Dr. Nathan Regier welcomes Gloria Cotton to today’s episode. She believes that anything is possible when people feel welcomed, valued, respected, heard, understood, and supported. Gloria is a seasoned human development professional with over 20 years of experience assisting organizations to create environments where people can and will do their best. She is an expert in human resources and organizational development, she works with corporations, non-profits, and government units. As a senior partner at inQUEST a consultancy that specializes in diversity, equity, and inclusion, she manages client relationships, identifies new business opportunities, designs instructional programs, and trains teams.
As an instructional designer, facilitator, and speaker, Gloria has covered unconscious bias, privilege, multiculturalism, harassment, discrimination, and related topics. Gloria also hosts a podcast called The Delicious Truth.
In today’s episode, Gloria shares her authentic self, knowledge, and sensitivity. She dives deep into the power of learning to love ourselves without the judgments, for then being able to truly help others and seeing them for who they really are.
[3:30] Gloria talks about her background and her work on inclusive workplaces.
[6:44] Everything starts with the relationship you have with yourself.
[7:58] Gloria explains the meaning of falling in love with yourself.
[9:30] Are you on a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt?
[11:09] Gloria talks about what we have been through in the last year.
[12:50] The four F’s that suck your energy: fear, frustration, fatigue, and fragility.
[14:32] Gloria talks about the challenges that the departments of Equity and Inclusion have faced during last year.
[16:30] What is Gloria hearing from the DDI professionals?
[19:15] How are the best organizations supporting their DDI professionals?
[23:33] InQUEST provides strategic consulting.
[24:33] Gloria explains that her motivation lies in her love for helping people.
[27:37] Gloria shares tips on how to take care of yourself.
[32:30] We got to love ourselves without judgment.
[36:04] All you need is love!
[39:57] Gloria shares what to do when experiencing a negative feeling.
[42:21] Nate shares his top 3 takeaways from a delicious conversation with Gloria.
Mentioned in this episode:
The Compassion Mindset
Gloria Cotton on Linkedin
“Compassion without accountability gets you nowhere, and accountability without compassion gets you alienated.” #oncompassion
“Leadership is both a title and a function.” #oncompassion
“If I can reach into me, how can I reach into other people?” #oncompassion
“We got to love ourselves without judgment.” #oncompassion