Fellow, Institute for Social Innovation, Fielding Graduate University
Please explain briefly what you would like to achieve by participating in this initiative and comment briefly on what skills/specific experience/resources/knowledge or other value you envisage bringing to the GRLI…
My primary aim is to collaborate and co-create with others of similar heart and hands; I believe that together is stronger than an individual effort. I have spent my career as an interculturalist dedicated to supporting leaders in their development of capacities and capabilities that facilitate spanning boundaries of all kinds – self imposed as well as externally established. In addition, I have completed research that shows the criticality of “personalizing global” in the global enterprise ecosystem. Now, as a member of the academy of scholar-practitioners, I add my research skills to my contribution. Lastly, I bring my community of practice to my hoped-for engagement with GRLI, with the intent to expand synergies across our networks.
What emerging and significant industry development(s) keep you awake at night?
Two crises resulting from globalization are loss of identity and the sense of belonging. Today, the globe is in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thought leaders declare that globalization has failed and needs to be re-designed. While leadership in crises is showing clear indicators of what is crucial and what is inadequate, the individual citizen and employee is still struggling to be seen and heard. Simply, what drives me is the calling to support freedom, safety and equity within global enterprises so that every individual is recognized as an individual who is brilliant. In this way, inclusion is our purpose and diversity takes care of itself! This need is greater than ever today, as it is more challenging than ever in this climate of unpredictability, fear, and hope.