Episode 81

Building Inclusive Company Cultures

with special guest Sacha Thompson

 In today’s episode we have the incredible Sacha Thompson joining me for a conversation about building inclusive company cultures.  This is about going beyond checking a box for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in your organization.  

Sacha is the founder of the Equity Equation LLC, a consulting and coaching firm that focuses on building inclusive cultures. With over 20 years of experience in education, nonprofits, and the tech industry, Sacha is an expert in removing barriers and providing support to achieve equity.

In this episode, Sacha will be sharing her insights on creating psychologically safe environments within organizations.  She continues the conversation to explain the importance of having holistic conversations about company culture.  

So, grab your headphones and get ready for an episode filled with valuable insights on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. 

While I am grateful for you listening to the show, I would love even more if you implemented it in your organization!



Guest Bio

Sacha Thompson is the founder of The Equity Equation, LLC, a boutique inclusive culture consulting and coaching firm based in the Washington, DC area.

With 20+ years of experience within the education, non-profit and tech industries, Sacha’s work is about removing barriers or providing support to achieve equity. She helps her clients by filling the gap between where they are now, and where they want to be.

She was most recently featured in Forbes, Business Insider, and is a contributor on MSNBC’s The Cross Connection. Sacha is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach, Certified Professional Diversity Coach, Maslow Certified Leadership Coach and 4 Stages of Psychological Safety Certified Coach. Sacha received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology, concentrating on Cultural Diversity & Ethnicity and a Master’s in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership from The College of William and Mary. She has also acquired her Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University, where she focused on management and marketing.


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Recap & Timestamps

00:02:32 Sacha talks about the limited diversity in childhood and how it shaped her interests.

00:05:36 Work that lights you up and DEI implementation.

00:07:32 Having holistic conversations about company culture and DEI.

00:10:24 Burnout from toxic work environments.

00:17:02 Awkward feeling, want to immerse more into one’s culture.

00:22:48 Realizing power of community.

00:24:11 Prioritizing self-care, breaking corporate expectations.