“One of the most memorable experiences I had with The BrandLab was walking into this room and seeing all these people of color in the industry that somehow were hidden in day-to-day life.” Wilson says. “I felt at home right away. When I held my first Fearless Workshop, I was terrified because the subject is tough and I didn’t know what to expect. But the participants were very receptive and it reinforced my conviction that I can do this work.”
Nicole thinks being part of the Fearless program means being part of ushering in “an era of change,” as she puts it.
“Being part of the Fearless program, being part of something bigger than myself has meant so much to me,” she says. ‘It is an honor to help organizations create environments that are conducive to the growth of different demographics that will be reflected in audience and employees of the future. We need this work, because times are changing. Defaulting to ‘white’ is no longer an option and you can either embrace it or get left behind.”
Using real world examples and case studies, we encourage companies to be self-aware, self-sufficient and self-correcting when it comes to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Says Todd Paulson from KNOCK, inc., “The Fearless program has been eye-opening. It was especially memorable to see how the workshops impacted people and to listen to their discussions afterwards. It really helped us to start the conversation.”
In 2016-2017, we were able to offer our services to eight clients and facilitated over 30 workshops that resonated deeply with the participants. Plus, we were excited to learn that 100% of the workshops participants that took our feedback survey stated they would recommend our workshops to a friend.