Get Uncomfortably Awake With Michelle Kim on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 51

Blending activism and entrepreneurship sounds like a delicate dance, but as a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and a career coach, Michelle Kim is showing us how to make it happen, one uncomfortable conversation at a time. In this episode of Hack the Process, Michelle will explain why diversity training for startups is about more than just ticking a box on a form, how her own life experiences inspired her work with marginalized communities and individuals, and what she’s doing to make sure the information and training products she’s developing are effective, tested, and ready for the market.

Where to find Michelle online:

Awaken: http://www.visionawaken.com

Personal Coaching/Consulting Site: http://www.michellekimconsulting.com

Blog: https://medium.com/@michellekim

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mjmichellekim

UC Berkeley Graduation Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlGQhwegchU&t=2m50s

Resources Michelle mentioned:

Creative Live: https://www.creativelive.com/

General Assembly: https://generalassemb.ly

Tim Ferriss: https://tim.blog/

Leslie Mac : http://www.lesliemac.com/

Safety Pin Box: https://www.safetypinbox.com/

Kimberly Bryant: https://twitter.com/6Gems

Black Girls Code: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/

Ericka Huggins: https://www.erickahuggins.com/

Black Panther Party: http://www.cbpm.org/nbpp.html

Rich Russo: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rich-russo-cdp-99204125

Elephant in the Room: http://theelephantintheroomdiversitytrainings.org/

Note: After this interview was published, Michelle let me know that my initial use of the word “woke” in the title could have been interpreted as cultural appropriation. Like all of us, I’m still learning, and I apologize for any offense. If there were a word that conveyed the concept as clearly and concisely I would have used it. Meanwhile I’ve substituted “awake” for “woke” in the updated title, and I would be grateful to hear from folks in the comments about better ways to get this complex idea across in a word, or maybe two. -David

Author: M. David Green

The host of Hack the Process, M. David Green is a writer and agile business coach, and the founder of Agile That Works, a consultancy that helps people in engineering organizations collaborate more effectively to make constant improvement a daily practice.

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