Dr. Sheila Robinson is the owner and publisher of Diversity Women Media. She is a keynote speaker on leadership, entrepreneurship, and diversity and inclusion.
She’s written two books “Lead by Example: An Insider’s Look at How to Successfully Lead in Corporate America and Entrepreneurship” and “Your Toolkit for Success: The Professional Woman’s Guide for Advancing to the C-Suite.”
Dr. Robinson mentors women in business and trains companies on how to transform their culture around equity and belonging. She is no stranger to adversity and has overcome many career challenges.
As a result of her journey, she found her passion to help other business leaders achieve leadership success in their careers. She’s turned her personal achievements into a means of giving back to the community.
- “What people say or do is a reflection of who they are and what I say and do is a reflection of who I am.”
- “Freedom is when your mind, body, and spirit don’t get in the way.”
- “We are only as great as the least among us.”
- “Always choose people that are better than you. Always choose people that challenge you and are smarter than you. Always be the student.” – Sandra Bullock
What You’ll Learn:
How to manage relationships with others in the workplace and community and how to build a more diverse tribe.
This Episode Includes:
- Robinson teaches that mindset helps you overcome adversities.
- Building intentional relationships involves finding like-minded people who will lift you up and amplify you where you are.
- Setting boundaries around relationships that are not mutually beneficial is important for personal growth and health.
- Managing relationships is a part of life.
- Empathy for others helps you communicate and respond in any situation.
- Define what success means for you and make sure it doesn’t include your job title.
- Everyone is diverse.
- Incorporating the principles of inclusiveness allows everyone to reach their full potential helps us all.
- An authentic way to build a more diverse tribe is to make sure you do it where you feel comfortable.
- There may be a time where you can not control loneliness, like the pandemic, and you must learn how to be okay being alone.
Three Takeaways from Today’s Episode:
- Invite one person to lunch this week and get to know them on a personal level.
- Consider joining an organization, club, or association that includes a diverse range of people.
- If you are lonely, find a trusted confidant or healthcare provider who can help you learn how to not feel alone when you are by yourself.