Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) support higher profitability and performance
According to McKinsey & Co., “Delivering through Diversity,” Jan 2018:
Companies with the most ethnically diverse executive teams are 33 percent more likely to outperform their least ethnically diverse peers on profitability.
Companies with the highest executive-level gender diversity are 21 percent more likely to outperform their least gender diverse industry peers on profitability.
Companies in the bottom quartile on both gender and ethnic diversity are more likely to underperform their industry peers on profitability by 29 percent.
The challenge for organizations is to design and implement effective I&D initiatives, because short-sighted programs can have the opposite effect of reducing inclusion.
Calm Clarity works with organizations to deliver thoughtful, effective, science-based training and initiatives that transform their environment into a safe, inclusive space for growth, collaboration, and unimpeded performance.
The Calm Clarity Approach
Use neuroscience and mindfulness to foster genuine inclusion, engagement, leadership and collaboration through these three offerings:
This training helps individuals and organizations recognize, address, and change limiting narratives and behaviors that undermine engagement and genuine inclusion and diversity.
Participants learn to use tools that help rewire their brain to be more inclusive and open to engaging with people who look and think differently from them.
This leadership development program helps participants integrate their whole selves and tap into the resilience and compassion that naturally arises when people stop disowning marginalized aspects of themselves.
Participants learn and practice tools to build more authentic relationships with themselves, their colleagues, and community.
Redesign Gateways and Pathways
This engagement begins by mapping your organization’s current gateways for hiring and advancement and the pathways that take candidates and employees through those gateways.
Then we assess these gateways and pathways for bias and collaborate with your team to redesign the gateways and pathways to be open and inclusive for staff from non-dominant backgrounds.
Deconstruct Unconscious Bias
Using neuroscience and mindfulness
This interactive session explains how neural mechanisms underlie unconscious bias and provides a mindfulness-based framework to deconstruct your biases. We will also show you how to activate neural pathways (in Brain 3.0) that enable you to more effectively engage with people whose perspectives may be very different from your own.
This content can be offered as a high-level keynote presentation or an in-depth half-day workshop.
This Calm Clarity training enables participants to:
Become aware of the neural mechanisms underlying bias.
Understand how the associative activation of neurons leads to the formation of unconscious bias.
Learn and sense how biases are marked by emotional valence and are associated with three patterns of brain activation.
Identify patterns for “universal” biases that are hard-wired into the human brain.
Understand the effects of dominant culture, stereotypes, social scripts, and intersectionality on career progression and how to apply neuroscience and mindfulness to address and neutralize these effects.
Learn and practice the NOTE framework to navigate and neutralize unconscious bias
Notice the subtle signs of bias arising by being aware of associations, emotional valence, and brain activation.
Open our minds with curiosity to explore how biases are hard-wired into our “autopilot,” often as life scripts.
Tune in to compassionately hold space to process charged emotions and calm amygdala hijacks triggered by past experiences of stigma, stereotyping, and shame.
Engage by activating neural pathways that enable us to embody our core values and respond with wisdom and compassion to create a more effective, genuinely inclusive, and collaborative path forward.
"Due Quach provides a compelling and thought-provoking approach that enables leaders and their teams to gain a better understanding of what is happening inside the mind. Her engaging manner and personal story grab a hold of you. The big takeaway is a framework that can easily lead to greater understanding and success in personal interactions."
—Bernard Dagenais, President & CEO, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce
"Leaders often struggle with the concept of mindfulness. The Calm Clarity workshop on deconstructing unconscious bias really helps to make mindfulness more accessible in everyday life."
—Regina Carr Tierney, Director, Education & Development, Main Line Health
"This workshop was a genuinely empowering and positive experience. Calm Clarity uses neuroscience and mindfulness to create an open space that enabled me to look at bias and life scripts in a way that did not trigger guilt, shame, and defensiveness."
—Michelle Sherman, Villanova
University Campus Ministry
Lead with Authenticity
Using neuroscience and mindfulness
This unique leadership program skillfully integrates neuroscience and mindfulness to show organizations how to strengthen the neural networks that support people to be more effective, responsive, resilient, innovative, collaborative, and inspiring.
Each module is a half-day workshop. This full training program can be delivered as a two-day offsite or as four modules delivered in sequence over a period of time.
Part I: The Science of Mind Training
Module 1: Boost Brain Functioning
Learn how you feel, think, and act differently when you are in Brain 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 and how to strengthen Brain 3.0 using very practical techniques that are grounded in science.
Module 2: Tame Your Inner Critic
Learn how to turn up the volume of your Inner Sage and transform your Inner Critic so you can break free of negative patterns and self-limiting beliefs.
Part II: Presence and Positive Relationships
Module 3: Mind Your Autopilot
Observe and re-train your autopilot so you can activate Brain 3.0 to break habits and patterns hardwired in Brain 1.0 and Brain 2.0 and use beginner’s mind to be responsive rather than reactive.
Module 4: Deepen Connection
Practice mindful listening and mindful speaking to be genuinely present for other people and build meaningful and positive connections in Brain 3.0.
“My senior executives and I found Due’s mindful leadership training very inspirational. Her powerful personal story touched all of us, and her faithfulness to the science impressed a very tough crowd, including the past president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists."
—Robert Kreider, Retired President & CEO, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
"Engaging. Inspiring. These are just two words to describe Calm Clarity. Due taught us tools that can be used to unlock the brain and build resilience. A number of attendees even declared to have a reduction in stress immediately following the program!"
—Melissa Govette, Vice President, M&T Bank
“I am fully supportive of Calm Clarity and the many great things it can do in many different channels. We believe the construct is easily understandable, practical and intuitive."
—George Brooks, Americas Leader for Ernst & Young People Advisory Services