Everyone is at a different starting point on the journey to Justice, Equity, Decolonization and Inclusion (JEDI).
We meet you where you’re at, offering a variety of services tailored to your needs.
I offer keynote speeches and seminars that inspire audiences to see the world differently. As people understand their inherent biases and systemic discrimination, I share practical tools and action steps to realize a better future.
Sample topics include:
Asian Diaspora and the Model Minority Myth
The Case for JEDI: It's Not Just Business, it's Personal
Radically Reimagined Recruitment
Decolonizing Corporate Canada
You Don't Have to be Racist to be Racist
Speaking content is continually refreshed, so please contact me if you have a particular topic of interest!
Inclusive organizations understand that caring mentors are a critical factor to employee success. But it doesn’t help if the employee can’t relate to their assigned mentor (often a White man or woman.)
I understand the impact of Asian (Chinese) culture and female gender norms on Asian women leaders, because I am one. These are important parts of our identity that are repressed by corporate North American workplaces.
My mentorship program helps Asian women find their authentic voices and succeed on their own terms. (This program is open to organizations who need an Asian women mentor for their staff, and to individual Asian women seeking personal mentorship.)
for Inclusive Leadership
Have you ever committed to do something that you know is good for you – like eating healthier, saving more money, or exercising – but failed to follow through? Despite being deeply motivated and well-educated on its benefits – you still can’t change your behaviour in any lasting way.
It’s clear that just knowing what to do and why to do it, doesn’t necessarily lead to meaningful change. Even rules and regulations can only go so far.
Yet this is exactly what organizations are doing when it comes to JEDI. They start with technical solutions like policy reviews, process changes and JEDI training. There’s nothing wrong with these tools as part of an overall JEDI toolbox – but alone, they are not addressing the full JEDI problem. Because JEDI is not a technical problem; it’s a human one.
What’s missing from a purely technical approach, is dealing with the (very normal) discomfort, resistance and even fear about the inevitable changes from JEDI. The emotional response, especially from senior leaders who are in positions of power, is not “fragility”; it’s normal human feeling.
I'm a Coach for executives, not an "executive coach". I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for people to:
Debrief and process what they’re learning and experiencing from technical JEDI initiatives
Respond honestly to their reactions and emotions about these experiences
Ask questions they may not want to ask in a group setting (e.g. training, especially in front of their subordinates)
Use the proven Immunity to ChangeTM method to identify the personal fears, beliefs and assumptions that are blocking or enabling their engagement in JEDI change
You may have heard it said that we need to “get comfortable with being uncomfortable” when it comes to JEDI. But just telling us to do it, isn’t helping us do it. One-on-One coaching is one way you can support your teams in actually dealing with discomfort, a critical component to moving forward with change.
Justice, Equity, Decolonization and Inclusion (JEDI) is about people change as well as systems change. The most successful JEDI strategies involve continuous education and awareness.
I facilitate workshops, seminars, and roundtable discussions to change people's lenses and see from different perspectives. With the foundations of empathy, circular economics and intercultural diversity, we explore topics such as:
Decolonizing Corporate Canada and the role of #Indigenomics
Recruiting and retaining talent effectively and inclusively
Mental health, ableism and episodic disabilities
The culture of white supremacy
Workshops and Events
PREVIOUS EVENTS and WORKSHOPS
Orange Shirt Day 2021
How can non-Indigenous people in corporate Canada respond to the atrocities of residential schools? What is UNDRIP, and how does it translate into a reconciliation framework? What would it look like to bring Truth and Reconciliation into company policies and operations?
For the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we explored possible answers to these questions, with a reminder of why truth and reconciliation are necessary.
Workshop Co-Lead: Radically Reimagined Recruiting: Hire More Inclusively and Effectively
CPA Canada's National Conference, TheONE
EDI Keynote Speaker: It's not just business, it's personal: the REAL case for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Past Events &
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