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The Intersection: Diverse Folx Converse Podcast with Patrice M. Palmer Premieres in One Hour!

Updated: Oct 5, 2020

WATCH the YouTube Premiere of The Intersection with Special Guest Patrice M. Palmer, TONIGHT October 2, 2020 7:00 PM PDT

The Intersection: Diverse Folx Converse Podcast with Patrice M. Palmer

Episode #2: Staples of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Steps for Non-Hierarchical Leadership 🌈

The Intersection: In just an hour, you will hear a conversation all about institutional change, DEI, and BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ advocacy. This episode of The Intersection features guest, Patrice M. Palmer and focuses on Non-Hierarchical Leadership!

In this episode we talk about the following and then some:

🌈 Visibility, authenticity, collectivity of BIPOC/API LGBTQIA+ voices,

🌈 Reframing DEI, and give practical tools on how to confront difficult DEI situations such as verbal assault against you as a diverse person,

🌈 How to pause and reflect in a conflict to bring about change, love, and healing,

🌈 Accountability and responsibility for people to listen to one another and to recognize their actions/words,

🌈 More TOOLS to facilitate difficult conversations around race and queerness!

🌈 And we discuss mentoring of younger diverse people as non-hierarchical such as co-mentoring with your students.

🌈 Edifying, growing, cultivating, and mirroring diverse people to create a chosen family of change-makers and DEI activists.

TONIGHT at 7:00 PM PDT, The Intersection: Diverse Folx Converse podcast when I will be having a talk with the Director of Social & Cultural Inclusion of Colorado State University, College of Business and D&I Specialist with New Belgium Brewing Company, Special Guest, Patrice M. Palmer (they/them/theirs).

PREMIERING TODAY October 2, 2020, as a YouTube Premiere

WATCH the YouTube Premiere of The Intersection October 2, 2020 7:00 PM PDT HERE

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LISTEN to the Intersection podcast on Anchor later today HERE


Contact Us to Learn More about What We Do:

Shannon Wong Lerner, Ph.D., Communication Coach / Consultant, Founder of Wong Lerner Coaching:

As a gay biracial Asian coach / consultant, I meet you from your unique starting place to better support you as women, BIPOC, WOC, non-native English speakers, people with disabilities, allies, & LGBTQIA+ talent. I use a whole-person, holistic method that considers WHO you are, WHERE you come from, and HOW you sound as a communicator. So you don't sound like a version of someone else. But you sound like a better version of yourself. I value life-work balance to support clients to work toward their authenticity, improved health, and well-being alongside their goals.

My love of culture, creativity, and social issues has led me to help others become thought leaders. I enjoy hosting or co-hosting the tutorials and podcasts:

Queer Home Meditation, eFEMeral: Voice Matters, and The Intersection: Diverse Folx Converse.


Patrice M. Palmer (they/them/their pronouns) calls both the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Detroit, MI home. They are a doctoral candidate in the School of Education at Baylor University where their work revolves around gender variance, workplace inclusion, intersectional leadership, organizational change, social responsibility, curriculum integration and inclusive pedagogy/andragogy.

Patrice has published works centered on diversity, equity and inclusion within higher education and intentionally focuses on the concept of intersectional leadership within their teaching methods.

Patrice is an award winning diversity, equity and inclusion educator as well as a TEDx speaker, motivational leadership coach, D&I workplace inclusionary panelist and sought after keynote.

Patrice combines cultural storytelling and academic theory with personal narratives to create a new socio-cultural framework for challenging how DEI shows up in the workplace.

Patrice is an adjunct faculty member at Colorado State University and currently serves as the Director of Social and Cultural Inclusion in the College of Business. That position is jointly held with New Belgium Brewing Company’s D&I Specialist role. This partnership marks the first U.S. craft beer position connected with an AACSB accredited business administration role. Currently Patrice serves as the only D&I Specialist in the U.S. craft beer industry with this joint designation.

Patrice is also the founder, CEO and principal consultant at eROOT Consulting, LLC; a D&I consulting firm founded in 2019 that works with SMB companies/organizations and B2B startups helping reconstruct their DEI organizational strategies in Northern Colorado.

Take a look at Patrice's TedTalk, "Are you a Man or Woman? …I’m BLACK."

You can get in contact with Patrice through their LinkedIn Page HERE

And their email:

They are available for keynotes and trainings through December 2020.

For The Intersection: Diverse Folx Converse Podcast, we are both honored and delighted to have Patrice M. Palmer join us as a Special Guest.

See you all soon!

Dr. Shannon Wong Lerner, Founder of Wong Lerner Coaching

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