Embracing Courage; The pitfalls of weaponising "woke" and why I work pluralistically

I find it fascinating and concerning that in recent times, the term "woke" has morphed from a call for social awareness into a weaponised phrase, widely used as a slur to dismiss or mock those advocating for justice and equality.  I believe that the  weaponisation of "woke" likely stems from a deep-seated fear of change. Raising awareness and addressing systemic issues can be unsettling and uncomfortable. It can challenge our ingrained perspectives and force us to confront realities that we might previously have overlooked. This discomfort can lead to a reactionary response, where a word like "woke" becomes a tool to resist the evolving narrative. At its core, the fear driving the fear of "wokeness" is a fear of the unknown. It's a fear that accepting that societal injustices exist will necessitate change, and change can be unsettling, challenging the familiar structures we are accustomed to. As a coach, I embrace a pluralistic approach that