Tackle Tuesday

Leading Through Inclusion & Empathy | Season 2 | Ep. 3

November 30, 2021 Johanna Pagonis Season 2 Episode 3
Tackle Tuesday
Leading Through Inclusion & Empathy | Season 2 | Ep. 3
Show Notes

On this month's episode of Tackle Tuesday, I invited professional speaker Jeff A.D. Martin onto the show to talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace

Jeff is familiar with loss and hardship due to the tragic death of his cousin Omar, who was killed in 2005. Today, he is a community advocate who provides programs on self-worth, leadership, diversity, and inclusion

Jeff and I discussed how you can foster an inclusive atmosphere in the workplace, beginning with active listening and empathy. 

*Timestamps are below the links.

Jeff A.D. Martin website

Jeff A.D. Martin on Instagram

Jeff A.D. Martin on Twitter

Jeff A.D. Martin on Facebook

Jeff A.D. Martin on YouTube

KNew Me on Amazon

Brothers From The 6 book

[02:38] I welcome guest Jeff A.D. Martin onto the show and ask him to talk about his book, ‘KNew me’

[05:17] Jeff’s origin story

[06:19] The worst moment of Jeff’s life

[08:19] “I’m going to be a part of the change that this world needs to see”

[09:45] How Jeff gained the courage to share his story

[11:29] Your story is the key to somebody else’s lock

[15:48] What are diversity, equity and inclusion? 

[17:45] “Treat people the way they want to be treated”

[20:10] How can you bring inclusion into the heart of your workplace?

[21:48] The importance of listening

[23:39] The role of empathy in the workplace

[26:46] Demonstrating empathy, even when it’s hard to relate

[27:35] When Jeff had to empathize with someone different from him

[33:29] Going into a difficult conversation with a curiosity mindset

[37:16] How can you support someone who discloses personal information to you?

[40:36] What are the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion? 

[43:20] Implicit bias training from Harvard University

[44:30] How to handle the fallout from saying something culturally insensitive 

[46:49] Jeff’s plans for the future 

[47:50] Jeff’s forthcoming book on diversity, equity, and inclusion for middle school-aged children

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