What does it mean to be truly diverse and inclusive in an organization? When should you remove yourself from the conversation to save your voice for others that would benefit you and that you would improve? How can you create true change?
In this podcast episode takeover, LaToya Smith speaks with Tania Hubbard about ‘getting up from the table when your voice is no longer heard’.
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Meet Tania Hubbard
Tania is a wife, a mother of 3 boys, and the owner of Psyche’ LLC, a coaching, counseling, and consulting organization in Wake Forest, NC. Psyche’s mission is to empower people and businesses to impact the world in the way they were uniquely designed to.
Tania is a free thinker who is passionate about learning, understanding how things work, and helping others to solve problems by asking questions.
Before starting her own business, Tania spent 15 years leading mental health and substance use organizations in various capacities including serving as a chief executive for 6 years. Over time, Tania realized the successes with her offbeat approaches were more than a fluke. They were positively transforming organizational cultures, systems and drastically improving their bottom line. Tania is now focused on this work full time via Psyche’.
Learn more about Tania here. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-793-8757
In This Podcast
- Not top-down
- Diversity and inclusion
Tania worked in her previous organization fully on the ground and alongside her peers and co-workers. She did not create change from the top hoping it would trickle down, but spent time in the middle of it to really create change in the organization’s culture.
By doing this, you really invest in the people in the organization and create strong leaders.
Diversity and inclusion
In Tania’s organization, diversity and inclusion were not used and implemented with sincerity. The organization would claim to be diverse, but it would not include people different from the board: white men, and their opinions in the decision-making processes.
Culture is important and it is needed alongside diversity.
It’s not enough for organizations to be diverse, I always say that the more diverse an organization is the more dangerous and unsafe it is if intentional work isn’t done around it being an inclusive environment. (Tania Hubbard)
When Tania’s company did no longer serve her, when she felt that it was a never-ending, take-take relationship without her receiving any benefits or worthwhile promotions, she left to start her own organization that was truly aligned with her values of inclusivity.
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Meet LaToya Smith
LaToya is a consultant with Practice of the Practice and the owner of LCS Counseling and Consulting Agency in Fortworth Texas. She firmly believes that people don’t have to remain stuck in their pain or the place they became wounded. She encourages her clients to be active in their treatment and work towards their desired outcome.
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