July 7

Understanding LGBTQ Issues with Leela Sinha 

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Understanding LGBTQ Issues with Leela Sinha

“Whatever someone’s gender experience is, it’s not a monolith.”

Cis-gendered, transgendered, non-binary, genderqueer, agender, gender non-conforming… there’s a brave new world of expressing who people are. In this episode of Awakened Nation, Leela Sinha provides insight into an often misunderstood part of the LGBTQ movement. You’ll learn how society has opened up to allow people to be themselves, why pronouns and names are so important and how to be supportive of the trans and non-binary people in your life. 

About Leela Sinha:

Leela Sinha (pronouns zee/zir/zim)  is an author, speaker, and executive coach, with a background in tech, bodywork, parish ministry, and sexuality education, among other things.  Zee believes that when people have to mute who they are it’s bad for their health, their communities, and their bottom line. That could be gender, sexual orientation, race and culture, or something more amorphous like being ‘too much’.  In 2016, zee wrote You’re Not Too Much and shortly afterward founded The Intensives Institute at San Francisco, celebrating those big personalities and the companies that hire them.  Zee is most excited by the possibilities in tech and business when they overlap with diversity and inclusion.

About Brad Szollose: 

First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us.

From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. 

As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. 

Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. 

As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture). 

Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.

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About the ​Host

Brad Szollose


First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us.

Brad is an award-winning business author, serial entrepreneur, web pioneer, former C-Level executive, creative director and TEDXSpeaker.


From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked  with household names like MasterCard Worldwide, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new  generation.


After the release of his international bestselling book, Liquid Leadership, Brad was asked to be a guest and a host on hundreds of podcasts. Every business podcast had the same storyline. This made him realize he wanted a different conversation...a deeper conversation. With executive producer Elizabeth Anne Hamilton, they launched Awakened Nation®.


This podcast is a chance to have an extraordinary conversation with today's ​idea makers, disruptors and the game-changers. You’ll hear from bestselling authors, professional athletes, activists, business professionals, rock stars, healers and others, who will share stories and the truths that will open your eyes.


After 35 years in NYC, Brad lives in the Southwest and the desert of Las Vegas.

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