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The Leading Below the Surface Podcast is a leadership development podcast based on the book "Leading Below the Surface: How to Build Real (and Psychologically Safe) Relationships with People who Are Different from You" by LaTonya WIlkins, produced by Change Coaches. In this podcast, LaTonya goes beyond the book to provide perspective and tips to apply REAL leadership, empathy, and psychological safety into our daily lives so we can continue to improve relationships across differences.

To learn more about Change Coaches, visit changecoaches.io

The Leading Below the Surface Podcast with LaTonya Wilkins LaTonya Wilkins

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The Leading Below the Surface Podcast is a leadership development podcast based on the book "Leading Below the Surface: How to Build Real (and Psychologically Safe) Relationships with People who Are Different from You" by LaTonya WIlkins, produced by Change Coaches. In this podcast, LaTonya goes beyond the book to provide perspective and tips to apply REAL leadership, empathy, and psychological safety into our daily lives so we can continue to improve relationships across differences.

To learn more about Change Coaches, visit changecoaches.io

    Healing to Lead: Why Healing is Critical for Leadership Effectiveness with Kelly L. Campbell

    Healing to Lead: Why Healing is Critical for Leadership Effectiveness with Kelly L. Campbell

    In this episode of the Leading Below the Surface podcast, host LaTonya Wilkins interviews Kelly Campbell on the topic of "Healing to Lead." Kelly shares insights from her book, "Heal to Lead," discussing trauma, consciousness, and regenerative leadership. The conversation delves into personal healing journeys, the importance of radical responsibility, and the power of generative leadership. Kelly also touches on the concept of "The Great Remembering" and the significance of giving and receiving in the healing process.
    Join LaTonya and Kelly as they explore the transformative power of healing and its impact on leadership. Discover practical tips for those starting their healing journey and insights for those feeling stuck in their progress. Don't miss this enlightening discussion on finding connection, curiosity, and growth in the midst of personal and societal challenges.

    Tips from Today's Episode:
    -Start with self-awareness and seek out trauma integration modalities
    -Embrace vulnerability and lead with compassion
    -Foster curiosity and openness to new healing practices

    Resources from today's episode:
    -Change Coaches Guide to Create Psychological Safe Conversations Across Differences
    Book: https://klcampbell.com/heal-to-lead-book/
    Website: https://klcampbell.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kelly.l.campbell
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellylcampbell/
    Substack: https://kellylcampbell.substack.com/
    Leadership Quiz: https://klcampbell.com/leadership/
    Healing Resources: https://myhealingmenu.com 

    Connect with us: 
    Email us at info@changecoaches.io
    Learn more about Change Coaches 
    Follow LaTonya on LinkedIn 
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    For More on the Book Leading Below the Surface

    • 36 min
    An Exploration of Queer Superpowers and How to Support the LGBTQ+ Community During Pride Month with Tara Robertson

    An Exploration of Queer Superpowers and How to Support the LGBTQ+ Community During Pride Month with Tara Robertson

    In this insightful discussion, host LaTonya Wilkins welcomes queer coach and speaker Tara Robertson as she shares her journey of embracing her identity as a mixed-race, queer woman. She highlights the power of intergenerational LGBTQ+ communities, the resilience born from adversity, and the importance of celebrating queer joy. Tara offers a fresh perspective on allyship, encouraging listeners to focus on "being" rather than checklists. The conversation provides actionable takeaways for living authentically and increasing joy in daily life.



    Tips from Today's Episode:

    -Reflect on moments when you felt truly authentic and joyful, and identify the essence of those experiences as your "superpowers."

    -During Pride Month, focus on "being" an ally through curiosity, advocacy, and openness, rather than simply following a list of actions.

    -Increase your authenticity and joy by 10% each day through small, intentional acts that align with your true self.



    Resources from today's episode:

    -Tara's LinkedIn

    -Change Coaches Guide to Create Psychological Safe Conversations Across Differences



    Connect with us: 

    Email us at info@changecoaches.io

    Learn more about Change Coaches 

    Follow LaTonya on LinkedIn 

    Follow Change Coaches on LinkedIn 

    For More on the Book Leading Below the Surface

    • 42 min
    The Future of Organizational Wellbeing with Rebecca Paradiso de Sayu

    The Future of Organizational Wellbeing with Rebecca Paradiso de Sayu

    In this episode of The Leading Below the Surface Podcast, LaTonya Wilkins welcomes Rebecca Paradiso de Sayu. Rebecca is the founder of the Institute for Collective Well-being, a non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin, focused on activating a sense of well-being within and among people in organizational settings. In our conversation, we explore how organizations can foster collective well-being through relational practices.



    Tips from Today's Episode:

    -Ask where people already see glimpses of well-being in the organization, and build on those moments.

    -When someone shuts down or becomes defensive, pause to reflect on what that might be telling you about inclusion and well-being.

    -Suspend the need to know exactly where you're going, and open to the creative process of collective well-being unfolding.



    Resources from today's episode:

    -Institute for Collective Wellbeing

    -Rebecca’s LinkedIn

    -Change Coaches Guide to Create Psychological Safe Conversations Across Differences



    Connect with us: 

    Email us at info@changecoaches.io

    Learn more about Change Coaches 

    Follow LaTonya on LinkedIn 

    Follow Change Coaches on LinkedIn 

    For More on the Book Leading Below the Surface

    • 37 min
    My Mental Health Story and a Three Step Process to Create More Wellness in the Workplace

    My Mental Health Story and a Three Step Process to Create More Wellness in the Workplace

    In this candid episode, LaTonya Wilkins, founder of Change Coaches and author of Leading Below the Surface, shares her personal mental health journey and a three-step process to increase mental health in the workplace. Through vulnerable storytelling, she explores significant tramas she has faced in life, and describes how she navigated these experiences through mental health awareness, healing, and expansion. She also discusses how people can reflect on her experiences, encourage storytelling, and apply the three-step process to create more mental health in the workplace.



    Tips from Today's Episode:

    -Create Awareness: Create safe spaces for employees to share their personal stories and experiences related to mental health. This fosters empathy, awareness, and connectedness within the organization.

    -Establish Healing Circles: Implement structured or informal "healing circles" where employees can express their fears, concerns, or challenges. This can create a sense of community within your organization.

    -Foster Acceptance and Expansion: Embrace the idea of "expansion" or exploring possibilities for growth and personal development.





    Resources from today's episode:

    -Change Coaches Guide to Create Psychological Safe Conversations Across Differences

    -How to Support Employees During Times of Distress





    Connect with us: 

    Email us at info@changecoaches.io

    Learn more about Change Coaches 

    Follow LaTonya on LinkedIn 

    Follow Change Coaches on LinkedIn 

    For More on the Book Leading Below the Surface

    • 28 min
    How to have Psychologically Safe Conversations about Difficult Topics (Part 2)

    How to have Psychologically Safe Conversations about Difficult Topics (Part 2)

    In this episode of The Leading Below the Surface Podcast, we're diving deep into the concept of psychological safety. Host, LaTonya Wilkins, is joined by an extraordinary guest, Elisa Glick. Dr. Elisa Glick is a DEIB practitioner and thought leader who is passionate about building cultures where everyone can thrive. An award-winning educator and author, Dr. Glick is the first openly gay faculty member specializing in queer studies to be tenured at the University of Missouri, where she is Associate Professor Emerita.

    Join us as Elisa Glick shares her insights on leveraging vulnerability, active listening, and boundary-setting to champion psychological safety and inclusion in any setting. Discover how to lead courageously and create spaces where difficult conversations can lead to meaningful change.



    Tips from Today's Episode:

    -Embrace vulnerability: Sharing personal stories and challenges can humanize leaders, making it easier for others to open up.

    -Listen actively: Prioritize understanding over responding, and approach conversations with the intent to learn.

    -Set clear boundaries: Establish and communicate the rules of engagement to ensure respectful and productive discussions.



    Resources from today's episode:

    -elisaglick.com

    -Elisa’s LinkedIn

    -Change Coaches Guide to Create Psychological Safe Conversations Across Differences

    Connect with us: 

    Email us at info@changecoaches.io

    Learn more about Change Coaches 

    Follow LaTonya on LinkedIn 

    Follow Change Coaches on LinkedIn For More on the Book Leading Below the Surface

    • 41 min
    How to have Psychologically Safe Conversations about Difficult Topics (Part 1)

    How to have Psychologically Safe Conversations about Difficult Topics (Part 1)

    LaTonya Wilkins, a renowned executive coach and the host of the Leading Below the Surface podcast, takes us on a deep-dive exploration of psychological safety in the workplace. With a rich background in fostering inclusive environments and her expertise as an executive coach, LaTonya shares invaluable insights on creating spaces where everyone feels safe to express themselves. In this solo episode, she focuses on the foundational aspects of psychological safety, emphasizing its critical role in facilitating open, honest, and productive conversations across differences.



    Tips from Today's Episode:

    -Understand what psychological safety and belonging truly mean and why they are critical for effective communication.

    -Assess personal and collective levels of psychological safety before engaging in potentially challenging conversations.

    -Learn and apply techniques to create a safe environment that encourages candid dialogue without fear of retribution or humiliation.

    -Develop a concrete action plan to approach conversations with intentionality, ensuring that all parties feel valued, heard, and respected.



    Resources from today's episode:

    -Change Coaches Guide to Create Psychological Safe Conversations Across Differences



    Connect with us: 

    Email us at info@changecoaches.io

    Learn more about Change Coaches 

    Follow LaTonya on LinkedIn 

    Follow Change Coaches on LinkedIn 

    For More on the Book Leading Below the Surface

    • 25 min

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Awesome Podcast!

Great book, great interviewer, and great guests! LaTonya and her team are top notch and everyone should listen to this who wants to be an effective, engaged and empowered leader - as well as those who want to learn how to connect in positive ways with those who are different than them!!!

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