How shall we leverage the power of inclusive coaching, to bridge chasms in an increasingly divided world? This relevant and powerful question hinges upon two aspects: increasing inclusion while decreasing exclusion. When we layer ICF Core Coaching Competencies into this framework, we have a powerful practical toolkit for professional success and personal wellbeing.
In this year’s Celebrate Coaching keynote, internationally bestselling author, two time TEDx and popular global speaker Debjani Biswas will showcase her original B.R.I.D.G.E. framework so we can Build and Reinforce Inclusion (B.R.I.) while we Destroy the Guardrails of Exclusion (D.G.E.). This is the cornerstone of her fourth book (publication date TBD) on the topic of inclusive leadership. Biswas’ internationally bestselling books include: ‘Miserably Successful No More
’, ‘#UsToo: Bridging the Global Gender Gap
’ and ‘Unleash the Power of Diversity
’. Her original frameworks are used in 23 countries.
This keynote is in the form of a ‘homecoming’ for Ms. Biswas. She completed her Executive and Career Coaching Certification from the University of Texas at Dallas, is an International Coach Federation certified PCC, and has served on the Board of Directors of ICF North Texas. Ms. Biswas also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras, an MBA in Marketing from IIM Bangalore, an MS in Organizational Strategy from UT Dallas and is a certified EQi practitioner.
She has spoken at a veritable Who’s Who of corporations and conferences: Chevron, National Summit for Educational Equity, Texas Instruments, NSELA, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Ericsson, NCTC, APEGA (Canada) ICF Global (London), UTD, UNH, HMS... and many more. Debjani Biswas
’ two TEDx talks: ‘But you don’t look like an engineer!
’ and Common Ground on Gender Bias
. have each generated over a million views. Biswas is also featured regularly in the media for her expertise in inclusive leadership (Dallas Morning News
, iHeart Radio, CBS, etc.)
Ms. Biswas was recognized as one of the ‘Top 10 Influential Women Leaders of 2021’, and, in 2022 with the USICOC ‘Women Helping Women’ Award. She has also received the ACT Award for Journalism ‘Diversity beyond Boundaries’ - in 2017, and is an NAPW Woman of the Year. Currently the CEO of Coachieve, LLC Biswas has 20 years of prior executive and corporate experience (Tata Administrative Services, Texas Instruments, and PepsiCo). Coachieve
conducts Organizational Audits, and provides Executive Coaching and Consulting Solutions. Ms. Biswas has also coached at multiple organizations including BNSF, HMS, Gainwell, Flowserv and Unilin.
You can find her at www.coachieve.us
or via Linkedin