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....

Making White Supremacy Visible

Making White Supremacy Visible

A Statement on Violence and the Racial Divide in America One of the first questions heard after the mass shootings across three Atlanta-area massage parlors was, "Where is Black Lives Matter?" After the murder of six Asian American women, amid a year of escalating...

Reframing Nice

Reframing Nice

  We are all socialized to be nice people, believing nice to mean good, kind, and honest. And of course, we should all want to be those things. But the word nice is too often co-opted and weaponized, especially against women and people of color. Being nice is...