Faith Clarke is a mother, Organizational Health and Team Effectiveness Specialist, Co-founder, and CEO of an educational organization that supports families with children living with autism, an author, and podcast host for Peak Performance Team talks about her passion for helping organizations committed to healthy workplace culture, create a space and place for everyone to bring their best selves to work. And how she specializes in helping organizations create a work environment where people feel good together, even when differences are exposed. We talk about the value hierarchy, decolonizing the workplace, how we handle human emotions at work and if we can really bring our true selves to work.
Faith addresses her work from the lens of a mother of a child living with Autism. Her experience of creating new spaces for her son, which often meant being separated from others, led her to challenge the way we integrate differences in the workplace and identify what needs to be dismantled to create structures that value all employees. Faith discusses the benefits of organizations hiring people based on their alignment with the organization's mission and values first and then the skill set required to do the work. Faith also shares how her son helped her increase her awareness about what it means to show up in the world differently, how to communicate without the use of words, and the importance of being compassionate to all. She openly shared the importance of spirituality in her life, her commitment to self-care, and her emotional health.