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It Takes a Village

In our book we talked about the concept of “Who is in your kitchen?” as a means of thinking about who we surround ourselves with, who we learn from, who inspires us, and so on. We strongly advocate having diverse voices and lived experiences in your kitchen with you. Surround yourselves with people who are different from you, who think differently, who are culturally and racially different and who will offer you a perspective that expands your reality. We also talked about the importance and power of intentionality. We proudly and intentionally worked with and engaged with a very diverse group of people in all aspects of writing our book.

The leaders we interviewed, the editors, our writing coach, the folks who we asked and got endorsements from, the folks who advised us on technology and the folks who did incredible illustrations, photography, and videos for us. It was important for us to live up to what we wrote in our book that diverse perspectives and people lead to stronger and better outcomes and, in our case as authors, more creativity and broader impacts. It does take a village, and for us, the amazing people highlighted here are the reason we were able to create and write this book.

Writing Coach and Project Manager:

Danielle was incredibly important and a critical part of our writing effort. She provided immensely helpful editing but more importantly helped us think through the flow of the book as well as within chapters. She played a project management role and kept us on track. Her biggest help though was in merging two voices into one coherent voice throughout the book.

Danielle L. Goodman

Danielle L. Goodman

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers:

Impressive, inspiring, and dedicated are words that come to mind as we think about BK Publishers and the all-encompassing support they give to their family of writers. Their collective knowledge, energy, belief in the written word, and compassion for writers as people was noticeable from day one. It does not escape us of just how important it is to have such incredible and genuine backing from a publisher.

Susan Geraghty

Ashley Ingram

Ashley Ingram

Michele Jones

Michele Jones

Katelyn Keating

Katelyn Keating

Neal Maillet

Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson

Lewelin Polanco

Katie Sheehan

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

Daniel Tesser

Daniel Tesser

Illustrations, Photography, Video Production and Website Design:

We were very fortunate to have wonderfully creative and talented artists involved in providing
critical creative illustrations, photography, and learning & marketing videos.

Jaclyn’s talents went beyond creating beautiful illustrations. The concept she envisioned and brought to life for our 2IL model (Insights of Inclusive leadership) was spectacular. Rishi’s patience and professionalism during our author photoshoot was incredible and his efforts to identify and edit the best photos much appreciated. Ivan and his amazingly talented and dedicated team at IG1 Communications created a relaxed and welcoming environment for the videos we recorded for this website and to help us get the word out on the messages in our book. His talented team of video professionals created a relaxed environment where we could be our authentic selves and enjoy the experience while producing the content we came to produce in an efficient and high quality manner. Bhavyesh helped us design an amazing website with his normal calm, encouraging, and accommodating style. His eye for simple yet impactful captured exactly what we were looking for.

Jaclyn Stutz-Burrick

Jaclyn Stutz-Burrick

Ivan Gonzalez

Ivan Gonzalez

Rishi Lakshminarayanan

Bhavyesh Acharya

Innovation Advisor:

Arthur’s sincere interest in the book we were writing, and his generational lens led him to suggest how we can differentiate our book by using QR codes throughout. That is exactly what we ended up doing. This addition was especially helpful for the learning sections and recommended resources.

Arthur Pate

Arthur Pate

Our Book's Publicist:

Dawn’s task is to help us create visibility and interest in our book as well as booking speaking engagements to talk about it. We were drawn to Dawn not only because of her stellar credentials and abilities but her authentic passion for ID&E and palpable energy sealed the deal for us.

Dawn Michelle Hardy

Dawn Michelle Hardy

Featured Leaders:
(in order of Chapter presentation)

We were grateful for the opportunity to interview and include in our book these amazing leaders. We aligned them to the chapters we felt their stories and messages epitomized. Their insights and lessons from incredibly successful careers were invaluable and grounding for us. We grew as ID&E leaders and humans just listening to them

Ed Salcedo

Chapter 1

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Pam Maynard

Pam Maynard

Chapter 2

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Sean Kelley

Sean Kelley

Chapter 3

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Carletta Ooton

Carletta Ooton

Chapter 4

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Laura Clise

Laura Clise

Chapter 5

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Endorsements:
(in alphabetical order)

We were very fortunate to have very thoughtful endorsements from incredible leaders and appreciated the time and effort that went into writing them.

Barbara Deane

Barbara Deane

Alison Francis

Alison Francis

Effenus Henderson

Rich Kaplan

Rich Kaplan

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis Kennedy

Randy Massengale

Debra Meyerson

Debra Meyerson

Bill Price

Dr. Shindale Seale

Dr. Shindale Seale

Fons Trompenaars

Fons Trompenaars