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Owning Your Narrative With Dr. Aerial M. Ellis
Episode 4219th March 2024 • Communicate Like You Give A Damn • Kim Clark
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In this episode of Communicate Like You Give A Damn with Kim Clark, Dr. Aerial M. Ellis,  a highly respected speaker, consultant, and coach, delves into the pivotal role of communicators in navigating the complexities of today's world, particularly 2024. Amidst the chaos and misinformation, together they explore the importance of storytellers owning their narratives, especially those from vulnerable populations. From addressing denial and systematic biases to fostering inclusive decision-making and embracing differences, communicators are urged to become true leaders in driving positive change. Dr. Aerial and Kim further discuss the necessity for open and honest dialogues, courageous conversations, and meaningful actions to bridge gaps and build psychological safety. Lastly, they emphasize the ongoing journey of discovery, acknowledging that meaningful progress requires dedication, resilience, and a commitment to excellence. Join us as we uncover how communicators can rise above mediocrity to shape a more inclusive and equitable future.

About The Guest:

Dr. Aerial Ellis is a highly respected speaker, consultant, and coach renowned for her expertise in transforming culture, improving diversity, enhancing communication, and driving innovation. With a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), she has led initiatives for prestigious clients including Microsoft, AIG, and the University of Alabama, among others. Dr. Ellis is also recognized for her leadership development work with organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management and the US Army Corps of Engineers. As a communications leader and two-time PR agency owner, she brings extensive experience in change management, cultural competency, and brand development. Dr. Ellis holds a Global Executive Doctor of Education degree from the University of Southern California and certifications in workforce diversity and inclusion from UCLA and the National Organization for Workforce Diversity. A native of Memphis, she earned her bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University and a master's degree from Middle Tennessee State University in communication and journalism.

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About Kim:

Kim Clark (she/her) focuses her work on the communicator and content creator's role in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She is the co-author of The Conscious Communicator: The fine art of not saying stupid sh*t, an Amazon #1 bestseller and the leading voice for DEI communications and social justice messaging for brands.

She speaks at conferences, writes custom workshops, writes inclusive communications guides, and consults with companies on all things related to diversity, equity, and inclusion communications. Kim is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a cisgender woman, Native American (Muscogee Nation) and a mom of two kids with disabilities. These marginalized identities and the privileges that come with society seeing her as White motivate her daily for social change.

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