Spark Leadership


Challenging Norms & Advocating for Change in the Coaching Industry with Charmaine Roche

Season 1, Ep. 6

Charmaine Roche is an accredited executive coach, coach supervisor, PhD researcher, writer and podcaster. Her approach builds on a 29-year career as an educator and advisor, as well as being a contributor to thought leadership in the field of executive coaching through her focus on the ethics of coaching for social change. Charmaine has been developing thinking around coaching for social justice and enjoys convening spaces for challenging conversations. Moreover, she is the founder The Philosopher’s Stone Collective, a global community of practice that supports and encourages freedom of thought, expression and action for those in education. The Philosopher’s Stone Collective also helps establish a social justice eco-system that supports professionals explore social equity and decoloniality.

In this episode, she discusses with our host Windy about her latest research paper Racial Justice, Equity and Belonging, which explores the question of whether coaching is an inclusive and diverse industry? And can and should coaching contribute towards racial justice and equity?

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Why Coaching Is Important for Leaders Who Are Already Successful with Modupe Taylor-Pearce

Season 1, Ep. 12
Dr. Modupe Taylor-Pearce is a scholar and practitioner of organizational development and leadership. Over the past three decades, he has successfully coached and trained leaders in Africa, North America and Europe. His passion for leadership enhancement was born out of his experiences as a cadet in the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and as a military officer serving in combat in the Sierra Leone Civil War, where he was shot twice. As the only Sierra Leonean with a PhD in Leadership, Modupe was the founding Dean of the African Leadership University School of Business, an institution providing a Pan-African MBA degree to Africa's mid-career professionals. He is also the Founder and CEO of Breakfast Club Africa Leadership, an organization that has impacted over 2,000 African leaders with coaching and knowledge-sharing services. In addition, Modupe leads a team of 32 Coaches across Africa and is the curator of The Made in Africa Leadership Conference. A TEDx speaker, Modupe has authored two books on leadership (“Striking Sustainable Success” and “Tough Love”) and a journal article in the International Journal of Leadership in Education. He is an alumnus of Capella University, Cornell University and the United States Military Academy. In this episode he will discuss his work in leadership development across Africa and why coaching is important for leaders who are already successful.