This episode of “The Dr. Dionne Show” features a vibrant discussion about the unique skills and values that veterans and athletes have in common that make them “low risk hires” and invaluable workplace pillars. You will hear the impressive personal stories of Lex R. Brown II, a former athlete and veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Operation Iraqi Freedom, turned entrepreneur; Sam Douglas, former standout basketball player turned corporate executive and basketball coach; and Sean Rainey, who is a boys basketball coach, former athlete and a retired police detective with the New York City Police Department. Listeners, especially hiring managers and HR representatives will learn why “bias” is not necessarily a bad thing when making the decision to hire a veteran or athlete, especially when filling a leadership position.
Sean Rainey & Sam Douglas/Just Skills of Atlanta
The mission at Just Skills of Atlanta is to develop youth to their best potential for both on and off the court, and to prepare them with the skills and mindset of better basketball players. At Just Skills, they are more than letting participants play. They are about skill development. They have a five-fold set of objectives that they set to meet with every participant that is associated with the organization: Conditioning, Instruction, Practice, Mindset, Life Lessons.
Last but not least – They encourage all to enjoy the game!
Lex Brown/Solutions By Lex
Solutions By Lex “Consider It Done” provides word-class writing and consulting services in the following areas of expertise: career enhancement, business development, organizational change, process improvement, startups, technology, military veteran issues, and project management.
HOST: DR. DIONNE WRIGHT POULTON
Dionne Wright Poulton, Ph.D., is an HR and Leadership Consultant, Educator, Author, Speaker, and Owner of Poulton Consulting Group, LLC (PCG), an HR and Leadership Consulting business specializing in diversity and inclusion, equity, bias, intercultural communication, adult learning, adult behavior, and conflict mediation. Since its inception in 2004, PCG has worked with a wide range of diverse clients in the US and Canada, including in the San Francisco tech and digital marketing industry, K-12 schools, higher education, and many corporate and service industries. Poulton Consulting Group (PCG) is also a government-approved business for local, state and federal level contracts.
Dr. Wright Poulton is also author of the acclaimed book “It’s Not Always Racist…but Sometimes It Is,” which is an extension of her PhD dissertation at the University of Georgia where she researched the racial biases and assumptions of teachers. Her book has received incredible attention, including an outstanding review from world-renowned Kirkus Media. She is also a certified K-12 teacher whose work is inspired by her 16 years of cumulative experiences as a high school teacher and university instructor in public and private institutions in Canada and the United States. Additionally, Dr. Wright Poulton has earned professional degrees from San Francisco State University (M.A.), the University of Toronto/OISE (B.Ed.), and from Rice University (B.A.) in Houston, Texas as a former NCAA Division I track and field scholarship athlete.
In 2014, Profiles In Diversity Journal identified Dr. Wright Poulton as “A Woman to Watch.” She has also been invited for social commentary in print media in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as for numerous radio shows, including on CBS radio stations in Atlanta, Georgia, and on Tavis Smiley’s Radio Show. Excitingly, the “Dr Dionne Show” debuted in September 2016 on Business RadioX and with a focus on smart dialogue about diversity, leadership and behavior in the workplace and beyond.
Dr. Wright Poulton is originally from Toronto, Canada and is also a former member of Canada’s National Track and Field Team. She currently lives with her husband and their two daughters in Snellville, Georgia.
To book Dr Dionne Poulton as a Speaker for your next event, or for Dr Poulton to facilitate one of her innovative professional development workshops that are based on her PhD research, you can reach her at the following:
Phone: 404-323-3842 or 1-877-263-2227 (internationally)
For more information, please visit Dr Poulton’s business website: www.poultonconsultinggroup.com