33 minutes | May 24, 2023
Season 4 Finale
The season 4 finale of the Culture Stew podcast is here! With the help of our editor, we've pulled together clips from 5 different episodes to remind you of what we talked about this season, to inspire you to listen to the full episode if you haven't and to encourage you to take action. This also gives us another moment to thank our guests! We couldn't do this podcast without you, and if we tried, and as awesome as Maria and Roger are, we would be missing out on the fantastic stories, experiences, and lessons our guests bring to every episode. Please enjoy and remember to review, rate, and drop us a message at CultureStew@MSMGlobalConsulting.com!
68 minutes | May 11, 2023
CULTURE STEW CONVERSATIONS Segregating History: A conversation on Anti-DEI
On March 2nd, Maria Morukian and Roger Moreano hosted the first Culture Stew Conversation on LinkedIn Live: Segregating History: A conversation on anti-DEI efforts and what it means for DEI Practitioners, Educators, and Students This event showcased a dynamic conversation between the two about the history of oppression and anti-DEI rhetoric. Now, we have produced this event to be a part of the Culture Stew Podcast. Take a listen and then join us next time to wrap up Season 4!
52 minutes | Apr 26, 2023
An Intercultural Journey with Julia Gaspar-Bates
Julia Gaspar-Bates, Roger, and Maria sit down to discuss the intricacies between DEI, intercultural communication, and community. "With a Bachelor's degree in the Romance Languages, Julia is fluent in French, Spanish, and Italian, and currently studying Brazilian Portuguese, and is able to incorporate a deep understanding of the complexities of communicating across linguistic barriers into her work. In addition to her years in France, she has also lived in Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, and more recently, Ecuador and has traveled to more than 45 countries on five continents. Her workshops are peppered with personal anecdotes sharpened from a lifetime of interacting and working with people from different cultures."
57 minutes | Mar 22, 2023
Fighting Racial Friction with Finesse and Fitness - Dr. Patrick Ford
Systemic Racism is everywhere. Systemic Racism impacts every aspect of our society. Whether it is in the educational system, the job market, access to resources, access to financial programs, and how our communities are encouraged or discouraged to succeed and more so what success looks like. Systemic Racism also impacts health. Maria and Roger discuss the history of crossfit, the landscape of the wellness and fitness arena, and who has access to these resources. Dr. Patrick Ford came to this conversation with passion and discuss how racism has affected the health and wellness of our BIPOC community members. Learn more and connect with Patrick here - @TheInclusiveClinician @ProjectOnyxDSM And see the Project Onyx website here: https://www.projectonyxdsm.com/meet-the-team
41 minutes | Mar 8, 2023
DEI and Neuroscience: Understanding the 6 Inches Between our Ears - Shannon Murphy
Learning about ourselves, our brains, and how we are structured can lead to a better understanding of ourselves and others. Maria and Roger discuss bias, behavioral patterns, privilege, and more, with Shannon Murphy. Shannon Murphy, M.A. CEO & Co-Founder BrainSkills@Work Shannon Murphy, CEO of BrainSkills@Work, applies neuroscience to help individuals be more inclusive, culturally agile, and more effective leaders. Shannon brings over 20 years of expertise in diversity and inclusion, intercultural management, and leadership development. She is co-author of book Neuroscience of Inclusion: New Skills for New Times, and the BrainStates Awareness Profile. She has successfully created and implemented large scale training initiatives (20,000+ employees) with companies like Deloitte, CHRISTUS Health, Medtronic, Deluxe, Barr Engineering, University of Michigan, Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific, and others. She has an M.A. in Intercultural Management and Leadership Development. In May 2012, she achieved advanced certification as a NeuroBusiness coach at Harvard with Dr. Srini Pillay. She was faculty at the Intercultural Communication Institute teaching neuroscience of inclusion, and an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business Executive Education. She is certified in the Intercultural Development Inventory, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Quantum Healing. She loves traveling, scuba diving, and spending time with her daughters. https://www.brainskillsatwork.com/our-team
36 minutes | Feb 22, 2023
BELONGING BEYOND BORDERS: Megan Norton
What is a Third Culture Kid? Are they adults? How does this cross-cultural experience impact the lives of TCKs? How do we cope with change and return to our parent culture? Megan Norton knows all too well these experiences and struggles. Megan discusses this, and more, with Maria and Roger in this eye-opening conversation. Learn more about Megan and her book here: https://adultthirdculturekid.com/my-first-childrens-book-coming-fall-2020/ “Third Culture Kids (TCKs) have typically spent a significant part of their upbringing crossing cultures. Their experiences can make it challenging to find, form, and sustain a sense of belonging to place and to people. Belonging Beyond Borders supports the journey of Adult Third Culture Kids in unpacking what it means to belong in their multiple communities: personal, professional, familial, cultural, spiritual.”
49 minutes | Feb 8, 2023
Creating a Complete College America with Dhanfu Elston
"Dr. Dhanfu E. Elston (pronounced: dah-nee-foo) serves as Complete College America’s Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President for Strategy where he utilizes his national policy and campus expertise for practical application, implementation, and scaling of CCA strategies at institutions throughout the United States. He provides oversight of national external partnerships and has led CCA’s pathways initiatives, the Purpose First career alignment strategy, 15 To Finish national campaign, technology Seal of Approval, and scaling standards to close equity and institutional performance gaps. Elston has also coordinated relationships with Governor’s Offices, higher education state-wide systems, and national partners in their college completion efforts. Recently, he launched a national initiative with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to amplify completion efforts at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and minority-serving institutions. Over his higher education career in academic and student affairs, Elston has created and implemented comprehensive success and retention programs that have garnered national attention. He has been recognized as a champion of college completion policy initiatives at institutions that educate highly diverse and minoritized student populations." https://completecollege.org/
36 minutes | Jan 25, 2023
A Discussion about Trust, Failure, and Leadership with Noor Azizan-Gardner
In this episode of Culture Stew, Maria and Roger break down trust, failure and leadership with Noor Azizan-Gardner. In order to make long lasting change, and to be an effective leader, trust must be cultivated. “Noor Azizan-Gardner, originally from Malaysia, is founder and president of Baru Global Group, LLC, a consulting company which assists organizations and institutions with building innovative inclusive organizational culture through fostering inspired leaders and employees. Previous leadership positions in DEI include the University of Missouri where she created the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative and later served as its Chief Diversity Officer. She led a team which provided consultation and services in the areas of diversity, cultural competency, equity, EEO compliance, Title IX, and ADA education and accommodation. “ Connect with Noor: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noor-azizan-gardner-aa619b1/
40 minutes | Jan 11, 2023
“Live life Globalisciously!” How to with Patricia Malidor-Coleman
In this joyful and inviting conversation, Maria and Roger discuss identity, storytelling, and what it means to be Globaliscious with Patricia Malidor-Coleman. Patricia Malidor Coleman, due to a long career in the Travel Industry & Hospitality, specializes in International Business, Cross-Cultural consulting and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training in various fields such as International Education, Global Mobility, Global Corporate Compliance, Global Talent acquisition and Management. She has studied, taught and done business internationally for over 30 years. Ms. Coleman is very well acquainted with the various behavioral science profiles encountered in diverse market place locally and globally due to her personal life experience, rich ethnic heritage and diversified career achievements. She is a dual citizen of France and the USA. She has developed and delivered various training, seminar and workshop sessions for study abroad, expatriate executives relocating overseas with their families, companies aiming at penetrating international markets, reaching a diverse clientele, providing multicultural service excellence, or managing a diverse workforce. Much of her work has been combined with a highly trusted consulting practice for educational institutions in support of international student integration, global companies worldwide assisting in working effectively with virtual teams across cultures, talent development and management in cultural competence, global implementation of franchises, careful integration of mission statement, marketing programs and procedures in respect to local culture. Learn more about Patricia and connect with her here: IG @azworldconnect @Miss Globaliscious www.facebook.com/patricia.malidorcoleman www.facebook.com/Globaliscious https://www.linkedin.com/in/azworldconnectionsinc/
41 minutes | Dec 7, 2022
The Future of Work: A Deep Dive with Maria and Roger
On this special episode of Culture Stew, Maria and Roger take the microphone and have an in-depth conversation about what it means to be at work today. Multiple aspects of our lives have changed over the past few years. Our priorities, what makes us happy, our values, and our interests have shifted whether we were aware of them or not. In the workplace, employees are also noticing these shifts and are taking more time to state their needs and interests. In the Culture Stew Newsletter over the past two months, we have been discussing these shifts and what they mean for the future of work. On the top of this list, and where Maria and Roger spend some time on the podcast, is talking about flexibility in our choices, along with the importance of equitable workspaces, and how we need to continue to pay attention to our needs and others: Especially when it comes to managing and leading a team. What do you need in your workspace to thrive, feel included, and do your best work? What do you need in your life to feel fulfilled? We discuss all of these today on Culture Stew! https://msmglobalconsulting.com/category/culture-stew-podcast/
44 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
Introducing our Co-Conspirator, Jasmin Robinson
"Jasmin M. Robinson (she/her/hers) is the CEO and Founder of I.D.E.A.L. Education, LLC. She has over 10 years of experience in higher education and leads efforts to foster and maintain inclusive work environments that welcome, embrace, empower, and celebrate people. Jasmin’s leadership and guidance span K-12 education schools, non-profit organizations, and corporate spaces. As a premier leadership and diversity strategist, she is responsible for guiding individuals, groups, and organizations through their journey to inclusive excellence." Maria, Roger, and Jasmin wear their flannel shirts while talking about Jasmin's background, the ways where we can increase our outreach, and why this work is so important now, and in the future. Learn more about Jasmin here: https://idealeducationllc.com/about
49 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Storytelling with Alex Kronemer
Alex Kronemer is the co-founder of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF). He is an award-winning film director, author and public speaker, with highly acclaimed films and documentaries exploring the history, culture and religion of Islam. Alex has won numerous awards for his work in promoting peace and interfaith understanding. His latest documentary, The Great Muslim American Road Trip, can be viewed on PBS.
56 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
Going to School with Sonja Ardoin
Sonja Ardoin grew up with this phrase loudly following behind her: “You work hard and you work a lot.” Looking at going to college and what her future held, education was the key. But when you go to college you become a doctor, a teacher, or a lawyer. Well, education became her path and passion. Maria and Roger speak with Dr. Ardoin about her story through higher education and what that looks like for first-generation and rural students. The journey through higher education is challenging in many ways and as a first-generation student, those challenges are new. Sonja discusses her path on how she found a sense of belonging in a whole new world. The systems we create are not created with every participant in mind. The goal is to find ways to dismantle harmful systems and create more equitable access to other systems. Learn more here: https://www.sonjaardoin.com/
48 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
Rohini Anand: Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
In this episode, Maria and Roger talk to the incredible Dr. Rohini Anand. “Dr. Rohini Anand is a strategic global business leader and trusted board member who has successfully transformed cultures, built an iconic brand with an enduring reputation resulting in growing the core business and driving sales. Dr. Anand is a recognized pioneer and a sought-after expert on organizational transformation, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), executive leadership, human capital, and global corporate responsibility (CR). Her global experience, cultural dexterity, vast network and ability to influence leaders result in a reputation for judgment, integrity and accountability. Her new book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations, offers five proven principles for multinational companies to advance DEI with a nuanced understanding of local contexts across countries and cultures. https://www.rohinianand.com/book”
11 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
Culture Stew Season 4 - Let's Get To Work
Welcome Back! We are so excited for you to join us in Season 4 of Culture Stew! This season we’re spotlighting more guests who aren’t necessarily DEI practitioners but are exploring and incorporating DEI in a wide variety of industries. This work can’t just live in the small but mighty community of people who make DEI our career. It’s exciting to see so many people taking ownership and doing creative work around social justice, equity, and inclusion in fields like the fitness industry, community engagement and organizing, animal welfare, and personal wellness and therapy. We will continue to share the stories of our hosts, Maria Morukian and Roger Moreano, and how they shape how we show up in this work. Like we say in the intro, we are not one dimensional and multiple realities exist, so we aim to ask the questions we are wrestling with, provide resources for further learning, and hopefully share the wisdom that we have gained during this process. We’re looking to you for help in how to shape this podcast for you! What areas do you want to learn more about? Who are you looking to hear from? How are you engaging in this work? What questions do you have? Anything you feel like sending to us - email us at Culture Stew@MSMGlobalConsulting.Com - This is for all Culture Stew resources including the newsletter and the blog! Join us for another season of learning, laughter, and listening to fascinating stories. Let’s go and let’s get to work.
59 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
The Season Three Finale - A Look Back!
In this special episode of Culture Stew, we celebrate the year by looking back at some of our amazing conversations with our incredible guests. In this hour-long special, we take a listen to seven of our guests this year and reflect on the amazing conversations, questions, stories and lessons we’ve learned. In this episode we will hear Maria and Roger as well as Jay Peterson, Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey, Minal Bopiah, Jamie Washington, Judy Le, Stacey Gordon, and Rehman Abdulrehman! Listen to their full podcasts here: https://msmglobalconsulting.com/category/culture-stew-podcast/ More about our guests in the clips: Jay: How do we teach children to honor diversity and inclusion? Jay Peterson is a Canadian elementary school music teacher residing in London, Ontario. Jay has written the book Saxophone Sits Alone as a way to discuss inclusion and diversity in the classroom in an accessible yet powerful way. https://www.amazon.com/Saxophone-Sits-Alone-Jay-Peterson/dp/166415826X Jonathan:Thesis: Crafting an identity: an examination of the lived experiences of minority racial and ethnic individuals in the workplace - http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/3475/ Meta Review of the Business Case for Diversity https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/49638/the_business_case_for_equality_and_diversity.pdf The Performative Problem of Diversity and Inclusion https://elementofinclusion.com/the-performative-problem-of-diversity-inclusion The Propaganda Problem of Diversity and Inclusion https://elementofinclusion.com/the-propaganda-problem-of-diversity-inclusion Minal:For more information, please visit https://theequitybook.com #TheEquityBookJamie:For more information about Dr. Washington, visit his website at: https://washingtonconsultinggroup.net/jamie-washington#:~:text=Dr.,education%20for%20over%2036%20years. Judy:She is currently an instructor for the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University where she teaches a course on the Art and Practice of Influencing Without Authority. http://www.gotakeroot.com/about-index Stacey:“Stacey’s book, UNBIAS: Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Release list and is also available at Barnes & Nobles, and wherever books are sold.”Rehman: Check out Rehman at https://leadwithdiversity.com/podcast and his new Bias Tool Kit: https://leadwithdiversity.com/bob/ Watch Rehman’s TedX Talk at: https://tedxwinnipeg.ca/speaker/rehman-abdulrehma
57 minutes | May 18, 2022
Bringing the Head and Heart to Facilitation: A Conversation with Veritas Culture
Veritas Culture, led by Vince Brantley and Chris Armstrong, guides culture exploration, understanding, and resolution in an inclusive, root-focused manner. Chris and Vince specialize in deep, honest dialogues that bring people together to explore challenging issues and topics. The Veritas Academy offers training, coaching, and facilitator certification programs on Diversity-to-Belonging and Culture Assessment facilitation. https://veritasculture.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/veritas-culture/
51 minutes | May 4, 2022
Finding Our Path - A Conversation with Marie Tredway
Often known by her role in NBC's CHICAGO MED as Nurse Trinidad “Trini” Campos, Marie Tredway has been creating her own path forward. From an untraditional educational experience, to finding her passion in acting and in the arts, to making her mother proud, Maria, Marie and Roger take today’s podcast into talking about these area, and more. “Marie Tredway is a Chicago based director/actor/choreographer. Marie is passionate about being an advocate for marginalized voices through her work and storytelling.” You can hear her passion, her style and her ability to bringing you into this storytelling in today’s podcast. To learn more about Marie, you and follow her on Instagram @mariegtred.
57 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Can You Get Curious? A Conversation with Judy Le
In light of the continued struggles we view everyday on the news, on our social media feeds, in countless stories and podcasts, how might we set aside judgment and instead, get curious? Can we start with the fact that we are whole and human first? Can we stop othering people and placing them in superfluous boxes? Today, Maria and Roger take the time to discuss these questions and more with Judy Le. In this powerful conversation, the three speak about flipping the narrative around others and how to connect with each other across differences, and how adaptive leadership plays a role. Additionally, the conversation revolves around the refugee experience and how our lives can change in a moment. This is the world we live in. More about Judy Le:Judy Le has over 20 years of leadership development experience in the for-profit, non-profit, and higher education sectors. As CEO of TakeRoot, LLC, Judy works with clients to create meaningful change in their work and communities. Before starting TakeRoot, she served as the director of Leadership Rice at Rice University. She is currently an instructor for the Glasscock School at Rice University where she teaches all the courses of the leadership certificate, including the Art and Practice of Influencing Without Authority.
56 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
How to create spaces in relationships, conversations and communities with Tanya Williams
In another co-hosted episode of the Culture Stew Podcast, Maria and Roger have an emotional and heartfelt conversation on who we all are and what makes us that way. They talk about how to learn about why we are the way that we are and transform that into sustaining ourselves. How do you learn more, build community, and find purpose within yourself? How do you find peace? What makes your energy shift? These questions, and more, encompass the conversation around what you need to do what you want to do. Learn more about Tanya:“Tanya O. Williams’ mission is to provide and create spaces in relationships, conversations, and communities for all people to feel seen and appreciated for their authentic selves. She believes that educating and working toward equity within organizations and working with individuals to invite them into their authentic power and agency will get us closer to that goal. Born and raised in a working class in Houston, Texas, Tanya is based in Brooklyn, NY leads Authentic Coaching and Consulting (www.authenticseeds.org ) to move closer to her mission and vision of a socially just world.”