People won't remember what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Welcome to the World of an Educator and Business Psychologist

My name is Dr. Kortney Peagram and I am a Business Psychologist, Professor, Diversity Consultant, Executive Coach, and Emotional Expert. I provide coaching, training, and consult with organizations to help the develop their people and create an inclusive workforce. As a Consultant, I work with a strength based framework and focus on skills development. I use activities and tools to engage my clients and groups to learn how to work with what I am teaching them. Emotional Intelligence is learning how to read and manage emotions, so you need to practice and see how to build that emotional muscle. Additionally, diversity is evolving and is a series of building blocks, so it is important to learn the terms and how to apply new practices in a safe environment. 

Building psychological safety is the first steps in coaching and diversity training. It is about understand how we can establish respect in trust in the group. These skills are often difficult to learn through reading or seeing, we need to practice, process, and apply to see how it all works. I have 19 years of experience when it comes to experiential learning, which means the process of learning through doing. This is a skill that I have developed and crafted. As a trainer and facilitator, I work on engaging a group through active discussions, case study, activities, and processing tools. It helps our different learning styles and gives us permission to try new strategies and tools. It is a great way to learn new content. 

What makes me different than other consultants is my niche when it comes to emotional intelligence and experiential framework. I customize all my programs to fit the individual or the organizational need. I have built online classes, curriculums, workshops, and manuals to help organizations with interpersonal skills, leadership development, and diversity. My area of focus as a professional: 

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Executive Coaching
  • Diversity
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Sexual and Workplace Harassment

Unlocking Your Full Potential: The Importance of Executive Coaching

In today’s fast-paced and competitive business world, the role of executives has become more demanding than ever before with often little direction or clarity. Executives are expected to possess exceptional leadership skills, make critical decisions, and drive organizational success all while managing incredible workloads. However, even the most accomplished executives can benefit from guidance and support to maximize their potential. This is where executive coaching plays a significant role. Let’s explore why executive coaching is crucial for personal and professional growth. Executive coaching helps leaders develop self-awareness and emotional intelligence, which are essential for effective leadership. Coaches provide a safe

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We Have a Lot of Work to Do: Coaching Through Pain and Uncertainty

In the past few weeks, I have been trying to figure out how can I best serve the Black and African Americans without making it about me or trying to be the “One Upper” of the group. I have worked on keeping my ego at the door, brining to light my subconscious biases, and taking a step back to foster my strengths to help versus hinder #BlackLivesMatter.

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A Love Letter to Humankind

Dear Humankind, As I look over the news, my heart aches from the pain and violence. My anger rises for the injustices going on in this country. My thoughts race of what I can do to help, what we all can do to help. With my experience and work as a Bully Teacher and Educational Consultant, violence will never combat hate. Anger and aggression won’t reunite us. But can I blame people for fighting back, being angered, yelling and screaming? I don’t. I see that things are no longer working or really have not been working at all. Black men

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By identifying feelings and naming them that is emotional literacy. We don’t have control over other people. The only thing that is within our control is how we react to our thoughts and emotions. That is emotional management.


Speaking Engagement

The speaking engagements are interactive and customized to the audience. I work on developing stories that add value and new insight, I bring in content and activities to get your audience engaged, and I have strategies to get people motivated and empowered. My goal is to provide a message that has a deeper meaning to your organization, group, or school. I work on fostering connections during Keynotes by using my energy and passion. Below are some themes I did at past keynote engagements:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Inclusion and Equity
  • Leading Post-Covid
  • Creating a Culture of Inclusion
  • Building a Safe Workplace
  • Time Management

Executive Coaching

Before we can fully understand what executive coaching, we need to define coaching. Coaching is the process or working one-on-one with a professional that can help guide, support, and assist employees on achieving a goal, developing a skill, increasing abilities to further their career, address a weakness, or work on developing competencies for promotion. A coach is not meant to give you advice or tell you how to do something, they are there to help you figure out what you need and ask questions and reflect back to you the recommendations that would be most advantageous for you. 

Executive coaching focuses on developing the leadership competencies needed for leaders to advance. It is going beyond basic management training and focusing on the more complex skills to strategize, influence, and lead. Here are some competencies you might work on when working with me: executive presence, understanding strategy, story telling, influence, cross functional communication, or organizational and time management skills. 

Diversity Training

My diversity training is my safe place where you can share what I have learned and be open and honest about the struggles of being you in the workplace. mom.The diversity Training is mixed with stories, activities, data, facts, experience, and insights from experts in all different fields. I want to be resource hub for you to feel connected, heard, valued, and safe. The following list is sample programs that we have conducted and created to build more inclusion, equity, and diversity in the workplace. 

Collaborative Conversations Session: In this session, we open the training with difficult topics and situations that leaders will explore and discuss solutions or strategies to best address prejudice, injustices, harassment, sexism, ageism, and racism. The scenarios will be presented, and the leaders will work in small groups to come up with creative solutions that are applicable to their organizations. Groups will share back to collaborate and share new strategies.

Inquisitive Mind Session: In this session, we work on the power of questioning and building connections through an inquisitive mindset. We learn how to ask open-ended inquisitive questions and how to use transition statements to defuse conflict or miscommunications. The session goes over a variety of techniques and sample questions. The leaders will be presented with a series of questions or comments and they will need to reframe them to be inquisitive and open-minded.

Developing Inclusion and Acceptance Session: In this session, we work on defining what inclusion and acceptance mean to leaders. We explore what triggers or resistance might come from practicing inclusion and acceptance. We run through a simulation that divides groups and talks about how expectations and leadership are critical to fuel inclusion and acceptance in the workplace.

Bridging the Gap to Sustain Equity: In this session, we work on defining what equity means to leaders. We explore the espoused versus lived culture and see the gaps or missed opportunities for equity. We then create an equity map and plan for change through small action steps and checkpoints.

Creating Diverse Leaders Session: In this session, we work on growth mindset and explore how using our leadership strengths can leverage our strategies to be more diverse in our thinking, communication, delegating, and leading our teams. We run through a mind-mapping session and explore all aspects of the leadership style to include diverse habits that are build of the leader’s strengths.

Understanding our Blind Spots Session: In this session, we work on exploring feedback, self- awareness, and social awareness. We work with the Johari Window model and start exploring what areas we are not familiar to us. The goal of the session is to shrink our blind spots and widen our self-awareness.

Developing Acceptance and Peace Session: In this session, we work on learning acceptance and peace activities and strategies. We go over positive affirmations, gratitude, and promoting kindness. We work on building empathy and understanding through visualization exercises.

Coaching back to Human Session: In this session, we work on peeling back the layers of society, community, family, and individual mindset. We explore how to get back to leading with no judgment or bias from a better understanding of the humanistic coaching model approach.

Discrimination Hot Seat Session: In this session, we work on putting Peagram Consulting Facilitator in the hot seat. Leaders present difficult scenarios or situations and the Facilitator plays out options or solutions. The leaders get to vote on each strategy to see if it would work or fail in their teams.

Pride, Power, and Prejudice Session: In this session, we work on overcoming power plays, pride, and prejudice. We work on understanding how our egos can hurt our team and undermine the work leaders have been doing to promote inclusion, equity, and diversity. We run through a simulation and talk about managing ego during uncertainty, failure, and challenges.

Reversing Resistance and Addressing Uncertainty: In this session, we work on overcoming resistance and building unity. We work on identifying the resistance with teams, leaders, and stakeholders. We come up with an action plan to tackle each aspect of resistance and discuss how to do this during uncertain times.

Creative Solution for IDEAS Session: In this session, we build of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Acceptance, and Support (IDEAS) strategies and techniques. This session reviews all the key concepts from the other sessions and creates a road map for implementing these strategies and techniques into the leader’s team.

Each session we explore tone, body language, emotional literacy, communication styles, and emotional management.

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