Risha Grant

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Risha Grant

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Empower Authenticity, Confront Bias and Create a Culture of Inclusion through Radical Acceptance
This speech was created to help audiences and individuals to understand Radical Acceptance and how their BiaSphere, Belief Systems, and BS stop them from welcoming and embracing all of humanity, including their own. Our BS shapes how we feel about ourselves, how we perceive the world, and how we interact with others. Radical acceptance teaches that through authenticity we can connect with others on a deeper level, and create a culture of acceptance and belonging. Mental health and psychological safety are more important now than ever before in the workplace, and companies who create an environment where everyone is allowed to be themselves without fear of rejection, are at the cutting edge of what it means to be an innovative and profitable place to work.

Risha’s honest, memorable and practical presentation on Radical Acceptance: Be Better Than Your BiaSphere, Belief Systems, and BS blends together stories from her life experiences as a bisexual black woman, former division one athlete, and small business owner to teach audiences how their diversity can become their superpower! Audiences learn how their own behaviors can be shaped by their own BiaSphere, which includes all of the subconscious beliefs, thoughts, feelings and emotions they have about themselves and the rest of the world around them. Radical Acceptance: Be Better Than Your BS will provide all audience members with the awareness and education to help them become better leaders, employees, colleagues, and people.

Attendees will leave this keynote understanding: 

  • The power of authenticity to shift company culture
  • How to use diversity as a competitive advantage
  • The psychological need for belonging
  • How our BiaSphere has shaped our view of the world

Whether implicit or conscious, bias is the number one threat to humanity and any company’s success. If your company’s goal is to create cohesiveness within your organization, increase revenue, be innovative and/or elevate your reputation- the bias in your workforce and community is a roadblock. You know the problem. Permission:Granted is your answer.

Throughout this session, Risha allows attendees to authentically express their biases, while giving them easily applicable tools to get over them, however screwed up they may be. Although diversity can often be an uncomfortable topic, Risha’s approach helps attendees to easily understand the concept, without feeling bored or judged.

Risha Grant teaches Diversity & Inclusion through the lens of humanity using terms like BS or Bias Synapse as a way to explain our brain’s involvement in the processing and validation of bias.

Attendees will leave this talk with:

  • An understanding of Diversity & Inclusion
  • A thorough awareness of their biases
  • A realization of how their biases originated
  • A recognition of the symptoms and results of bias
  • Tools to address bias internally and externally
  • Tips to navigate the “hot spots” of workplace diversity

Building an inclusive culture is imperative to business success. Learn the keys to creating a culture that welcomes all employees, boosts retention and productivity. During this talk, Risha shares applicable tips and strategies to take your company’s culture to the next level.

Session includes:

  • Keys to attract and retain top diverse talent
  • Strategies to showcase how an inclusive culture provides a competitive advantage
  • Stuff she thinks is important (that you should write down) as you establish your inclusive culture
  • Companies need to know what to say and how to get diverse customers to buy their products and services. Why? Because business sustainability, competitive advantage, a constantly changing economy and $14 trillion in buying power. During this session, Risha will share with attendees the keys to effectively engaging various diverse groups and provide them with tips on how to create a diversity communications strategy for their company.

    Attendees will leave this session understanding how to:

    • Create a successful diversity communications plan of action
    • Communicate to diverse audiences
    • Market to diverse groups vs. mainstream audiences

    Take this time of social distancing to unpack the BS in your organization, so that you can begin to build authentic relationships.

    Risha Grant is ready for your virtual needs, let her host a live webinar for your employees with fun, engaging and interactive activities. You will receive three modules of training that help assess the cultural and organizational barriers blocking your employees and business from authentic change.

    • Get Rid of the BS (Bias Synapse)
    • Get Rid of the BS to Build an Inclusive Culture
    • Microaggressions: Negative Messages, Positive Changes

    In this three-step process, you’ll be able to identify, own, and confront your bias while learning to build an inclusive culture and understand the micro-aggressions that keep us irritated and frustrated with each other.

    Along with LIVE Hosting, this webinar includes:

    • PDF Downloads
    • Course Terms
    • Key Messages
    • Reflection Questions

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    “Risha will challenge the status quo in a safe, “digestible” manner. Her approach is engaging, personable, and adaptable. Her lens on diversity, equity and inclusion builds on decades of scientific research and delivered with relatable stories that drive home the message of everyone wants to be treated as a person first.”

    — The World Bank Group
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