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6 Coaching Insights for Today’s Leaders

6 Coaching Insights for Today’s Leaders

This summer, True North EDI’s Cardozie Jones and Erin Dunlevy offered complimentary coaching sessions to 20 emerging and established leaders across different sectors. We recognize that access to our services isn’t a given, so we are committed to doing what we can to...

The truth about emotions and leadership

The truth about emotions and leadership

Written by Jason Sirois I was recently invited to a dinner party with friends where the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace came up. One of the hosts, a leader in his company, shared that the company was in the middle of a DEI staff...

What’s Missing is Consent

What’s Missing is Consent

Last week DEI strategist, consultant and best-selling author Lily Zheng reacted (lovingly) to a LinkedIn post referring to a Forbes article by Aparna R. about misleading DEI reporting. Lily Zheng (who uses they/them pronouns) expressed support for the ideas presented,...

George Floyd’s Impact on the DEI Landscape

George Floyd’s Impact on the DEI Landscape

Legacy can have different meanings for each of us, but for most people, it's important to know that they have made some sort of impact on the world, whether big or small. While we may each be, as Elton John sings, a candle in the wind, I truly believe most of us seek...

Nurturing Meaningful and Responsive Partnerships

Nurturing Meaningful and Responsive Partnerships

Over the past year or so, I've had the privilege of collaborating with incredible individuals and organizations who have shown a genuine interest in understanding the values, approach, and possibilities that come with partnering with True North EDI. It has been an...

DEI is intervention, not a cure

DEI is intervention, not a cure

A few weeks ago, comedian and social commentator, Jon Stewart had some strong words for the DEI industry. Speaking with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria (clip from CNN here - about 2mins in), Stewart argues that so-called “diversity and equity” efforts are, “a salve to pacify and...

Then Came the Eye Roll: Skepticism in DEI

Then Came the Eye Roll: Skepticism in DEI

At a recent social event, I had the rare and exciting experience of being invited into an impromptu conversion about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Our host introduced me to a handful of people and we started traversing the classic low-stakes conversation...

New Year. Endless Possibilities

New Year. Endless Possibilities

  Last year, True North EDI honed in on four core values that represent both our internal and external approaches to community and change. Those values are Illumination, Creativity, Joyful Orientation, and Grace. When our team met at the end of the year to celebrate...

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