17 episodes

Through candid conversation, storytelling and questioning common cultural and organizational beliefs, each episode of the Different People Podcast builds bridges between people of different cultures, experiences, skin colours and backgrounds—and uncovers the barriers to justice, equity and belonging.

Join hosts Rehman Abdulrehman and lisa Schmidt in exploring our shared but unspoken thoughts, beliefs and assumptions about different people, so we can get past our uncomfortable feelings, connect with one another respectfully, and create a world where we can all thrive.

Different Peopl‪e‬ R. Abdulrehman & lisa Schmidt

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Through candid conversation, storytelling and questioning common cultural and organizational beliefs, each episode of the Different People Podcast builds bridges between people of different cultures, experiences, skin colours and backgrounds—and uncovers the barriers to justice, equity and belonging.

Join hosts Rehman Abdulrehman and lisa Schmidt in exploring our shared but unspoken thoughts, beliefs and assumptions about different people, so we can get past our uncomfortable feelings, connect with one another respectfully, and create a world where we can all thrive.

    Different People :: S02E07

    Different People :: S02E07

    Being coached doesn't always lead to big insights or changes, but it does reveal what is most important to us. Listen in to this candid coaching conversation in which lisa explores Rehman's experience of the invisible work all diversity and inclusion practitionners do as part of their support to others.

    :: Post Production by jonathanle.net
    :: Music theme by blueimusic.com
    :: Learn more about us at www.differentpeople.ca
    :: Instagram @different.people.podcast
    :: Reach lisa and Rehman at podcast@differentpeople.ca

    • 48 min
    Different People :: S02E06

    Different People :: S02E06

    In the category of now-for-something-completely-different, Rehman coaches lisa on what relatability and allyship look like—and mean—when you're a white woman working in the area of diversity, inclusion and equity. 

    :: Post Production by jonathanle.net
    :: Music theme by blueimusic.com
    :: Learn more about us at www.differentpeople.ca
    :: Instagram @different.people.podcast
    :: Reach lisa and Rehman at podcast@differentpeople.ca

    • 35 min
    Different People :: S02E05

    Different People :: S02E05

    In our last episode of 2020, Rehman and lisa take on Christmas as a form of systemic racism. We know this is a strong perspective to take, but hear us out. We'd love your feedback.

    Also, to watch the full talk Rehman gave at the United Way Summit Series in Winnipeg, click here.

    :: Post Production by jonathanle.net
    :: Music theme by blueimusic.com
    :: Learn more about us at www.differentpeople.ca
    :: Instagram @different.people.podcast
    :: Reach lisa and Rehman at podcast@differentpeople.ca

    • 41 min
    Different People :: S02E04

    Different People :: S02E04

    What is whiteness? In this episode, Rehman and lisa examine whiteness not as a skin colour, but as a concept, a standard, a norm and a structure—and how it shapes the world we live in, whether at work, in our traditions or in how we relate to one another.

    :: Post Production by jonathanle.net
    :: Music theme by blueimusic.com
    :: Learn more about us at www.differentpeople.ca
    :: Instagram @different.people.podcast
    :: Reach lisa and Rehman at podcast@differentpeople.ca
    :: Mentioned in this episode: www.winnlove.ca and www.laylafsaad.com

    • 36 min
    Different People :: S02E03

    Different People :: S02E03

    Feedback: sometimes it helps you grow, other times it hurts. When you are working to change organizational culture, and participants in your workshop write comments in anonymous evaluations that hint at systemic racism or are thinly veiled personal attacks, it can trigger feelings of upset and distress. Join Rehman and lisa in a vulnerable, heart-felt conversation on the emotional impact of stepping into Diversity, Equity and Inclusion organizational change work.

    :: Post Production by jonathanle.net
    :: Music theme by blueimusic.com
    :: Learn more about us at www.differentpeople.ca
    :: Instagram @different.people.podcast
    :: Reach lisa and Rehman at podcast@differentpeople.ca

    • 29 min
    Different People :: S02E02

    Different People :: S02E02

    What will it take to make our organizations inclusive? And how to launch change initiatives that go beyond a checklist of tactics that appear to institute change (hiring targets, unconscious bias training, pledges signed by CEOs), to instead invite people, particularly leaders, into the uncomfortable internal work of changing their beliefs, mindsets and behaviours? In this episode, Rehman and lisa delve into the biggest barrier to organizational culture change: the common and pervasive belief that what needs changing is outside of us.

    :: Post Production by jonathanle.net
    :: Music theme by blueimusic.com
    :: Learn more about us at differentpeople.ca
    :: Reach lisa and Rehman at podcast@differentpeople.ca

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Momofpreschooler ,

One of my favorite new podcasts about diversity, inclusion, and belonging

This is becoming one of my favorite podcasts about diversity, inclusion and belonging. Rehman and Lisa have a way of helping you quickly connect with an experience and then push you to think further about how you can make a difference within your sphere of influence. They are open, honest, kind, and compassionate, while still able to hold very difficult conversations that feel productive. Along the way you feel you are learning, growing, and inspired.

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