Belonging Bravely

Challenging Personal Cultural Beliefs Can Be Good For Your Leadership

When it comes to leadership, one of the most challenging but ultimately rewarding things you can do is challenge your own cultural beliefs. This isn’t easy, as our cultural beliefs are often deeply ingrained and can be an integral part of our identity. However, by actively seeking out opportunities to question these beliefs, we can […]

Pausing to Reflect on The Lessons & Blessings of 2022

As I look ahead to 2023, I’m pausing to reflect on the lessons and blessings of 2022. Life has been great, as I move through delivering two coaching programs to diverse leaders at the largest Canadian bank. Doing exactly what I have always wanted to do – to have an impact on diverse leaders (women and […]

What is Your Flavor of Abundance?

As we dive deep into the last weeks of the year, it’s a good time to look at what abundance looks like for you right now. For many of us, abundance is an ongoing struggle. Society tells us that if we want to be happy and successful then we must be focused on abundance. But […]

A Subtle And Surprising Way We Can Diminish Ourselves 

For me, the three waves of Covid have been very favorable compared to many other women leaders I have coached and worked with over this period. For example, I was grateful that my adult children did not need homeschooling or meals made. As well, more gratitude for my work thriving, with the only simple blip […]

Uncovering My Own Childhood Prejudice

Our surroundings teach and shape us.  As children, it’s even more impactful as we begin to learn ideas, beliefs, and cultural norms.   Fifty years ago, Indigenous peoples were called ‘Indians’ and for our family from India, we were called ‘East Indians’. Yes, the word ‘Indian’ was still used in 1969 when we moved to a […]

“It takes a lot to look this natural” I said

BIPOC leaders, in my experience, have both at times an unawareness and resistance to getting personal development support. Understandably as I hear words from these leaders that I heard growing up ‘do it yourself, no one can (is going) to help you’.   There is truth to this, as we unpack the systemic oppressive patterns in organizations. AND, I […]

Leadership – Navigating Sense of Responsibility

I have created a team to help me support Women of Culture™ leaders. How exciting! These two wonderful Women of Culture™ align with my work through lived experience while bringing their expertise. Knowing in the past 26 years of my ‘first’ career I have led many teams, this is unlike any of the others. And […]

What can I do if I see Anti-Asian Hate?

As a check-in with fellow coaches at Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, we shared our thoughts/feelings about the latest horrific Anti-Asian hate crime in Atlanta. The hour-long ZOOM call was cathartic.   As Canadian, American gun violence always jolts me. The targeted murder of eight in Atlanta was no exception. Violence with hate at a demographic, culture – stuns […]