#051- The Benefits of Embracing A Good Enough Now Mindset with Jessica Pettitt
The Workplace Communication Podcast
Jess Pettitt is one of a kind. As a former diversity and inclusion specialist by day / NYC stand-up comedy by night, she eventually decided to quit her day job to become a Diversity and Leadership keynote speaker. Her engaging and humourous approach helps people take a deep look at everything they’ve ever wanted to know about where leadership and diversity collide but are afraid to ask. On this episode of the Workplace Communication Podcast, Jess and I look at how to have conversations that matter and reflect on doing the best you can with what you have some of the time. Leadership tips you won’t want to miss: 🎙️ Do the best they can with what they have some of the time Jess Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP, has always had a foot in two different approaches to her life. Perhaps it is her Texas roots, but she believes to thrive in this world you have to ride two horses at once – one of humility and one of ego. This is why while hosting and performing stand-up in NYC she also worked as a diversity and inclusion specialist as a day job. She quit her day job after a decade and almost 20 years later still uses humor to deliver actionable content related to everything you ever wanted to know about where leadership and diversity collide but are afraid to ask. Though often referred to as a thought leader, Jess responds that she just makes leaders think. If it’s time for you to embrace who you are, imperfections and all, then this episode is for you! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please be sure to subscribe and leave a review. A written transcript of this podcast episode is available upon request. To request a copy, please send us an email. Jessica Pettitt’s contact information: Book: https://goodenoughnowbook.com/ Lindsay’s contact information: To book a discovery call E-mail Website Free e-course: Free Yourself from Workplace Conflict and Confrontation LinkedIn Previous podcast episodes
In this episode, Jessica Pettitt humbly shares how she uses her 20+ years as a comedian to help facilitate tough conversations and get her audiences laughing, reflecting, learning and implementing strategies to help bring about more connection and productivity in the workplace. Amy and Jess met about 20 years ago when they were neighbors in Brooklyn. This conversation is heartwarming, funny, and light-hearted. You’ll even get Jess’ infamous pie recipe! Enjoy! Jessica Pettitt’s Bio: Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP, has always had a foot in two different approaches to her life. Perhaps it is her Texas roots, but she believes to thrive in this world you have to ride two horses at once – one of humility and one of ego. This is why while hosting and performing stand-up in NYC she also worked as a diversity and inclusion specialist as a day job. She quit her day job after a decade and almost 20 years later still uses humor to deliver actionable content related to everything you ever wanted to know about where leadership and diversity collide but are afraid to ask. Though often referred to as a thought leader, Jess responds that she just makes leaders think. For Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work to stick, the first step is a conversation that matters about what you don’t know you don’t know, then you can do the best you can with what you have some of the time without getting sued, losing talent, or failing customers. Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/jessicapettitt/ Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/jesspettitt Website Link: https://goodenoughnow.com Instagram Link: @goodenoughnow Buy Good Enough Now: www.GoodEnoughNowBook.com https://www.amazon.com/Good-Enough-Now-Nothing-Expanded-ebook/dp/B08HJVQX6X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=good+enough+now&qid=1617225883&s=books&sr=1-1
Jessica Pettitt: How do we build long lasting connections with students?
Fraternity Foodie Podcast by Greek University
Welcome to episode # 77 of Fraternity Foodie! Today we have with us Jessica Pettitt. Jess has been stirring up difficult conversations for over a decade, performing as a stand-up comic, speaking on stage as a diversity educator, and moving teams from abstract to action. We find out why she chose Hendrix College, why she's pursuing her MBA now, why her position at NYU as the LGBT Student Services Program Advisor was so important, why she started working for her own company after years in Higher Education, how her book called Good Enough Now can help those who struggle with inaction and those who chase perfection, why she always leaves room for edits, how we can focus on what we can control during a pandemic, how students can make long lasting connections in a virtual environment, how student organizations can attract more diverse students, why it's important to articulate our own stereotypes and derogatory terms, and how we can ensure all of our members are heard on difficult topics like racism and politics. We even find out her favorite restaurants in Eureka, California! If you're like me and you wanted to know everything about Jess, here is your opportunity! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYsHu388VNk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYsHu388VNk
Cultural Humility And The Struggle For Inclusivity With Jessica Pettitt
Speakers Who Get Results
Whether you’re from a marginalized group or not, it is important to have enough cultural humility to recognize your privileges and how you are responsible for excluding other people. It can be a hard conversation, but it is nevertheless something that we have to talk about in a time when diversity issues are once again coming to the fore. Joining Elizabeth Bachman to talk about this is Jessica Pettitt, a stand-up comedian, diversity trainer, and author of Good Enough Now. As someone who identifies as LGBT, Jessica is a victim of exclusion in one sense, but as a white person, she is also aware of the privileges that she enjoys by virtue of her whiteness. Her years in diversity work manifest in how clearly she elucidates the nuances of exclusion, privilege, and the need for inclusivity.
Good Enough Now with Diversity Expert, Jessica Pettitt
Authentic Living with Roxanne
The workplace today is richly diverse and brimming with people of all personality types. Some we get along well with and others we just can’t seem to gel with. On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we welcome Diversity Expert, Jessica Pettitt who will share some of her ideas about creating a more collaborative environment with those we have to spend our time with each day. As a College Administrator, Social Justice Training Institute Alumna, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and a Certified Speaking Professional, Jessica has taken the typical diversity talks to the next level of social justice conversations examining privilege, oppression, entitlement, and our collective responsibility to make change while connecting difficult topics with employee retention, crisis management, and increasing innovation and profits. Authentic Touch Points Being real instead of being perfect.3:05 Working with teams to create collaboration.7:30 Dealing with difficult people.10:20 The conception of Good Enough Now. 15:30 Jessica’s comedic background.26:30 Confronting the elephant(s) in the room.28:35 Jessica’s bonus offerings.32:35 Jessica blends politics, humor, identity, and local flair with big city passion and energy through direct, individualized, and interactive conversations. Her workshops, seminars, and keynotes don’t just leave participants invigorated but inspired and motivated to follow through with action to create change. Having traveled and lived in a variety of communities and environments, while also engaging with education as student, teacher, administrator, and active community member, Jessica uses her take on life to lead participants through a safe but confrontational process of examination, self-reflection, and open dialog that is as challenging as it is rewarding. I encourage you to reach out at any time with thoughts or questions. Click here to contact me at your convenience. Thanks! Roxanne Links: Jessica’s website: https://goodenoughnow.com Jessica’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jessica’s offerings: https://goodenoughnow.com/freebies
Strategies for the Self-Employed Speaker - Jessica Pettitt
The Big Talk with Tricia Brouk
The business side of speaking is not nearly as exciting as being on stage. However, it’s vital to have clear business systems in place if you are a self-employed speaker. Today’s guest shares how she determines (and increases) her fees, strategies for making connections that can pay off later, and advice for dealing with taxes and other business issues.
We all know there's a need for diversity in the work place. Most of us recognize that, yet diversity training rarely works. There’s a lot of talk about diversity in the work force, but what does that really mean? And, how can we successfully integrate a diverse workforce? Is it possible that we are looking at diversity in completely the wrong way?Well stay tuned because we are going to take a deep dive into the truth and lies of diversity and diversity training with our guest.Our guest on this episode is Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP. Jessica pulls together her standup comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead to teams that want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, converse precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.Jessica Pettitt is referred to as the “Margaret Cho” of Diversity Trainers.On the episode we dive into The truth and lies of diversity Why most diversity training fail miserably We ask is the #Metoo good or bad for diversity Why she a diversity trainer called the “white guy whisperer.” How real diversity can save leaders and entrepreneurs from burnout How not feeling/believing we're good blocks us at every move How to embrace that you are “Good Enough Now” To find out more about Jessica Pettitt and her fabulous resources: www.GoodEnoughNow.com/freebies To find out more about hiring Dov Baron as a speaker or strategist for your organization: http://fullmontyleadership.com/consulting or http://fullmontyleadership.com/speakingRemember you can now also find us on iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, or wherever you tune into podcastsAnd on traditional radio stations across the US every Monday and Thursday on: 99.5 FM & 1520 AM Las Vegas102.1 FM & 1640 AM Lancaster, Philadelphia87.9 FM & 810 AM Macon, Gorgia 92.1 FM & 1630 AM Tampa, Florida97.7 The Villages, Florida96.3 FM Boulder, Colorado90.3 FM Milwaukee, Wisconsin 94.7 FM Pittsburg, Philadelphia87.9 FM Colorado Springs, ColoradoAlso look for us on ROKU TV where there’s 100K subscribers. If you are a regular listener, then a big thank you to you for making us the #1 podcast Globally for Fortune 500 listeners! And with a potential reach of 2.5 to 3 million listeners for every show, we’re honoured and grateful to be cited in INC.com as The #1 Podcast To Make You a Better Leader. Get bonus content on Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Breakthrough Sessions In Circles with Dan Hoffman and Engaging In Tough Conversation with Jessica Pettitt
Take The Lead
Fostering deeper learning with deeper connections in learning environments and meeting spaces is Founder of Circl.es, Dan Hoffman. Circl.es is a video platform to make it easy for small groups to help each other work and grow. Dan shares what it is all about and how it can effectively create enduring connections. Used by schools like the Harvard Business Schools, he shows how it addresses a common problem with the learning experience, which is what happens after when the meeting is over. Dan shares the structures of Circl.es that helps with this as well as the three things to have breakthrough sessions, how to get people to stay with their tasks, and how to get different kinds of participants involved in a meeting. Many people flinch at the thought of having tough conversations, delving into controversial topics, and facing issues that they would never thought of otherwise. Jessica Pettitt is an expert at breaking through this dilemma. Referred to as the Margaret Cho of diversity trainers, she merges politics, humor, identity, and local flair with big city passionate energy through direct, individualized, and interactive conversations. Jessica dives deep into getting people engaged in tough conversations, weighing in on different points of view, and ridding yourself of self-doubt, self-limiting beliefs, and habitual excuses. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Take The Lead community today: DrDianeHamilton.com Dr. Diane Hamilton Facebook Dr. Diane Hamilton Twitter Dr. Diane Hamilton LinkedIn Dr. Diane Hamilton YouTube Dr. Diane Hamilton Instagram
1051: Moving from Abstract Fears to Actionable Habits with Jessica Pettitt Founder and Owner of Good Enough Now
The Entrepreneur Way
Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP, pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity training's in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead teams to want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, conserve precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time. “you are in control of your own sense of urgency. And hearing that myself and saying it to other people it’s like releasing the pressure because you really are doing this to yourself. That is both terrifying and exhilarating”…[Listen for More] Click Here for Show Notes To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-6Jq