Eastside Satellite - Recognizing Biases: How Our Biases Impact Our Coaching

  • Monday, October 12, 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Zoom - Access will be provided in your registration confirmation


  • CCEUs only included if offered.

Registration is closed

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 10:30 - 12:30 pm on Zoom.  

In order to qualify for CCEU’s you will need to attend the entire meeting. We will be giving a code word at the beginning and another at the end. After the meeting there will be a short survey to fill out that will include the two code words. This will be our verification of attendance. If you are not interested in CCEU’s you do not need to take this extra step, just come and enjoy.

Presented by

Lyssa DeHart, LICSW, MCC

2.0 Core Competency CCEUs
Hosted by ICF Washington State

Description of Course

If you have a brain, you're biased. The danger is not that we have biases, but that we have unconscious and unexamined biases that motivate our thinking and behaviors. 

The term “implicit bias” is used to describe when we have attitudes towards people or associate stereotypes, thoughtlessly, and without conscious awareness. Affinity Bias tends to drive our experience.

Let's explore ways to be curious about our biases, create safe containers for having important and meaningful coaching conversations. Our awareness of our own biases creates a safe space to be in deeper conversations. Let’s use our self-awareness to support our client’s growth.

What you will learn:

Participants who actively engage with the content and one another will leave with:

  • How the Brain Develops Biases
  • Implicit Bias
  • Model of Self Perception
  • How to Spot a Bias
  • Your Circle of Trust Exercise
  • Affinity Bias
  • A short Visualization for Reducing Emotional and Psychological Discomfort
  • Making the Unconscious Conscious
  • Exploring the ICF Competencies in Context to Biases

About Lyssa

Lyssa deHart, LICSW, MCC, author of StoryJacking: Change Your Dialogue, Transform Your Life, is a Leadership Confidence and Whole Life Coach. Lyssa works with confidence challenging high achievers who are ready to rewrite the internal narratives that slow them down. Her clients include executives, senior leadership, and managers at organizations such as Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, the US Military, as well as with creative writers, actors, and artists.

Lyssa is also an ICF Certified Mentor Coach and course leader with an international coaching school. She uses her understanding of the ICF Core Competencies, combined with her knowledge of Neuroscience, to work with Professional Coaches. 

What fires her up is working with smart people to trust their brilliance and develop the courage and confidence to believe in themselves and the work that is their purpose.