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Caste Book Club


October 03, 2020
9:00 AM CDT - 10:00 AM CDT
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Caste Book Club 

The Caste Book Club will be led by Sheryl Shields

Starting on Saturday, October 3 from 9 am - 10 am

We will meet for 7 weeks for an hour each week

Please note that you only need to sign up for one of the sessions to be registered for the Caste Book Club

Earning 5.25 CC and 1.75 RD for all 7 sessions 

Each session will earn .75 CC and .25 RD


We will be reading the book Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.

We will meet on Saturdays from October 3 - November 14 from 9-10am CT. During our meeting we’ll answer questions and talk about our experiences.

Coaches work with all types of clients. Sometimes they look just like us and there’s an immediate familiarity and sometimes they don’t and we struggle to bond with them. That doesn’t make you a bad coach - it just makes you human. We are all born with an innate bias towards people and communities where everyone looks like us. Our country is created like that. Due to the recent events in the news now is the perfect time to learn about how our thoughts and life experiences cause us to think and act differently around certain people. 


As coaches we know the importance of bringing our biases to light and we’re going to read Caste by Isabel Wilkerson..


We will meet on Saturdays from October 3rd  - November 14th  from 9-10am CT, and follow the reading schedule below. During our meeting we’ll answer questions, talk about our experiences and process how we can use this information in our personal and professional lives. Our intention is to create a safe space for you to learn and grow. 


Part 1: Toxins in the Permafrost and Heat Rising All Around Pages 3-35 (32 pages)

Part 2: The Arbitrary Construction Of Human Divisions Pages 39-96 (57 pages)

Part 3: The Eight Pillars Of Caste Pages 99-164 (65 pages)

Part 4: The Tentacles Of Caste Pages167-260 (93 pages)

Part 5: The Consequences Of Caste Pages 263-308 (45 pages)

Part 6: Backlash Pages 311-357 (46 pages)

Part 7: Awakening & Epilogue Pages 361-395 (34 pages)

During our first call we’ll set the ground rules and discuss the following questions. This 30-minute segment will be led by Sonja Mustiful, a Dare To Lead facilitator. This class will end at 10:20.

  • What will get in the way of you showing up and leaning in? 
  • What will a successful experience look like for you? 
  • What does support look like from the group?
  • If someone says something culturally insensitive or inappropriate as we are working together, how do we process and manage these feelings?

Click here to view or purchase the book Caste.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected]


About Sheryl:

Sheryl is an Executive Coach who’s passionate about helping teachers and school administrators live healthier and happier lives. Sheryl leads various training sessions, workshops and classes on creating a positive classroom environment, how to battle burnout, ways to rekindle your passion, and techniques on working with difficult students and staff.  She uses various Emotional Intelligence methods to help her clients identify and manage their emotions, which reduces stress and creates a positive school climate. 

Sheryl earned a Masters in Organizational Leadership and Coaching from Lewis University in 2017, a week before retiring from a 20 year teaching career. She has taught various workshops and classes for Chicago Public Schools, Joliet Township District 204, Community High School District 218, and Lewis University.  She published “Teaching can kill you: How to survive and BE HAPPE in the classroom” in 2015.

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