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Speak Up. Speak Out. Ethics Matter.

Everywhere in my work as an executive and life coach I give witness to the pain caused by the ways in which dominant ways of living, doing politics and economics distort our humanity. There is a global yearning for spaces where we can Speak Up and Speak Out in pursuit of social justice, enriching and sustainable ways of living and relating. Coaching is coming of age as a powerful tool to be used by agents for social justice. This podcast is a space for speaking fearlessly, raising awareness and facilitating change: join us.


Anti-racism in Coaching- a view from the UK.
This final conversation in the Season 3 is a study in vulnerability and courage for my guest. David Clutterbuck, Jonathon Passmore, Liz Hall and Fenella Trevillion all show up for a conversation about race, whiteness and ally ship. Enjoy.
43:20 06/03/2021
2021 George Floyd 1st Anniversary
I have chosen to mark the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by inviting back to the podcast four young women who helped me to find my bearings after he was killed on the 25th of May 2020. The emotional tone of our second meeting as a group is very different from last year. I find myself taken off guard by the emotions of my guests, muted, wary, and worn from the effort that has produced small the steps forward on the long the road that remains to make real progress in racial justice.
51:31 05/24/2021
Anti-racism in Coaching Part 1
I met Anita and Andra when they volunteered to contribute to the Anti-racism in Coaching research project that I am currently working on in collaboration with a global team. This extension of that conversation begins with an exploration of the challenges that face humanity in a broad sweep that takes in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the myth of a post racial world and Megan and Harry’s challenge to the British Monarchy. We explore the complexity of Identity,  the concept of Dunamis, and social psychology as a tool for understanding power in coaching. Coaching as an investment in protecting and nurturing agency for the benefit of personal flourishing, to the benefit of society and social change. I have learnt so much from them. I hope that you gain some insights too.
55:24 05/20/2021
The Role of Liberation Psychology in Coaching.
Coaching for Social Justice needs new paradigms and Liberation Psychology has drawn me as part of evolving coaching to serve social change. So it was a pleasure to meet another coach with a similar interest. In this conversation with Amina Aitsi-Selmi we explore her genesis as from medical doctor to coach and discuss the role of liberation psychology in her work.
26:17 05/12/2021
People of the Global Majority
Rosemary Campbell-Stephens and I tackle the complexity of the paradigm shift of moving toward the concept of Global Majority to replace the terms BAME or ethnic minority as a way of stepping into our power and responsibility toward humanising systems on our planet.
51:44 05/05/2021
Decolonising the Mind.
Bayo Akomolafe is a visionary and soul guide whose wisdom comes from a place of quiet defiance of Modernity and a dance with the preposterous. He refuses to be boxed or othered or bound. Where do we go when the current limits of the struggle for justice and equity have been breached? Listen in!
43:40 04/23/2021
What is the role of coaching in a world in need of healing and radical change?
End of season podcast with a stellar panel made of of season one and two podcast guests. Our panel of thought leaders from the coaching world debate three questions of importance: Q1: Does coaching have a role to play in healing the social and political divides threatening the health of our democracies? Q2: Does the rise of the 'activist coach as in the Climate Coaching Alliance benefit or harm coaching as an 'impartial' helping profession. Q3: Do we need a similar movement as the Climate Coaching Alliance to champion gender and racial equality in the workplace?  
67:44 12/17/2020
"Show Up, Speak Up, Shake Things the Hell Up."
Dion Johnson is a coach, speaker, facilitator and author. Dion and I talk intimately about her new book, Influential Woman, and her mission to help women step into their power as leaders. Her unique combination of candour and her 'faith walk' show up as she lives out what she aims to inspire in others.
53:00 10/29/2020
Dancing in the Dark
Are we forfeiting our right to be part of the eco-system we call earth? join me for this conversation with Katherine Long and Max Girardeau to explore what Living Systems Thinking has to offer us as we dance in the dark.
33:42 10/19/2020
The Future of Coaching
Together my guests Hetty Einzig and Naomi Ward, I discuss both the  creative and destructive power of disruption  and the role it can come to play  coaching as it evolves to meet current and future challenges.
56:20 10/07/2020
Coaching for Emancipation
Hany Shoukry's work has defined the concept of coaching for social change and informed the focus for my PhD research. Here I ask him to lay open the key ingredients to his approach developed out of his own research and work as a coach and coach trainer.
54:11 10/03/2020
Feminist Transformational Leadership Development Coaching
In this first episode of the new season my three guests and I explore whether or not it's time to decolonise leadership development coaching. Are traditional coaching and leadership models fit for purpose against patriarchy and structural racism in the workplace?
51:10 09/30/2020
George Floyd Memorial Special
Four black women, two of them my daughters, join me to process our reactions in the aftermath of the brutal and brutalising killing of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020. Listen into this intimate space of anger, grief, and commitment to work for change. A call of action, acknowledgement and healing. This conversation is in 5 parts. Listen to segments or all in one go. Its a heady ride.
75:44 06/12/2020
Speaking Out: A fundamental expression of our humanity.
Upending tradition for the season one finale , Speak Up Speak Out, sees the return of Martin Vogel to interview Charmaine Roche about her podcast journey. She talks about what she has learned, the challenges and rewards of becoming a podcaster and her motivations for starting the journey.
42:12 05/28/2020
The Ethics of a Climate Conscious Coach
Zoe Cohen talks about the formative impact of her parents on her formation as a climate conscious coach. This episode has it all. opening with an ill chosen metaphor we sail on through laughter, tears, and honest reflections through to a place of steadfast commitment.
50:26 05/21/2020
Jane Fenton Speaks Up about Ethical Stress & Social Justice.
Dr Jane Fenton speaks passionately about her journey from criminal justice social worker to university Dr of Philosophy working at Dundee university. Throughout her career she has been guided by a strong ethical framework forged in a politically conscious working class community. The cutting edge of her concern for the millennial generation of social workers who may have lost this link to the concept of social justice burns through our conversation.
49:39 05/14/2020
Viv Grant Speaks Up and Speaks Out.
Viv gets deep and emotional in this conversation. Her discourse reveals her to be in the tradition of the soul guide coach, feeling into the dissonance at the heart of headteacher’s struggles to align heart with role in a turbulent world.
44:25 05/06/2020
Martin Vogel Speaks Up and Speaks Out
Martin Vogel, in conversation with our host, Charmaine Roche. They discuss his contention that coaching may be colluding with unethical practices in the workplace.  Our conversation will explore the ethics around coach neutrality; discussing coaching for social change which makes active use of the values and ethical framework of the coach.
29:16 04/28/2020