Skip to content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Post-Election Lecture Series: Healing Our Country Through Leadership and Identity

November 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


“This Is Your Home”: Leadership, Race, and the Self with Norman Coultier

Details: Author James Baldwin once wrote to his nephew, ​“For this is your home, my friend, do not be driven from it; great men have done great things here, and will again, and we can make America what America must become.” ​But what lengths are we willing to travel to activate the beliefs and values that anchor our national, spiritual and personal ideals. Submission to truth means rising down into humility and abandoning mythical images of the United States, its culture and its history. The emergent hyper-volatility of our landscape requires a different kind of leadership that begins with authentic introspection and humanizing love of the Good Samaritan. Norman will illustrate how courageous confrontation with self is “the rudder” to the passionate wind of a nation’s “seafaring soul.”


Norman Coultier is a native of Inglewood and South (Central) Los Angeles, California and grew up negotiating the dramatically ironic juxtaposition of gang violence, the Crack Cocaine epidemic, sagacious neighborhood wisdom and urban matriarchal nurturing. Following 25 years of competitive basketball experience and 20 years of leading in religious and educational sectors, Norman formalized his research and configured leadership training for individuals and organizations. His research focus in Gonzaga University’s Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies includes Authentic Leadership, Self-Leadership, the American Conscience and solutions to Systemic Racism. His professional emphasis combines a deep passion for self-awareness with a fervor for maximizing the efforts of organizations with respect to their larger societal footprint. His journey in team sports revealed fears, insecurities and hidden capacities for influence rooted in the principles that most of us hope will govern our individual lives. This led him to author his book, ​The 6ixth Man: 12 lessons I’ve Learned from NOT Playing Basketball. Suppressed vulnerability, ignored obstacles, stored anger and self-inflicted inferiority are among the chief culprits of the vitriol plaguing America in 2020.

Topic: Hennebach Program in the Humanities Lecture Series

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:


Or iPhone one-tap:  12532158782,96941462001# or 13462487799,96941462001#

Or Telephone:

Dial: +1 253 215 8782 (US Toll) or +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 969 4146 2001

International numbers available:

Or a H.323/SIP room system:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)

Meeting ID: 969 4146 2001



November 5, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Categories:
, ,
Event Tags:
, , , ,


Virtual Event
CO United States


Room Number
Email Contact