Inclusion, Diversity, Equity in Action Coaching Certification

An Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is an Advocate for Change. Are You Ready?

Course Kick-off: Thursday, March 10th, at 2 p.m. ET

Today, we need more than unconscious bias training videos. For any organization – our strategies, values, and goals must align with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Organizations that embed DEI at all levels are proven to retain top talent, consistently ranking as the best places to work and outperforming their competition. The rapid rise of DEI as a top priority has left many organizations, teams, and individuals scrambling, wondering how to navigate through DEI commitments and priorities. We have the solution.

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TLG and Personality Matters Inc. have teamed up to introduce the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity in Action (IDEA) Coaching Certification. This professional certification is ideal for any individual, team, or committee seeking to become proficient in the DEI space – gaining the skills, knowledge, and tools to weave DEI throughout the organization. Become a DEI Ambassador, leading courageous conversations and championing DEI within your organization. No matter your role, you can influence the very decisions, actions, and values that directly impact others, delivering positive change and lasting impact.

We live in a fast-changing world, and the need to advance DEI efforts is growing every day. It’s the perfect time to invest in your career and arm yourself or your team with the tools and skills they need to strategize, plan, and focus on DEI for your organization or clients. Are you ready?

Continue Your Education

The IDEA Coaching Certification is officially recognized by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and The International Coaching Federation (ICF), offering CCE to eligible participants. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills in the DEI space while maintaining your credentials.

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Course Details

The ROI of IDEA is clear. By enrolling in IDEA, you are committing yourself to a better, more inclusive future. You’ve made the choice to equip yourself with the tools and skills you’ll need to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Graduates of the IDEA Coaching Certification program will receive a physical certificate of completion, solidifying your expertise. You will also receive a digital badge that you can proudly display on your email signature, LinkedIn, and other profiles.

Eligible participants will receive ICF and/or SHRM CCE credits following completion of the certification.

By becoming IDEA Certified, you’ll gain an effective set of tools and skills, including:

  • A deep understanding and knowledge of DEI strategy, topics, and issues.
  • The ability to recognize and address biases, microaggressions, and unfair treatment.
  • The tools to lead courageous conversations and DEI specific communication skills.
  • Cultural competencies and how to implement them.
  • How to develop and measure DEI initiatives and success.

This course offers a combined 50 hours of learning, including both synchronous, and asynchronous learning. You’ll be guided through eight highly interactive three-hour sessions that are instructor-led through Zoom. In-between sessions, you will be provided with self-study materials and resources.

This program is designed by Dr. Cherry Collier, a Master Certified Coach and Organizational Psychologist with over 25 years of experience. This course is led by Dr. Cherry and her expert team of faculty. Together, they bring over one hundred years of experience in the field.

By becoming professionally certified, you will become an effective resource within your organization or role. You will be someone that others can look to for guidance and expertise in DEI. You’ll have the confidence and knowledge to also mentor and coach others, building your colleagues to become advocates for positive and lasting change. You will be coached during the course in order to prepare you to lead others.

Gain the opportunity to network and build relationships with others who are just as passionate about fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment as you are.

The IDEA Certification will span six-months, beginning in March and concluding in August. The course is 100% online for your convenience and all sessions are recorded.

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Live IDEA Info Session with Dr. Cherry Collier, MCC

Join program designer and lead instructor Dr. Cherry Collier, MCC, for an inside look at the IDEA Coaching Certification. Dr. Cherry will teach you about ways we can better see, hear, and understand those around us, mitigating and avoiding biases. She will also talk directly about the program, and will answer any questions participants may have.

Work with World Class DEI Experts

This course is designed and led by Dr. Cherry Collier, a Master Certified Coach and Organizational Psychologist who has been a leading expert in DEI for over 25 years. Also known as the DEI Whisperer, Dr. Cherry is a sought-after speaker and has authored more than 25 Human Behavior related books for leaders, executives, and coaches. You are in the best hands possible when it comes to your DEI journey. She is joined in this program by her team of expert faculty who combine for over one hundred years of experience in the field.

Dr. Cherry Collier

Dr. Nicole Harp

Dr. Kimberly Hart

Dr. Tonjua Freeman

What You'll Learn

  • Diversity Dimensions
  • Cultural Competency
  • Measurements of Success
  • Communication Skills


  • Individual: $1,690/person
  • Groups: $1,490/person for groups of three or more ($200 savings per person)
  • Monthly payment options are also available. Please contact us for details.


Glendale Jones
“My experience in this course was ‘heart-opening’. It has allowed me to speak the feelings of my heart without judgment. More importantly, it provided me the opportunity to better understand and respect the differences (diversity of thoughts, feelings, and actions) without judgment of others more than I’ve done in the past.”
Glendale M. Jones
Director of Human Resources, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

Whether you are a proven HR professional, a member on a DEI committee, or a business coach seeking to add DEI to your client-ready skillset – the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity in Action Coaching Certification is the perfect solution to help you get to the next level, helping your organization, fellow employees, or clients embrace DEI and create lasting change. Invest in your future, so you can invest in others.

Ready to Take Action?

The course kicks off on Thursday, March 10th, 2022, at 2 p.m. Need to learn a little more before registering? No problem. You can attend our upcoming live information session on Thursday, March 3rd, or can contact us directly, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have!