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Christian coaches bring an important voice to the table when it comes to the cultural conversation around diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. But it can be hard to know how to dive into the deep waters of this weighty topic. Today’s guest, Sackeena Gordan-Jones, who serves on the ICF’s DEIJ Task Force, helps us look at these subjects through a Scriptural lens.

Tune in to learn more about:

  • What does DEIJ mean?
  • What is the goal of embedding DEIJ in coaching?
  • How did the ICF get started on the DEI Journey?
  • How do we get an entire organization on board?
  • What is the most difficult part of implementing a DEI focus?
  • Where does DEIJ align with a spiritual lens?

About Sackeena Gordon-Jones, PhD, MCC

Sackeena Gordon-Jones is an executive and leadership coach, speaker, trainer and organization development consultant residing in Raleigh, NC. She works with leaders who want to realize their professional and personal potential, and achieve both success and happiness. She holds the credential of Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is currently serving on the ICF’s DEIJ Task Force.

Sackeena especially enjoys working with women and leaders who are intentional about bringing their whole life into harmony, while achieving meaningful professional and personal goals. She specializes in transformational coaching and strategic planning. She has coached leaders in the government and the private sectors, throughout five continents.

A leader in the coaching field, Sackeena has served as two-time president of the ICF Raleigh Chapter, leading the chapter to winning the Internationally recognized ‘Breaking Barriers’ award. She is the current Chair of the NC Community Coaching Outreach, leading the chapter to winning the inaugural international ‘Gift of Coaching’ award. Sackeena is also a professional coach trainer, and serves as the director of the Business Coaching Certificate Program at NC State University.

In addition to her coaching experience and credentials, Sackeena has over 20 years of relevant executive level business, leadership and board experience in private, public and non-profit sectors. She has worked with organizations and teams to deliver leadership and talent development focused on creating a sustainable culture of engagement, through leadership agility, emotional intelligence, coaching and communication skills. She has completed advanced studies in leadership, strategy, change management, human development and behavior, theology, neuroscience of coaching, organization development, and Philosophy.

Connect with Sackeena and learn more about her Business Coach Institute and coaching at

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