This week on Protégé Podcast, I’m talking to Carolina Espinal, a leading diversity crisis communications expert in Washington, D.C. Carolina and I talk about what companies get wrong in a diversity crisis, and the first few things they should do when they get into a quagmire. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I rant about and review how companies can learn about diversity and inclusion from the PGA Tour and Tiger Woods.
On this episode of Protégé Podcast, I talk with innovation and efficiency expert Whitney White, the founder of Afara Global, about time management. Whitney and I talk about how effectively managing your time can make you a happier and more productive professional. You’ll hear tips about strategically managing your calendar, avoiding procrastination, and prioritizing the company you keep. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I pause to thank you, our listeners, for supporting the show over the past three years.
On this week’s Protégé Podcast, I’m talking with the first ever head of diversity at Hasbro, the legendary toy company. Bryony Bouyer and I talk about the secret to her longevity at one company, what Hasbro’s got to do with Wakanda, and why you should get to know your company’s chief diversity officer. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I rave about the sports documentary “After the Buzzer” about the exploitation within college athletics.
On this week’s Protégé Podcast, I have an inspirational conversation with Dr. Edjah Nduom, a neurosurgeon at The National Institutes of Health (NIH). Edjah and I talk about the long and difficult path through medical school and his residency, the impact of mentors in his life, and how he brings hope to his patients during some of the darkest moments in their lives. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I rant about the college cheating scandal and the myth of meritocracy.
On this episode of Protégé Podcast, we talk with super-lawyer Cicely Reid, a top disability rights attorney and advocate, about how we can become effective allies on behalf of people with disabilities. Cicely discusses her career journey from trial lawyer to civil rights advocate, and the practical steps we can take to advance disability rights in the workplace. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I do a pre-Rant about the college admissions cheating scandal.
On this episode of Protégé Podcast, I discuss the Four Mistakes to Avoid in Your Job Search. Just like you wouldn’t show up on a date in 2019 wearing a Coogi sweater and British Knights, you shouldn’t use outdated techniques to land your next gig. Hear what actually works in an effective job search so you can land that amazing new role in 2019! Happy holidays and happy new year from Protégé Podcast!
On this week’s Protégé Podcast, we re-launch our series “What It Takes,” where I interview dynamic, diverse leaders at the top of their professions. Our Guest Mentor on this episode is Gary Hall, partner and head of investment banking at Seibert Cisneros Shank. Gary reflects on his life and career journey from the Cabrini Green housing projects in Chicago to his White House Fellowship to chairing one of the financial industry’s most important and prestigious boards. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I rave about Nike’s approach to board.
This week on Protégé Podcast, I devote a full episode to reviewing Robin DiAngelo’s bestselling book “White Fragility – Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.” Written by a white person primarily for a white audience, “White Fragility” is a powerfully honest and unflinching look at why and how white Americans deflect, deny, and disrupt most attempts at truth-telling about race. In my review, I analyze how DiAngelo’s book also offers insightful perspectives about how professionals of color can navigate the sometimes treacherous racial landscape at work.
In our third episode in our Workplace Wellness series, I talk with attorney and associate pastor Natosha Reid Rice about the importance of faith and time management on our emotional wellness. Natosha and I discuss managing the expectations and challenges in the various seasons of life, and why the arc of history does indeed bend toward justice. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I rave about the social and emotional value of attending school reunions.
In our second episode in our Protégé Podcast series on Workplace Wellness, I welcome back fitness and nutrition expert Brenda Sillas. Brenda and I discuss how to avoid stress-induced binge eating and how to create exercise habits that stick. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment I rave about the diversity of new political leaders coming to Washington and review Spike Lee’s movie “BlacKKKlansman.”