Charm and Charisma in Combating Difficult Situations- Episode 36

Updated: Jul 24, 2021

My next guest is Jess Pettitt, a woman pushing for inclusion and diversity while using comedy to lighten difficult topics. Tune in as I chat with her during Gay Pride Month.

Jess Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP, has always had a foot in two different approaches to her life. Perhaps it is her Texas roots, but she believes to thrive in this world you have to ride two horses at once – one of humility and one of ego. This is why while hosting and performing stand-up in NYC she also worked as a diversity and inclusion specialist as a day job. She quit her day job after a decade and almost 20 years later still uses humor to deliver actionable content related to everything you ever wanted to know about where leadership and diversity collide but are afraid to ask. Though often referred to as a thought leader, Jess responds that she just makes leaders think. For Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work to stick, the first step is a conversation that matters about what you don’t know you don’t know then you can do the best you can with what you have some of the time without getting sued, losing talent, or failing customers.

There are 41 more published episodes on varying topics! Click to listen or watch the youtube videos at www.laughzandlyrics.com. The audio is also on all podcasting platforms and available by googling The Zennurgy Podcast. Some links are here https://linktr.ee/zenase.

Peace and blessings.

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