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THRIVVE Information Session

August 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Want to learn more about THRIVVE? Join us to hear about our empowerment circles and leave with tools and information to help you thrive.

Join us to learn more about our upcoming Empowerment Circles, THRIVVE! In this information session we will:

  • Answer your questions about THRIVVE
  • Share program overview and details of our 6-week program
  • Announce guest speakers you will meet

You will leave with tools and information to help you thrive.

More information about THRIVVE…



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Are you a Black woman who is striving for success in your career, but you are being met with obstacles? According to Lean In’s The State of Black Women in Corporate America, Black women are having the worst experience of all employees in the workforce. Contributing factors include being underrepresented in leadership roles, experiencing a wider range of microaggressions, receiving less support from direct managers, and having little to no access to senior leaders. Though many organizations have ramped up their diversity and inclusion efforts over the last few years, few are addressing the specific barriers that are holding Black women back.

THRIVVE is an empowerment circle for professional Black women, facilitated by two coaches who understand the challenges associated with navigating careers as Black women. ICF certified coaches Asila Calhoun and Joelle LaGuerre will provide a safe space for you to explore how your racial and gender identity show up at work. Asila and Joelle have developed a program to offer you support to create an empowering vision for your professional and personal life as you navigate inequities. Sessions are designed to promote connection between group members through sharing experiences and encouraging growth.

Who are we?

Asila Calhoun is a certified coach whose coaching business, Calhoun Coaching & Consulting, focuses on partnering with new leaders through executives from a variety of professional backgrounds who are ready for change. Asila facilitates this change during one-on-one and group coaching sessions with her clients and through her consulting services of delivering leadership training, team facilitation, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging coaching, consulting and training.

Asila has a direct yet supportive style that facilitates self-discovery and growth in her clients. Asila is recognized as a coach and facilitator who deeply listens to what her clients say – and do not say, inquiring about what she’s sensing while offering a different perspective.

Asila earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley, and she holds PHR and SHRM-CP HR certifications. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and a Certified Inclusion Coach (CIC). Asila is also a certified meditation teacher.

Joelle LaGuerre is a certified HR professional – a consultant and coach with a passion for positive psychology. A trainer and facilitator by trade, she is a dynamic presenter with an evident enthusiasm for both individual and organizational growth.

Through her company PRO-YOU, Joelle works with coaching clients to focus on self-awareness and exploration as the foundation for meaningful career and leadership development. An equally passionate consultant, she seeks to help organizations develop strategies that promote optimal individual and team performance.

Joelle earned her Bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology from Oakwood University as well as a graduate certificate in leadership development from George Washington University. She is a certified professional in talent development (CPTD) and she is a Associate Certified Coach (ACC).


August 1, 2023
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm


Asila Calhoun
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