One week Intensive learning series: August 9-13, 2021 | Monday through Friday

Two learning blocks each day:

  • 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern (which is 8:00am-10:00am Pacific)
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Eastern (which is 11:00am-1:00pm Pacific)

This learning experience takes place over the course of one week with two learning blocks each day. In total, this week-long intensive is 20 hours of virtual live learning (4 hours of rigorous learning each day).


  • Individual: $1,500
  • Group of 6+ paying together: $1,250 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 or Taste of Transformational Coaching workshop.
  • 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.

Our expectation is that you come into this course having already read Coaching For EquityThe intention here is so that participants enter the Equity Leadership Intensive with the foundations of our Transformational Coaching model and shared language to engage in the rigorous conversations and reflections we’ve designed for this course.


Positional leaders can coach for equity and they can also lead for equity by instituting policies and enacting new practices. This Intensive dives into high leverage entry points for creating equitable schools, classrooms, and organizations including classroom and staff culture, addressing team dynamics, and sustaining and retaining teachers of color. Participants receive new tools and resources and hone their leadership skills so that every child in their school can thrive. Be prepared for a rigorous examination of yourself, your teams, your organizations, and the broader culture and systems in which we live.


Participants will:

  • Conduct an equity audit of their schools to identify areas of strength and areas for growth
  • Evaluate their teams for indicators of white supremacy culture
  • Conduct classroom observations with an equity lens
  • Address and explore strong emotions that arise in equity work
  • Hone and refine their identity as antiracist leaders
  • Create an "Equity Plan" for their schools


  • Discussion of Coaching for Equity
  • Presentation of new resources, tools and content
  • Individual reflection
  • Breakout discussion groups
  • Small group practice and application of the strategies


  • Principals, assistant principals, other site and organizational leaders
  • Teacher leaders
  • Coaches


  • 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 Instructor

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.