Leadership Coaching

Leadership Coaching

Advancing Your Personal Mastery, Professional Development and Racial Equity Goals

Over the past couple of weeks, you should have received an invitation to Level II: Expanding Your Leadership Presence – Practicing the Fundamentals, which is an advanced leadership development offering for ABFE members. Throughout the year, Level II participants will develop individual leadership plans and practice implementing them in a safe and structured peer learning environment.

Working with the ABFE Leadership Coaching Team, participants enhance their leadership profile through:
Curated reading assignments;

  • Racial equity framing exercises designed to sharpen communications skills, relieve workplace anxiety, and build confidence;
  • Instructor-guided discussions covering a variety of leadership topics; and
  • Review of different resources that form the foundation for becoming an effective self-advocate and leader.

The first monthly session, Orientation and Overview, was held on
Thursday, June 25th from 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST.

Participant Fee: $500 special introductory rate for first 10 registrants! ($750 regular price)

The Process:

  • Six monthly 90-minute leadership development calls facilitated by ABFE coaches and invited guests from partner networks & coach training schools;
  • Ongoing correspondence, including updates, video presentations and other leadership resources; and
  • Individual interaction with ABFE Coaches and racial equity trainers.

Our commitment is to provide you with priority consideration for the first membership-wide cohort of ABFE learning leaders.


Join our growing group of like-minded colleagues as we co-create a structured, yet flexible and personalized approach for advancing a vision for racial equity, showing up as our best at work and home, and becoming the person we always imagined ourselves to be. The timing may have never been better!

We look forward to learning with you.


Brian and Marcus
The ABFE Leadership Coaching Team
Coaching with a Racial Equity Lens

P.S. To determine your membership status, contact Evelyn Rivera, Director of Membership and Special Events, at (646) 392-9868 or erivera@abfe.org. To join ABFE, visit our Member Center.

The ABFE Leadership Coaching Team

Marcus-WaltonMarcus F. Walton is the chief operating officer for ABFE where he works to build and reinforce its infrastructure to execute the mission of promoting effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities. A long-time student of leadership development and personal transformation, Marcus is co-founder of the Consortium of Coaches of Color, principal of the African American Coaching Agenda and serves as an ontological coach to further realize his personal empowerment objectives.

Learn more about Marcus on his Official ABFE Biography

Brian-GadsdenBrian Gadsden works as a Newfield Network trained Ontological Coach and Non-Profit Management Consultant.

Brian has over fifteen years’ experience in leadership positions in the public sector and extensive experience working where the public, private, and governmental sectors intersect. His coaching practice focuses on helping individuals realize their own personal empowerment objectives. His consulting practice is focused on capacity building and results.

Learn more about Brian at briangadsden.com

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