Bias and Its Impact E4
Our guest, @AskDrDorothy provided clear and often “bam” insight into our biases as we accumulate as we navigate life. Her thought-provoking nuggets of goodness came down to a one simple starting point…awareness. Understanding biases resulting in discrimination in policing, education, health care, and more were discussed. Dismal facts were shared regarding African Americans in Washington State and Spokane, Washington, Karen Loomis’ hometown.
Learn specific tools to help you understand your own personal bias and how they might play out in your day to day. From Facebook groups to books and more…tools are shared.
Dr. Dorothy and her team work to support their clients become the most authentic heart/soul centered leaders possible. Their belief in Servant Leadership, and leadership as a spiritual calling, impacts everything they do whether in speaking, offering groups, training/consulting, or doing private 1-1 coaching.
Dorothy A. Martin-Neville, PhD, international speaker, best-selling author, consultant/master coach, and frequent radio, podcast, and television guest is also Past-President of the National Speakers Association – CT, and the founder of 4 companies.
A psychotherapist, Dr. Dorothy was in practice for 25+ years. Today, in supporting individual Executive Coaching clients in recognizing their unique leadership style Dorothy brings first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing those who want to live and work in a culture that feeds them rather than drains them.
Her experiences as Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of a multi-million dollar Frontier Medicine Grant, recipient of NIH grant funding to research her work in Fibromyalgia, her role as a Clinical Instructor as the University of CT medical school, a graduate school teacher, and founder of a pioneer school in integrative health, expand her ability to support her clients far beyond pure business and leadership success.
She knows that success in health, balance, and life is imperative. She knows it all begins with becoming the Real Woman you are meant to be.
Camilla Ross is the President and Chairman of Emerson Theater Collaborative, Inc., Producer and Actress (Portray’s Harriet Tubman – Harriet Tubman’s Dream written by Lisa Giordano). She is also the President and Chairman of the Sedona Arts Academy.
“To be a catalyst for social change is really where it’s at for me,” Camilla said. “I believe theater should always be a venue for social change. I love the art of live theater and love what it does to the human soul and spirit. It moves us to look at life differently. To leave off the rose-colored glasses and really see the human condition.”ETC is a shining example.
Founded in 2008 to give voice to actors’ innate talent for character development, Camilla has since produced more than 20 inspired, original performances. Emerging and professional cast and crew have blossomed under her guidance. And together they’ve created profound, can’t-ever-forget shows that illuminate social issues, and transform audience curiosity into concern and action.
Camilla has a deep well of experience and mentorship to tap into for her ETC roles—from her days at Emerson College and then in regional theaters and commercials. Among her favorite portrayals? Capturing the heart, spark, and essence of Harriet Tubman in the one-woman show Harriet Tubman’s Dream. Camilla is also deeply involved with youth, their visions for social change, and the desire to see the world as a stage of peace. To that end, she’s a tireless advocate for children and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. She gives kids and teen real-life theatrical experience through ETC’s Summer Youth Program and enlivens their eagerness to learn about the history and genuine heroes through ETC’s school programs. Camilla is a steadfast suicide prevention advocate too, helping teens and adults avoid this tragedy and move forward to a happier, more positive future.
Camilla has taught business courses part-time at Three Rivers Community College since 2005, Sat on the Emerson College Alumni Board for ten years, and is past president of the Connecticut Alumni Chapter. In May 2014 Camilla was honored by the Writer’s Block of New London, Conn., for her past work as an instructor. In June 2013 she was named Woman of The Year by the Women’s Network of Southeastern Connecticut, and she’s been featured in many periodicals for her community service. In 2019 Emerson Theater Collaborative was nominated as Collaborator of the year in Sedona AZ. A veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of Kappa Beta Delta, Camilla earned her BA in Performing Arts: Acting from Emerson College in 1985 and her MBA in Finance from Baker College in Michigan.
Karen Loomis, Oracle and Founder of No Moss Brands, is no stranger to the impact of racism; not only in her personal life, but professional life as well. In 2000, Karen moved from Spokane, Wa to Phoenix, AZ to find better opportunities as promised by the fifth largest city in the U.S. With only 2% AA, Spokane proved to be a challenging environment, as is Phoenix, with only 6% AA.
Karen has never shied away from the many barriers racism presented. She has always felt her extensive education and professional experiences could overcome these often invisible challenges.Unfortunately, institutional racism has proven to be too big of a hurdle for one person to take on. Using No Moss Brands as the vehicle, Karen will use her voice to open the eyes of others who are willing to join all People of Color on this journey to change. You in?