A Note To Our Community
I'm sorry. I recently viewed videos and presentations with thought leaders Trudi Lebron and Rachel Rodgers about race and how white coaches and business owners can do better. One of the points that I remember most was:
Your colleagues, customers, and community shouldn't have to guess where you stand on issues of social justice. They should unequivocally know.
Over the past month, I felt uncomfortable posting about logos and email lists right now and I wasn't sure what to write so I did nothing. I recognize that I dropped the ball and for that I am sorry.
I have a quote on my vision board that says "Today I Choose To Become Better Than I Was Yesterday." So moving forward, I want to be unequivocal.
I stand against racist violence and the systematic injustices that Black communities and people of color face in the US and across the globe.
I stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
I also know that one statement isn't enough and that the real, ongoing work starts now.
I have a lot of work to do. I am listening and learning. I am starting with these resources:
Books I've ordered:
White Fragility: Why it's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Instagram accounts I'm following:
Courses and Workshops to Learn From:
Sharing with Clients: Work with a DEI expert in your organization
Hire someone to help you make this a part of everything you do so your company and actions can truly reflect your values. Here are some amazing consultants and trainers you can look into working with:
None of these individual actions are enough. I know that I have a lot to learn.
If you have any feedback, comments, thoughts, or ideas - feel free to reply and share. Thank you for letting me share this message with you.