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Pause On The Play is where you are challenged to examine your beliefs, question your predisposed notions, and consider realities you may be unfamiliar with in order to understand that they too are real. Erica Courdae and co-host India Jackson have real conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, visibility, mindset, and everything in between.

Topics include imperfect allyship, imposter syndrome, company culture, and how you can feel more aligned and empowered in your business marketing. Let's go beyond the surface and move into action, today.

Pause On The Play Erica Courdae

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

Pause On The Play is where you are challenged to examine your beliefs, question your predisposed notions, and consider realities you may be unfamiliar with in order to understand that they too are real. Erica Courdae and co-host India Jackson have real conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, visibility, mindset, and everything in between.

Topics include imperfect allyship, imposter syndrome, company culture, and how you can feel more aligned and empowered in your business marketing. Let's go beyond the surface and move into action, today.

    Why White Men Have The Power To Become Agents of Change with Andrew Horning

    Why White Men Have The Power To Become Agents of Change with Andrew Horning

    It’s not always easy to have conversations about what needs to be changed, and the roles we consciously or unconsciously play in those changes.
    But it is important to be aware of the role you can actively play, or choose to opt out of, when it comes to shifting our reality to foster equity.
    Andrew Horning joins India and Erica to discuss why white men need to be agents of change, how he advocates for everyone to be contributors to change, and how to build emotional resilience when discomfort shows up.
    In this discussion:
    What it takes to be a change agent Why white men resist change How white people can use their voices to shape change How to build resilience and stamina Learn more about Andrew Horning:
    AndrewHorning.co Grappling: White Men’s Journey from Fragile to Agile Elephant Talk Podcast The Hoffman Podcast The Hoffman Institute Keep the dialogue going:
    It is essential to reconnect with the fact that you as an individual are a part of the collective whole of humankind. In
    Pause on the Play® the Community, we’re building emotional resilience and reconnecting with what is essential.

    • 51 min
    Consumerism - Having More By Shopping Less

    Consumerism - Having More By Shopping Less

    Many people resist the call to vote with their dollars because they assume it will cost more or that they’re being encouraged to buy more.
    But spending intentionally, with businesses and brands that align with your values, can actually save you money in the end.
    Erica and India discuss how minimalist practices have changed their relationship to spending and consumerism from where they buy their groceries to using the “good” china.
    In this discussion:
    How minimalism can counteract consumerism’s scarcity mindset Why making intentional purchases can save you time and money Questions to help you consider what to let go of, and what to bring into your life Keep the dialogue going: Concepts are better explored in community. Actions are more lasting when taken alongside other imperfect allies. Connect with a cohort of entrepreneurs and changemakers at the intersection of values and visibility.
    Join us at pauseontheplay.com/community
    Connect with Erica and India:
    Pause on the Play® Community Subscribe to the Newsletter LinkedIn: Erica Courdae, India Jackson

    • 36 min
    Leading From The Heart: Connecting Curiosity and Compassion with Audrey Cavenecia

    Leading From The Heart: Connecting Curiosity and Compassion with Audrey Cavenecia

    There are plenty of examples out there of what not to do when it comes to leadership. But we need more highlights of people doing it well, and clarity on the benefits of good leadership, not just to the person leading, but to everyone around them who is impacted by their choices.
    Audrey Cavenecia joins Erica and India to discuss leading from the heart, with compassion and curiosity, and what to do when we’re missing the mark.
    In this discussion:
    Why leadership doesn’t just apply to your career How curiosity and compassion can shift the leadership paradigm of dominance and control Why diversifying your company’s visuals is a simple but important part of DEI Why we need love at work and in our leadership Learn more about Audrey Cavenecia:
    Amplify Voices Amplify Voices: Conversations from the Heart podcast Unlikely Leadership podcast Facebook: @audreycavenecia Keep the dialogue going: Clarity on your values can give you perspective on the decisions you are making and why. The From Implicit to Explicit: Leading Through Your Values Masterclass is where you can assess if you are making the impact you desire to create, and how to course-correct if not.
    Learn more at pauseontheplay.com/explicit

    • 46 min
    Positive Organizational Psychology For Innovative Humans with Dr. Kim Perkins

    Positive Organizational Psychology For Innovative Humans with Dr. Kim Perkins

    In the current climate, the words positive and organization can feel like they don’t belong together. But the reality is, positive change within organizations is possible, and we have an opportunity to reimagine the relationships between employees, and organizations or companies.
    Kim Perkins joins Erica to discuss positive organizational psychology and how that shows up in the work she does, and they get into the nitty-gritty of shaping change within organizations.
    In this discussion:
    How positive organizational psychology can help us reimagine work Why creating change sometimes means doing less How focusing on forward momentum can hinder systemic change Why we perceive change as loss and how to cope Learn more about Kim Perkins:
    Facebook: @ThisIsKimPerkins LinkedIn: @KimPerkins1 Winner Take None Keep the dialogue going: DEI work can be infused with joy and positivity! Join Pause on the Play® The Community this month and be part of the discussion on voting with your dollars and how to make supporting brands and businesses that align with your values a fun, joyful process.
    Join us at:
    pauseontheplay.com/community

    • 40 min
    Reconsidering How You Vote With Your Dollars

    Reconsidering How You Vote With Your Dollars

    Every time you take out your wallet is an opportunity to put your values in action.
    Investing in DEI doesn’t always have to be a major initiative. Adjusting your daily actions with your values in mind can be an easy way to put those efforts into your everyday life.
    Erica and India work through what it means to vote with your dollars and why it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process.
    In this discussion:
    How the choices you make on everyday spending can support your values Why voting with your dollar is about where you don’t spend your money too How customers and consumers hold power to make change Keep the dialogue going: Concepts are better explored in community. Actions are more lasting when taken alongside other imperfect allies. Connect with a cohort of entrepreneurs and changemakers at the intersection of values and visibility.
    Join us at pauseontheplay.com/community
    Connect with Erica and India:
    Pause on the Play® Community Subscribe to the Newsletter LinkedIn: Erica Courdae, India Jackson

    • 17 min
    ​Why It's Time To Get Clear On What You Expect From Your DEI Work

    ​Why It's Time To Get Clear On What You Expect From Your DEI Work

    Creating a brand that’s rooted in your values and the impact you want to make in the world is a must, and using DEI as the basis for the way that you do all things is absolutely necessary.
    But are you clear on your expectations for the outcomes of this work?
    Erica asks two key questions to help you get clear on your goals and your timeline for integrating DEI into your business.
    In this discussion:
    Why DEI has to inform the decisions and processes of your whole brand How to get clear on the outcomes you want and expect from your efforts Why discomfort is necessary to the process Keep the dialogue going: Concepts are better explored in community. Actions are more lasting when taken alongside other imperfect allies. Connect with a cohort of entrepreneurs and changemakers at the intersection of values and visibility.
    Join us at pauseontheplay.com/community

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

AudCav ,

Compassionate, smart and Engaging

I love when I come across a great duo with chemistry and something great to share! Erica and India are awesome! Listen up!

Frankenwendy ,

Great conversations

Thoughtful conversations that are so insightful and necessary. Thank you, Erica and India!

SaraATXIL ,

Personal and professional growth motivator

Love Pause on the Play - Erica and Indie provide great content for reflection. I turn to them for business wisdom and in turn, grow personally. Thank you for the work you do.

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