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Understanding Caste: The Friendship of a Brahmin and a Dalit

PODCAST LINK:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 Since I am passionate about promoting inclusion in a variety of ways, today's dialogue and interview is about the "Caste System" and it's roots in the Hindu religion.  Because it is a system that stresses division, I thought I would interview a dear friend...

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Imposter Syndrome: Who Am I Really?

PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 I am so passionate about being authentic and yet this notion of imposter syndrome is something I keep facing in my role as a business owner, speaker, and podcast host.  The more I...

Gender Equality: a dialogue with David Rowell

Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 If you are able to read this and are engaging in the workforce, or society in general, you may have heard (and maybe experienced) that much of the leadership in a variety of...

Special Edition: Moments to Memories

Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 Learning to "stay in the moment" is one of the hardest things I have had to learn in my life.  As an Eight on the Enneagram, an extreme extrovert, and a creative and self-proclaimed...

Is It Time for A Realignment?

Is It Time for A Realignment?

Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 During this pandemic, I threw out my back and was pretty much out of commission for almost 3 weeks. So, what did I do?  I rested (even though I didn’t want to, I had no choice, the...

Do Unto Others…or not?

Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 You know the saying, “do unto others as you would like them to do to you!”  Harmless and a great motto to live by, right?  In fact, it must be called “The Golden Rule” for a reason!!...

Do you see me?

PODCAST:  https://anchor.fm/kinita-schripsema/episodes/Do-you-see-me-eftjo3 For years we have been told that we should have “racial tolerance” which bled into other areas of “tolerating” others who were different than us.  Personally, I think it is wrong to “tolerate”...

I am not black

[DISCLAIMER:  This article is not only directed to white people.  I have to state that clearly because I know many people who will take this personally (and tune out) and won’t muster up the courage to talk honestly about this issue.  If you are taking this personally...

Be Still: It’s a Jungle out There

Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/kinita-schripsema/episodes/Be-Still-Its-a-Jungle-out-There-eemo2b/a-a2arqvm Given the world we live in currently…a global pandemic that is slowly but unsure showing signs of clearing up, racism at an all time high, fractured relationships,...

Broken Bodies (revised)

[This blog was written several months ago and posted to my old site that is no longer available.  Because this topic is very personal to me, I have edited to reflect our current situation of the pandemic and our inability to join others in our respective communities...

Setting the Table

Setting the Table

We are in the throes of remodeling and preparing our house to sell.  As we continue to work towards relocation to another country, we are selling just about everything, even the dining table.  We are all experiencing a roller coaster of emotions as a result...

Lead Leader!!

Lead Leader!!

Who are you? Where did you come from? Where are you going? These are questions leaders ask themselves and then are able to ask others who are growing on their continuum of leadership. Then something like a pandemic hits.  No wait, it is not “like” a pandemic, it is...

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

This is part 2 of “Row, Row, Row YOUR Boat” so be sure to listen to that podcast or read the blog first so you can keep growing forward!! ***** As someone who is passionate about leadership development and team building, I am also a strong connector. In this case I am...

Row, Row, Row YOUR Boat

Ah yes, marriage. One of my favourite topics and one that takes a lot of work! Whether you are home all day together, working from home, furloughed, laid off, handling job loss, with kids or no kids and the list goes on for how the narrative of our stories is...

Don’t Stay in Place

Don’t Stay in Place

(Disclaimer: I chose this title because I love double meanings, aka: puns, not because I want people to disobey the law!! Please read on and be encouraged...not angry.  Thank you!!) Henry Cloud, author and speaker and owner/operator of boundaries.me shared this quote:...

Ken Schripsema joins Seema Global Consulting

Ken Schripsema joins Seema Global Consulting

I am excited to announce that my husband Ken is joining me here at Seema Global Consulting as our Director of Operations. I have known for years that his professional skills would be of great value to many people and am thankful that now Seema Global Consulting will...