In episode 125 of the Lead with Love podcast, I have a powerful conversation with Trudi Lebron, the co-host of That’s Not How That Works podcast.
In my episode with Pamela Slim we talked about designing programs with marginalized communities in mind, I thought it would be great to have Trudi share how to build equitable practices into our work as leaders, so that we build in a way that’s meant to serve everyone.
Trudi D. Lebron is a coach for entrepreneurs and leaders who want to use their work to create more equity, sustainability, and community in the world. Her combination of life, work, and academic experiences give her a unique blend of tools that she uses to support people in finding ways to learn to see the world with an equity lens and overcome some of the most challenging circumstances.
Today we’re exploring identity, privilege and power and how we as leaders can create a safe space for the communities that we serve.
“I started to really learn the difference between saying that you accept everyone and building processes that are really meant to serve everyone.”
– TRUDI LEBRON
What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)
The best way we can show each other love [6:06]
The expectations placed on Trudi as a teen mom of two children and the story going on inside her own head at this time [6:50]
Who helped show her the possibilities of her life and the amazing accomplishments she has achieved [10:20]
Why content has to be adjusted in order to resonate with different audiences [15:35]
How Trudi applies her academic background to the work she does now, and the surprises she’s discovered along the way [18:02]
The ways coaches can build equality for all into their work [20:50]
How diversity and equity differ [26:35]
What barriers exist in the world today and how we can start lowering them [29:13]
Trudi’s favorite tools for building environments where all people can feel safe, and thrive, and the work she’s done around this [36:20]
Her advice for people using public platforms to share political beliefs [43:31]
Trudi’s “Why” and the vision for the world she is moving towards right now [47:50]