I invited Desiree and Ericka on the podcast for a conversation on leadership and what ensued was a rich tapestry of narrative on empowerment versus entitlement, individualism and what it looks like to have big conversations that matters. Ericka and Desiree bring their fire for justice as well as their playfulness in a dialogue that will leave you wanting to do better.
Guests Featured On This Episode
Ericka Hines, Principal of Every Level Leadership, is a consultant, advisor, strategist, curriculum designer, and senior trainer who works with organizations to do two things: use diversity to their advantage and leverage leadership across levels.
As a consultant, she embraces opportunities for change and exploration as she works with clients to create productive and inclusive workplaces. She has enjoyed leading projects and collaborating with teams in national foundations, government agencies, nonprofits and small businesses. To date, she has combined her deep knowledge and quick wit to train over 1500 individuals across the country.
Her work always features a mix of solid data, actionable information and useful skills. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School Of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Wright State University.
Desiree Adaway is a seasoned nonprofit consultant and facilitator. All of her presentations have a mix of thought provoking content presented with humor and wit. When she teaches she makes a point to connect with every person, and create a safe space for their growth. She is known by staff, senior leadership, peers, and partners as being great at open, honest, and productive conversations. She is not afraid of addressing anything that gets in the way of great work. Her style is positive, approachable, engaging, service-oriented and audience-centered.