Breaking the Rules of DEI

Breaking the Rules of DEI

In any culture, the rules of behavior get coded into daily life via reward or punishment. We’ve been learning the unwritten rules of life this way ever since we figured out the “rule” about what the cool kids wear. We’re still learning them when we discover that our...

Who We Say We Are

Who We Say We Are

The complexity of identity is on our minds lately.  Like all of you, we’ve been following the media coverage of Gabby Petito. Her death was tragic and her disappearance deserved our urgent attention. And we wonder how her identity made her disappearance more urgent,...

Walking the Walk: Inside Our Team’s Values Excavation – Part 2 of 2

Walking the Walk: Inside Our Team’s Values Excavation – Part 2 of 2

This is the second in a 2-part series on what happened when the Leverage to Lead team underwent our own values excavation. Read about why we needed to do it, how it went, and what's changed for us since. Between Sessions Our first values excavation meeting with Alison...

Walking the Walk: Inside Our Team’s Values Excavation

Walking the Walk: Inside Our Team’s Values Excavation

This is the first in a 2-part series on the Leverage to Lead team undergoing our own values excavation. Read about why we needed to do it, how it went, and what’s changed for us since. Since 2020, Leverage to Lead has tripled in size. Our team now includes Jennifer...

Transforming Recruitment, Placement, and Human Resources

Transforming Recruitment, Placement, and Human Resources

In 2021, Leverage to Lead expanded its offerings in two ways. In addition to individual coaching and organizational transformation, we now have Aubrey Jones as our Head of Talent Advisement, and Kim Ho as our Head of HR. We are grateful for the depth and range they...

What Talent Advisement and HR Mean at Leverage to Lead

What Talent Advisement and HR Mean at Leverage to Lead

Introducing Talent Advisement and Human Resources Transformation at Leverage to Lead In 2021, Leverage to Lead expanded its offerings in two ways. In addition to individual coaching and organizational transformation, we now have Aubrey Jones as our Head of Talent...

Seeing Our Humanity, Part 3

Seeing Our Humanity, Part 3

Seeing Our Humanity is a 3-part series on how real DEI work depends on being messy and vulnerable humans. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Two words we commonly use to describe our work at Leverage to Lead are human and messy. DEI work is always both, which can be...

Seeing Our Humanity, Part 2

Seeing Our Humanity, Part 2

Seeing Our Humanity is a 3-part series on how real DEI work depends on being messy and vulnerable humans. Read Part 1 here. One word we commonly use to describe our work at Leverage to Lead is human. DEI work can be hard when we’ve been socialized to value...

Seeing Our Humanity, Part One

Seeing Our Humanity, Part One

Seeing Our Humanity is a 3-part series on how equity and inclusion depend on being vulnerable humans. Two words we commonly use to describe our work at Leverage to Lead are human and messy. DEI work is always both, which can be hard when we've been socialized to value...

Don’t Mistake Comfort for Safety

Don’t Mistake Comfort for Safety

Comfort is a tricky term in DEI work. We don’t simply mean feeling comfortable enough to speak openly and honestly about culture, values, and goals. When we talk about comfort, we’re really talking about a kind of resistance, because comfort means the security of...