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March 2022 (four-week series)
  • Wednesdays, March 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern // Noon - 1:00pm Pacific

All virtual-live sessions (except breakouts) will be recorded in the event you cannot make a session or if you would like to rewatch at a later time. Participants have access to content for 30 days after the learning experience to help supplement learning. 



This four-week book club will provide you a foundation for understanding what it means to be a coach for equity. 

With a balance of history, adult learning theory, coaching tools, and personal stories, Coaching for Equity, is grounded in the theories, practices, and direct experiences that will help you build knowledge of Transformational Coaching and begin to understand how to address, interrupt, and shift inequities when they arise. 

Reading this book in community will allow you to connect with practitioners across a range of experiences and roles. You will have an opportunity to process learning together, make meaning from what you read, and identify next steps for your learning.


  • Participants must have their own copy of Coaching for Equity.
  • The book is NOT included in the course pricing. Participants must acquire the book on their own before the start of the course.


Participants will: 

  • Identify the core components of what it means to be a coach for equity
  • Connect in community with those who are committed to equitable outcomes for self, community, and organizations


  • Independent pre-work reading to prepare for each book club session
  • Processing passages together
  • Exploring the five principles of Transformational Coaching
  • Storytelling
  • Scenario analysis from the book


  • Anyone seeking to deepen their commitment to equity work
  • Groups that are interested in using Coaching for Equity as a text in their community or organization
  • Anyone familiar with Coaching for Equity who wants to go deeper into the text


  • Refunds requested within 48 hours of registering will be honored minus a $50 cancellation fee.
  • Up to 1 week beforehand, a one-time registration transfer can be made to an alternate participant or another learning experience. There is a $50 processing fee for all transfers.
  • Within one week of the learning experience registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • In the rare event that Bright Morning does not receive enough interest in this offering to host it as scheduled, we will provide an alternate learning pathway for all registrants or honor refunds for those who cannot join the alternate experience.

About the Instructors

Presenter and Community Engagement Specialist

Becky Barstein

Becky Barstein has worked at the intersection of education, technology, and equity for over 10 years. She designs and facilitates professional learning experiences that seek to deepen educators’ understanding of racial equity and stakeholder voice for schools, districts, and departments of education across the country. Becky taught grades K-4 in Houston, TX, while also leading and coaching teams of new and veteran teachers. During this time, she also developed and facilitated school-, district-, and network-wide professional development focused on elementary literacy, dismantling white supremacy culture, and social-emotional learning for both students and adults. In her spare time, you can find Becky exploring the greater NYC area or hanging out with her two cats, (Thomas) Hobbes and (Professor) Lupin.

Presenter In Residence

Nick Cains

Nick is a human catalyst who is passionate about empowering teachers and supporting them to lead the charge for educational equity. A former 2nd grade teacher, he now coaches teacher leaders and supports Tulsa Public Schools as an Instructional Leadership Coach. He earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theater and a minor in Broadcast Journalism from Southern Methodist University. Nick lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with the fluffiest cat named Harvey. He is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education Administration: Curriculum & Supervision from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa.