Intercultural Strategies - Engage Diversity. Build Belonging. Ignite Collaboration.

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Build Belonging From the Inside Out

Charito Gailling
Project Manager, Population and Public Health, BC Centre for Disease Control

…important insights through organic conversations…

I appreciated attending the Build Belonging From the Inside Out leaders’ gathering for the opportunity to connect with others and reflect in an intimate circle of trust and acceptance, guided by Jessie's leadership.

Jessie's easy warmth and gentle guidance naturally brings people together and brings out their best qualities. She has an uncanny ability to draw out important insights through organic conversations which is inspiring and always leaves me feeling hopeful, energized, and like things have become unstuck. Thank you Jessie!

YOU are the most important instrument for CHANGE.

Everybody knows that, but do you know how to build belonging from the inside so that you can be anchored within yourself and energized while also facilitating change?

As leaders, it can be tough to take time for yourself when you are faced with facilitating change while being pulled in multiple directions, and especially when the needs of the people involved are so great.
But we all know if we don’t take the time, things will only get worse.

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During this webinar, you will meet other leaders like you and experience a process that will leave you feeling more energized, connected, and clear on your next steps so that you can increase your impact with greater ease and confidence.

Are you a leader feeling overwhelmed and depleted with the divisiveness and rapid changes impacting you, your team and your work?

leadership overwhelm

Are you a leader committed to leading organizational and community change and want to walk your talk by being the change?

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Are you a leader or difference maker passionate about creating sustainable change for a better world that includes yourself in this equation?

leadership for sustainable change

Then this Zoom webinar is for you...

This interactive experience will help you as a leader feel more connected to yourself and other leaders. Find your footing again and soar as you facilitate change within your team, workplace or community.

Register now so that, as an effective leader, you can...

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    Connect with yourself, your values and what matters most.
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    Build new connections with changemaking leaders like you.
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    Understand the relationship and parallel process of nurturing your personal wellness and facilitating change within your workplace, organization or community.
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    Experience a fresh approach that has a track record of generating lasting results.
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    Increase your confidence in knowing where to put your efforts for greater impact with more ease.

About Jessie Sutherland,

An international speaker, trainer, and consultant, Jessie Sutherland works with organizations and communities to engage diversity, build belonging and ignite intercultural collaboration.

Recipient of BC Community Achievement Award (2023), her approach creates sustainable community change that effectively addresses complex social problems.

Jessie Sutherland - TEDx Speaker
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Jessie Sutherland - Director of Intercultural Strategies

Jessie’s work has been delivered in over eight languages and has taken her across Canada and around the world to support communities in their efforts to address challenging issues including workplace inclusion, poverty, homelessness, the overdose crisis, elder abuse, reconciliation, youth engagement and more. Many of her clients go on to win awards for their work in engaging diversity and fostering collaboration for sustainable and lasting change.

As founder of the organization Intercultural Strategies, Jessie helps leaders and groups build cultures of belonging to create change in an inclusive and positive way. She is the innovator of the award-winning Belonging Matters framework and community change model designed to change mindsets, deepen interconnections, impart greater social capital and build stronger communities.

Jessie holds a M.A in Dispute Resolution, is a TEDx speaker and author of the book, Worldview Skills: Transforming Conflict from the Inside Out.

What people are saying about working with Jessie and using this approach:

Sandra Lee Aldis

I was able to understand what I need to pay attention to in myself so that I can contribute more effectively to my community.

Jessie’s course educated me on the meaning of worldviews and reconciliation and gave me insight into the importance of how internal change can affect my relationships, my community and my place in the world. Through exercises, group discussion and private discussion, I was able to understand what I need to pay attention to in myself so that I can contribute more effectively to my community. Through Jessie’s entertaining stories, light humour and extensive experience and knowledge, I got a glimpse of what a world of equality among nations might look like if we follow Jessie’s lead and carry on as if it’s already happened. Her inspiration and determination will surely transform the world.

Elaine White
Cultural Coordinator, Shawendaasowin Child & Family Services

Miigwech for your excellent work on bringing people of many cultures and nations together.

When I participated in the Belonging Matters Conversations with other leaders, I appreciated that if you want to see and “be the change” in this world, you need to have patience. The process helped me to see who I am, what I need to work on, and what change means across cultures.

As a facilitator, Jessie has a lot of compassion for people while bringing out their best. Gchi Miigwech for your excellent work on bringing people of many cultures and nations together.

Mary Swalla Holmes
Board Member, Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation

Jessie Sutherland has a gift for generating “ah-ha” moments.

Jessie Sutherland has a gift for generating “ah-ha” moments. Her gentle questioning and invitation to go deeper into your self provides a powerful means of transformation. I have benefited by moving toward healthier personal and professional relationships since my participation in her training.

Thanks, Jessie!