The Intersection Webinar
What is the Intersection?
Employees face a complex variety of challenges today. To cultivate an awareness, practice, and understanding on how to flourish in this current environment, Source Wellness has created "The Intersection."
This webinar series explores DEIMW - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Mindfulness, and Wellness. Each of these components, which often are taught separately, strengthen each other and provide more value when taught together.
Source Wellness interviews subject matter experts whose work connects to DEIMW so that we can collectively uncover the ways that we can heal, grow, and thrive on a personal and systematic level.
The Intersection supports us in our lives and at work. Three core principles outline the importance of The Intersection:
1) DEI without Mindfulness & Wellness does not give practitioners the tools & skills to confront implicit bias or combat burnout.
2) Mindfulness without DEI and Wellness can be used to make people more efficient at the expense of wellbeing and inclusivity.
3) Wellness without Mindfulness and DEI neglects a crucial component of mind-training and can be very white-centric.
Learn more about this crucial intersection on our blog post - "Why DEIMW?"
The Intersection Episodes
Episode 1: What is DEIMW? With Nasya Smith
In episode 1, we will have a discussion with Nasya Smith to learn - "What is DEIMW?" Together, we will engage in a short practice. Then, we will learn about Nasya's past and how it has influenced her current work. Listeners will also discover how DEI, Mindfulness, and Wellness support each other and how this integrated approach provides value to our personal and systemic growth.
Nasya has counseling experience across settings; in educational institutions, primary care practices, psychiatric hospitals and correctional facilities. She holds a broad range of clinical interests, which include: mindfulness, shame reduction, self-esteem/self-compassion, socio-cultural-political context and mental health, destigmatization of mental health in BIPOC communities, spiritual identity exploration, racial trauma, and stress management.
Episode 2: Leadership Commitment to Wellness and Culture With Angela R. Howard
In episode 2, the discussion will be centered around Leadership Commitment to Wellness and Culture! We will get to hear from an incredible speaker, Angela R. Howard, who is an organizational psychologist, culture strategist, and social entrepreneur working to build human-centric workplaces, better leaders, and thriving communities alongside growth-minded leaders. Her mission is to create more human-centric workplaces that send happier and more fulfilled humans home to further enrich their communities and society. Through impactful micro progressions and a data-backed, psychologically informed approach, her company, Angela R. Howard Consulting works with organizational leaders to diagnose symptoms of harmful culture, challenge objectivity in the face of hard truths, and facilitate meaningful changes in organizations through operationalizing culture-building.
Through impactful micro progressions, and a data-backed, psychologically informed approach, her company, Angela R. Howard Consulting works with organizational leaders to diagnose symptoms of harmful culture, challenge objectivity in the face of hard truths, and facilitate meaningful changes in organizations through operationalizing culture-building. Before starting her company, Angela served in leadership level Talent Management, Employee Experience, Organizational Development and executive Chief People Officer (CHRO) roles at a variety of organizations ranging from 120 employees to 300,000 – including Beam Suntory, Rotary International, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Kaiser Permanente and Dober. Her culture, employee experience and transformational impact has touched more than 500,000 employees.
Episode 3: Recognition and Acknowledgement in Environmental and Energy Justice
with Pamela Fann
In episode 3, Marshall, Jacob, and Pam learned about the connection between mindfulness and the recognition of injustice, the link between acknowledgment of injustice and wellness, and how wellness is a vehicle for atonement and healing. We touched on the ways in which DEIMW connect with environmental and energy justice. By leading with inquisitiveness as a foundational component of our conversation, curiosity and openness were essential during our conversation and for one’s DEI journey.
Pamela Fann, an award winning diversity specialist and speaker, is the Founder and CEO of Integrated Solutions. Integrated Solutions is a Diversity, Inclusion, and Integration consulting company that develops frameworks to successfully and sustainably implement diversity within organizations. Integrated Solutions mission is to drive industry transformation through organization cultural competency, workforce development, caring conversations, and additional diversity advisory services. Pam is also an Owner/Principal of Impact Energy, a minority women-owned energy services company that helps organizations build strategies for their diverse spending to create economic empowerment.
Episode 4: The Secrets that DEI Leaders Know and Practice with Anakha Coman
In episode 4, Anakha will be discussing the following key points: Presence and practice trumps performance and perfection, vulnerability and humility are essential in building partnerships across difference, how to take action and experiment in the midst of feeling uncertain and unsure. It's an inside job first and foremost, we start close in with unwinding biases and conditioning, how to cultivate the capacity to be in discomfort, tension, volatility and regulate our strong emotions is a super power, imagining and visioning what is possible - we often know what we don't want, but what do we want instead? and making sure to stay humble and ready to fumble!
Anakha Coman brings her wisdom, depth and understanding of cultural and systemic behavioral change to conversations about race, gender and class. She’s worked with organizations including Amazon, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Intel, Nike, Microsoft, Eli Lilly, Issaquah School District and Zappos. Anakha has over 25 years of in-depth experience in corporate culture, organization change and teaching mindfulness to individuals, teams, leaders. Anakha holds a master’s in organizational psychology and leadership development, a master’s in divinity and a professional certificate in spirituality, health and medicine. She is a certified embodiment and mindfulness practitioner and Unpack Biases Now facilitator.
Episode 5: Rethinking Our Work to Create a Thriving Workplace with Mindy Honcoop
In episode 5, Mindy guides leaders in how we can rethink DEI, mindfulness, and wellbeing to create long-lasting change. During the conversation, we'll be discussing the following points: What are you seeing as trends in rethinking the future of work? What are you seeing currently for DEI and Wellbeing in the workplace? How is healing different from wellbeing? Where do you start? What are the key blockers for change in this space? Where do skills like mindfulness fit into the equation?
Mindy Honcoop has a calling for people and creating healing workplace ecosystems. Mindy has spent 20 years as a People Leader and HR advisor for primarily technology-focused companies. She guides organizational leaders to rethink how they work to thrive. Before her role as an HR consultant and Advisor, Mindy held a Chief People Officer role at TCP Software and HR leadership roles at Spiceworks Ziff Davis, HomeAway.com, Blackbaud, and Expedia. Mindy is based in Austin, Texas, sits on the board for the non-profit Love Justice International, and co-founded the Austin Women in Agile meetup.
Episode 6: Source Wellness Launches Their Mindful DEI Program!
During this webinar episode, Source Wellness is bringing together their Mindful DEI content development team of subject matter experts. We will discuss the program’s core intention of nurturing change makers, its well rounded approach to professional continued learning, and why now is the time for the widespread adoption of DEIMW in the workplace.
During the conversation, we'll be discussing how the Mindful DEI Program helps participants:
- Understand key concepts of DEI (allyship, microaggressions, belonging, etc.) and their connections to mindfulness and well-being
- Define and begin practicing mindfulness and self-care for both individual and workplace benefits
- Identify how privilege and implicit bias operate in the work environment
- Embody and model essential inclusionary workplace practices such as empathy and compassion
- Begin practices to lessen workplace stress and avoid emotional reactivity
- Serve as ambassadors to support and reinforce an inclusionary environment