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F* the Seat!

F* the Seat is a podcast series about leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The focus is on how to achieve true DEIBJ within organizations, how to confront bias, and how to have meaningful conversations about BIPOC and LGBTQ experiences. We hope you join us on this journey and add to the discussion. Visit to learn more. (Note on acronyms... DEIBJ = Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice / BIPOC = Black, Indigenous, People of Color / LGBTQ = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer)


How to create Sponsorship and Allyship in your organization.
You can check the box for DEIB or you can create programs that matter and get results. We are tired in this episode because advocating for change is exhausting at times, but our passion for helping organizations build inclusive cultures gives us the strength to push forward. Our podcast is never meant to provide all the answers but is always meant to spark meaningful conversations that move us forward. We hope you find value in what we share and have the courage to join the conversation. Learn more at 
60:38 11/06/2021
The real YOU vs the work you! Being your authentic self at work and how company culture plays a role.
Can you be the true "you" at work? Do you hold back for fear or concern of how others might view you? Or are you just someone who feels it's not that important?  Join us for a candid discussion about the challenges people face when trying to be their authentic selves at work. And learn what companies can do to create a safe and inclusive culture, that fosters honesty and builds trust. As always, thanks for listening and if you'd like to join in the discussion, send us a message at
74:55 07/02/2021
Did they really just say that? Microaggressions: What are they, how they impact employee engagement, productivity and sense of belonging.
Sometimes we say things and are unaware of how they impact others, and sometimes comments are intentional. Regardless of intent, microaggressions can drastically impact people emotionally and professionally.  If you've ever experienced or witnessed their impact, you are not alone. But we can be better! If you are willing to understand what they are, talk about their impact and be mindful of what and how we say and do things. Join us in this discussion where we share some first hand experiences and tips on how we've dealt with microaggressions in our personal and professional lives. As always, thanks for listening and if you'd like to join in the discussion, send us a message at
64:13 05/07/2021
Dear White Men, We Need to Talk: How internal bias and the unwillingness to listen, shuts down important conversations.
Talking about racial inequities can be a touchy subject. But if you want to really understand how to create equity, inclusion, and belonging within organizations, you have to be willing to listen and confront your own biases.  This episode is about why we decided to start this podcast, we mention an article written about the lack of diversity in the HR profession that received some heavy criticism from a few white men, and we put a call out to others to engage in the discussion.  Warning, we do drop a few F-bombs, but our conversations are always real, honest, hopefully insightful, and always with the intent to learn more, understand different perspectives, and help move the needle towards achieving real inclusion.  To comment on this episode or suggest a topic for us to cover, please visit us at Thanks for listening!
50:57 04/22/2021