In this solo 30 minute episode, I explore the concept of seeing whiteness and the importance of having the sometimes difficult conversations about race. I explain my own diversity story, why racism is a form of trauma, and why getting comfortable with discomfort is a necessary step in the process of bridging differences and building collective resilience. Using an essential 3 part framework, I will share an essential 3 part framework to support you to have brave exchanges that can foster more compassion, equity, safety, inclusion, and collaboration at work and in the world. I invite you to consider your own diversity story as we look to collectively heal in the future, and I hope the thoughts shared in this episode help you along the way.
[:01] Carley Hauck introduces the critical topic of today’s podcast — bridging differences in our workplaces and in our world.
[4:48] Carley’s diversity story and how it has shaped her views of discrimination, oppression, slavery, racism, and the importance of the inner work that affects how we show up.
[7:01] Introducing the inner game skill of greater self awareness, emotional intelligence, empathy, resilience and how it enables us to build bridges and lead consciously.
[10:23] How can we bridge our differences in ways that enable collaboration and creative solutions? It starts with getting comfortable with discomfort and a willingness to try and try again.
[12:43] The initial inner skills that will allow you to bridge differences including assuming positive intent, becoming a better listener, employing mindfulness exercises, and practicing self-compassion.
[18:05] Three steps to guide you through difficult conversations about race including acknowledgement and validation, curiosity with compassion, and focusing on solutions.
[23:10] Three powerful resources that can support you in your efforts to heal the division and divide of our world.
[25:47] Racism is a form of trauma — how can your commitment to your inner work allow you to promote inclusion and healing?
[27:22] Carley explains how you can prioritize your self-care by utilizing food as medicine.