35 episodes

Welcome to Corporate for the Culture! A podcast where your hosts, Gabrielle and Elizabeth dismantle the career system to provide the next generation of black corporate leaders with tools to build the career they deserve.

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    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Welcome to Corporate for the Culture! A podcast where your hosts, Gabrielle and Elizabeth dismantle the career system to provide the next generation of black corporate leaders with tools to build the career they deserve.

    Why the Historic Black Male Persona's Impact on Vulnerability in the Workplace Matters

    Why the Historic Black Male Persona's Impact on Vulnerability in the Workplace Matters

    “Being a Black man in America means being my brother’s keeper while keeping a distance from my brother because I don’t trust him further than I can see him. It’s believing the cops don’t care about you. It’s learning how not to doubt yourself because when you’re born everyone else already does.” — Poet Prentice Powell, written following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014



    During this episode we will discuss the historic experience of Black Men in America, and how harmful stereotypes impact Black mens ability to show vulnerability in the workplace. 




    History of Black Male Persona


    The Impact of those Stereotypes on Black Men in Leadership Roles


    The need for black men tenderness in order to thrive instead of survive 


    As a Black Men tools to navigate these stereotypes in Corporate America



    About our guest:

    Aaron Johnson is a facilitator, public speaker, and touch activist who practices closeness as a way to break down barriers between people. As co-founder of both Holistic Resistance and Grief to Action, Aaron takes the time to hold the stories of black people around homophobia, transphobia, internalized racism, and those that are Chronically UnderTouched. Aaron has created the Chronically UnderTouched Project, the basic strategies to bring a black body from being Chronically UnderTouched to a state of touch balance as part of the lifelong journey of interrupting oppressive systems that make touch balance a radical action. 

    Websites: Cutproject.org and Unrestedlabor.com

    Email: unrestedlabor@gmail.com

    Instagram: @holistic_resistance @cut.project

    Tik Tok: @cut.project

    • 38 min
    The Road to the Top: A Black Woman's Rise to CRO

    The Road to the Top: A Black Woman's Rise to CRO

    In this episode of "The Road to the Top: A Black Woman's Rise to CRO", we sit down with Joy Altimare, a seasoned marketing and communications professional who has achieved the highly coveted position of Chief Revenue Officer at EHE Health, one of Fortune Magazine's Ranked Best Workplaces of 2022.

    Joy Altimare shares her journey and how she leveraged her transferable skills progress her career. She also shares her thoughts on the importance of sponsorship and how it played a critical role in her career development. Throughout the episode we highlight the real challenges we face as a Black professionals in the corporate world and how she overcame them.

    Joy Altimare provides valuable insights and tips for those looking to advance their careers towards a C-suite position. She talks about the importance of networking, building relationships, and taking calculated risks in order to progress.

    So, join us as we sit down with Joy Altimare and hear her inspiring story of how she rose through the ranks to become a CRO at one of the best workplaces in the country.



    Check out Joy’s podcast What The Health?! with Joy Altimare that explores the frustrations women deal with in healthcare—and what can be done to make real change. It’s the only podcast that brings leaders from diverse fields to dive into the full scope of these issues, including topics like the Pink Tax, consumer health, and women in the workplace. Catch new episodes on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! https://ehe.health/for-employers/resources/podcasts/what-the-health/



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    • 43 min
    The Power of Goal Setting in the New Year

    The Power of Goal Setting in the New Year

    On this episode of Corporate For The Culture we have an open discussion with Dylan Carew and Candace Armand about their reflections as a black professional in 2020 and their professional development goals for 2021. The enriched conversation talks about the importance of self-care, tactics to hold people accountable for what you deserve, while being honest about the emotions and feelings of navigating the new focus on the black employee experience.

    Professional vision setting is a powerful tool to ensure as a professional there is intention in the decisions made in the workplace. Sharing your goals with management holds leadership accountable and should provide useful feedback loops to achieve your goals. 

    We should love to hear  your biggest takeaways from 2020 and professional goals for 2021! 

    • 46 min
    Executive Spotlight: Integrating Yourself into a Culture Without Sacrificing Who You Are with Alton Byrd, SVP at BSC Global, Long Island Nets

    Executive Spotlight: Integrating Yourself into a Culture Without Sacrificing Who You Are with Alton Byrd, SVP at BSC Global, Long Island Nets

    Alton Byrd is the Senior Vice President BSC Global, Long Island Nets. As an executive at one of the highest profile sports franchises, Alton Byrd speaks to us about navigating professional spaces as a Black male, and an executive.

    Alton attributes his experiences traveling the world as pivotal to his success. We discuss an important topic on how to integrate yourself into a culture without sacrificing yourself and without “getting in, where you fit in.”

    We also discuss:


    What it feels like being the only one as an executive
    Why trust is important as you progress in your career
    How to go about telling your truth

    #ExecutivePath #CareerGrowth #Career #Progression #BlackProfessional 

    • 36 min
    Career Planning Advice for Black Professionals

    Career Planning Advice for Black Professionals

    “If you fail to plan you plan to fail” -  Benjamin Franklin

    Planning is essential to career success but what should we consider when planning our careers, how far ahead should we plan, and how do we hold ourselves accountable to our goals? In this episode, career coach and transition specialist Candyss Weaver helps us to answer those questions and provides tips and guidance on developing an actionable plan.

    Candyss has helped countless professionals to break out of their comfort zones and chart new paths for success in work that lights them up. She guides clients through the inner work, while equipping them to do the outer work.

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    • 33 min
    Ways Black Professionals Can Prioritize Health and Wellness at Work

    Ways Black Professionals Can Prioritize Health and Wellness at Work

    It’s Black History Month and in honor of this year’s theme we will be exploring how Black professionals can prioritize health and wellness at work with our special guest Dr. Cree Scott.

    Dr. Scott is the Founder/CEO of Serenity Psychological Health & Well-being and is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience. She also has a background in consulting, coaching, team building and clinical services.

    Dr. Scott specializes in working with organizations to design well-being strategies, programs, and curriculum to create a psychologically safe and healthy place to work. As a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consultant, she incorporates culturally relevant perspectives and solutions to help leaders and organizations create an environment in which all employees experience inclusion and belonging.

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Kyle111222 ,

Wow! Much needed content end excellent delivery

Thank you for creating this! I’ve been learning so much. It shows that the creators’ spend a lot of thought and energy to bring thought provoking, in depth, educational and actionable content for both corporations and diverse professionals! Bravo!! Most listen and highly recommended.

Zach Nunn ,

Exciting — Much Love from Living Corporate!

Shout out to the hosts for creating another space for content that focuses on Black experiences in the corporate world. If there’s anything you need (advice, references, introductions), get at me. A few hundred podcasts gives us some advantage for you all ❤️.

In solidarity for the people,

Zach w/ Living Corporate

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