Our Approach

Coaching for a Higher Purpose, Creating a Better World!

We meet our clients where they are and use Cultural and Emotional Intelligence to reach their goals!  

As your partner, we help leaders, teams, and systems become more knowledgeable, skilled, and effective. Our approach is culturally responsive and goes beyond traditional Leadership and DEI metrics to foster liberty, prosperity, and well-being personally and professionally. Being hands-on and practical, we focus first on the inner journey to increase individual capacities to better prepare individuals to lead and teams to work more effectively together for change. 

Combining Cultural Intelligence CQ and Emotional Intelligence, EQ supports growth and development in many key areas, including:

  • Leadership Capacity
  • Organizational Climate Change
  • Team Building: Trust, Inclusion, Belonging
  • Collaboration, Creativity, and Innovation
  • Deep Listening and Cultural Responsiveness
  • Empathy, Optimism & Resilience
  • Intercultural Communications & Competence
  • Decision Making and Critical Thinking
  • Intersectionality and Identity Development

With over 25 years of experience,  our customized, hands-on, evidence-based approach connects feeling, knowing, being, and doing to holistic leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Issac M. Carter

Issac M. Carter

Founder and CEO

Issac M. Carter, Ph.D., is a Critical Educator, DEI Coach, Leadership and Organizational Consultant, Strategist, Certified EQ Practitioner, BIPOC Whisperer, Black Male Feminist, Organizer, and Musician. Dr. Carter possesses expertise in strategic planning, leadership development, inclusion, and equity best practices. For over two decades, he has steered change management in for-profit and not–for–profit sectors. Issac helps individuals and institutions understand, embrace, and leverage diversity by developing D&I strategy, team building, and one-to-one cultural agility coaching.

His training incorporates Anti-Racism, Intersectionality, Leadership Success, and Organizational Development. Dr. Carter has taught courses in Education, Business, Law, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Collective knowledge production, emotional intelligence, cultural competency, and social justice action are core components of his teaching philosophy. Issac’s experience includes several senior-level roles focused on personal and professional development.  His Afrocentric approach to coaching focuses on reclaiming our shared humanity and realizing our collective potential.  Beyond DEI, coaching focuses on wellness, goal setting and success, continual improvement for leaders and managers, life purpose, and team coaching.

Dr. Carter is an author and co-editor of Unhooking from Whiteness, Brill, 2021 and a contributor, “Counter-Narratives as a Critical Invitations for Change: Race Centered Policy Making and Backlash @ Peculiar Institutions,” appearing in The Peculiar Institution: Whiteness, Power and Resistance to Change, Palgrave MacMillan, 2021. His recent work includes Critical Interfaith and the Struggle for Truth: Racism, Religion, and Black Liberty. He is currently working on projects exploring Afrocentric  Coaching, emotional intelligence and higher education, and Black Musicking, Identity, and EQ.

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