You've likely heard the terms diversity, inclusion, oppression, and privilege. They've become buzzwords and the basis of many conversations surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement. But what do they actually mean and how can they be put into practice? The Good Doctors of Abbey Research, Kristen Donnelly and Erin Hinson join me this week to break down these topics and explore how empathy, learning, and making mistakes can change the world for the better.
Abbey Research exists to empower inclusive communities to cultivate and activate their empathy. Empathy is an intellectual posture, not an emotional response, and they believe it is powered by curiosity and is mandatory to change the world. They have an active YouTube channel, a thrice weekly podcast, and travel the world giving workshops and keynotes to help organizations in their expanded empathy.
Kristen Donnelly (MSW, M.Div, PhD) is a TEDx speaker, international empathy educator, and researcher with two decades of experience in helping people understand the beauty in difference, and the power in inclusivity. She is one of The Good Doctors of Abbey Research, COO of their parent company, and an unapologetic nerd for stories of change. Kristen lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, where they are surrounded by piles of books and several video game consoles.
Erin Hinson (MA, PhD) is a researcher, educator, and tea enthusiast with over a decade of experience in cultivating curiosity in herself and others. As one of The Good Doctors of Abbey Research, Erin advocates for inclusion, equity, and understanding through conversation. She lives in Pittsburgh with her mother, cat, and international gin collection.
Abbey Research is part of Abbey Companies, a family owned network of businesses that Dr. Kristen owns with her brother, Brian Nielsen. Their mission is to impact lives and create wealth, which they’ve been doing in a variety of industries for over 30 years. You can learn more here on the website of Abbey Color, their flagship company.
Follow The Good Doctors:
TEDxSouthLakeTahoe: “How Embracing Tolerance Has Failed Us”
TEDxFarmingdale: “The Cultural Aftermath of the Northern Irish Troubles” (please note, this title was chosen by TED and is misleading. The talk is about the lie of ‘back to normal’)https://anchor.fm/empowered-authenticity/support