A Sojourner’s Truth podcast: Mentoring Across Cultures

In this episode, Natasha speaks with Margaret Yu and Kristy Garza Robinson about mentoring across cultures. They talk leadership, sponsorship, patriarchy, being ethnic minorities and predominately white spaces, and so much more.

Kristy Garza Robinson is a Latina minister, activist, and co-author of the new book, Hermanas: Deeping our Identity and Growing our Influence, currently living in Austin, Texas. She is passionate about advocating for those on the margins and seeking to help people integrate all of who they are into their calling, especially their ethnic identity. She enjoys good food, good friends, and deep conversations. She has a Masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary and is co-founder alongside her husband, Eric, of a consulting ministry called 58 which helps ministry leaders take next steps towards greater justice, diversity, and equity in their organization. Kristy and Eric are also parents to two beautiful daughters.

Margaret Yu is the National Director of Epic Movement, the Asian American ministry of Cru and the Executive Director of Ethnic Focused Communities of Cru. Margaret has served with Cru’s Campus Ministry for over 30 years. Her campus experiences span the globe from Milwaukee to Berkeley, to East Asia to Uzbekistan or to Los Angeles where she currently resides. Margaret loves college students. Her passion is to see God form many more culturally competent leaders for the kingdom of God. (Hence, she holds a Master’s Degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.) Her interests include mentorship or leadership development, talking shop about the NBA, and being at the beach.

Recommended Reading:

Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power by Andy Crouch

A Sojourner’s Truth: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World

Safe People: How to Find Relationships that are Good for You and Avoid Those that Aren’t by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

More Than Serving Tea: Asian American Women on Expectations, Leadership, Relationships, and Faith edited by Nikki A. Toyama-Szeto and Tracey Gee

A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast: Mentor as Coach

Our theme for Season 2 of “A Sojourner’s Truth” podcast is mentoring. You can SUBSCRIBE on iTunesSpotify, and SoundCloud.

“Mentoring raises levels of engagement, loyalty retention, leadership succession, professional development, and corporate effectiveness.”
Dr. Liz Selzer

In this episode, Natasha has a conversation with Dr. Liz Selzer on the topic “Mentor as Coach.” They discuss the professional side of mentoring, and why mentoring is such an important leadership tool.

Dr. Liz Selzer founded the Mentor Leadership Team, a consulting and training company that helps organizations unleash the potential of their people. Dr. Selzer’s passion for helping organizations better value and engage employees led to numerous articles on mentoring and the publication of her three books: 3G Mentoring, Your Culture at its Strongest and Real Leaders. Her radio show, Mentoring across Differences or MAD radio was a top rated digital program for two years. Her published dissertation demonstrated the positive longitudinal effectiveness of mentoring as an adult learning strategy. As an internationally sought after speaker and trainer, Dr. Selzer has trained in leadership development on six continents and throughout the United States. Her clients include a wide range of organizations: McGraw Hill, NASA, YUM! Foods, General Dynamics and Good Samaritan Hospitals to name a few. She also has taught organizational leadership at several universities.

Check out Dr. Selzer’s Resources.

Recommended Reading:

The Power of Mentors and Sponsors

Are you my mentor?

Free Downloadable Mentoring Resources

A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast: Mentoring Moms and Families

Our theme for Season 2 of “A Sojourner’s Truth” podcast is mentoring. You can SUBSCRIBE on iTunesSpotify, and SoundCloud.

In this episode, Natasha has a conversation with Susan Seay, author, life coach, and mom of seven, and mentoring moms and families. They discuss why they don’t read parenting books, and why business and leadership resources are more helpful for managing a family.

Susan Seay uses her “Mentor 4 Moms” Podcast as an extension of the relatable teaching style found in her book  “The Intentional Parent: Parenting On Purpose When Life Gets Busy.” Though her resources, you can get a sense of Susan’s heart to provide encouragement to moms combined with helpful practical tools. Susan truly understands the challenges of being an Intentional Parent. Susan has been a mentor to women locally in Austin, TX and internationally for over a decade.

You can also connect with Susan on Facebook and Instagram.

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Harvard Business Review OnPoint Magazine (quarterly) subscription information.

What ways have mentoring helped you live more intentionally? How do you encourage others to do the same?