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Jillian Kruschell – Get the Edge with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Episode Overview:

If you really want to hire the ‘best person for the job’ you need to make sure you’re attracting the largest pool of candidates for the right reasons and evaluating their skills, competencies and experience independent of bias. 

To create or build an organization centered around inclusivity, where employees can show up authentically, access opportunities equally, and be empowered to realize their potential in a safe and respectful environment, diversity, equity and inclusion should be a priority.

To help us understand how a DEI strategy can give us a competitive advantage is my guest, Jillian Kruschell.

Guest Bio: 

A seasoned female leader, Jillian has extensive experience working with a full spectrum of organizations from small businesses to internationally-recognized brands. At Inclusion by Libra, Jillian leads a team who work with organizations to integrate diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into business strategy. Libra specializes in working with young companies, and brings a DEI lens to the professionalization of small business by creating policies and procedures rooted in employee well being. 

Drawing on a Bachelor’s in Management alongside 13 years of experience in fast-growing companies, Jillian combines a nimble approach to strategy, process design and project management with a passion for delivering excellent customer service. 

As founder and CEO, Jillian brings a personalized touch to business. She works closely with clients to tailor solutions to their unique needs and ensure the consistent and dependable provision of high quality results.

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Insight Gold Timestamps:

03:41 Diversity is a fact of the world we live in

09:37 If your staff feels safe and valued

12:22 Focus on the business case

18:34 Three phases you can consider

19:24 It’s something you can’t just do once

24:16 Anonymizing the screening process

28:36 You need to take an empathetic lens

30:30 Four step framework: Evaluate, Execute, Educate, Empower

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About the Host, Michael

Michael Vickers inspires enduring success, redefining the possible for today’s sales professionals, leaders, and managers. Whatever the sales or business opportunity, Michael will greatly enhance your odds of success. Every person who has an idea to promote, an employee to motivate, or a deal to negotiate, will attain a new level of success after an event with Michael.

Michael is also the best-selling author of Becoming Preferred: How to Outsell Your Competition, and Dance of the Rainmaker: Creating Authentic Differentiation in Today's Competitive Marketplace, where he shares his secrets to achieving the very highest level of sales mastery.

Whatever the result you’re striving for, if it involves influencing others or achieving success through others, Michael will build your confidence and accelerate your performance.

Michael is the Executive Director of Summit Learning Systems, a company that offers customized in-house training programs to many of today’s leading companies. He teaches thousands of business professionals throughout North America the skills required to achieve optimum performance.

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