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Bay Area Coaching

Facilitating empowering education, guidance and support for our community.


Upcoming Events


Workshop: Financial Literacy for Teens

Fall 2019

For young people, ages 13-16yrs

Get your teenaged student started EARLY with financial goal setting and investment education so they can realize a secure future.

Topics covered include:

  • Goal Setting

  • Freelancing and job hunting

  • Basics of Financial Planning

  • Investing 101

  • Credit Card Literacy​

Cost: $120 per person. 


Elizabeth Husserl, Financial Planner, Conversations with Money


Cornelia Sylvester, Equity Coach, Bay Area Coaching

For more information call: Cornelia @ 510-205-3090

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Past Events


Harnessing Privilege for Equity and Justice

May 16, 23 & 30, 2019

In this workshop, we will explore how to recognize our personal privileges and how to use it to interrupt the status quo in real time. We will also examine our own blockages to taking action, including the real and perceived risks associated with those actions. This is an interactive workshop: role plays and small-group discussions will be included. Applicable for workplace, social events, activism, community organizing and everyday settings.

Goal: Participants will be able to employ strategies to become active allies, to be able to interrupt bias and discrimination in their everyday life experiences. This workshop is designed for all adults.

Facilitated by Laura Goldberger, MFT and Cornelia Sylvester, MA, CPC

Panel Discussion: The Future Sustainability of Independent Schools

April 9, 2019

Local DEI Practitioners, Britt Anderson, Jules Greene, Jeremiah J. Jackson and & Tamisha Williams discuss the opportunities, challenges and sustainability of the independent school model.

Moderated by Cornelia Sylvester


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About Cornelia Sylvester

Principal Consultant, Bay Area Coaching

Cornelia Sylvester, MA, is a Certified Professional Coach who works with leaders and stakeholders, facilitating and stewarding teams to develop and employ equity-informed practices and policies. Her passion is to ensure equity is a central tenet of organizational and community development. She works to infuse social justice values and principles across all efforts. Ultimately, her work is in service of building a world that values and improves the quality of life and livelihood for people furthest from access and opportunity.


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