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Hi, I'm Tammy Benay Perry - your host of Project Elevate. Each week I will interview a business or thought leader who believes that the boardroom deserves diverse voices. Further, those voices should be heard and elevated. If you believe that too, you are in the right place. I am here to change the conversation around leadership. Our motto around here is, "Let's elevate together". Join us every Tuesday for new episodes on leadership, leadership branding, and diversity in leadership.

Project Elevate Tammy Benay Perry

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Hi, I'm Tammy Benay Perry - your host of Project Elevate. Each week I will interview a business or thought leader who believes that the boardroom deserves diverse voices. Further, those voices should be heard and elevated. If you believe that too, you are in the right place. I am here to change the conversation around leadership. Our motto around here is, "Let's elevate together". Join us every Tuesday for new episodes on leadership, leadership branding, and diversity in leadership.

    Keeping DEI Work Moving Forward

    Keeping DEI Work Moving Forward

    Welcome back to the Project Elevate Podcast with Tammy Benay Perry! On today’s episode, we are joined by Melissa Marcelissen. Melissa is an EDI Strategist who specializes in Inclusive Leadership Development and is a certified Fascinate Advisor. Melissa uses the Fascinate method to help Executives and their leadership teams to truly value the Diversity in their team and have them unlock the power of their organization’s diversity.
    In this conversation, Tammy and Melissa discuss how to keep the DEI conversation moving forward and what the future of DEI work looks like. We also touched on how people can take a step back to make room for people of difference and how our own unconscious/internalized bias can get in our way. 
    Melissa believes “inclusive leadership saved my life”. 
    Connect with Melissa and learn more about her membership, LEAD UP
    Visionleadership.ca
    Melissamarcelissen.com
    Melissa Marcelissen, MBA (she/her) | LinkedIn
    Connect with Tammy on LinkedIn
    Follow Project Elevate Consulting on LinkedIn
    Book a complimentary branding brainstorm with Tammy
    Follow Project Elevate on Instagram at @elevatewithtammy 
    Support our work on Patreon
    This week’s inspiration is from RBG, “To fight for things you care about but do it in a way that others will follow you” 
    Don’t forget to subscribe to Project Elevate so that you never miss an episode!

    • 18 min
    How to Have More Joy with Jessica Avitable

    How to Have More Joy with Jessica Avitable

    Welcome back to the Project Elevate Podcast with Tammy Benay Perry! On today’s episode, we are joined by Jessica Avitabile. Jessica , the Joy Coach, is a seasoned health, wellness, and life coach who uses somatics and flow coaching to help elevate joy in her client’s lives.
     
    In this conversation, Tammy and Jessica discuss Jessica’s definition of joy. Jessica believes that joy is a filter (interesting concept) and way of being. Jessica also asks this question of the audience, “What can you bring to a situation to make it better?” 
     
    She has worked with hundreds of clients in the weight management space and as a Nia Black Belt, she leads her clients through her signature process, Journey to Joy. She holds a Master's Degree in Teaching Biology and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Her vast and varied education makes her able to offer personal insights on a number of topics, but her favorite subject to speak about is, you guessed it, joy. 
     
    Connect with Jessica: 
    .jessicaavitabile.com 
     Jessica Avitabile | LinkedIn
     
    Connect with Tammy on LinkedIn
    Follow Project Elevate Consulting on LinkedIn
    Book a complimentary branding brainstorm with Tammy
    Follow Project Elevate on Instagram at @elevatewithtammy 
    Support our work on Patreon
    This week’s inspirations….Jessica shared an Albert Einstein quote, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”  

    • 31 min
    Why Corporate Women Need Community with Victoria Jenn Rod

    Why Corporate Women Need Community with Victoria Jenn Rod

    This week, we are joined by Victoria Jenn Rodriguez for Episode 20 of Project Elevate!  Victoria is a Career & Life Coach, Brand Strategist, Talent Management Consultant, Business Mentor, and acclaimed international Keynote Speaker.  She is also a former J&J Talent Specialist and the founder of VRJ Enterprises and the Female Collaborative. 🗣 In this conversation, Tammy and Victoria tackle all things women branding themselves to stand out incorporate, empathetic leadership, leadership agility, and authenticity, and why community is important to women in corporate; especially in a post covid world. 
    Victoria is a strong advocate of living boldly which we keep revisiting during this powerful conversation. 
    This week’s motivational message..."In order to appreciate the sweet, you have to go through the sour."
    Connect with Victoria:
    Find out more about Victoria on her website:
    Home | vjrenterprises
    Connect with her on LinkedIn: 
    www.linkedin.com/in/victoriajennrodriguez/
    Connect with Project Elevate:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/elevatewithtammy 
    Follow Project Elevate Consulting on LinkedIn
    Connect with Tammy on LinkedIn
    Support our work on Patreon

    • 25 min
    How to Build your Billionaire Brand

    How to Build your Billionaire Brand

    Welcome back to The Project Elevate Podcast with Tammy Benay Perry! Project Elevate is on a mission to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace by elevating one unique voice at a time. Each week, we interview a business or thought leader in the DEI space about how underrepresented professionals can develop the skills and perspective necessary to make the next big move in their careers.  Tammy has been coaching senior-level, C-level, and high-performing executives in transition for more than a decade. She brings this wealth of experience to Project Elevate Consulting as she fulfills her passion for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the corporate world.
    This week, Tammy is going solo to share her 3 step process on how to build your billionaire brand. She believes your billionaire is simply your high-level promise of value in the marketplace. Tune in now to hear more. 
    This week’s motivational quote is from Norman Vincent Peale. “When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world”
    Connect with Tammy on LinkedIn
    Follow Project Elevate Consulting on LinkedIn
    Book a complimentary branding brainstorm with Tammy
    Follow Project Elevate on Instagram at @elevatewithtammy 
    Support our work on Patreon
    Don’t forget to subscribe to Project Elevate so that you never miss an episode!
     

    • 23 min
    Bring Your Own Chair with Rachel Lauren

    Bring Your Own Chair with Rachel Lauren

    Welcome back to the Project Elevate Podcast with Tammy Benay Perry! On today’s episode, we are joined by Rachel Lauren. Rachel is a partner at Diversified, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in employee engagement and corporate programming. Diversified focuses on celebrating diversity at work and how that can lead to stellar results for employees, consumers, and communities.
    Rachel Lauren is a conscious social influencer who is passionate about women’s rights, racial equity, foster care/adoption, and so much more! In her many social media platforms, she speaks against racial inequality and advocates for the lives of all Black people. 
    Tammy and Lauren emphasize the importance of having spaces that people can call their own and finding individuals they can identify with in order to have transparent conversations. The road to racial equality varies across different groups of people. It is important to make your voice heard and to give yourself a seat at the table.
    This week’s motivational message from our guest was: “If they don’t make a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” - Shirley Chisholm
     
    Connect with Rachel Lauren:
    Find out more about Rachel on her website 
    Follow her on Instagram
    For more information on Diversified, go to her website



    Connect with Project Elevate:
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    Support our work on Patreon

    • 13 min
    Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work with Stacey A. Gordon

    Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work with Stacey A. Gordon

    This week, we are joined by Stacey A. Gordon for Episode 17 of Project Elevate! ​Leading at the intersection of diversity, inclusion, and workplace culture, in her role as Executive Advisor and Diversity Strategist, Stacey Gordon coaches and counsels executive leaders on DEI strategies for the business, while offering a no-nonsense approach to education for the broader employee population. Stacey’s book, UNBIAS: Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Release list and is also available at Barnes & Nobles, and wherever books are sold. Stacey is the creator of the second most viewed course across the LinkedIn learning platform, surpassing more than 1 million unique learners, which also includes her popular resume course. Her unconscious bias course has been translated into at least four languages and she has worked with people managers and executive leaders from companies such as American Express, ADP, Kia Motors, Hewlett Packard, Walmart, GE and many others to deliver notable sessions that support their D&I efforts. She earned her MBA from Pepperdine University Business School and her SHRM-SCP certification, as well as the SHRM Inclusive Workplace Culture Credential.  
    Tammy and Stacey address the current discourse surrounding diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It seems that we have identified the problems relating to equity in the corporate world, but where are the solutions? Stacey takes us through her unique framework for promoting diversity and inclusion in any workplace culture: Awareness, Alignment, and Action. This model allows her clients to go from collecting data to achieving change through tangible action items. Stacey also dives into unconscious bias and psychological safety as guiding principles for her DEI consulting work.
     
    This week’s motivational message from our guest was to reach out to somebody that you don’t normally talk to and get past the assumption that you’ve made about them.
     
    Connect with Tammy:
    Follow Project Elevate Consulting on LinkedIn
    Connect with Tammy on LinkedIn
    Support our work on Patreon
     
    Connect with Stacey:
    Rework Work
    Follow Stacey on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
    The Unconscious Bias LinkedIn Course
    UNBIAS: Adressing Unconscious Bias at Work helps you understand concepts of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion, shows you how to identify bias, and provides you with the tools for actively removing barriers and ensuring equity throughout your organization. Written by Stacey Gordon—CEO of Rework Work, a company on a mission to reduce bias in global talent acquisition and management—this real-world handbook offers step-by-step guidance on creating workplace cultures where employees feel they belong.
     
    Thank you for listening to this week’s episode! We hope that you’ll join us next Thursday for our final conversation in our summer series featuring Rachel Lauren. Until then, follow us on Instagram @elevatewithtammy so that you never miss new episodes and professional development tips.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

lassissi ,

Great Podcast!!!!!

This is truly elevating Podcast!!! 👌🏾

Jess97531 ,

Great content!

Tammy definitely has a zest for life! Her positive, upbeat demeanor makes every interviewee shine. Having worked with her, I believe she is skilled in brand development and marketing.

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What a great interviewing style you have, Tammy! There’s so much energy and excitement in listening to both of you. Keep it up!!

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