Understanding How Unconscious Bias Impacts Workplace Culture With Sejal Thakkar

TTL 898 | Unconscious Bias

Understanding How Unconscious Bias Impacts Workplace Culture With Sejal Thakkar

Unconscious bias is a problem for many organizations aiming to become more inclusive because it is unconscious, as the name suggests, and they’re hard to pinpoint. People, including leaders, have their biases, which come out even when aiming for diversity, perhaps even more then. Today’s guest is Sejal Thakkar, Chief Culture Officer at Nobody Studios, and has a great TEDx Talk about The Pain, Paradox, and Power of Bias. In this episode, she joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to discuss how biases manifest in the workplace even as organizations work towards inclusivity. They are looking at equity from the wrong lens. Join in for an insightful discussion on how to foster an inclusive workplace culture that truly empowers employees. Plus, they discuss dealing with harassment and discrimination and the importance of language.

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TTL 850 | Global Leader

What It Takes To Be A Global Leader With Ken Miller

Have you ever been appointed as a leader? Maybe in school or in football practice? Being a leader is hard but imagine being a global leader – leader who has to communicate and interact with other countries around the world. That is twice as difficult. Learn all the intricacies of becoming such a leader with Ken Miller. Ken is the President and CEO of Nasco Healthcare. He has been developing global teams and leaders for almost 30 years. He also helped several world-class organizations grow into profitable businesses. Join your host, Dr. Diane Hamilton as she has a lovely conversation with Ken Miller. Listen in the conversation as Ken talks about the requirements for being a global leader. He talks about diversity, inclusion, building trust, and much more. Learn how to lead the world as a future leader today.

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TTL 840 | Employing Persons With Disability

Leadership, Politics, Employing Persons With Disability With Dr. Abraham Khoureis

There is a big trend for diversity, inclusivity, and equity in the workplace. Sadly, disabled individuals are not usually included in that conversation. Advocating for employing disabled individuals is Dr. Abraham Khoureis. He is a multi-talented thought leader with knowledge and expertise in a variety of business disciplines and academic settings. He discusses with Dr. Diane Hamilton why business owners should employ disabled persons and how they can make the workplace accommodating for them. When given the right environment, disabled individuals can do so much more. Join this conversation and fully capture inclusivity with Dr. Abe while he also takes us across his works in leadership and his podcast, ‘Keep It Real’ Leadership & Politics.

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TTL 800 Dr. Tana M. Session | Workplace Diversity

Modern Workplace: Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion With Dr. Tana M. Session

A modern workplace is designed for diversity, equity, and inclusion of all employees, operating for the ultimate goal of belongingness. Join Dr. Diane Hamilton and Dr. Tana M. Session, Organizational Development Strategist and International Speaker, as they talk about the system of diversity and belongingness in the workplace. Dr. Session shares her insights on the vision of diversity and how companies can ensure to hire the best-qualified candidate for the job. Speaking on the other end, she then offers some tips on how anyone can set themselves up for success when an opportunity presents itself. Dr. Session gives us a peek into her book, Get Your Career Life in Order, which speaks to those who are aspiring for promotion or jumping into a new one. Listen to their conversation and realize where we are in our journey, whether as a company hiring or as someone looking to be hired, and how to move from there.  

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TTL 778 | Workplace Well-Being

Understanding Workplace Well-Being With Dr. Nicolas Deuschel

Workplace well-being is always the first to suffer if the leadership doesn’t have proper focus, the team is too diverse, and the company’s goals are a bit unclear. To remedy this, executives and employees must strive together to create solutions that work and last. This is what Dr. Diane Hamilton aims to discover as she goes deep into a working environment’s challenges with professor and expert organizational psychology advisor Dr. Nicolas Deuschel. Together, they dissect mental health issues that often arise in an office setting (and work from home setup due to the pandemic), as well as how to become more adaptable in the workplace. 

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TTL 759 | Successful Career

On Boards, Culture And The Keys To A Successful Career In Business With Dennis Chookaszian And Becoming A Top-Rated Podcaster With Jeremy Slate

Three main factors contribute to a successful career: competence, attitude, and networking. It is the interplay of these three key components that, when done right, will get you to places in any business. Sharing his wisdom on this with Dr. Diane Hamilton is Dennis Chookaszian, the retired Chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies. Dennis shares some important concepts from his personal philosophies on corporate and personal governance, the “Pick Two” concept, and the “Marble Theory.” He also talks about introducing gender, racial, and thought diversity into public boards, the role of culture in company success, and the power of perception in the workplace.

Podcasting started as a hobby for Jeremy Slate. Now, his Create Your Own Life Podcast, which studies the highest performers in the world, has received many awards, including a top rank in iTunes for the business category. He should have seen it coming when his podcast attracted 10,000 listeners in its first 30 days. How exactly did he make it happen? Listen in as he shares some of his secrets to podcasting success with Dr. Diane Hamilton. If you’re an aspiring podcaster, you might want to listen to this for some valuable tips about niching, building media credibility, podcast planning and production, and podcast promotion.

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TTL 604 | Purpose Centered Leadership

Purpose-Centered Leadership with Sharon Gill and Diversity And Inclusion In The Workplace with Betty Ng

Having productive citizens as an ROI is one of the best forms of altruism any organization or business leader could aim for. Sharon A. Gill, the Founder of Sharon Gill International, has been transforming poor people into more productive versions of themselves. With her advocacy, she shares how she trains leaders through purpose-centered leadership and explains why she mostly works with and empowers women in her training.

Being an expert in diversity and inclusion, Betty Ng, the Founder, and CEO of Inspiring Diversity or ID, talks about how we can overcome challenges while making our way to the top. Betty supports women climbing the corporate ladder, especially in technology-related environments. Through her book, Po-Ling Power: Propelling Yourself and Others to Success, she talks about her inspiring life journey with her mother and their common approach to propel themselves and others to success.
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TTL 328 | Curiosity

The Power Of The Curious with Zander Lurie

If we’ve learned anything in this current political, entertainment environment, and social media environment, it’s that the people’s voices need to be heard. The best thing you can do is to ask other human beings for their opinions, especially in business. This is what Zander Lurie, CEO of SurveyMonkey, believes.  SurveyMonkey is the world’s most popular free online survey tool. Zander says people who ask for that rich sentiment data and opinion data are those that launch the best products and marketing campaigns. Zander shares his background and goes deep into their company’s mission and culture, as well as how they’ve created a curious workplace and collected a diverse number of people in their leadership team and board of directors, including Serena Williams. On the side, Diane also talks a little bit about the CCI or the Curiosity Code Index.
TTL 290 | Breakthrough Sessions

Breakthrough Sessions In Circles with Dan Hoffman and Engaging In Tough Conversation with Jessica Pettitt

Fostering deeper learning with deeper connections in learning environments and meeting spaces is Founder of Circl.es, Dan Hoffman. Circl.es is a video platform to make it easy for small groups to help each other work and grow. Dan shares what it is all about and how it can effectively create enduring connections. Used by schools like the Harvard Business Schools, he shows how it addresses a common problem with the learning experience, which is what happens after when the meeting is over. Dan shares the structures of Circl.es that helps with this as well as the three things to have breakthrough sessions, how to get people to stay with their tasks, and how to get different kinds of participants involved in a meeting.


Many people flinch at the thought of having tough conversations, delving into controversial topics, and facing issues that they would never thought of otherwise. Jessica Pettitt is an expert at breaking through this dilemma. Referred to as the Margaret Cho of diversity trainers, she merges politics, humor, identity, and local flair with big city passionate energy through direct, individualized, and interactive conversations. Jessica dives deep into getting people engaged in tough conversations, weighing in on different points of view, and ridding yourself of self-doubt, self-limiting beliefs, and habitual excuses.

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