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Hosts, Ricky Robinson & Keith Powell, share their 20-year adventures and pitfalls climbing the career ladder and offer advise (“C-Crets”) on avoiding the traps and thriving.

Hosts, Ricky Robinson & Keith Powell, share their 20-year adventures and pitfalls climbing the career ladder and offer advise (“C-Crets”) on avoiding the traps and thriving.

Location:

United States

Description:

Hosts, Ricky Robinson & Keith Powell, share their 20-year adventures and pitfalls climbing the career ladder and offer advise (“C-Crets”) on avoiding the traps and thriving.

Language:

English


Episodes

Breaking the Mold: A Conversation with Kana Ueda

5/18/2022
In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Keith and Ricky are joined by Kana Ueda to discuss her story and leadership journey as an Asian woman in Japan and the U.S. and address some of the common stereotypes and challenges of being AANHPI in the workplace. From cultural expectations to imposter syndrome, Kana shares why advocating for yourself as an Asian woman is critical to career success. Keith and Ricky also talk about some of the common...

Duration:00:43:42

The Intersection of Trust, Burnout, & Mental Wellbeing: A Conversation with Nidhi Tewari

5/11/2022
It’s C-CRETS 75th episode, and we’re talking about the importance of mental health. Listen in as licensed clinical social worker and mental health therapist, Nidhi Tewari, joins us in the C-CRETS chair. We’ll talk to Nidhi about her journey to working in the mental health field. In addition, we’ll discuss the impact that lack of trust and burnout has on the workplace experience. Then, receipts on the intersectionality of mental health and people of color, as well as receipts on the impact of...

Duration:00:57:24

I Got Something to Say: Thought Leadership 2.0

5/4/2022
What are the roadblocks preventing you from establishing your voice as a thought leader? How can you become a better thought leader within your industry? In today’s episode, we’ll recap some key themes from one of our most popular episodes where we covered thought leadership. In addition, we’ll expand on how you can become a thought leader, provide receipts on the benefits of being known as a thought leader, and share four C-CRETS on what steps you can take to build thought leadership.

Duration:00:49:50

Just Keep Living: A Conversation with Lisa Bennett

4/27/2022
In this episode, Keith and Ricky welcome speaker, entrepreneur, Youtube personality, coach, faith leader, and author, Lisa Bennett, to the show. They talk with Lisa about her career path, coping with external static, and the inspirations for her new book. Keith and Ricky provide receipts on dealing with personal loss and taking care of your wellbeing and close out with C-CRETS from Lisa how to deal with external static and find your voice.

Duration:01:03:12

Black on Black Crime: Losing Who You Are on the Climb to the Top

4/20/2022
In this episode, Keith and Ricky talk about the “lost tribe” - Black people who get ahead and then forget where they came from and share stories of how we’ve been impacted positively and negatively by Black leaders. They provide receipts on the impact of Black leaders mentoring and sponsoring other Black employees and close out with 3 C-CRETS on how Black leaders can support their Black employees.

Duration:00:38:51

The Twists and Turns of Working in Aviation: A Conversation with Anthony Oshinuga

4/13/2022
Anthony Oshinuga is a published author, professional Aerobatic Pilot, Reno Air Race Pilot, and Motivational Speaker. Keith and Ricky talk with Anthony about what it’s like to be a pioneer as the “The Only” in an industry where there is literally no one else that looks like you. They provide receipts on ethnically diverse representation in aviation and aerospace industries and close out with C-CRETS from Anthony on how to pursue your dreams as a kid and as an adult.

Duration:00:43:55

Who the F**K is "They"?

4/6/2022
Have you been in a situation where someone is making negative comments about you, and the person keeps referring to "they"? In this episode Keith and Ricky talk about generalizations and stereotypes, how generalizations impacted our career, and how generalizations are used to maintain power and control, especially over women and people of color. They provide receipts on the negative impacts of generalizations and stereotypes, and close out with 3 C-CRETS on how to elegantly slay folx when...

Duration:00:33:58

BIPOC Leaders and White Male Proteges: A Conversation with Josh Brown and Brad Duff

3/30/2022
Sponsoring a white male as a leader of color creates a WHOLE new dynamic in leadership. In this episode, Keith and Ricky talk with two of their white male proteges, Brad Duff and Josh Brown, about their career journeys and what it was like to be sponsored by a BIPOC leader. They provide some receipts on representation, mentorship, and the impact of diversity in the workplace and close out with C-CRETS from Brad and Josh on how to establish and nurture relationships with BIPOC leaders in your...

Duration:01:08:30

The Affirmative Action Myth

3/23/2022
The concept of affirmative action has been weaponized to hold underrepresented groups back for decades. In this episode, Keith and Ricky talk about the history of affirmative action and share stories of how affirmative action has affected their careers and careers of other women and people of color. They provide receipts on the truth behind the affirmative action myth and close out with a double dose of C-CRETS on how to avoid being put in the affirmative action trap and how organizations...

Duration:00:42:14

Mo Glass to Break…Surviving the Glass Cliff

3/16/2022
Why to women and BIPOC leaders tend to get asked to lead declining or weak businesses? In this episode, Keith and Ricky describe the “Glass Cliff” concept and how it impacts BIPOC and women and share more examples of where this shows up. They provide receipts on how BIPOC and women are set up to fail when it comes to moving into leadership positions and close out with a double dose of C-CRETS on wow to avoid being in a potential “Glass Cliff” role, how to manage if you’re in one, and how...

Duration:00:34:34

Surviving and Thriving After A Job Elimination: A Conversation with Andrie Leday

3/9/2022
In this episode, Keith and Ricky speak with executive, Andrie Leday, about his path to the top, his sponsorship journey, and some of the challenges and triumphs he faced while climbing to the top. The conversation includes what it’s like to be the wizard behind the scenes for years and then suddenly finding yourself scrambling for your career, Keith and Ricky provide receipts on surviving a job elimination and the importance of networking, And they close out with C-CRETS from Andrie on how...

Duration:00:48:51

The Truth About Fear: A Remix with Dorit Cypis

3/2/2022
Peoples Lab founder, Dorit Cypis returns for another classic episode. Keith, Ricky and Dorit discuss what has happened in the world in the past year, and address the question: "What are white people so afraid of?" Keith and Ricky provide some receipts on the insidious forces of systemic racism in the workplace and close out with C-CRETS from Dorit on what allies and advocates can continue (or start) to do to dismantle systemic racism.

Duration:01:07:45

Microaggressions Revisited

2/23/2022
Microaggressions continue to be a daily problem for marginalized employees. In this episode, Keith and Ricky will take on microaggressions and bring some heat while sharing examples of microaggressions and personal stories. They will provide receipts on the impact of microaggressions on marginalized groups and close out with 4 C-CRETS on how to deal with microaggressions both as a perpetrator and victim.

Duration:00:40:40

Dreaming Big: A Conversation with Grady Davis

2/16/2022
We all have big dreams when we start our careers. In this episode Keith and Ricky speak with sales and marketing executive, Grady Davis. They talk with Grady about his path to the top, his sponsorship journey, and some of the challenges and triumphs he faced while climbing to the top - while constantly having to prove himself over and over again only to get inconsistent credit. Keith and Ricky provide some receipts on representation levels of Black and underrepresented executives in Sales...

Duration:00:48:28

Permission to Succeed: How Confidence Will Boost Your Career

2/9/2022
We all have moments in our careers when our confidence is shaken or we feel like we suffer from imposter syndrome. In this episode, Keith and Ricky explore some of those nagging confidence questions, share personal moments in their careers when they almost got stuck from lack of confidence, and talk about how confidence and lack of confidence can impact your career. They will provide some receipts on the impact of confidence on your career and close out with 4 C-CRETS on how to build your...

Duration:00:49:08

The Truth Behind Tech: Real Talk with Alan Stein

2/2/2022
Keith and Ricky are back with a Season 4 opener not to miss. In this episode, Keith and Ricky talk with former tech executive, Alan Stein. Alan take us under the hood to talk about his experience as a White man advocating for BIPOC and female employees in Tech and discuss why he decided to start his own firm placing BIPOC and female employees in Tech. Keith and Ricky will provide some receipts on representation levels of BIPOC and female employees in Tech, and close out with C-CRETS from...

Duration:00:46:01

Ready to Test the Waters with an Executive Recruiter?: An Interview with Chandra Pappas

12/22/2021
The end of the year is a time for reflection, and many people think about a career change. Is it time to test the waters and talk with an executive recruiter? In this season-ending episode, Keith and Ricky will talk with Nelson Executive Vice-President, Chandra Pappas, to help you understand all you need to know about executive recruiters. They will provide some receipts on the advantages of using an executive recruiter and close out with C-CRETS from Chandra on how to engage and take...

Duration:01:06:24

Betting on Yourself. Moving from Working for the Man to Working for Yourself: An Interview with Darryl Smith

12/15/2021
At some point, many of us have to decide to bet on ourselves. We have to make a leap from working for the man to working for ourselves - which is the topic of this episode. Keith and Ricky will speak with DAS & Associates Founder, Darryl Smith. They will talk with Darryl about his career path and some of the challenges and triumphs he faced while climbing to the top and discuss why he decided to bet on himself and start his own company after a successful corporate career. Keith and Ricky...

Duration:01:00:22

Bridging the Gap: Effectively Using HR

12/8/2021
In this episode, Keith and Ricky will discuss the essential ways Human Resources (HR) can help you navigate your career and share how they have effectively used HR throughout our careers. Keith and Ricky will provide receipts on areas where HR can help you succeed in the workplace and close out with 4 C-CRETS on how to effectively use your HR leader to enhance your career.

Duration:00:36:23

Being Authentic and Still Getting to the Top: An Interview with Gary Cunningham

12/1/2021
In this episode, Keith and Ricky will talk with Chief Human Resources Officer, Gary Cunningham, how being authentic lead him to the top. They will talk about Gary's path to the top, some of the challenges and triumphs he faced while climbing to the top, and discuss what it’s like as a Black leader driving and co-creating organization culture and leadership development in the post-George Floyd era. Keith and Ricky will provide some receipts on why being authentic matters and will close out...

Duration:00:53:11