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The Uplifting Impact Podcast is a platform that fosters dynamic conversations around the intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Leadership. Directing our conversations are Uplifting Impact’s Chief Change Agent, Deanna Singh, and Chief Information Officer, Justin Ponder. Both are renowned thought leaders, teachers and consultants within the DEI space and are known for the ability to teach difficult lessons in gentle ways that inspire change and innovation within organizations.

Our mission is to provide actionable insights and wisdom from various leaders, executives, consultants as well as entrepreneurs. We’ve had industry leaders from companies such as Hewlett Packard (HP), Ford, Kohl’s and more come on board to share their expertise within the DEI space.

If we inspire one listener and leave them with ideas of how they can improve their DEI leadership and life skills, we consider that the ultimate accomplishment.


Valentines Special: Love and DEI

Posted by Michelle Abendroth | Feb 17, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Happy Valentine’s Day from the team at Uplifting Impact! Justin and Deanna are changing things up a little in this episode, and instead of bringing on a guest, they are sitting down to talk about love. They give a little insight into their relationship and how they make it work, discuss the intersection of love and DEI, and share the role love plays in the workplace. Justin shares a few book recommendations on the topic of love, Deanna brings up DEI from a motivation of love over fear, and they detail strategies for implementing love with team members and employees in order to continue to humanize those around us and to keep working towards a common goal.

If you wish to enjoy this episode with captions, please check out the video on YouTube and turn on Closed Captions!


Topics In This Episode

  • Challenging the idea that love is something that happens to us

  • Ways in which social institutions de-humanize people

  • Looking at love as a way to re-humanize people

  • The small moments within any relationship that provides for love and connection

  • Mutual self-actualization within any relationship

  • What closeness between team members allows for in the workplace.


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Written by Michelle Abendroth

Michelle is a co-owner of Roth Media and helps podcasters achieve more with their shows.

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