Today’s guest is a social entrepreneur committed to guiding leaders and organizations to create healthier workplace cultures that resonate with current and incoming leaders.
She is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and diversity and inclusion expert. She founded a strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm that coaches business leaders worldwide on the critical issues surrounding talent and workplace strategy.
She is a passionate advocate for social equality and works to help businesses foster healthier and more productive workplace cultures. Her book “Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change” inspires leadership to embrace the opportunities that diversity represents and to empower advocates to drive changes that resonate in today’s world.
You’ll find her sharing more on this topic on her podcast, The Will to Change: True Stories of Diversity and Inclusion.
Please join me in welcoming Jennifer Brown.
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In this episode we discuss:
- her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is environmental. Sometimes you have to be the charismatic leader and sometimes you need to step back and support others and their voices.”
- how growing up with a theatre mom shaped her comfort with leading others.
- her understanding of privilege and how everyone has some sort of privilege and it is important to understand and work around.
- how it bothers her to not remember every person and their story and the methods she uses to overcome that.
- what she is learning about finding the balance between self-care and being an empathic leader who wants to change the world.
- how she has learned to utilize the art of powerful questions for relationship building.
- Jennifer Brown on LinkedIn and Twitter
- The Will to Change Podcast
- Listen to Jennifer Brown’s TEDx talk “Finding your voice in the workplace”
Books mentioned in this episode:
- “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” by Robbie Samuels
- “Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will to Change” by Jennifer Brown
- “The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging” by Charles Vogl
- Learn more about Sheryl Sandberg.
- Listen to my podcast episode about Extrovert Privilege.
- Learn more about Janet Mock.
- Learn more about the Constant Contact app.
- Listen to my interview with Noah Fleming.
- Interested in booking Robbie to speak? Learn about his signature Art of the Schmooze session on effective and inclusive networking, and the other sessions he offers.
- Thinking of hosting a podcast? Writing a book? Want to launch an Amazon bestseller? Ready to make the most of your next conference experience? Robbie offers several free Masterclasses on these topics. Each one of these Masterclass replays is over an hour-long and contain valuable takeaways to help you grow your business or in your career. Find all the free Masterclasses at www.robbiesamuels.com/masterclass.
- Looking to get M.O.R.E.? A few times a year Robbie runs The M.O.R.E. Program for Entrepreneurial Women. This program helps women grow their business to the next level using relationship-based business strategies. For six months, he meets bi-weekly online with four women who want more Money, Opportunities, Referrals, and Engagement. First, there’s a 90-day sprint to help you clarify your goals (a mix of one-on-one coaching, mastermind hot seats, and content-rich masterclass sessions) followed by 90 days of masterminding and a final coaching session to help you implement your new goals. Check out the details and then schedule a call with Robbie to see if it would be a good fit. www.robbiesamuels.com/more
- Connect with Robbie on LinkedIn
- @RobbieSamuels on Twitter and Instagram
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- On the Schmooze podcast archive and show notes for recent episodes
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