I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately and when I look back over my career, I realized that I’ve partnered with others for over 20 years as a trainer, coach, facilitator, or trusted advisor to Fortune 500 and military leaders.
As an influential CEO myself, I help CEOs, and their teams, develop a more inclusive tone-at-the-top that gets bottom-line results. Raising the awareness of C-suite leaders about the importance of personal attitudes, beliefs, and conversations that are more inclusive of people unlike themselves provides crucial leadership insights.
I know first-hand that bottom-line results are increased when CEOs and their teams situate themselves personally in the Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging space in ways that transform cultures and guarantees workforce sustainability.
So, when you ask, who is Dr. Anita, I am the C-suite trusted advisor, board director, and consultant helping reframe diversity conversations from difficult to different.
As an activity that will feed your leadership soul, think about who you are as a leader - either of self, or of other people, and how you show up in either case. Do you pay attention to your own needs for sustenance and growth, in order to continue to support others? Do you align your actions with your values? Do you model for others how you want your organization to function every day?
Are you the cheerleader for your employees? Are you the enabler of their development and progression and success? Are you the micro-manager who doesn’t really trust that people can do their jobs?