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The End of Bias Starts with a Conversation… DTH Episode 146 with Jessica Nordell

The End of Bias Starts with a Conversation

Have you ever stopped to think whether your unconscious thoughts contributed to bias or stereotypes? I think if we are honest, do some self-reflection, and allow for some vulnerability, we’d all say yes. I’m one that will readily say that not all bias is bad, but it’s often thought of in bad context. Negative bias and unfavorable stereotyping often lead to great harm. It is for this reason, we should all do what we can to acknowledge and stamp out bias. In many cases, the end of bias starts with a conversation.

Who is Jessica Nordell?

Jessica Nordell is an award-winning author and science writer known for blending rigorous science with compassionate humanity. Her first book, The End of Bias: A Beginning,Β  is the culmination of fifteen years of reporting and writing on the subject of bias and discrimination and how to solve it, for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, and the New Republic. The End of Bias was named a Best Book of the Year by the World Economic Forum, Greater Good, AARP, and Inc and is currently being used by organizations from newsrooms and startups to universities, healthcare organizations, and faith communities to solve some of their biggest cultural challenges.

Making Connections and Managing Stress Through Humor… DTH Episode 145 with Izzy Gesell

Making Connections and Managing Stress Through Humor

Most people know what humor is, but do they know that humor has true functions? Humor serves more of a purpose than just to make us laugh. Laughter is a large part of humor, but there’s more to it than just that. My guest this week, Izzy Gesell, joins me to discuss the importance of humor in making connections, managing stress and overall health and wellness.

Who is Izzy Gesell?

Izzy Gesell is an β€œorganizational alchemist” who helps individuals and organizations transform their thinking from commonplace to extraordinary. Through his keynotes, trainings, coaching and facilitated sessions, Izzy offers imaginative, intuitive and immediately useful insights and programs. He is skilled at delivering meaningful material in a way that makes participants enjoy their time with him.

The Difference Between a Present Father and an Engaged Father… DTH Episode 144 with Ken Gordon

What is the difference between a present father and an engaged father?

It wasn’t until I met this week’s guest that I had ever really thought about that question. I’ve spoke on occasion about the statistics that clearly show the detrimental effects of not having a strong, influential male figure in the life of a child. Until I had this conversation with my new friend Ken Gordon,I really hadn’t thought about how just being present, and truly being engaged in a child’s life, differ so greatly. Do you know the difference between a present father and an engaged father?

Who is Ken Gordon?

Ken Gordon, or Pastor Ken, as he is called by his members, is a pastor, business executive, husband, father, and community leader. Ken has proudly dedicated his entire life to the service of others. A graduate of The Citadel – The Military College of South Carolina, he is a highly sought-after speaker on leadership, public service, civil rights, youth mentoring, and community engagement. Ken brings to the table great wisdom when it comes to being an engaged father vs. a present father. Ken says, “I’m not a subject matter expert, I’ve just failed so many times that I learned to fail forward. We discuss fatherhood after divorce. We dive into the difference between divorce and divorcing your children, generational victimhood and so much more.

The Dream Isn’t That Far Away… DTH Episode 143 includes MLK “I Have a Dream” speech

The Dream Isn’t That Far Away
There are many among us, who for the pursuit of money, power or attention, ( and some out of pure hate), would have you believe that the institutional racism of the 1960s is still present in the United States today. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many of these people would have you believe this, because they know the best way to benefit themselves is to keep everyone else divided. Our founders spoke of freedom and all men being created equal. Our country has not always lived up to those ideals. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I have a dream” speech as it came to be known. Some would say different, but I say, the dream isn’t that far away.

“I have a dream”
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr., in front of thousands of cheering onlookers in Washington D.C., gave what would become one of the most historic speeches in the history of our great nation. Our country is not without it’s stained past, but MLK knew then what the nation was capable of because of faith and the words of our founders. The dream of which Dr. King spoke, is only hindered by 2 things, ignorance and those who benefit from keeping us divided. In my opinion, the dream isn’t that far away. If you have not listened to this historic speech in its entirety, please have a listen and share wherever possible. Happy MLK Day!!

Better Communication by Asking, How Do We Get To The Why? DTH Episode 142 with Brenden Kumarasamy

How do we get to the why?

Far too often, people enter a conversation, or worse yet, enter an argument with someone that they disagree, and never ask the most important question. Understanding the other person’s why will always make for a better conversation or more effective argument, whether you end up agreeing or not. Communication is about leading a more fulfilling life, therefore being a better communicator leads to a more fulfilling life. Better communication often begins with the question, How do we get to the why?

Who is Brenden Kumarasamy and what is Master Talks?

Brenden Kumarasamy is all about helping people become better communicators. Brenden has acquired nearly 30,000 followers on his YouTube Channel by doing just that. After coaching many business students on how to give amazing presentations for a couple years, Brenden quickly realized that public speaking is a very difficult subject to master. There are many nuances and generalities that make people afraid to get on stage and present confidently. Because of this, Brenden created his Master Talk channel to help others master even the slightest details of their pitch so that they can gain the confidence to deliver the best presentation they’ve ever dreamed of!

What Does Science Have To Do With Gratitude? …DTH Conversation with Timmy Gallagher

“Some people are seek to perform, a few are called to lead, and most do the best they can on their own.” When I saw this quote on the website of this week’s guest, I knew I wanted to know more. When we started emailing and he talked about an attitude of gratitude, I knew I had found a friend. He likened us to “different pews in the same church”. As I spoke with Timmy Gallagher, it was the question, “what does science have to do with gratitude?” that really got me intrigued.