Three day series - June 2021

  • Tuesday, June 22nd
  • Wednesday, June 23rd
  • Thursday, June 24th

Each day includes four total hours of learning from :
  • 11am-1pm Eastern Time  // 8am-10am Pacific Time
  • 2pm-4pm Eastern Time  // 11am-1pm Pacific Time

This learning experience takes place over 3 days - June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Each day has two learning blocks, totaling 4 hours of engagement with a one hour break in between each learning block. In total, this workshop is 12 hours of virtual live learning.


  • Individual: $695
  • Group of 6+ paying together: $595 each

To receive the group rate, pay by invoice, or if your organization requires you to complete a purchase order, please complete our Group Order/Invoice form


  • We highly recommend that you first participate in the Art of Coaching 101 workshop or another one of our learning experiences. 
  • Participants must have their own copy of Coaching For Equity
  • Participants must have their own copy of The Art of Coaching Workbook.
  • The books are NOT included in the course pricing. Participants must acquire the books on their own before the start of the course.


Whether your school team is just beginning to think about equity or has been doing this work for years, building successful schools requires effectively coaching for equity. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a more just, equitable school system using the tools of transformational coaching from Elena Aguilar's new book, Coaching for Equity (2020). In this book, Elena offers an expanded framework for how to have coaching conversations that result in behavior change and includes a comprehensive set of new tools. 

This workshop provides participants with structures within which to practice these conversations and more deeply understand how to use these new tools. You'll learn about and practice six kinds of coaching conversations that center equity, and you'll see masterful demonstrations of these conversations. You'll also grapple with:

  • The relationship between your own identity and the systems of oppression that permeate our schools
  • Honing a vision for what equity would look like in your work
  • Developing the skills to facilitate compassionate coaching conversations about identity
  • Strengthening your resolve to disrupt inequities in your communities

This workshop is a satisfying balance between building skill and knowledge and also attending to our need to build internal reserves and resilience when leading for equity.


Participants will:

  • Ground in the identities and beliefs with which they lead
  • Learn new strategies to compassionately interrupt inequities 
  • Identify ways to explore and shift beliefs in a coaching conversation 
  • Deepen their will and commitment to interrupt inequities and build their resilience to do so


  • Exploring one's own identity and building context about systems of oppression
  • Learning strategies for navigating conversations about identity and beliefs
  • Considering the use of data in coaching conversations
  • Analyzing the elements of effective coaching conversations
  • Practicing coaching conversations for equity


  • Teachers, coaches, and administrators who want to improve their ability to have effective conversations about equity


  • 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.


Founder & CEO, Bright Morning Consulting

Elena Aguilar

Elena has trained thousands of educators across the United States and abroad in transformational coaching. She is the author of six highly acclaimed books: The Art of Coaching, (2013) and The Art of Coaching Teams, (2016) Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (2018) and the Onward Workbook (2018), Coaching for Equity (2020), and the Art of Coaching Workbook (2020). Elena also is co-author of The PD Book: 7 Habits That Transform Professional Development (2022), where she and Lori Cohen share the most essential strategies for designing and leading equitable professional development. Elena’s expertise derives from twenty five years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and leadership coach working in diverse school environments. In her role as a consultant, she has partnered with leaders in public and private organizations across the United States and abroad. Elena is also the co-founder of Kenya Big Picture Learning, and she’s on the advisory board of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. Elena lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, son, and two cats. When she’s not coaching or writing she enjoys traveling abroad, photographing birds, hiking, drinking coffee and reading fiction.