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Cultural Capacity™

Cultural Capacity™

By Educator Aide, Inc.
Educator Aide, Inc. is committed to supporting individuals and organizations on their journey of self-aware leadership, emotional wellness, and development of effective cross-cultural communication through exploration of the following topics: bias, culture, cultural psychology, cultural neuroscience, diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial equity/equality. Our episodes are all 15 minutes or less and intended to serve as introspective tools for individuals and/or teams.

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Should Americans have more PTO?
We have been hearing a lot of buzz about The Great Resignation over the past few years. In this episode, Justine Gonzalez (host of the Cultural Capacity podcast) explores cultural norms around working in the United States.  *RESOURCES* Check out the conversation between co-authors Augie Emuwa and Justine Gonzalez (host of this episode) on their IG live: How Do I Communicate my Needs in the Workplace IG Live Workshop Do you need support holding space with your team(s)? BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULT CALL: https://calendly.com/educatoraide/culturecall  Order our book: The Social Capital Quotient: How to Retain Leaders & Cultivate Your Leadership Legacy Article: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/20/a-travel-pros-secret-for-easing-into-work-mode-after-a-long-vacation.html  Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic  #culturalawareness #emotionalintelligence #culturalintelligence #culturalpsychology #communication #interculturalcommunication #socialcapital #adaptiveleadership #leadership #retention #millennials #humanresources 
15:57
September 09, 2022
How do I maintain my focus in the midst of chaos?
In this episode, we focus on a question so many of us find ourselves asking: How do I maintain my focus in the midst of chaos? Check out the conversation between co-authors Augie Emuwa and Justine Gonzalez (host of this episode) on their IG live here: How Do I Communicate my Needs in the Workplace IG Live Workshop  Do you need support holding space with your team(s)? Text CULTURE to our Educator Aide, Inc. line at 773-867-5145. Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic  #culturalawareness #emotionalintelligence #culturalintelligence #culturalpsychology #communication #interculturalcommunication #socialcapital #adaptiveleadership #leadership
10:05
July 22, 2022
What is a microaggression?
In this episode, Justine Gonzalez answers the question What is a microagression? Here is the core text she references during the podcast: Our Biosocial Brains: The Cultural Neuroscience of Bias, Power & Injustice by Dr. Michele K. Lewis.  Do you need support holding space with your team(s)? Text CULTURE to our Educator Aide, Inc. line at 773-867-5145. To request our free monthly learning workshop (which was released on 7/1/22), text "JULY22" to 773-867-5145 or CLICK HERE to send the message. July's topic was "Understanding & Taking Intentional Action with Microaggressions" and includes more specific case studies and practices for use with individuals, groups, and teams.  Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic  #culturalawareness #emotionalintelligence #culturalintelligence #culturalpsychology #communication #interculturalcommunication #socialcapital #adaptiveleadership #leadership
17:34
July 06, 2022
What is the difference between empathy and sympathy?
In this episode, Justine Gonzalez breaks down the core differences between sympathy and empathy.  Do you need support holding space with your team(s)? Text CULTURE to our Educator Aide, Inc. line at 773-867-5145. To request our free monthly learning workshop (which will be released on 7/1/22), text "JULY22" to 773-867-5145 or CLICK HERE to send the message. July's topic is "Understanding & Taking Intentional Action with Microaggressions" Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic  #culturalawareness #emotionalintelligence #culturalintelligence #culturalpsychology #communication #interculturalcommunication #socialcapital #adaptiveleadership #leadership 
15:09
June 29, 2022
How do I make an impact when things feel hopeless?
In this episode, Kara Gonzalez-Howard (Creative Director @Educator Aide, Inc.) reflects on how we can still have impact (and focus on this) when things may feel hopeless.  Kara is a former ER nurse and nurse educator with extensive experience dealing directly with trauma and trauma care. She was the featured workshop teacher for Educator Aide's monthly free learning workshop in May ("Understanding & Managing Distress") for use with individuals and teams. To receive access to the workshop, text MAY22 to our Educator Aide, Inc. line at 773-867-5145. Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Kara Gonzalez-Howard, follow via Instagram: @glamgourmethome 
12:45
June 10, 2022
How do I process and hold space for grief?
In this heart-centered episode, Justine Gonzalez confronts her own struggles with grief and provides 2 ways to help you process grief in the workplace.  Do you need support holding space with your team(s)? Text GRIEF to our Educator Aide, Inc. line at 773-867-5145.  To request our free monthly learning workshop (which will be released on 5/27/22), text MAY22 to 773-867-5145 or CLICK HERE to send the message. May's topic is "Understanding & Managing Distress"  Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic  Featured song: "And So It Goes" - The King's Singers: Billy Joel arr. Bob Chilcott 
26:49
May 26, 2022
What does it mean to belong?
In this episode, Justine ponders what it means to belong and also uncovers a key element in her and Augustine Emuwa's text + framework, The Social Capital Quotient: How To Retain Leaders & Cultivate Your Leadership Legacy.  To request our free monthly learning workshop (which will be released on 5/27/22), text MAY22 to 773-867-5145 or CLICK HERE to send the message. Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21 Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic 
11:48
May 09, 2022
What is the Process Communication Model® (PCM) and why should I know about it?
In this episode, Justine Gonzalez shares about the Process Communication Model®(PCM) -- a model utilized to train team members at NASA, IKEA, Microsoft, Coca Cola, and many more organizations. As a thank-you to podcast subscribers, Justine is offering a $100 discount when you request your "Key to Me" PCM® 30-page, personalized report + action plan designed to minimize your stress levels. The analysis is based upon her triangulation of your unique personality structure, distress patterns, communication style, and psychological needs. 1-hour coaching session included.  To request your report + coaching session, text PCM to 773-867-5145 or CLICK HERE to send a message. Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21 Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic
14:05
April 22, 2022
How do I begin taking steps to increase retention within my organization?
In this episode, Justine Gonzalez shares a Cautionary Case Study - a powerful metacognitive process - sharing 7 guiding questions + the case study for individual use or to be utilized with your teams/departments in the workplace! We have included the questions below and you can order the text (authored by Augustine Emuwa & Justine Gonzalez) here: The Social Capital Quotient: How To Retain Leaders & Cultivate Your Leadership Legacy  Guiding Questions How does Victor value his role? How does the organization value Victor's role? What's at stake for Victor if he leaves the organization?  Should the Founder take responsibility for low employee retention?  Questions for Self-Reflection Who are you most connected to in your current role? Why? What makes you know you are valued in your current role? When people don't feel valued in your organization, who's to blame?  Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21 Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic
12:33
April 15, 2022
How do I connect more deeply to my cultural origin story? [part 2]
In this episode, Justine Gonzalez reflects on where she finds herself with her own cultural origin story. What is your cultural origin story? It is likely something we all share common triumphs and struggles with at times. In this episode, I share a bit about my first experience visiting Puerto Rico. Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21 Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic
12:10
April 01, 2022
How can I connect more deeply with my cultural origin story? [part 1]
In this episode, Justine Gonzalez reflects on where she finds herself with her own cultural origin story. What is your cultural origin story? It is likely something we all share common triumphs and struggles with at times. In this episode, I share a bit about my first experience visiting Puerto Rico.  Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21 Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic
11:51
March 18, 2022
How do I facilitate effective professional development for adult learners?
In this episode, let's reflect on where we find ourselves with professional development. It is likely something we all struggle with at times. To actively engage with and/or deliver. So, in this episode, we welcome back Kara Gonzalez-Howard, BSN, RN, published author, podcaster, mother, and wife who offers her perspective and 20+ years of experience with effective adult learning through professional development.  Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21 Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Kara Gonzalez-Howard, follow via Instagram: @glamgourmethome
11:26
March 01, 2022
How do I create rhythms and routines that will increase productivity?
In this episode, let's reflect on where we find ourselves with PRODUCTIVITY. It is likely something we all struggle with at times. In this episode, we welcome Kara Gonzalez-Howard, BSN, RN, published author, podcaster, mother, and wife who offers her perspective on creating better rhythms and routines to increase our productivity.  Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21 Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Kara Gonzalez-Howard, follow via Instagram: @glamgourmethome
12:04
January 31, 2022
What did Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. think about neutrality and peace?
Do you find yourself focused only on Rev. King's quotes about peace and unity? In this episode, we explore 3 powerful quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. Ask your questions by using the voice message link below! **Note: we went a few minutes over our 10-min. in this episode since it is packed with important quotes! Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21 Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic
14:46
January 14, 2022
Should we talk about grief in the workplace?
In this episode, let's reflect on where we find ourselves with GRIEF. The past 2 years, in particular, have been riddled with loss. So should we be talking about this in the workplace? Start by reflecting on where you find yourself in processing grief. Ask your questions by using the voice message link below! Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21 Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic
11:60
December 20, 2021
What is the difference between surface-level and deep-level diversity?
In this episode we examine the difference between surface-level and deep-level diversity indicators and why it may be important to clarify these definitions for yourself and your organization. Ask your questions by using the voice message link below! Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21 Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic
09:10
December 01, 2021
What do energetics have to do with power?
In this episode we examine a scenario-based example of how understanding the energetics of power can lend itself to leading more effective professional learning through staff meetings, trainings, and workshops. Ask your questions anonymously (or not!) by using the voice message link below!  Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21 Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic
10:46
November 20, 2021
Why should I travel to another country?
In this episode, we will consider why it may be beneficial to your leadership to travel to another country. Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21 Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic
08:42
November 01, 2021
Why is this podcast called cultural capacity?
In this episode, we meet the Founder of Educator Aide, Inc., Justine Gonzalez, and explore why we named this podcast cultural capacity.  Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21  Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide  To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic
10:37
October 20, 2021
How do I give up control?
In this episode, we explore a major barrier to breaking through our personal biases: control. Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21 Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic
06:42
October 01, 2021
How do I know if my beliefs are helpful or harmful?
In this episode, we explore 2 key teaching points focused on cultural beliefs.  Join the Building Equity Through Training & Engagement Resources (BETTER) Community quarterly subscription: https://bit.ly/joinbetter21  Follow Educator Aide, Inc. on Instagram: @educatoraide To connect with the voice of this episode, Justine Gonzalez, follow via Instagram: @spirituallystrategic
07:20
September 20, 2021