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August 30, 2023

Susana talks with Garry Schleifer, editor of choice magazine and host of the “Beyond the Page,” podcast about her recent article in choice: “Trauma-Informed Coaching: Necessary, Better, and NOT about Trauma.” We cover (1) her personal reasons for writing the article, (2) the definition of trauma, (3) the ACEs test, (4) why knowing about trauma *is* within the professional scope of practice for coaches, (5) how equity and coercion show up in coaching, and (6) how coaches can learn more.

February 22, 2022

Susana talks with Chris Hoyt on S5 E8 of the CXR Podcast about her recent article on TLNT.com “I’m Not Burned Out. I’m No Longer Fit to Work in D&I”, and shows how she helps people through creativity, heart and insight.

October 21, 2020

Susana talks with Vadim Liberman, Editor of ERE.net, at the ERE Digital 2.0 Recruiting Conference, about her recent article: “Stop Putting Glitter on Sh*t: Get Out a Shovel”!

We discuss what it means to put glitter on sh*t in organizations and talent acquisition, *why* orgs do this and what can be done differently.

May 14, 2020

STOP Putting Glitter on SH**: Leadership, Integrity and Intention During the “New Normal”

“Real Talk for Leaders” LIVE with Pam Green and guest Susana Rinderle

Get the skinny on how we “put glitter on sh*t” in the workplace and life, why Susana no longer does diversity & inclusion work full time, and what leaders ought to be doing differently.

May 1, 2019

Webinar: Talking About Race in Coaching – A Panel Discussion

In the first of our series on diversity and inclusion in coaching, ICF Orange County chapter president Dave Huxtable brings together an expert panel of three coaches and diversity professionals to discuss the fundamental questions about race and coaching:

  • Why does race matter in coaching?
  • Should we raise the topic of race? If so, when and how?
  • What are some recommended best practices in this area?

May 31, 2018

Starbucks Anti-Bias Training Sparks Conversation About Workplace D&I Efforts

Video interview about Starbucks’ recent half day anti-bias training.  On Chief Learning Officer, May 31, 2018.

Chief Learning Officer Article

April 18, 2013

A New Conversation About Diversity…That Gets Results!

Keynote TED-style talk at the New Mexico Public Health Association conference.

September 8, 2012

Diversity is Necessary for Human Evolution

Featured talk at TEDxABQ 2012


“Using Your Unique Gift for Personal and Collective Benefit” — Susana Rinderle’s featured interview with Giovanna Rossi on Episode #228 of her NPR podcast, Well Woman Life!

On the show, aired November 18, 2020, we talk about:

  • Why you can’t think your way out of stress and trauma
  • How we can be fulfilled while working and making an income
  • Why working on yourself can still help you shift the whole system.
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“Diversity is Necessary for Human Evolution with Susana Rinderle” — Featured interview with Nathan Eckel on Episode #144 of his Be The Talk podcast!

On the show, aired June 22, 2018, we talk about the real, shame-free reasons to “do” diversity, equity and inclusion, including:

  • Biases aren’t bad, they’re how the human brain works
  • All humans can feel different or excluded, but those differences aren’t treated equally
  • Biases — differences — actually enable human brilliance
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What’s at Stake with Verna Avery-Brown on WPFW Pacifica Radio in Washington, DC. Aired August 17, 2016.

Susana Rinderle is the featured guest to talk about her recent Huffington Post blog “How I Learned to Love Black People: Confessions of a Good White Person.” This weekly talk show focuses on having honest discussions about race, racism and race relations.

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Brains, Biases, and Barriers to True Connection Across Differences in Coaching. Susana Rinderle, featured speaker on Coaches for Equality and Diversity monthly call. Aired November 19, 2014.

As coaches committed to equity and diversity as well as the realization of human potential, we know that creating a safe space for diverse clients and “coaching across cultures” is essential. So why do most of us still struggle to do this effectively? Why is there still a divide between coaches of color and White coaches oftentimes? What’s missing? Learn some surprising reasons why communicating across differences is so difficult, and explore the special barriers that coaches and “politically progressive” individuals face in being effective across differences.

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Whitewashing in the Movies – A Conversation with Susana Rinderle (bonus episode of “The Smoking Screen Podcast”). Aired October 20, 2015.

“In a thought-provoking BONUS episode, we discuss the issue of whitewashing in Hollywood with our special guest, Susana Rinderle, a diversity and inclusion expert.  Since we reviewed “The Martian” last week, the film has taken some criticism for replacing minority characters from the novel. What exactly does “whitewashing” mean? Why do we need to be aware of it? What role should it play in how we review movies? Join the circle and the discussion!

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Talking About Race. KUNM Call In Show (live) + off the air bonus interview! A panel discussion aired July 25, 2013 featuring Susana Rinderle.

As the waves of reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict continue to wash over the nation, we’ll take a look at how we think about race… and how we don’t think about race. What are conscious behaviors and what are perhaps not-so-conscious behaviors?