Our Voices Matter Podcast

Starting Where We Are - #CourageousConversations

June 17, 2020 Linda Lorelle
Our Voices Matter Podcast
Starting Where We Are - #CourageousConversations
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Our Voices Matter Podcast
Starting Where We Are - #CourageousConversations
Jun 17, 2020
Linda Lorelle

The events of the last few weeks have been a catalyst for humans around the world to engage courageous conversations that have the capacity to change our culture.   Open, raw, necessary and difficult dialogue about racism, discrimination, police brutality, prejudice and privilege.  White privilege, to be exact.  

Rarely discussed in "mixed company" and typically relegated to the ranks of "we don't talk about this", these incendiary topics are now front and center from social media to the family dinner table to corporate boardrooms, and everywhere in between.  And that's a good thing.  It's a critical step on our journey toward understanding and acceptance of our fellow humans, and equality for all who walk this earth.

So, how do we begin these challenging conversations? It's a question to which I gave considerable thought as I embarked upon this new series on Our Voices Matter.  My first guests are a Black female entrepreneur and executive coach, a White female oil and gas executive and a White transgender male executive for a multinational tech company.

As is our mantra on OVM, we agreed to give each other permission to speak, and have the courage to listen with an open mind.  And as for the answer to the question I posed — we agreed that the best way to begin a #courageous conversation is to start where we are.

www.ourvoicesmatterpodcast.com
www.lorellemedia.com


This podcast is devoted to empowering us all to better understand each other's differences...one story at a time.  Emmy Award-winning journalist, Linda Lorelle, guides guests through insightful, unexpected conversations that reveal our common humanity.  This show is not about politics per se; it is about finding a way to reclaim civility in the context of the contentious times in which we live, by sharing our personal and professional stories, in hopes that others might find a glimpse of themselves.

Show Notes

The events of the last few weeks have been a catalyst for humans around the world to engage courageous conversations that have the capacity to change our culture.   Open, raw, necessary and difficult dialogue about racism, discrimination, police brutality, prejudice and privilege.  White privilege, to be exact.  

Rarely discussed in "mixed company" and typically relegated to the ranks of "we don't talk about this", these incendiary topics are now front and center from social media to the family dinner table to corporate boardrooms, and everywhere in between.  And that's a good thing.  It's a critical step on our journey toward understanding and acceptance of our fellow humans, and equality for all who walk this earth.

So, how do we begin these challenging conversations? It's a question to which I gave considerable thought as I embarked upon this new series on Our Voices Matter.  My first guests are a Black female entrepreneur and executive coach, a White female oil and gas executive and a White transgender male executive for a multinational tech company.

As is our mantra on OVM, we agreed to give each other permission to speak, and have the courage to listen with an open mind.  And as for the answer to the question I posed — we agreed that the best way to begin a #courageous conversation is to start where we are.

www.ourvoicesmatterpodcast.com
www.lorellemedia.com


This podcast is devoted to empowering us all to better understand each other's differences...one story at a time.  Emmy Award-winning journalist, Linda Lorelle, guides guests through insightful, unexpected conversations that reveal our common humanity.  This show is not about politics per se; it is about finding a way to reclaim civility in the context of the contentious times in which we live, by sharing our personal and professional stories, in hopes that others might find a glimpse of themselves.

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