I sent a previous version of this post out in five parts (via my newsletter) many months ago, and thought it might be helpful for you to have this info all in one place. In the wake of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s murders by the police, organizations and companies have been wrestling with how … More What makes an effective white caucus group?
Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash When I started writing my previous blog post, I realized I had more to say about what I wish I’d learned earlier about white supremacy, as a white person. If you haven’t seen the preceding post, I’d recommend reading it before this one – you can find it here. Thanks for joining me … More 12 Things I Wish I’d Learned Earlier About White Supremacy, as a White Person (part 2)
I don’t remember when I started thinking about race and oppression, as a white person. This, in and of itself, is a privilege. I was largely unaware of my own race as a child and teenager; if I’m being completely honest, I started to dig into what it means to be a person of color, … More 12 Things I Wish I’d Learned Earlier About White Supremacy, as a White Person (part 1)
Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash LEARN-ALONG! Learn about something related to diversity, equity, inclusion, oppression, and justice, as I learn about it, too. It’s the best parts of school (learning, inquiry, and reflection) minus the worst parts (tests, grades, and waking up before the sun rises). If you read one article today about diversity in tech, make … More Learn-Along: Diversity and Tech
There are some years where I sit down on January 1st, notebook and pen in hand, and spend a good couple of hours reflecting on my previous rotation around the sun. I note the highlights and disappointments, acknowledge my successes and shortcomings, and use all of it to inform my vision for the coming year. … More Year 2: 2017 In Review
I just unearthed a Trello board (a to-do list of sorts) that I wrote about a year and a half ago, with all sorts of goals for my business (specifically, for the last half of 2016 and all of 2017). While I accomplished a couple of those goals, I didn’t achieve the vast majority. My … More On unmet goals, and being human.
I’m writing this in a particularly vulnerable moment, which is actually the space in which I hope to write from, in general. Things feel hard today. There is personal stuff, and work stuff, and how-I-see-myself stuff, and of course, the ongoing stuff of the world. It’s a lot. It’s often (always?) a lot, but today … More In defense of small dreams.
I had a fairly startling realization last week, and no matter how hard I try, I can’t un-realize it. I’m a shitty boss to myself. As the newly minted owner / founder / doer of all of the things of a small business, for the first time in my life, I don’t report to anyone … More Why I’m a shitty boss to myself, and what I’m going to do about it.
The short version: If you’re a white person who’s angry / confused / feeling helpless about the violence directed at black and brown people, and you want to become a better ally and advocate, I want to coach you. Message me for more info. The long version: Like many of you, I’ve been floored by … More White folks: let’s talk.
“So, why coaching?” my friend asked between mouthfuls of carne asada. “What do you mean?” I inquired, gulping down water between bites of my taco. “Why would someone hire a coach, instead of going to therapy, or just talking to their family or friends about their problems?” “That’s a good question.” I paused, set down … More What’s the Value of Coaching?