In this episode of The Brand Called You, we have a leader from San Diego with us, Dr. Lorri Sulpizio in conversation with our host Ashutosh Garg. Lorri is the Director of the Conscious Leadership Academy at the University of San Diego. She talks to us about her journey from being hired as the youngest basketball coach to getting fired on the basis of discrimination and then finally finding her true calling as a leader. She tells us that Conscious Leadership Academy(CLA) helps solve problems that require unlearning and relearning. Their main motive is to promote the inclusion of diverse human beings in an organisation and make them feel a sense of belonging. She informs us that self awareness in the most important quality a leader can have among other qualities. She talks to us about the paradigm shift that has happened in the western societies, especially the USA, in embracing and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community. Lorri remarks that one shouldn’t aim to remove the biases from the society but to educate the people and make them more aware about the community so that acceptance happens naturally. She tells us that children should be able to learn about the LGBTQ+ community at their schools so that they become more accepting. Tune in!
Dr. Lorri Sulpizio, Director of the Conscious Leadership Academy