Exploring Inclusion and Equity for People with Disabilities and Long Term Care Needs: A Conversation with Holly Carmichael and Michael Murray of GT Independence

This week’s episode focuses on creating equitable and inclusive spaces in both our organizations and communities for people with disabilities. I was honored to be joined by two leaders and advocates in this work, Holly Carmichael and Michael Murray, of GT Independence, a family-owned national financial management services company that helps more than 25,000 individuals […]

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training is More Necessary Than Ever

I’ve received a number of emails from colleagues and clients asking me about the argument that DEI, anti-bias, and anti-racism training is not effective and even detrimental. In short, the argument being presented is that these trainings do not reduce discrimination or turnover of marginalized populations, and therefore are a waste of time and resources. […]

Using Theatre to Foster Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: An Interview with Kimberly Dailey of Dailey Innovations, Inc.

On today’s show I have Kimberly Dailey, the CEO of Dailey Innovations. Kimberly is an organizational development specialist with over 20 years of experience partnering with clients to bring clarity, focus, and alignment to their diverse teams. Kimberly’s approach combines the arts, organizational behavior and psychology, and neuroscience. Her work with organizations brings together not just [...]

Are you REDI? Fostering Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: A Conversation with Building for Mission’s Tamika Mason

Tamika Mason is the founder and CEO of Building for Mission, a consulting firm dedicated to helping individuals and mission-driven organizations maximize their impact through effective talent, organization development, and REDI (Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) strategy consulting. https://buildingformission.com/  

Subtle Acts of Exclusion: Dr. Michael Baran Talks About How Micro Messages Can Have a Macro Impact

In today’s episode I interviewed Dr. Michael Baran, who is the co-author of the book, Subtle Acts of Exclusion. Michael is a Senior Partner and Digital Solutions Lead at inQUEST Consulting, He brings innovation and deep understanding to wide audiences, helping them think, lead, and interact inclusively. In addition to his consulting, Michael has taught at Harvard University and […]

Ruth Littlejohn: Affinity Groups for African American and White Women to Talk About Race

Ruth Littlejohn is an organizational development consultant, executive coach and change management facilitator, as well as a spiritual leader. Her most recent work involves facilitating affinity groups for African American and White women to have a safe space to engage in critical conversations about race with people of the same identity group.

Connecting Cultures: Luby Ismail

Lobna “Luby” Ismail, founder and president of Connecting Cultures, is a facilitator and storyteller who has trained thousands of law enforcement officials and federal agencies on Arab culture and Muslim identity. In addition to her work in building cultural competence around Islam, Luby is also an advocate for disability rights. You can find her at […]