Episode 22

Published on:

28th May 2020

Diversity and Inclusion for the LGBT Community

Because my guests live in different time zones, they were interviewed separately, instead of as a panel, so this week’s podcast is a bit different, and by necessity, longer, than my previous diversity and inclusion podcasts. I will be speaking with three exceptional humans who are members of the LGBT community.  As such, they live with discrimination and inequities every single day by just living their lives, being themselves and loving whom they love. I know many of you believe in equal rights for the LBGT community. Those who oppose them, have likely not had conversations to understand what life is like for them. Some of you may agree with the concept of equal rights for the LGBT community in principle, but you may not be in touch with today’s LGBT community, as the conversation and language is always evolving. This podcast is one way to hear today’s conversations. Listen in, be an ally and help tear down barriers of inequities and discrimination.

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About the Podcast

Life = Choices; Choices = Life
Making better choices for a better life
Life = Choices; Choices = Life is about learning to replace external control psychology with radical responsibility and appreciation so you can make better choices to create the life you want to have. Kim Olver is a leading expert in Choice Theory™ psychology and will share what she has gleaned from the legendary work of Dr. William Glasser, as well as sharing her unique perspective based on over 30 years of study and research.

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Kim Olver

Kim Olver's mission is to help people make better choices for a better life. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor and a board certified coach. She is a world renowned expert in Choice Theory™ , a highly sought after international speaker and an award-winning author. Her books include: Leveraging Diversity at Work with Sylvester Baugh (2006), Secrets of Happy Couples (2010), Choosing Me Now (2019) and A Choice Theory Guide to Relationships (2019). Kim is currently working on the forthcoming books, The Definitive Guide to Coaching and Radical Responsibility and Appreciation. Kim is the author of The Relationship Center blog; creator of Empowerment Parenting, a 25-hour parenting curriculum for court-mandated parents; and owner of Academy of Choice, a BCC (Board Certified Coach) Coaching Program. Kim worked five years as a counselor for schizophrenics in a community-based residential program, 17 years holding various positions with a specialized foster care agency, was Executive Director of Glasser Institute for Choice Theory for nine years and the Executive Director for William Glasser International for eight; and began her own company, Coaching for Excellence, in 2005. She is a model of what she teaches about taking responsibility for the things she can influence and control and finding appreciation for those things she can't. Kim believes radical responsibility and appreciation are the keys to a happy, peaceful, satisfying life.