Jess Pettitt is one of a kind. As a former diversity and inclusion specialist by day / NYC stand-up comedy by night, she eventually decided to quit her day job to become a Diversity and Leadership keynote speaker.
Her engaging and humourous approach helps people take a deep look at everything they’ve ever wanted to know about where leadership and diversity collide but are afraid to ask.
On this episode of the Workplace Communication Podcast, Jess and I look at how to have conversations that matter and reflect on doing the best you can with what you have some of the time.
Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:
🎙️ Doing the best you can with what you have some of the time
🎙️ How vulnerability enables you to ask hard questions you don’t know the answers to
🎙️ Taking responsibility for both the intent and impact of your words
🎙️ Letting go of trying to win and leading with curiosity instead
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.
If it’s time for you to embrace who you are, imperfections and all, then this episode is for you!
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