Equality and diversity exist to promote equality of opportunity for everyone via diversity, giving each the chance to achieve their full potential free from any discrimination. But what is classed as discrimination? In the UK, not only the Equality Act but also many others help provide equal opportunity and prevent discrimination i.e. Sex Discrimination Act, Disability Discrimination Act, Race Relations Act and the Human Rights Act.
Equal opportunity means that all people should be treated the same, without judgement. Organisations that appreciate and understand the different skills available within its workforce can become employers of choice. Legislation exists to ensure that all job opportunities comply with strict guidelines concerning equality.
By tapping into the power of a diverse workforce, organisations can soon build a competitive edge and need to have an equal opportunities policy
Coaching high performers to better results is at the core of what we do. ECCA coaches provide you with confidential and supportive sounding board. We help you unlock your potential.
ECCA professionals have a wide range of experience facilitating meetings, retreats, and other events.
We enable leadership the freedom to fully engage in strategic dialogue which can lead to breakthrough thinking. Sessions conclude with action plans to implement decisions generated, processes to track progress/results, and follow-up by our team to encourage you and celebrate follow-through.
We help clients align their core business functions to their desired performance.
The strategic planning sessions we lead are enhanced by our pre-work and data gathering from a wide range of participants to ensure coverage of group needs and to help leaders accelerate their ability to think with clarity during the planning session.
Ms. Uman also works with teams: the interplay of one-on-one coaching with members of a team while simultaneously focusing on team dynamics has helped her clients develop collaborative behaviors and increase trust among team members, improve personal and team accountability, and improve productivity by individuals and the team as a whole. Ms. Uman specializes in gender dynamics within teams, woman-managed teams, and teams where women are in the majority. She helps these teams identify the behaviors that undermine others, and develop both an attitude and behaviors that help the team members and leaders become more powerful and effective.
As a certified organizational consultant, Ms. Uman specializes in conducting organizational assessments and developing reports that illuminate the patterns and themes of organizational behavior, enabling organizations to move positively and effectively into a successful future.
As an organizational trainer, Ms. Uman designs, develops and conducts a broad array of workshops including leadership development, teambuilding, career development, running effective meetings, and managing gender differences. She has received the certification as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designated by the International Coaching Federation.
Her clients include:
Ms. Uman holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, a Master’s in Education from the University of Maine, and certificates in Organization Development and Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. Her experience includes serving as an instructor at George Mason University, Georgetown University, Northern Virginia Community College and Mt. Vernon College. She is certified in aa array of assessments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) EI.20 (Emotional Intelligence) and EI 360, Change Management (Prosci) and was also certified by William Bridges and Associates to conduct workshops and provide consulting services on managing organizational transitions.
As a coach, Mandeep brings this experience, and his fundamental belief in each person’s innate abilities, to create the non-judgmental and energized space for leaders and teams to truly get in touch with what is important to them, and rev up the energy and momentum to make it happen. His clients take ownership of their own power. They also leverage their own observations to get deep insights into what’s holding them back and then break those habits. A number of his clients have reported their work together has been transformative.
In addition, these leaders and teams begin to accept the world as it shows up, rather than the way they wish it would. That accepted, they hold the courage of their convictions pragmatically, communicate their vision authentically and directly, and set about influencing the people, networks and systems of which they are part to create the enabling environments within which their organizations, projects and people succeed.
Mandeep considers himself extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to express his passions through two completely different careers separated by two decades. The path of transition has been bumpy and fascinating, and has provided Mandeep the direct experience and insights which make him the coach he is.
Mandeep is also an Executive Coach with the American University Key Executive Leadership Programs.
As a consultant, Mandeep facilitates interventions with senior leadership teams, helping them surface key issues and create jointly owned action plans to solve them. He is adept at uncovering unclear, missing or misaligned roles and accountabilities, business process gaps, and unspoken organizational agreements on topics that are undiscussable. Mandeep can create environments within which teams bring up the elephant in the room.
Mandeep has a background that spans 35+ years of hands-on experience creating, and facilitating the creation of, solutions to complex problems involving multiple stakeholders. In his career, he has worked internationally, across cultures and organizational boundaries, to build IT Systems, reengineer business processes, provide organizational and innovation consulting services, nurture client and employee relationships, and grow companies in roles spanning coaching, facilitation, individual contribution, and project, line and executive management. He has done this within large international organizations, federal and local governments, non-profits, consulting companies, and start-ups.
MANDEEP’S CLIENTS have included a wide range of organizations: