Episode 180

Published on:

26th Oct 2023

The Diversity of the DEIB Journey

In this episode, I had the honor of interviewing Dr. Shaunna Payne Gold, a wonderful gift in the field of DEIB. We discussed what being an ally really means, what the journey looks like for white people grappling with topics of diversity, how to care for oneself while doing this work and strategies for dealing with people and organizations that are resistors to the DEIB message. Shaunna also shared an important choice she made that had a significant positive impact on her life. Check out her website here: Home | Gold Enterprises, LLC (goldenterprisesllc.com). You can contact her via email at info@goldenterprisesllc.com or through LinkedIn or Instagram by searching for Gold Enterprises LLC or Shaunna Payne Gold. Watch for her new podcast, Unphased Unedited to be released on November 14, 2023. It will be sure to have some excellent content.

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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.