Joel Perez

Hacienda Heights, CA

Meet Joel Perez

Dr. Joel Pérez is owner of Apoyo Coaching and Consulting, LLC and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF). He specializes in career transitions, career coaching, identity-conscious leadership coaching and professionals that want to develop their cultural humility. He has a certification in the MBTI, Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), Gallup Strengths Certified Coach and is a certified coach through the Academy of Creative Coaching. He has over 20 years of experience in higher education, serving in various key leadership roles.

Joel currently serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Coaching Federation, where is he leading inclusion efforts. He recently served as the Interim Executive Director for the Immigration Resource Center of San Gabriel Valley, which provides low-cost immigration legal services, educational events, and connection to local community resources.

Joel earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Biola University, an M. Ed. in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Claremont Graduate University. Joel has been married over 23 years and has four children, and he enjoys cheering on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Areas of Expertise

Other Organizations
Christian Colleges
Individual 1 on 1 coaching

Services

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consulting

If your organization finds itself trying to think about how to make sustainable change in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) or developing a plan to address organizational challenges, if your organization is confused about where to start the process, we can help with that. While serving as the Chief Diversity Officer at George Fox University Dr. Joel Pérez used a dimensions of diversity framework that can be applied to any organization. This framework led to the successful implementation and the sustainability of a five-year plan. Now we are assisting organizations in utilizing the framework to develop plans to create more inclusive organizations. We can help you utilize this framework in the development of your DEI plan.

Your organization may find itself wondering how to develop the leadership needed to improve its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. We can help facilitate a conversation with your leadership team using the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) a confidential assessment of the level of awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences and similarities. The purpose is to assist your organization’s leadership to become more culturally competent and move toward cultural humility. In addition, we are qualified administrators in the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The IDI is the premier, cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes. We can administer the IDI to groups or individuals within your organization and help you develop a strategy to move individuals and your organization along the continuum.

Cultural Humility Coaching

  • Identifying the challenge(s)

  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

  • Implicit Association Test (IAT)

  • Identity wheel

  • Development of goals

  • Six one-hour sessions

  • Every other week

  • Three-month program

  • Email/text support between sessions

  • One month of ongoing support not to exceed one hour

Identity Conscious Leadership Coaching

  • Code switching & racial battle fatigue

  • Identifying the challenge(s)

  • Strategy development

  • Identity wheel

  • Crucial conversations

  • Personal story

  • Six one-hour sessions

  • Every other week

  • Three-month program

  • Email/text support between sessions

  • One month of ongoing support not to exceed one hour

References

Norlan Hernandez
- Vanguard University
The coaching services I received from Dr. Perez have been extremely valuable in my development as an individual and as a professional. Dr. Perez helped me process through complex and multifaceted circumstances that threatened my growth in leadership. His insights, wisdom, and guidance have also been instrumental to recent professional decisions (e.g., job transition). I recommend Dr. Perez for anyone looking for someone with extensive leadership experience and a culturally sensitive perspective.
Ernesto Villarreal
Salesforce Administrator and Technology Coordinator - Habitat for Humanity Michigan
Dr. Perez helped me navigate my transition back from a professional sabbatical. After experiencing some traumatic experiences, he gave me perspective on the value I bring to my organization. Along with that perspective he helped me craft a roadmap that has given me professional goals that have helped me transition to the role I am in now. I would strongly recommend Dr. Perez for any PoC individual trying to navigate PWI spaces or on their own journey of cultural humility.
Joshua Canada
- Azusa Pacific University
Joel has been extremely helpful as a professional coach. In particular, his ability to address issues of race within Christain organizational context has been essential for me in my development and has increased both my effectiveness in activating changes and my ability to be self-reflective.

Work Experience

Owner & Executive Coach
Apoyo Coaching and Consulting - Hacienda Heights
August 2019 - Current
Serve as a leadership and executive coach for leaders that that want to remain true to their salient identities and lead effective. I also coach people who want to develop a stronger sense of cultural humility and apply it to their leadership. I also work with organizations that want to create more inclusive communities by anchoring their efforts to their organizational mission.

Education

Doctorate - Higher Education Administration
Claremont Graduate University - Claremont, CA
August 2001 - December 2009
Masters - College Student Affairs
Azusa Pacific University - Azusa, CA
August 1995 - April 1996
Bachelors - Business Administration
Biola University - La Mirada, CA
August 1990 - May 1995

Resources

Apoyo Coaching and Consulting Courses

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The mission of Apoyo Coaching and Consulting is to provide content to equip and support learners in achieving their professional goals.
Apoyo Coaching and Consulting Website

https://apoyocoaching.com/

Our mission is to equip and support clients in achieving their professional and holistic goals. Using a foundation of the client’s own vision for their success, we leverage our years of experience to support clients in their development. As leaders, there are times when support is needed to fine-tune methods in leading and being the best and most effective in current context. You may find yourself wondering what might be next for you and finding purpose in what you do. You may be experiencing a career transition or organizational transition. You may want to improve your cultural humility and develop ways to address your biases in the way you are leading. As an organization with experience in career transition and that has a passion to see leaders be the best that they can be, we can help be your guide.