Executives, administrators, and managers face the difficult challenge of leading organizations and teams through economic uncertainty, increased competition, and growing polarization in society. The Winters Group, Inc. has identified that being an inclusive leader requires not only technical skills, and competency, but also The Physiology of Inclusion. The Physiology of Inclusion (TM) is a whole-body system and two-part approach to assess and raise your resilience, curiosity, and empathy so that you can lead inclusively and maintain your physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as how your organization can support. POI details how six components, sleeping, eating, exercising, thinking, being, and interacting, can be nurtured to improve your resiliency, curiosity, and empathy. The Physiology of Inclusion includes a voluntary assessment and questionnaire, models, and exercises participants can use to enhance their ability to lead diverse teams.
The Physiology of Inclusion is particularly helpful for leaders who want to foster an inclusive culture and individuals who are addressing the stress, emotional toll, and self-doubt common to being a minority within a majority culture.
1. Use a questionnaire regarding the POI elements to address emotional fatigue, negative self talk, establishing boundaries, etc.
2. Learn practical tips to improve their resiliency, curiosity, and empathy. The session will include the opportunity for participants to develop and discuss their action plan
3. Complete models and exercises to lead more inclusively. The session will consist of many opportunities for participants to complete and discuss the material individually and within table groups.
Gigi Carter (Pronouns: She | Her) is the founder of My True Self, PLLC, a socially conscious nutrition and wellness practice. She is a licensed nutritionist through Washington State’s Department of Health and certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Gigi works with both individual and business clients to restore health and improve the quality of life by lowering the personal and financial costs associated with lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Also, Gigi is the author of The Plant-Based Workplace and co-author of the children’s book, The Spinach in My Teeth.
Gigi has over 20 years of experience in business and corporate management with manufacturing and financial services in the areas of operational and process excellence, program and project management, finance, and engineering. After improving her health with lifestyle changes, in 2016, Gigi left her corporate career to go back to school to retool for her new career in health and wellness.
Gigi holds a BS in economics from John Carroll University, an MBA from Cleveland State University, and an MS in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In her free time, Gigi is board president and team manager of the all-women's bike racing team, Nunchuck Bunnies. In addition, she is a board member of Woman in the Woods Productions, a non-profit that promotes an appreciation and understanding of racial and cultural differences through various forms of artistic expression.