iPEC's DEI "Experiences" Series with Tonya Echols & Guest Gemma Naturkach
by Jordan Page, CPC, ELI-MP
Jun 22, 2022 | 1 minutes read
There’s nothing like the power of honest, vulnerable storytelling to foster empathy, understanding, and inclusion.
iPEC’s new Experience Series is a celebration of diversity and belonging, where coaches from a variety of backgrounds will share their unique stories, how those experiences shaped who they are, and how their lives have changed as a result.
In honor of World Refugee Day in June, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Strategist and Lead Trainer Tonya Echols sits down with our first guest, iPEC Graduate Gemma Naturkach, for a deeply personal and open conversation about how Gemma's experience evacuating Ukraine with her family impacted her ‘Who’.
About Our Guest:
Gemma Naturkach graduated from iPEC in 2021. Her family evacuated Ukraine in February 2022 and are currently living in Wisconsin, USA. She plans to re-establish her coaching business after the release of her book, Surviving Patriotism, in early 2023. Currently, her priorities are fundraising for refugees and raising awareness about Russia's war in Ukraine.