Black Representation in Leadership | Dr. Joan speaks with Jecara Rivera Part 5

Representation is evidence of the equality of opportunities and an outcome of a strong belief in diversity and inclusion. The Black community continues to lack leadership representation, making it harder for them to express their authenticity, cultivate their talents, and seek refuge from predominately white spaces. How can there be greater Black leadership representation?

In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Jecara Rivera about Black Representation in Leadership

Jecara Rivera is the CEO of Empower You. As a coach and keynote speaker, her mission is to empower, inspire and equip individuals and corporate teams to discover their inner power, overcome adversities and work fearlessly toward achieving their personal and professional goals.  Jecara earned her MBA from Webster University and her BS in Finance from the University of Central Florida. In addition, she is a Certified Success Principles trainer and was mentored directly by Jack Canfield.  She is out of Orlando, FL, where she enjoys family time with her husband, four children, and grandson.

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What you can expect from this episode

00:32 How does mentorship help the Black community to be more represented? 

03:05 How does a mentor help us overcome microaggression? 

04:50 Jecara’s takeaway

06:25 Jecara talks about the legacy she hopes to build and what she needs

08:41 Prayer for Jecara

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About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples, and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc.; in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live Fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.

Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native living in the beautiful Kamloops, B.C. community alongside her loving husband and family.
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