Sep 13, 2022
Do you have a sense of belonging at the workplace? As a leader, are you offering phycological safety for employees to feel a sense of belonging? Belonging means having an accepted seat at the table where you’re valued, heard, and seen.
In this episode of the Legendary Leaders Podcast, we have LaTonya Wilkins, the Founder of Change Coaches, a credentialed coach, a sought-after Keynote Speaker, and the Author of Leading Below the Surface book. She works with Executive Leaders and their teams where human connection and cultural change really happen: below the surface.
Listen in to learn the importance of acknowledging the affinity bias in your organization and start making changes. You will also learn the power of having values and recognizing when they’re being violated at the workplace.
This podcast is sponsored by InnerProfessional online training programs. With courses geared specifically for Legendary Leaders, InnerProfessional provides an extraordinary catalog of leadership and professional development programs unlike any online training you’ve experienced before.
Find | LaTonya Wilkins
Business Website: https://changecoaches.io/
On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/latonyawilkins/
On Facebook: https://facebook.com/latonya.wilkins
On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latonyacoaching/
Book: Leading Below the Surface
Bio: Founder of The Change Coaches, LaTonya Wilkins partners with executives, upwardly mobile professionals, and teams to build cultures of belonging through highly customized coaching and consulting services. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and has inspired audiences all over the world. She built her career working in HR, talent management and learning & development at Fortune 500 companies before teaching and taking on progressive leadership roles at the University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business. LaTonya is currently the President of the True Star Youth Foundation board. She gained industry recognition when she was featured on the peer-nominated list of most inclusive HR influencers in 2019.
LaTonya developed her signature concept of Below the Surface Leadership based on her own experience climbing the corporate ladder and researching across disciplines while constantly being the “only one” on her teams. This revolutionary approach to leadership is about creating psychologically safe relationships across differences, empowering underrepresented employees to feel valued, heard, and engaged, and creating cultures of belonging in the workplace.
LaTonya’s clients often describe her as approachable, non-judgmental, inspiring, creative, unique, and insightful. You may experience her the same way as you read through Leading Below the Surface.
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Find | Cathleen Merkel
On Instagram: @CathleenMerkel
On Facebook: @CathleenMerkelCoaching
On LinkedIn: @CathleenMerkel
About Cathleen Merkel:
As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-)
Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving,
worn-out women create a more content & balanced life, without sacrificing their hard-earned success. Following a simple 6 step framework, she helps you not only reconnect with your inner feminine side; Cathleen also supports you to rediscover your REAL YOU!
Cathleen focuses on women who have lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are ‘running in a hamster wheel’, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps you to turn your careers, your social connections and personal life around so that you will start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the days to come. At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future.
With over 15 years of Leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a Female Leader herself; she has also been leading and supporting various Leadership Development initiatives within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations.
Only by deeply experiencing her very personal life challenges – ‘hitting a wall experiences’ – was Cathleen able to redefine her own purpose, deciding to bring ease and content to as many women as possible on the planet!
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