ICF Southeast Region Town Hall: UNITED: Breaking Down Barriers of Race & Systemic Inequality

When: 07/15/2020 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Join the ICF Southeast Region for this special town hall discussion on the most recent challenges we face in the ongoing battle against systemic racial inequality.  As coaches, we hold space for others every day,  and it is equally important that we come together to support one another as each of us determines how we want to address this critical issue both personally and professionally.

This 75-minute forum will include:

  • A panel discussion with ICF chapter leaders from across the Southeast region
  • An update on ICF Global's stance and ongoing efforts related to this topic
  • An opportunity for all attendees to share their experiences and connect as a community
We invite you to participate in the conversation as we navigate this difficult time and work together to effect positive change in our communities and the world.

Meet the Facilitators: Tonya Echols & Anik Clemens

Tonya Echols, PCC, is an international executive coach and leadership consultant.  She is also an ICF Global member and president of the ICF Georgia Chapter. Tonya holds Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) certifications through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC), where she is also a Lead Trainer and Mentor Coach. Tonya has over 20 years of experience in corporate management, digital/traditional media, coaching, leadership development, and finance.  She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Tennessee - Knoxville in Business Administration and a Certified Public Accountant. Tonya uses her diverse background and experience to help leaders achieve their professional and personal goals. An avid traveler, Tonya has had the opportunity to encounter, experience, and appreciate many different people and cultures from all over the world, and strongly believes that anyone can design their life as they choose and step into leadership with confidence and purpose.

Anik Clemens is the Senior Development Manager for North America for ICF. She joined ICF Global in October 2018, after being a member of ICF Central Florida for three years and serving as the treasurer on the ICF Central Florida board for two years. As Senior Development Manager, she supports ICF chapters, ensuring a positive experience for current and prospective ICF members, credential holders, and volunteer leaders. Her goal is to serve and help expand the global professional coaching community. 

Previously, Anik owned her own coaching business, Anik Perspectives, where she worked collaboratively with clients through major life transitions, such as building a business, changing careers, or dealing with a death in the family. Prior to coaching, Anik served as a biologist/technical writer for the federal government, NOAA Fisheries Service, where for 15 years she worked with a team to implement fisheries policies and regulations to create sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, and conserve our natural resources. Anik earned a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in German Literature from the University of California at San Diego and completed coach training with the Quantum Success Coaching Academy.