Amplify Skills

Reframe

To look at something in a new way

  • Helps us update dominant stories, mind models, and belief systems
  • Takes our current reality and reconceptualizes it into something productive and inspiring
Examples
  • failure = learning experience
  • crisis = opportunity
  • weakness as a strength
  • fear as part of being courageous

To avoid or go around obstacles

  • Helps us combat acts of oppression (stereotypes, double standards, and microaggressions)
  • Positions us to take advantage of opportunities and create new possibilities
Examples
  • Dodging “office housework” assignments
  • Applying for a job before we feel 100% ready
  • Mapping systems of power to identify key players

Advocate

To create change for self and others

  • Helps us identify and take action that supports equity
  • Personalized to each individual’s lived experience
Examples
  • Saying “no” as a full sentence
  • Mentoring racially-diverse colleagues
  • Asking for a stretch assignment

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