32 episodes

“We are all born free and equal.” (United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1) … like two peas in a pod.
The reality is often different – not only because each of us brings our individuality to the pod we live in, but also because of the reality of the system by which too many people are affected.
As Diverse As Two Peas In A PodCast is a platform to explore those differences, and how DEI affects each and everyone of us.
Each episode tackles the challenges and struggles of being true to ourself, and aims at designing actions to become more equitable and inclusive in everything we do.

As Diverse As Two Peas In A Pod As Diverse As Two Peas In A Pod

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“We are all born free and equal.” (United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1) … like two peas in a pod.
The reality is often different – not only because each of us brings our individuality to the pod we live in, but also because of the reality of the system by which too many people are affected.
As Diverse As Two Peas In A PodCast is a platform to explore those differences, and how DEI affects each and everyone of us.
Each episode tackles the challenges and struggles of being true to ourself, and aims at designing actions to become more equitable and inclusive in everything we do.

    Episode 31 - Supporting Leaders To Create A Culture Of Belonging - with Jason Butler

    Episode 31 - Supporting Leaders To Create A Culture Of Belonging - with Jason Butler

    With 20 years of executive leadership experience Jason now is a keynote speaker and business consultant helping executive leader expand their influence and leadership capacity through the power of compassion and servant leadership.

    Jason has a Master's in Intercultural Studies, a Doctorate from Duke, and was a McLauchlan leadership fellow in the NC State MBA.

    He lives in Raleigh, NC with his partner, Andrea, and their 7 kids!

    If you want to learn more about or reach out to Jason, you can do so directly through his website (www.villagemindsetmodel.com).

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    To reach out to Julien Lefort, you can contact him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/julienl) or directly through his website (https://www.wearefutureminds.com)

    • 46 min
    Episode 30 - About art, finding your something, and creating a more inclusive world for all - with Katherine Klimitas

    Episode 30 - About art, finding your something, and creating a more inclusive world for all - with Katherine Klimitas

    Katherine Klimitas is a New Orleans-based artist and designer who sold her first watercolor at age 10.

    As the daughter of veterinarians, Katherine expresses her family’s life-long love of animals through her meticulous life-like paintings. She earned a B.A. from Loyola University in 2011, and today at age 33, runs her multifaceted business KAK ART & Designs (https://kakartnola.com) from home.

    When clients learn that Katherine has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, they are captivated by her unique perspective. She and her parents stopped counting her broken bones at 500 at age 10.

    She’s 2 feet 7 inches tall, gets around in an electric wheelchair, and creates all of her art, jewelry and commercial graphic design while lying on her side.



    If you want to learn more about or reach out to Katherine, you can do so directly through her website or on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kakartnola) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kakartnola).

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    To reach out to Julien Lefort, you can contact him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/julienl) or directly through his website (https://www.wearefutureminds.com)

    • 49 min
    Episode 29 - Spreading Happiness one pair of socks at a time! - with John and Mark X. Cronin

    Episode 29 - Spreading Happiness one pair of socks at a time! - with John and Mark X. Cronin

    John and Mark X. Cronin are the father-son team that created Johns Crazy Socks (https://johnscrazysocks.com), a social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness.

    They bootstrapped their business into the worlds largest sock store. John is not only a business owner, but he has Down syndrome.

    Every day, John and Mark show what people with differing abilities can do more than half their colleagues have a differing ability. And they show their gratitude through their Giving Back program that has raised nearly $500,000 for their charity partners.

    Most of all, they are spreading happiness one pair of socks at a time.

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    To reach out to Julien Lefort, you can contact him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/julienl) or directly through his website (https://www.wearefutureminds.com)

    • 45 min
    Episode 28 - Powering Up Your DEI And ERG Efforts In An Ever-Changing World - with Joe Santana

    Episode 28 - Powering Up Your DEI And ERG Efforts In An Ever-Changing World - with Joe Santana

    Joe Santana is Chairman of the CDO PowerCircle (https://cdopowercircle.com), host of the ERG PowerTalk podcast (https://ergpowertalk.com), and the author of The New DEI and ERG Frontier (https://www.amazon.com/New-DEI-ERG-Frontier-Disruption-ebook/dp/B09WZ8YQKN).

    He is the Futurist, Executive Coach, and Mentor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leaders. His mission, his why, is to help these hero-leaders change the world by making the way they are developed at all levels and in all parts of the organization easy, accessible, and affordable.
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    To reach out to Julien Lefort, you can contact him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/julienl) or directly through his website (https://www.wearefutureminds.com)

    • 54 min
    Episode 27 - How to build more inclusive growth and development: Lessons learned from living and studying the autism spectrum - with Jacki Edry

    Episode 27 - How to build more inclusive growth and development: Lessons learned from living and studying the autism spectrum - with Jacki Edry

    Jacki Edry recently published her first book "Moving Forward: Reflections on Autism, Neurodiversity, Brain Surgery and Faith" and launched a blog on her website (www.jackisbooks.com), which focuses on education, inclusion, neurodiversity, and more.

    Jacki is a graduate of Hampshire College with an extensive background in education, writing, and marketing. She has been exploring the world of autism and neurodiversity for over thirty-five years, as a professional, parent of neurodivergent children, and firsthand as a survivor of complex brain surgery that affected my neurological and perceptual abilities.

    She has spent many years advocating for inclusion programs in the educational system, providing support for families of children with disabilities, and advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society.
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    To reach out to Julien Lefort, you can contact him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/julienl) or directly through his website (https://www.wearefutureminds.com)

    • 47 min
    Episode 26 - Supporting Individuals To Feel Included And To Belong In The Workplace - with Chou Hallegra

    Episode 26 - Supporting Individuals To Feel Included And To Belong In The Workplace - with Chou Hallegra

    Chou Hallegra, the founder and CEO of Grace & Hope Consulting, LLC, is a licensed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainer with a decade of experience in the DEI field. She uses her expertise as a mental health and disability consultant to help organizations become more efficient and profitable as they implement effective strategies to ensure wellbeing and belonging for all.



    She completed a masters degree in Human Services with specialization in executive leadership at Liberty University, as well as a post-graduate program in rehabilitation counseling at Utah State University. Chou is a John Maxwell certified leadership speaker, trainer, and coach with additional certifications in mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and employee performance, just to name a few.



    Additionally, she is a bestselling author and a workplace wellbeing coach committed to helping busy professionals reduce stress, be more productive, and find balance and purpose in life.

    Chou is originally from Brazzaville, Congo and currently resides in Pennsylvania, USA, but calls herself a global citizen. With a lot of lived experiences that make her relatable, Chou connects to the heart and impacts transformational change for individuals, organizations, and communities.

    If you want to learn more about or reach out to Chou, you can do so directly through her website (www.graceandhopeconsulting.com).

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    To reach out to Julien Lefort, you can contact him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/julienl) or directly through his website (https://www.wearefutureminds.com)

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