Many talented employees have told me they don't feel comfortable bringing their whole self to work. They show up every day, but leave their greatest talent elsewhere. The bottom line is impacted at any company where this is happening.
The experience of not feeling comfortable bringing one's whole self to work is an experience I know. It was my story too.
About 20 years ago I coordinated a Jewish teen leadership program, and we had a diversity day where we highlighted different aspects of diversity, including having a gay man speak to the participants.
One of the parents was so outraged that they publicly humiliated the program and tried to shut us down. It was clear to me that if I was out as my authentic LGBTQ self, I would likely get fired from my job, as there were no legal protections for me as an LGBTQ person at that time.
Because of my own experiences, I am committed to helping companies build more inclusive workplaces.
I bring to my clients my experience working in the LGBTQ community, the Black community and the Latinx (gender neutral term for Latino/a) community.
I also bring my background as as licensed therapist and sex educator which contributes to my skillset to hold space for sensitive and sometimes hard and awkward conversations.
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