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Diversity is an incredible resource that is likely going untapped in your organization...Here is your chance to change that.

Look around this country. Diversity & Inclusion professionals, as well as countless committed leaders and employees have been working hard for decades to create organizations that are more diverse and inclusive. They are working hard to make Diversity & Inclusion (or D&I) a part of the DNA of their organizations and communities. Yet for every two steps forward, we still take one step back. Or two. Or three.

It's time for our approach to make sure that two steps forward remains just that: two steps forward. It's time for Diversity 3.0: Transformational Diversity.

Transformational Diversity requires us to build new skillsets to go along with new mindsets. It requires us to respond to ever greater levels of complexity. When we operate at this level we ensure that the fact of Diversity, the fact that we are all different to one degree or another, actually transforms individuals with ideas and experiences from ineffective siloed belief-bunkers into truly inclusive environments where everyone interacts at the peak of professional effectiveness.

Sara Taylor is author of the best-selling book Filter Shift, and founder of deepSEE Consulting. Each podcast episode of What's The Difference? provides the tools, resources, and insights you need to begin to transform your organization or the organizations with whom you work into the inclusive, effective powerhouses of the 21st century.

What's The Difference‪?‬ Sara Taylor

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Diversity is an incredible resource that is likely going untapped in your organization...Here is your chance to change that.

Look around this country. Diversity & Inclusion professionals, as well as countless committed leaders and employees have been working hard for decades to create organizations that are more diverse and inclusive. They are working hard to make Diversity & Inclusion (or D&I) a part of the DNA of their organizations and communities. Yet for every two steps forward, we still take one step back. Or two. Or three.

It's time for our approach to make sure that two steps forward remains just that: two steps forward. It's time for Diversity 3.0: Transformational Diversity.

Transformational Diversity requires us to build new skillsets to go along with new mindsets. It requires us to respond to ever greater levels of complexity. When we operate at this level we ensure that the fact of Diversity, the fact that we are all different to one degree or another, actually transforms individuals with ideas and experiences from ineffective siloed belief-bunkers into truly inclusive environments where everyone interacts at the peak of professional effectiveness.

Sara Taylor is author of the best-selling book Filter Shift, and founder of deepSEE Consulting. Each podcast episode of What's The Difference? provides the tools, resources, and insights you need to begin to transform your organization or the organizations with whom you work into the inclusive, effective powerhouses of the 21st century.

    Responding to Identity-Based Trauma Events, with Del Esparza & Dr. Brandale Mills Cox

    Responding to Identity-Based Trauma Events, with Del Esparza & Dr. Brandale Mills Cox

    What You Will Learn: Should organizations respond to identity-based trauma events How Americans view the responses of organizations following incidents What can organizations do if they misstep, and how can they strengthen their brand afterward How ongoing transparency and accountability impact the strength of a brand What consumer demographics expect the most and the least from brands Which demographic is the most loyal and less likely to shift How the language used when addressing social justice issues affects public opinion
    About Del Esparza & Dr. Brandale Mills Cox Del Esparza is a DEI advocate and the CEO of Esparza Advertising, a full-service marketing firm, focused on driving successful brands by making a scene. Del has a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry and is skilled in digital marketing, web design, market research, management, direct marketing, and marketing strategy.
    Dr. Brandale Mills Cox recently published her book, “Black Women Filmmakers and Black Love on Screen,” which offers a definition of Black Love and an analysis of how it is portrayed from the perspective of a Black female filmmaker. She has presented her research at international and national conferences, with her scholarship including issues related to feminism, social media, racial politics, film, female representations in the mass media, and popular culture.
    Dr. Mills’ passion and desire for positive social advocacy is reflected in many of her roles in the journalism, communication, public relations, and event coordinating fields. Her position as Senior Coordinator for the National Diversity Council and as Operations Coordinator at d-mars.com Marketing and Communications, (publisher of the only African-American Business Journal in the city of Houston), has given her the opportunity to advocate for diverse communities and organizations. Dr. Mills has also served as a Public Relations Consultant for several Houston area non-profit organizations dedicated to assisting under-served communities.
    How to connect with Del Esparza & Dr. Brandale Mills Cox: Del Esparza:
    Website: https://esparza.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/del-esparza-8b49781/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/esparza-advertising/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esparzaadvertising/ Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/esparzaadvertising/ Dr. Brandale Mills Cox:
    Website: https://drbrandalemills.com/ https://www.inclusivemarketresearchgroup.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandale-mills-cox-ph-d-327751b/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/inclusive-market-research-group/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inclusivemrg/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/InclusiveMRG How to Connect with Sara Taylor: Website: www.deepseeconsulting.com Twitter: @deepseesara

    • 36 min
    Inclusion Coaches Part II, with Sara Taylor and Gina Kundan

    Inclusion Coaches Part II, with Sara Taylor and Gina Kundan

    What You Will Learn: How working as a Resident Advisor during college introduced Gina to DEI as a profession In what ways bias impacts productivity in the workplace, and how to overcome it How peer equity/inclusion coaches fit into the MnDOT organization Why it’s important to contribute to DEI conversations that are already being held How to select peer equity/inclusion coaches for your organization What are the most important parts of peer equity coach training Why it’s crucial that peer inclusion coaches know what is beyond the scope of their job
    About Gina Kundan Gina Kundan is Deputy Director and D&I Manager for the office of Equity and Diversity with MnDOT. She has a strong passion for equity and remains committed to integrating a culture of inclusion into best practices.
    Gina holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School, focusing on culturally competent leadership and management, and a Master’s degree in Social Theory from Hamline University. She is a certified Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), Intercultural Conflict Styles (ICS) administrator, and a trained mediator.
    Making good use of her BFA in Dance from Wright State University, Gina spent several decades performing and teaching. She is currently board Chair for Ananya Dance Theatre. She’s a proud mother, grandmother, spouse, and auntie.
    How to connect with Gina Kundan: Website: MnDOT - Diversity and Inclusion Contacts (state.mn.us)

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/GinaKundan LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gina-kundan-ma-mpa-ba53231/ How to Connect with Sara Taylor: Website: www.deepseeconsulting.com Twitter: @deepseesara

    • 30 min
    Inclusion Coaches Part I, with Sara Taylor

    Inclusion Coaches Part I, with Sara Taylor

    What You Will Learn: How organizations support employees after DEI related trauma What are peer inclusion coaches, and how are they able to help organizations in being more effective and proactive in DEI efforts Why are the reasons that organizations need readily available resources What are the goals for peer equity coach programs in organizations What peer equity coaches are not, and what are their required qualifications How does deepSEE Consulting train peer equity/inclusion coaches

    About Sara Taylor Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota for three years.
    Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” that explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.
    How to Connect with Sara Taylor: Website: www.deepseeconsulting.com Twitter: @deepseesara

    • 16 min
    Prioritizing Equity in Organizations, with Jason Medley

    Prioritizing Equity in Organizations, with Jason Medley

    What You Will Learn: Why authentically listening to others is so important for leaders How Jason’s personal experience allowed him to consider how minority groups feel in the workplace Why leaders should focus on impacting employees’ lives outside of the workplace to foster a better workplace culture Why prioritizing equity and fairness resonates with more people than focusing on diversity How Jason discovered that men are often promoted over women because they are the loudest in the room What makes systems and processes in an organization not equitable
    About Jason Medley Jason Medley is Codility’s Chief People Officer where he manages the People Ops, Talent Acquisition, and IT Security teams. He brings with him experience scaling multiple VC-backed technology companies through hyper-growth. As a recruiting leader and thought leader, Jason works closely with Codility’s customers, Go To Market teams, and Product to help push the limits on Codilitys capabilities in the market. Jason graduated from the University of North Alabama with a degree in communications and marketing.
    How to Connect with Jason Medley: Website: www.codility.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasonDiscovers LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmedley/ How to Connect with Sara Taylor: Website: www.deepseeconsulting.com Twitter: @deepseesara

    • 30 min
    Defining Microaggressions: Part II, with Sara Taylor

    Defining Microaggressions: Part II, with Sara Taylor

    What You Will Learn: What are the four different root causes of microaggressions What are unconscious filters, and how do they impact our associations How do we typically respond or act based on filter associations How does our lack of exposure to different cultures, regions, or experiences affect our associations What are the three different ways that someone can be partially conscious of microaggressions What seven strategies can you take to reduce your likelihood of microaggressions
    About Sara Taylor Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota for three years.
    Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” that explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.
    How to Connect with Sara Taylor: Website: www.deepseeconsulting.com Twitter: @deepseesara

    • 27 min
    Defining Microaggressions: Part I, with Sara Taylor

    Defining Microaggressions: Part I, with Sara Taylor

    What You Will Learn: What are microaggressions, and how they emerge as patterns How microaggressions can become pile up and become traumatic for the receiver Why an employee who has experienced microaggressions will often fight, fly, or freeze Why stereotypical unconscious bias reinforces the advantages for dominant groups and reinforces the disadvantages for non-dominant groups What should organizations do when their employees experience microaggressions About Sara Taylor Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota for three years.
    Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” that explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.
    How to Connect with Sara Taylor: Website: www.deepseeconsulting.com Twitter: @deepseesara

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Zoe L Harris ,

Outstanding podcast

This podcast is the best by far!! If you are a DE&I practitioner or interested it in change this is the podcast for you!

Jay Swain ,

So Powerful!

This platform adds a level of insight in spaces that desperately need in today’s climate for future growth.

Skiman Mel ,

Outstanding

I am D&I Practitioner and this podcast keeps my passion for this work on a ultimate high and I always leave with new information.

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