GSBA thrilled to shine the spotlight on Lindsey T.H. Jackson Global (LTHJ GLOBAL), a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)-focused coaching program for individuals and businesses. LTHJ Global is leading the second wave of DEI training. Their program focuses on requiring leaders to commit to real self-interrogation, measurement, and consistent action that changes the face of the business landscape.
Lindsey T.H. Jackson business has become her passion project, and has poured 10 years into it. She has known since the age of 19 that this was the work she wanted to be doing: bringing leaders together to grow, learn, and self-interrogate. Lindsey wanted to see more Black women launching and scaling large enterprises, and she thought it “made sense to walk my own talk.”
Today, LTHJ GLOBAL has grown into a powerful promoter of DEI coaching. Their purpose is to “burn down the imagined, real, and systemic barriers that get in the way of reaching our individual and collective highest potential.” When working with organizations, instead of employing a one-size-fits-all approach to diversity training, they use the Enneagram—a system of interconnected personality types—to help teams work through individual blocks to diversity initiatives and create space for shared understanding, education, and growth. They work with innovative leaders who are well past looking for sound-bytes but instead ready to spur real change that disrupts the face of their industry.
Over the past few months, you might have seen Lindsey as the host of Keeping It Real, a webinar series formed in partnership between GSBA and Lindsey, designed to explore health and wellness topics for leaders. As time went on, the program grew to provide a venue for conversation surrounding the global pandemic, racial injustice, and allyship and social justice in the workplace. Lindsey explains,
“In fact, one of my favorite moments to date on the show was a rare and candid moment with GSBA President & CEO, Louise Chernin. One of the great things about our show is the ability to create a 'friends sitting on the couch speaking openly' vibe. Well on this episode, the topic was the nonprofit landscape during COVID-19, Louise is unabridged and raw. There's this powerful two or three minutes where she just lays it out, she names everything from white supremacy culture to the failures of our government to protect those most marginalized. I don't think I took a breath the entire time she was speaking.”
To learn more about LTHJ GOBAL and their programming, you can find them online at lindseythjackson.com; on Facebook; or on Instagram. Stay tuned for Keeping It Real's upcoming Fall episodes!