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On the Podcast: Whitney Goodman, Y-Vonne Hutchinson, and Zoe Chance

In this episode, meet psychotherapist Whitney Goodman, author of Toxic Positivity, CEO and founder of ReadySet Y-Vonne Hutchinson, author of How to Talk to Your Boss About Race, and Yale professor Zoe Chance, author of Influence is Your Superpower.

Listen in to hear Whitney Goodman on how to show up with your authentic self in a world obsessed with being happy, Y-Vonne Hutchinson on writing a compelling and personalized business book for dismantling workplace racism without fear, and Zoe Chance on the tools that change-minded people need in order to successfully become influencers (hint: influence is not a meritocracy, it’s a learned set of skills!). Plus, hear what it was like for these authors to record their audiobooks.

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Every day, we’re bombarded with pressure to be positive. But if all this positivity is the answer, why are so many of us anxious, depressed, and burned out? Toxic Positivity is a refreshingly honest guide from Whitney Goodman, the therapist behind the Instagram account @sitwithwhit, in which she reveals how damaging toxic positivity is to ourselves and our relationships, and presents simple ways to experience and work through difficult emotions.

Diversity and inclusion strategist Y-Vonne Hutchinson helps tech giants, political leaders, and Fortune 500 companies speak more productively about racism and bias and turn talk into action. In How to Talk To Your Boss About Race, Hutchinson provides a clear and accessible audiobook guide that equips employees with a framework to think about race at work, prepares them to have frank and effective conversations with more powerful leaders, and explains how to leverage power dynamics to get results while navigating backlash and gaslighting.

Author: Zoe Chance
Read By: Zoe Chance

You were born influential. But then you were taught to suppress that power, to follow the rules, to wait your turn, to not make waves. In Influence is Your Superpower, Award-winning Yale professor Zoe Chance will show you how to rediscover the superpower that brings great ideas to life and takes an ethical approach to influence that will make life better for everyone, starting with you.

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