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Quote: “I’m a big believer of let’s call people into a conversation, not call people out.  We don’t want to shame or blame because I don’t feel that works ever!  I also don’t want us to live in a world where we’re all walking on eggshells and that we’re so darn politically correct that we can’t be authentic.”  Tina Varughese

Working to be more inclusive!

We’ve been having some really great conversations and learning more about diversity and inclusion over the past couple of years.  I’ve been doing my best to become more aware, more sensitive. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Expert, Tina Varughese to share her thoughts about how we can create a kinder and more diverse world without going too far.

Named one of Canada’s Top 10 Notable Speakers by Ignite Magazine, Tina cleverly tackles hot button topics, like diversity and inclusion, in today’s racially complex climate. By carefully weaving personal stories with touching humour, she disarms attendees as she breaks down barriers to foster an inclusive and uplifting space leaving attendees inspired to think, behave, act and communicate with positive intention and purpose.


Highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • Unconscious biases are human.  [5:30]
  • Increasing diversity on your team.  [8:30]
  • Is there more diversity on the stage?  [13:00]
  • The impact of microaggressions.  [16:30]
  • Can we be too politically correct?  [23:00]
  • It’s all about diversity of perspective.  [28:00]
  • Language to avoid on the stage.  [30:00]
  • I’m into the wine, not the label.  [36:00]

Tina’s work has been featured in the Toronto Star, TSN, CBC Eyeopener, Adrenaline Magazine, Alberta Venture Magazine and U of S Alumni Magazine. She is the President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (Calgary). Tina has been the face of diversity, literally, when she was chosen to be in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty representing beauty in diversity. Tina resides in Calgary, AB with her husband and two children.

If you could use some great suggestions to create more inclusive ideas on and off stage, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode!

I hope you’ll download and learn.


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