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Diversity & Inclusion 1-On-1: “I” vs “You” Perspective


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateSeptember 30, 2022
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaEthics (Behavioral)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

Known as the Snow Globe Shaker, Jeff Nischwitz is on a mission to help people shift their leadership impact. Working with clients from different groups, he understands how messages can be interpreted differently when coming from people in positions of power (the majority) to people in a target group (often a minority). Through his work, Jeff has observed the natural defensiveness that can exist when we react and come to understand the many ways we can grow as leaders through awareness and by taking responsibility for our impacts (intended and unintended). This ties directly to the challenge of navigating uncomfortable conversations, specifically the importance of speaking from an “I” perspective versus a “you” perspective.

Jeff will be joining us to share both his observations and personal experiences in making this shift. He hopes that by sharing his own journey into understanding his unconscious biases and beliefs and the very subtle ways they show up, he might offer others an invitation to begin to explore the same for themselves. We hope you join the conversation! 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize unconscious bias

  • Describe the importance of self-awareness

  • Identify the leadership responsibility for impacts on others

  • List strategies for navigating uncomfortable conversations


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Jina Etienne, CPA, CGMA

Etienne Consulting
Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Speaker & Trainer
(301) 778-5510


Jina is a consultant and speaker on diversity, inclusion, culture, and belonging. She creates training programs and workshops to help clients move forward in their D&I journey. She is a storyteller and speaks candidly about her experiences, hard lessons, and ‘aha’ moments that helped her understand the importance of individuality, the value of curiosity, and the courage it takes to “just” be yourself. Often described as “approachable” and “relatable” by her clients, she works with purpose and the intention of being engaging, practical, and immediately applicable to real-world situations. Jina draws from her unique background and mix of work experiences to offer examples and share insights designed to benefit everyone across the workplace ecosystem – executives, management, employees, and customers.

Previously, she was Principal Consultant at EtiennePartners (EP), a boutique consulting firm that offered a unique strategy development, workshops & coaching to leaders, executives and entrepreneurs. Co-founded with her husband, EP was a full-time partnership in both work and life. Although in different professions, their work often intersected around the importance of self-awareness in leadership and navigating conflict within teams. Combining their experiences, backgrounds, and work led to the development of their unique approach to D&I, which she continues to use in her practice today.


Jeff Nischwitz is known as a Snow Globe Shaker (shaking things up) who's on a mission to help people shift how they lead and thereby shift their leadership impact. Jeff's the Founder of The Nischwitz Group (, a speaking, consulting and coaching company that transforms people and organizations—one truth at a time! He’s also serving as the Chief Impact Officer for CoreX Legal (, an entrepreneurial law firm. As an international leadership, team engagement and culture speaker and coach, Jeff Nischwitz is known for his unique perspectives, for challenging traditional thinking, and for delivering tangible shifts for leaders to grow their people, build their businesses and enhance their relationships. Jeff has published five leadership and business books, including his most recent, Snow Globe Leadership: Shaken, Not Settled (2021).

About Our Presenter

Etienne Consulting's passion is diversity & inclusion. The company helps organizations and businesses, large and small, wherever they are on their journey to fearless inclusion. 

Etienne Consulting's work is informed by their unique mix of experience in public accounting & business consulting, association management & member engagement, and diversity & inclusion consulting and training. Although in a variety of roles and industries, their work has always intersected around the importance of self-awareness in leadership, clarity of purpose, and navigating conflict within teams.

This led them to develop techniques to deepen awareness and strengthen communication — core skills necessary for driving meaningful change in organizations. They work with businesses and firms to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion across all aspects of people experience, operations, policy, communications, branding, and community & social responsibility. Their training programs and workshops are designed to bridge the gap between diversity and inclusion by offering concrete skills and communication strategies teams and use to build teams capable of leveraging their full diversity to drive innovation, growth, and lasting cultural change. They also offer support in developing, implementing, executing, and reporting on D&I strategy.