Episode #26 | Creating a Culture of Safety & Compassion with Tay & Val

In This Episode:

Their visibility edges are showing up in all facets of themselves, versus separating themselves into boxes

Bringing your whole self to the room to invite other people to bring all of themselves into the room

How they used to put away different parts of who they are as queer women of color & are now finding ways to celebrate those parts in their work

Modeling the safety that you are seeking to build inclusivity

Stating “the obvious” and why it is a powerful leadership tool and also feels vulnerable to share

The discrimination they faced and how they now share this story to serve the highest intention of groups

The community agreements they state before leading a group

Energetic containers and how they set clients and groups up for the highest possibility of success (and responsibility for themselves)

Their experience working with men around the word “masculine” and how they have been astonished by the association to this word

Sisterhood wound and creating safety with other women

Why documentary filmmaking led Tay to burnout because she was trying to fix huge problems

How an elderly gentleman in Taiwan inspired them to question what their “dream” was

Why they sold everything they had, gathered $3,000 from fundraising and went on a 5 year journey riding bikes around the world asking people what their dream was

The spirituality practices they learned while traveling and how they kept going even in the midst of not knowing where they would stay, what they would eat or where they were heading next

About Our Guests:

Tay & Val are the success strategists and spiritual advisors conscious companies and visionary leaders go to—to answer their "What's Next?" question—as they navigate transformations, cultivate a compassionate culture, and make their legacy impact.

Award-winning filmmakers, Tay & Val left successful media careers, closed their production company, wrapped work on their nationally televised television series P.S. I’m Sorry, and set off to travel the world by bicycle for a documentary project to inspire dreams. Six years, three continents, more than 400 public talks and national radio and TV appearances (in twelve countries), and 2 TEDx talks later, Tay & Val settled in the Pacific Northwest as City Artists of Seattle.

During their journey around the world, Tay & Val studied with many Elders, Shamans and Teachers across different cultures and healing modalities. Each of them left Tay & Val with one unison message: “You’ll meet more people than all of us combined. Go and share what you’ve learned.”

Committed to helping visionary leaders meet their call to greatness with clear-eyed vision, groundedness, and deep trust — Tay & Val work now with leaders and businesses around the globe who hear the call to rise and say yes.

More recently, their work has also appeared on Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, and Thrive Global. They are also co-founders of M Meditation, Seattle’s first modern meditation movement.

Connect with Tay & Val at: taynval.com

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