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DEI in Coaching

Course and Core Energy Diversity Coach™ Certification

Announcing iPEC’s Brand New Master’s Level Certification, Available for iPEC CPC and ELI-MP Certified Coaches






The DEI in Coaching Course focuses on bringing a DEI-informed lens to your coaching practice—shifting consciousness by bringing awareness to topics such as bias and inclusive mindsets—and leveraging your coaching skills to support raising the consciousness of the world with the additional foundational awareness of DEI-related topics.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll earn the Core Energy Diversity Coach™ (CEDC) certification! Plus you'll earn 35 ICF-approved CCE hours (21 Core Competency hours and 14 Resource Development hours) for your ICF credential upon meeting eligibility criteria.

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DEI in Coaching Course and Core Energy Diversity Coach™ Certification

Choose from Two Cohort Options:
Weekly on Tuesdays (Evening) Weekly on Wednesdays (Daytime)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
February 27 - April 30 February 28 - May 1
Tuesday cohort option is SOLD OUT (Exception: April 3 from 12:30 - 2:30 PM EST)

Cost: $2,499 $1,299 (limited time offer for initial cohort!)
Trainer: Co-Creator and Founder of Vigere®, Tonya Echols

Please note: you must have your CPC and ELI-MP certifications to enroll. 

This 10-session virtual live course will provide established coaches with a strong energetic and cognitive foundation for understanding bias, privilege, and the main concepts of DEI to bring this awareness into your coaching sessions (and into your personal growth!)

Graduates of the course will earn their Core Energy Diversity Coach™ (CEDC) certification, adding valuable credibility to your coaching practice. Additionally, you’ll earn 35 ICF-approved CCE hours (21 Core Competency hours and 14 Resource Development hours).

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This course was co-authored by iPEC and the founder of Vigere®, Tonya Echols!

Meet Your Trainer

Tonya Echols

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, Faculty Member


Tonya Echols is a global leader and multi-award-winning international Executive Coach and Leadership and Organizational Development Consultant. She is the Founder and Managing Principal of Vigere®, a global coaching and consulting firm.

Tonya Echols

Tonya has over 28 years of experience in corporate management, digital and traditional media, technology, finance, coaching, leadership development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She works with numerous organizations across a variety of industries, including Fortune 500 companies. With a master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and as a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee in Business Administration-Accounting, Tonya is a doctoral candidate in Leadership Psychology with emphases in Neuroscience and Inclusive Leadership from William James College.

Tonya is an adjunct faculty member for the graduate programs at William & Mary and Harvard University Extension School, teaching leadership and organizational behavior. She is a faculty member of iPEC, a contributing member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. She is also an executive and leadership coach for the TED Fellows Coaching and Mentoring Initiative and a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Her writing has also been featured in several publications, including Forbes and HuffPost. Tonya is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), of which she is Chair of the Professional Coaches Global Board and a director of the General Enterprise Board.

Tonya applies her diverse professional background to connect with her clients by drawing on her own real-world experience of successfully leading large teams and addressing a variety of management challenges. As a Certified Diversity Executive®, she helps her clients move forward to find actionable, inclusive, and human-centric solutions that allow them to accomplish their goals and become impactful, transformational leaders and organizations.

An avid traveler, Tonya embraces the opportunity to encounter, experience, and appreciate many different people and cultures from all over the world and strongly believes that anyone can design their life as they choose and step into leadership with authenticity, confidence, and purpose.

This course will affect real, sustainable awareness and change in your organizations, coaching sessions, and personal relationships. Enroll now!

Please note: you must have your CPC and ELI-MP certifications to enroll. 

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