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The Appetite

Oct 27, 2020

What does it look like to center narrative in racial identity work? Aiko Bethea is the principal and founder of Rare Coaching and Consulting, which offers executive coaching to leaders on their diversity, equity, and inclusion journey. She joins host Carter Umhau and Opal Co-Founders Lexi Giblin and Julie Church today in a tender and empowering conversation around what diversity and inclusion work can look like when narrative and shame resilience are part of the process. Aiko has been working with Opal Co-Founders Lexi Giblin, Kara Bazzi, and Julie Church over the last year to reflect on and analyze Opal’s systems to make them more actively anti-racist.



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Thank you to our team...

Thanks to David Bazzi for editing, Camille Dodson for podcast administrative and social media support. 

Music by Aaron Davidson:

Daniel Guenther at Jack Straw Cultural Center:

Host and Producer Carter Umhau: