Taking Action With Focus And Intention

Taking Action With Focus And Intention

By Nick James

Nick James talks with The Privilege Eruption Podcast (Feat. Ishreen Bradley and Kami Nuttal). Today they talk about taking action in your organisation to bring more diversity 

Nick discusses why when people are naive and unaware of their own privilege it isn’t talked about and this means privilege isn’t managed and stewarded in a way that can unlock other areas

Nick also shares the key steps he has taken and how focus and intention consistently are the keys to taking effective action and how he has taken action to make the difference he wants to see in his organisation

He explains the practical steps he has taken and why any change has to start with the leadership in any organisation



By facilitating those who are experts so that they were heard by my followers I was able to learn From zero to 25% of the workforce people of colour and from ethnic minority backgrounds is progress Its consistent action and a framework that we implement every day It’s much harder to build diversity in a larger organisation, in a smaller organisation you can implement smaller experiments The first step was having the intention, it being shared with the leadership team and them understanding and buying into it We were consciously seeking members for our team from ethnic backgrounds People find it a difficult conversation Being conscious about the aspects of your business that are visible, any images should be relatable I’ve learned to say that I was uncomfortable and what my concerns were around talking about privilege I asked the question because I wanted someone to validate what I was doing We are all filtering our experience of being in the body we are in Everyone has different perspectives and experiences of the same situation The conundrum is how you put policy and structure in place in an environment that is closely knit I went first and embraced the conversation with people The source of my success is the willingness to be vulnerable and acknowledge I don’t know all the answers I’m prepared to ask for help and open up to others



‘We started to focus and have intention on this’

‘We have a great culture and people love coming to work each day but that doesn’t happen by accident’

‘The first step was realising that there was unconscious bias in play’

‘You can’t just put it in your newsletter and expect people to come forward’

‘As the leader, any change has to start with you’



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Email: podcast@privilege-eruption.com

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Ishreen Bradley is a Strategic Pioneer who guides Professional Leaders to navigate complex situations and achieve success with clarity, confidence, and courage. Her focus is to cultivate mindsets and cultures that acknowledge valuable differences, inclusive behaviours, and authentic leadership.  She advises, consults, trains, and coaches senior leaders through her compassionate, intuitive and incisive approach - facilitating them to develop themselves and their teams towards their growth strategy. 



Kami Nuttall is a culture at work expert, derived from 20 years of experience working with organisations, seeing how they work from a governance, risk, ways of working and people perspectives - understanding the human experience at work. And because she is committed to human development, she is building on her psychology and social anthropology background – she has trained with the Anti-Discrimination Foundation on culture, heritage, and anti-discrimination practices, and is a qualified hypnotherapist. Her purpose is to help leaders create cultures that are inclusive, and psychologically safe, that enable people to safely speak up.  She is driven to do this work because of her belief that organisations should maintain and evidence high standards of accountability towards their people and customers.


Nick JamesNick dropped out of university at the age of 21 and failed spectacularly with his first coaching business, which forced him to take a £16k/yr telesales job. Within 12 months he was the top performer and left to start his second business at 24. This time he discovered a winning formula and before long had a multi-six-figure company.He then made a huge mistake which nearly put him out of business and cost him £50,000 in personal cash!Fortunately, Nick kept it afloat, turned it around, and sold that business 2 years later in a seven-figure deal. He then co-founded a multi-million-pound marketing company, which he exited in 2015, and created Expert Empires.

https://www.expertempires.com/https://www.instagram.com/nickjamesevents/?hl=enEmpire Builders Podcast https://keapnow.com/empirebuilders

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