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Speak Up. Speak Out. Ethics Matter.

Speak Up. Speak Out. Ethics Matter.

Author: Charmaine Roche

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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.
15 Episodes
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?  
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.
Dancing in the Dark

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.
The Future of Coaching

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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Decolonising the Mind.

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!
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.
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.
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