#137 - Nothing Can Be Transformed Until It Is Faced - with Forest Richter & Jerry Colonna
“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” - James Baldwin In this release, Jerry sits down with Forest Richter, Co-founder and CEO of Uncrowd.io, a software platform that serves to connect underrepresented startup founders with investors. Forest shares how his ongoing battle with imposter syndrome has undermined his self-confidence and has called forward deeper questions around whether he, as a cis-gendered white man, can effectively execute the company’s mission. In their session, Jerry helps to illuminate how the governors of our ego serve to protect us from feeling the shame and humiliation of being found out as the incompetent that we suspect we are, and supports Forest in unpacking the character structures that reify his feelings of imposter syndrome. As their conversation progresses, they shift to discuss the white savior model, why addressing systemic problems require systemic solutions, and with help from James Baldwin, Jerry reminds us all why nothing can be transformed until it’s faced. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Follow our step by step guides: - How To: Leave a Review on Your Computer: - How To: Leave a Review on Your iPhone: Never miss an episode! Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all our episode releases.