emotional Intelligence: Elevating Our Self and Social Awareness to Address Inequities

12:15 PM

    • Lunch: (in-person provided) with suggested lunch time discussions to process insights from the morning and prepare for the afternoon activities

12:55 PM

    • Open Space strategic visioning activity: What will we celebrate at our 50th Anniversary?
    • "Gifts" to our future members: 2048 50th Anniversary Time Capsule Activity
    • Call to Action: What will YOU do?
    • Closing toast to celebrate how far we have come, our work today and our hope for the future

3:00 PM 

    • Depart


      Dr. Anu Taranath

      Dr. Anu Taranath is a speaker, author, educator, and racial equity consultant who partners with a range of people to deepen conversations on history, harm and healing. A University of Washington Seattle professor for the past 20+ years, Dr. Anu knows that the most compelling conversations on race, identity, power, and belonging take place when people feel valued and heard. She has received the Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” recognition, the University's Distinguished Teaching Award, and multiple US Fulbright Fellowships to work abroad. As a consultant she has partnered with over 300 clients from National Geographic Society to the Raging Grannies. Her book "Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World" was named a Washington State Book Award Finalist, Newsweek's Future of Travel Winner in Storytelling, and included in Oprah Magazine’s “Best 26 Travel Books of All Times.” Visit to learn more.  


      Farah Harris

      As a mental health practitioner and consultant, Farah is aware of the intersectionality between well-being, equity, and inclusion. She is a sought-after expert on mental health, psychological safety, workplace culture, and emotional intelligence. Her work has been featured in media and podcast platforms such as Forbes, Fast Company, Business Insider, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Essence, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart, Thrive Global, and Therapy for Black Girls.

      Farah is also the author of the international bestselling book, The Color of Emotional Intelligence: Elevating Our Self and Social Awareness to Address Inequities, a groundbreaking exploration of how cultural background and identity influence our emotional intelligence and shape our relationships with others. Visit to learn more. 

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