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The podcast that talks about race equality and wellbeing for a busy modern world through inspiring stories, interviews and case studies. Brought to you by Leyla Okhai, CEO of Diverse Minds UK and former Head of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre at Imperial College London. We provide insights from diverse thought leaders in race equality, wellbeing and mental health to increase your understanding and enable you to make positive changes in your life with ease.
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Serendipity has developed a new podcast series that addresses issues facing Black, Asian and other minority and marginalised communities in Leicester. The podcast series explores a range of topics including the impact of COVID-19 and practical advice in the aftermath, mental health and wellbeing as an informative dialogue with community activists, academics and experts. The podcast provides support and advice to help people to rebuild their lives and their communities. Given the current spik ...
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Welcome to the 255th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s theme is all about politics, and in today's episode, I am talking about shifting workplace politics. In today’s show on Shifting Workplace Politics About my TEDx Talk. [00:43] What is office politics? [01:45] People who are typically at the receiving end of office…
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Welcome to the 254th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s theme is all about politics, and we will be diving into the complexities of discussing politics in the workplace. In today’s show on is it ok to Talk about Politics at Work?? About my TEDx Talk. [00:49] What I mean when I talk about politics. [01:29] The definitio…
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Welcome to the 253rd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s theme is all about politics, and in this episode, we'll be looking at key issues political parties are currently focusing on, what I hope to see from the upcoming election, and why companies should face penalties for unequal pay gaps. Join me as we explore how the…
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Welcome to the 252nd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month, we're exploring the theme "Why Pushback?" Last week, we discussed the pushback against diversity initiatives, focusing on the knee-jerk response of "We can't afford that" and the important distinction between cost and value. This week, we're turning our attention t…
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Welcome to the 251st episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast! This month, we're exploring the theme "Why Pushback?" In today's episode, I want to focus on the pushback surrounding budgets and affordability in relation to inclusion and mental well-being. In today’s show on We Can't Afford That About my TEDx Talk. [00:43] Businesses' curre…
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Welcome to the 250th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast! This month, we're exploring the theme of "Why Pushback?" In today's episode, we'll delve into this compelling topic by answering the question: Do we have to do mandatory training? In today’s show on Do we have to do mandatory training? About my TEDx Talk. [00:45] Why I decided…
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Welcome to the 249th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast! As we step into June, I'm excited to introduce a new theme for the month: "Why the Pushback." In today’s show on Why the pushback? About my TEDx Talk. [00:45] Why I chose this month’s theme. [01:10] What is “pushback”? [01:43] 3 different categories of pushback. [03:06] Some p…
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Welcome to the 248th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series focuses on Mental Health Awareness Month/Week. Last week, we explored managing boundaries as a mental health supporter. This week's episode, the final instalment in the series, tackles cultural preferences for mental health recovery. In today’s show…
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Welcome to the 246th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series focuses on Mental Health Awareness Month/Week, and in this episode, I'll be focusing on setting the framework for positive Mental Health conversations at work. In today’s show on Starting a Mental Health Conversation as a Manager About my TEDx Talk …
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Welcome to the 245th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Moments for Movement" - all about the powerful connection between physical activity and mental well-being. In this podcast series, we'll be setting the stage for positive mental health conversations in the workpla…
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Welcome to the 244th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series is all about decolonisation and today for the last episode in the series I am talking about why reparations are key to shifting the colonising dynamic. In today’s show on Why repatriation is vital About my TedX talk [00:43] The definition of reparat…
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Welcome to the 243rd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series is all about decolonisation. Today I am talking about decolonising in arts and heritage. In today’s show on Decolonising the Curriculum About my TedX talk [00:41] The definition of the arts and heritage sector. [01:23] Why we should care about the a…
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Welcome to the 242nd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series is all about decolonisation. Today I am talking about decolonising the curriculum. In today’s show on Decolonising the Curriculum Definition of the curriculum. [01:34] Why diversifying is part of decolonisation. [02:56] How Decolonisation is integra…
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Welcome to the 241st episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series is all about decolonisation. Today I am talking about decolonising the workplace. In today’s show on Decolonising in the Workplace The apparent fatigue surrounding discussions on racial equity. [02:33] Life during the colonial era. [03:04] Strategie…
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Welcome to the 240th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. Welcome to April. I hope you had a good Easter and Bank Holiday weekend. This month’s podcast series is all about decolonisation, beginning by exploring its meaning and significance in today's world. In today’s show on What is Decolonisation? Why am I talking about decolonizat…
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Welcome to the 238th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This week, we're diving into burnout and its impact on South Asian women. To help us navigate this important topic is executive coach and keynote speaker, Neelu Kaur. Neelu has some great insights to share, and if you'd like to learn more about burnout in general, be sure to c…
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Welcome to the 238th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It’s International Women’s History Month. So, this month’s series is about bringing women away from the stereotypes and masks. In today’s show on Shake up your Women's Network About my TEDx Wolverhampton talk. [00:41] Why I decided to make an episode on this topic [01:18] What…
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Welcome to the 237th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. In last week's episode, I discussed the need for systemic change to truly inspire and encourage inclusion. Today, we're exploring the concept of "unmasking the mask" with my fellow coaching colleague, Marie Loney. About my guest Marie is a Wellbeing Executive Coach, who employ…
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Welcome to the 236th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It’s International Women’s History Month. So this month’s series is about bringing women away from the stereotypes and masks. In today’s show on Inspiring Inclusion About my TEDx Wolverhampton talk. [00:44] One of the key challenges of advancing gender equality. [01:23] The se…
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Welcome to the 235th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. Building on last week's discussion on identifying white dominant norms and their impact, this week's episode delves into how we can challenge and shift these norms. In today’s show on shifting white dominant norms About my TEDx Wolverhampton talk. [00:45] Exploring Antidotes t…
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Welcome to the 233rd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. In our last episode, we introduced the topic of white dominant norms and their significance. This week, we will expand upon that foundation by offering a detailed guide on how to discern and identify these prevailing norms in various contexts. In today’s show About my TEDx Wol…
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Welcome to the 233rd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. Last week marked Race Equality Week, and I had the privilege of speaking with Nzinga Orgill from Avi-Solutions about fostering equity within the aviation industry. In today's episode, we'll delve into the pervasive influence of white dominant norms and their impact on workplac…
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Welcome to the 232nd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It is Race Equality Week, running from February 5th to 11th. Race Equality Week is an annual UK-wide movement uniting hundreds of thousands of organisations and individuals to address the barriers to race equality in the workplace. This week, I am speaking to Nzinga Orgill, Fo…
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Welcome to the 231st episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast and the last in the series on the heart and mind connection. So, on today’s episode, I’m going to be reviewing the book Enchantment by Katherine May. In today’s show About my TedX Wolverhampton talk. [00:55] A brief overview of the book Enchantment by Catherine May [01:25] What…
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Welcome to the 230th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. We welcome the New Year with a series on heart and mind connection. I am speaking with Dr Magdalena Bak-Maier this week about healthy functioning with a heart and mind connection. About my guest Dr Magdalena Bak-Maier is a mental health and well-being expert, educator, neurosc…
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Welcome to the 229th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. January is focused on heart and mind connection. To join me on this episode is Andréa Watts. About my guest Andréa Watts is the first specialist in coaching with collage and founded UnglueYou®, her coaching business in 2012. Her passion for her subject stems from her belief th…
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Welcome to the 227th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. We are kicking off the year with a series on the heart and mind connection. On today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about what a heart-mind connection is. In today’s show About my TedX talk. [00:45] What is the heart and mind connection? [01:31] How the connection between …
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Welcome to the 226th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. On today’s episode, I’m going to be giving you a round-up of 2023 and the reflections from this year. In today’s show About today’s episode. [00:33] Why I chose “ease” as my word of the year. [02:16] A month-by-month recap of 2023. [03:15] My 2024 word of the year. [19:29] Quo…
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Welcome to the 225th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. On today’s episode, I am going to be talking about what I think workplace well-being trends for 2024 will be. In today’s show Why I decided to make this episode. [02:25] The current state of the workforce in 2023. [03:17] Some stats about workplace dynamics. [03:59] What I bel…
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Welcome to the 224th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It’s Disability History Month, so on today’s episode, I am going to be talking about disabled entrepreneurship and its complexities due to the barriers society presents. In today’s show Why I decided to make an episode on this topic. [01:28] Some statistics about disabled entr…
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Welcome to the 222nd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. November is all about parenting with equity and well-being in mind. Today we are focussing on cross-cultural parenting and to join me is Carolina Albuerne Rodriguez. About my guest Toby Mildon is a Diversity and inclusion Architect who is passionate about creating diverse work…
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Welcome to the 222nd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. November is all about parenting with equity and well-being in mind. Today we are focussing on cross-cultural parenting and to join me is Carolina Albuerne Rodriguez. About my guest With 20 years dedicated to the third sector, I've been a steadfast advocate for human rights, sp…
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Welcome to the 221st episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. November is all about parenting with equity and well-being in mind. Today we are focussing on wellbeing and to join me on the podcast is Dr Naomi Irvine. About my guest Dr Naomi Irvine specialises in helping leaders improve their relationships and results in complex organisati…
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Welcome to the 220th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. November is all about parenting with equity and well-being in mind. Our first guest for the series is the brilliant Prof Keon West! Someone I have known since working at Oxford, and someone I am very proud to know. About my guest Keon West is a Professor of Social Psychology w…
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Welcome to the 219th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s series is all about equity and well-being in parenting. In today’s show Why I decided to make an episode on today’s topic [01:10] About my TEDx talk on the connection between culture, race and mental health. [00:41] Abiding by flexible and agile working. [03:43] T…
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Welcome to the 220th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. To wrap up this year's Black History Month, I am talking about Workplace Behaviour Change Journeys, what this means and how to do this. In today’s show About today’s topic and why I decided to create it. [01:22] What is race-reciprocal mentoring. [03:32] How to create non-hier…
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Welcome to the 217th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It’s Black History Month, a momentous occasion to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of Black people to British society. Black people have always been at the forefront of social justice movements, fighting against oppression and paving the way for change. How…
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Welcome to the 216th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It’s Black History Month, a momentous occasion to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of Black people to British society. This year's theme of ‘Saluting our Sisters’ highlights the crucial role that black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change,…
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Welcome to the 215th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It’s Black History Month, a momentous occasion to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of Black people to British society. This year, we will be celebrating the exceptional achievements of Black women, and joining me on this episode is Abi Osho. About my guest …
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Welcome to the 214th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. Welcome to October and it is of course Black History Month in the UK. This year’s theme is celebrating our sisters. This year, Black History Month will be dedicated to honouring the achievements of Black women who are often forgotten heroines. The aim is to amplify their voice…
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Welcome to the 213th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It’s our final in the series on writing and wellbeing. Today you are in for a real treat as we're joined by the lovely Jackee Holder. About my guest A well seasoned walker of London streets, parks and green spaces with over 10,000 walking and writing hours under her belt. Jack…
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Welcome to the 212th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month, we are focusing on writing wellbeing and mental health. In this first episode of the series episode 210, I outlined the research evidence on writing and wellbeing, as well as all the types of writing that can support wellbeing. Today, we are focussing on journaling…
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Welcome to the 211th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month, we are focusing on writing wellbeing and mental health. Last week in episode 210, I outlined the research evidence on writing and wellbeing as well as the types of writing that can support wellbeing. Today we are focussing on creative writing and to join me in talk…
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Welcome to the 210th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. Welcome to September, a new month and podcast series. This month, we are focussing on writing and wellbeing. Listen to the episode If you enjoyed this episode, then consider subscribing on Apple podcast, Spotify or wherever you access your podcasts from. In today’s show About …
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Welcome to the 209th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast, to finish off our series on Telling Your Story, I have a really special guest for you, Sathya Bala. About my guest Sathya is an energetic leader, business owner and community builder fueled by building a more equitable world through her work. She brings her experience as a sen…
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Welcome to the 208th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. Today's episode is all about celebrating the fourth birthday of the podcast, and 208 full episodes of the show. In this episode, I want to share with you key things I have learned over the years from episodes 158 to today's episode. Listen to the episode If you enjoyed this ep…
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Welcome to the 207th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This episode is the final in our series on South Asian Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the diverse stories that shape the South Asian community. This year's theme is "Tell Your Story", and it encourages individuals to share their personal journeys and the pivotal moments t…
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Welcome to the 206th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It’s South Asian Heritage Month, and this year’s theme is all about celebrating the stories that make up our diverse and vibrant community. To join me today to discuss this further is Pooja Thilvawala. Listen to the episode If you enjoyed this episode, then consider subscribin…
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