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Diversity and Inclusion:  What Does The Future Hold?

Diversity and Inclusion: What Does The Future Hold?

Diversity and inclusion matter to all humans Diversity and inclusion is a game changer.  But as humans, we recognize differences.  We see color.  We make assumptions about others’ gender identities.  All humans are wired to size others up and assess if they can trust...

Men as Allies:  Real Stories

Men as Allies: Real Stories

Real stories from men as allies. Storysharing is a critical part of being an ally.  Men as allies share their stories and channel empathy to women.  My years of speaking and training on the topic "Engaging Men as Allies" for women in leadership, has led to...

Privilege & Why It is Hard to Talk About

Privilege & Why It is Hard to Talk About

Privilege is a chance to be an ally Privilege, or as I like to call it, the “P” word is often hard to discuss.  Privilege is having access to resources or support that gives you an advantage over someone else.  It is hard to admit that you have it.  Yet, it does not...

COVID-19 is Hard Because Change is Hard

COVID-19 is Hard Because Change is Hard

Yes, COVID is a big change. COVID is likely one of the biggest changes we will experience in our lifetime.  For me, as a professional speaker and trainer, this hit hard.  I have experienced three months of client postponements, cancellations, lost sales and revenue. ...

The Five Inclusive Leaders Hallmarks

The Five Inclusive Leaders Hallmarks

Inclusive leaders are self-aware Inclusive leaders outperform non-inclusive leaders.  They get more done quicker and better than leaders that tell vs. ask, inform vs. discuss, and fail to inspire their teams.  Being a leader means being inclusive.  Inclusive...

How to Make a Virtual Team Work

How to Make a Virtual Team Work

Virtual work is the new norm for Corporate America, at least for the next several weeks during COVID-19 Given the sudden shift, many teams do not feel prepared for virtual work environments.  They are asking questions like, “what do I do to maintain productivity?” or...

Women’s History Month Beyond March

Women’s History Month Beyond March

How to celebrate Women's History Month and promote gender equality all the time, not just in March—and examine how far we’ve come and how far we have to go. Women’s history month is March in the United States.  Since the 1980’s, this month has been dedicated to...

Being an Ally is a Journey, Not a Destination

Being an Ally is a Journey, Not a Destination

Are you born an ally or can you learn to be an ally? To answer this question, I turn to Carol Dweck’s framework – the growth mindset.  Her work as a therapist and organizational psychologist finds that are very few “naturals.”  Raw talent is not nearly as important as...

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