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...

The Cycle of Liberation

The Cycle of Liberation

It’s affirming to see our Leverage to Lead’s values held by others who are working in DEI and social and racial justice spheres. We feel gratified when we see work that is similarly steeped in humanity, and interpersonal growth. When we hear Adam Grant say that our...

Our Humanity at Work

Our Humanity at Work

For a long time, we thought we needed to be blind to differences in order to be fair or equal. If someone embodied anything other than white, able-bodied heteronormativity, their differences were “accepted” and “tolerated,” but never fully seen, let alone welcomed....