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Presentation

Speaking Engagement Opportunities

energize organizations to drive change and make an impact

Speaking Opportunities led by
Geno & Keosha

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Organizations are being held to a standard, as the current generation pushes change where they work, where they purchase, where they live, and where they play.

We have a passion for cultivating spaces that equip, engage, and embrace teams.

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You'll notice that some of our speaking engagements come with both lead consultants, Geno & Keosha. We call this "The Power of Duality" where we drive thought provoking conversations through diverse perspectives, creating a circular, wholistic approach.

 

All of our speaking opportunities can be presented either in-person or virtually.

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Leading Diverse Teams through EQ

Best For: Business & People Leaders

In this keynote, Geno & Keosha breaks Inclusive Leadership down into 5 straight-forward characteristics, demonstrating what each looks like in day to day operation. They uncover what it takes to lead with emotional intelligence and to understand the importance of their inclusive leadership and an awakened curiosity to learn more about themselves and the lived experiences of others.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify the 5 characteristics of highly inclusive leaders and what motivates them

  • Explain the quantitative and qualitative value of inclusive leadership

  • Identify personal areas of opportunity to be a more inclusive leader

  • Develop an individual development plan

Managing Unconscious Bias

Best For: Employees and/or leaders at all levels

Bias impacts everything. From the decisions we make, to the relationships we interact in, to how we see and treat others, our myriad of biases are often at the helm, even at work. And the scariest part is many of us have no idea.

 

Bias, if unmanaged, presents opportunity for us to do true harm to those around us, ourselves, and our organizations. It can create hostile work environments that yield decreased team performance, turnover, and less than desired business results.

 

In this interactive and thought-provoking keynote, Geno introduce attendees to their own personal biases, provides context for their potential sources, and reveals their true potential impact. They help attendees identify their struggles and build strategies to combat every day bias as it exist.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify what unconscious bias is and when it is occurring

  • Explore the threat of unconscious bias on your organization

  • Understand the sources and potential impact of unconscious bias

  • Recognize 6 common biases that impact work

  • Identify four strategies to effectively “rumble” with unconscious bias

Best For: ALL - employees and/or leaders of all generations

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Creating Places Where We Belong

Best For: ERG Leaders, D&I Leaders, & Executive Leadership teams

In this keynote, Geno & Keosha will help prepare ERG leaders for the realities of the diverse workplace and the challenges of creating culture, directly or indirectly, within it as professionals. They provide insights and proven strategies of multicultural leadership as well as amusing stories and compelling research.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn how to create cross functional programming to magnify impact and budget

  • Gain insight into other cultures to increase empathy and effectiveness

  • Understand how to measure culture effectiveness and implement across multiple locations/regions within an org

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Allyship in Action

Best For: Current & Aspiring White Allies

The Inclusion Movement (We’ll call it T.I.M) has started and has awakened the perception of the reality of racial inequality and inequity in America. Though there have been many already aware of the problem, TIM has inspired a desire for deep change.

 

In this keynote, Geno pulls from his book Accidental Racist to inspire and equip aspiring allies to learn about the depths and severity of systemic racism in the U.S. and how to activate their antiracist allyship in their everyday professional and personal lives to close the gaps in inequity. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define and explain the depths of systemic racism in the U.S.

  • Identify performative vs. effective allyship

  • Learn the 5 steps towards active allyship

  • Understand the dynamics of being an Accidental Racist and describe what it means to be an antiracist

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Speaking To Your Community

Best For: ERG Leaders, current and aspiring allies

Allyship spans beyond White Allies. Although each underrepresented group has had to struggle in a world of inequity, many feel lost on how they put their allyship into action from one Black or Person of Color, towards another.

 

In this keynote, Keosha will define anti-discriminatory principles to real life situations to create an open and safe space for People of color, Black, and Indigenous people; an opportunity for them to identify how systematic racism has impacted each community and be equipped with tools to walkthrough differences.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Learning how systematic racism has created deep lines of demarcation between those that fall victim to it.

  • Identify performative vs. effective allyship

  • Learn the 5 steps towards active allyship for BIPOC communities

  • Understanding of each community’s needs and empowering each other with tools for equitable justice

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The Intersectional Advantage

This unique and highly engaging program led by Keosha, will engage every attendee, as they learn about the differences and similarities across intersectionalities in the workforce, and how each can be leveraged to create synergy that drives results. Attendees will walk away understanding general characteristics, why these characteristics are as they are, and how to phycological safety for each to show up at work authentically. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding of intersectional characteristics and why each are the way they are

  • Learn techniques for communicating more effectively with members of different cultures

  • Appreciate intersectional diversity as an organizational strength rather than a nuance to placate

Best For: ALL - employees and/or leaders of all generations

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