• Sarah E. Brown

The Essence of Diversity and Inclusion with Gina Gomez


How do you set up your business for success from the very beginning?


Focus on your people. When you empower and trust them, it impacts performance, and there is a chance of a better outcome.


Gina Gomez is a Business Strategist & Advisor working with some of the most well-known and well-respected professionals in the entertainment industry and public figures in the personal development industry.


Gina has a certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University, has been published in Forbes, featured on Hay House Radio, KateNorthrup.com, DanielleLaPorte.com, Prevention, and is a mentor for Marie Forleo’s B-School. Due to the emerging needs arising in the marketplace, Gina has become a prominent voice in the field of Diversity & Inclusion, one that garners a great deal of respect and trust.


In this episode, Gina talks about how some companies mask themselves as operating under the essence of inclusivity and diversity when in reality they do not reflect it. They have a low tolerance for patience and human error. And she advises that this is not the way to do this, for people need guidance and direction; even the best performer also falls off track. It’s best to set up a culture geared for success at the very start.



What you will learn from this episode:


  • Learn how to implement practices and behaviors so people feel consistently seen, valued, and heard

  • Learn how to make your company truly embrace the essence of inclusivity and diversity

  • Find out what most leaders mistake that prevents them from truly developing talent and setting everything for success from the beginning



What happens is when we hire people, in the beginning, we're convinced that they are the best, most qualified person for the position. But when we see a lack of performance, we're quick to terminate or wrap up a contract if we're working with independent contractors. So what we forget is that people need direction. And sometimes even the best performers can fall off track.
- Gina Gomez


Valuable Free Resource:


A valuable free resource to help you navigate change profitably: Visionary Leaders Roadmap https://ginagomez.com/guidebook/



Topics Covered:


01:36 - The challenge is in implementing business practices that create a diverse and inclusive business from the inside out. And of which comes out the next biggest challenge of developing talents.


02:56 - Trying to figure it out on their own by looking at what others are doing, instead of hiring an experienced consultant - common mistake clients do before consulting with Gina


04:59 - One free and actionable tip you can do that will impact your business: Treat people like they matter.


06:55 - A valuable free resource to help you navigate change profitably: Visionary Leaders Roadmap


08:08 - Q: why is it so important to focus on people when profit is what keeps a bit of business running? A: Without people, you limit your profit.



Key Takeaways:


“Everything is on-demand now that we've kind of lost our patience and our tolerance for things like people and human error. And that's unfair. It's also not how we want to treat people. So that doesn't mean that you don't hold people accountable, though. What it means is that you set them up for success from the beginning.” - Gina Gomez


“Most of the time when I see relationships fall apart, whether they're business or otherwise, it's typically because someone's expectations weren't met. And therefore, they become assumptions. And I don't know any relationship that is super effective, that operates based on assumptions.” - Gina Gomez


“You need people to scale, maintain, innovate, and all the other things that free up leaders to do their own best work. So, set people up for success from the very beginning.” - Gina Gomez


“If you want them to be successful ongoing, then you've got to set those expectations and make agreements upfront.” - Gina Gomez


“The truth is, most leaders don't set their team up for success, not because we don't care, but because we bring somebody in and we're like, 'Great, now I can get back to what I need to do, because I hired the right person.' But if we can invest the time upfront, then we can trust them to learn what we need them to do and get done by empowering them to succeed and supporting them through the process.” - Gina Gomez




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