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The Diversity Playbook Virtual Book Tour

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Transforming Business with Inclusion and Innovation

Non-fiction / Business / Leadership / Diversity and Inclusion

Date Published: June 8, 2021

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Hephzi Pemberton’s first nonfiction, business book The Diversity Playbook provides an empowering and uplifting experience. It contains proven expertise, factual examples and practical tools to transform your business and leadership approach with inclusion and innovation as a central shared goal and priority.

Her book demonstrates with clarity, relevant case studies and the latest research, as well as an applicable exercise in each chapter, to show how leaders and firms who embrace and embed inclusion and diversity into their business will benefit. They will be the businesses that innovate and adapt more rapidly. They will have a workplace culture that the latest talent seeks out and stays with. They will reach a wider set of customers and clients who feel valued and understood. They know that to achieve these benefits and many others besides, leaders and businesses now and in the future will have to take inclusion and diversity seriously.

 

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The leaders and firms that embrace and embed inclusion, diversity and equity into their business will increase their long-term value. They will innovate and adapt more rapidly. They will have a workplace culture that talent seeks out and stays with. They will reach a wider set of stakeholders, who will feel valued and understood. They  know that to achieve all these benefits you have to take inclusion and diversity seriously. 

 

 

There is substantial research to show that diversity brings many advantages to an organisation, including: stronger governance; better problem-solving abilities; and increased creativity and profitability. Employees with diverse backgrounds bring a wider range of perspectives, ideas and experiences. They help to create organisations that are resilient and effective, and which outperform organisations that do not invest in diversity. 

 

 

McKinsey’s global study of more than 1,000 large companies found that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 25 percent more likely to have above-average profitability than companies in the fourth quartile. For ethnic and cultural diversity, top-quartile companies outperformed those in the fourth by 36 percent.

 

 

A Boston Consulting Group study found that companies with more diverse management teams have 19 percent higher revenues due to innovation. This finding is significant for tech companies, start-ups and industries where innovation is the key to growth. It shows that diversity is not only a metric to be strived for, it is actually an integral part of a successful revenue-generating business.

About The Author

Hephzi Pemberton

Hephzi Pemberton is a UK business founder and advisor, who believes in the power of good business to transform society. After completing an undergraduate degree at Oxford University, Hephzi began her career in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers. In 2009, she co-founded Kea Consultants, a financial headhunting firm that specialises in investment and high-growth organisations, which she quickly grew into a profitable and sustainable business.

In 2018, Hephzi founded Equality Group, an Inclusion and Diversity specialist business focused on the Finance and Technology industry. Equality Group helps companies to diversify their teams, using their executive search service, and creates a more inclusive cultures with their consulting and education services. Equality Group has partnered with many leaders in sustainable investing, such as Generation Investment Management, and Private Equity and Venture Capital firms who are committed to being leaders in inclusion and diversity.

Hephzi has been angel investing since 2010 and has invested in technology start-ups across AI, Logistics, Health and Beauty, E-Commerce and Education. She has also advised a number of businesses on their hiring practices, board composition, compensation structure, strategic and fundraising plans.

Alongside her commercial experience, Hephzi has founded a social enterprise called Kiteka, empowering female micro entrepreneurs in Uganda to access digital opportunities through mobile technology. Hephzi has sat on the board of trustees for three other charities focused on youth employment, homelessness and community development.

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Virtual Leadership Tour

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Business, Leadership & motivational

Date Published: Nov 3, 2020

Publisher: Lucid Books Publishing

 

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How do you lead employees well when you don’t physically work with
them?

 

In Virtual Leadership, Bart Banfield simplifies the complexities of working
and leading in a twenty-first-century remote work environment. Through these
pages, you will learn:

 

– How to influence those you lead in a virtual work environment

– Why change within the workplace is inevitable

– The benefits of health and wellness in the virtual work environment

– How to create a culture of coaching within your organization

– Why self-awareness matters and makes you a better virtual leader

 


The world’s workforce is changing rapidly, and businesses must evolve or
risk getting passed by. Virtual Leadership will show you concrete principles
of effective leadership for the twenty-first century.

 

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About the Author

Bart Banfield

Bart Banfield is the superintendent of EPIC Charter Schools, the largest
public school in the state of Oklahoma, and one of the largest virtual
schools in the United States. Since becoming Oklahoma’s youngest
public school superintendent at the age of twenty-seven, Bart has been a
pioneer, innovator, and leader in the virtual learning-work environment.
Bart has been a public school educator for over twenty years and holds a
Master’s Degree in Education Administration from East Central
University. Bart has been happily married to his wife Jennifer for
twenty-four years and they share three children (Bo, Jake, & Bryn)
together.

 

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Counting Hope Tour

Follow Up to Hopey: From Commune to Corner Office.
Memoir, Business
Publisher: Hunter Street Press
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If you thought Hopey: From Commune to Corner Office was compelling, then Counting Hope will further inspire and challenge you.
In her memoir sequel, we follow Hope Mueller’s journey into adulthood as she unwittingly recreates the dark, chaotic world she was attempting to escape. As Hope finishes college, she digs herself out of drug addiction and abusive relationships to ensure her survival. She charges forward to build a better life for herself and her two daughters. Hope reveals the most intimate and painful events of her life while illustrating an unwavering motivation to improve her circumstances and discover her true worth.
Ultimately, Hope’s story shows how small, daily steps towards confidence propel us forward, even beyond our darkest hours, to a place of more joy, more purpose, more fulfillment. Written in heart-pounding flashbacks and encouraging looks forward, Counting Hope is an epic journey of liberation, empowerment, and eventual success.
About the Author
Hope Mueller is an author, inspirational speaker, and a successful executive. Hope lives in northern Illinois with her husband and actively parents her four daughters and grandson. She sits on multiple non-for-profit boards, and has launched a local scholarship fund. She is the chairman and president of a charitable organization being developed in 2019. Hope’s passions are found in promoting and developing leaders, youth STEM activities, and in-need community support and investment. Her early years were marked by her experiences within a hippie commune that shaped her approach and interaction with the world, and allows her to create order out of chaos.
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Outfoxing the Gaming Club – Blitz

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Biography, Business
Date Published: May 2018
CLAIM INSANITY OR BE FIRED!
Ex-Casino Employee Spills All of the Unseen Corruption
Running Rampant in the Business!
Ideas flow freely through the work environment, and the good ones are scooped up and put into action. But what happens when your ideas are suddenly being claimed by someone else? What if you found out that your employer was hiding secrets from the public? A job is supposed to secure one’s finances, but what if it was actually the cause of your financial troubles?
All of these questions – and more! – are addressed in Pascale Batieufaye’s tell-all memoir, Outfoxing the Gaming Club: A Former Worker Reveals All. From the kitchen to guest services, Batieufaye exposes the corruption and exploitation present in one of the world’s biggest casinos, Resort Casino, where he worked from 1996 to 2004
Through the book’s pages, Batieufaye details how corporate executives undermine their employees and use their ideas as their own, as he found was done with his own ideas when he shared them with leadership at the gambling powerhouse. He also details the mistreatment of the Native Americans he witnessed, who built the very grounds that now contribute to their injustice.
“I have centered Outfoxing the Gaming Club on the emotional suffering I faced while working for my previous employer,”shares Batieufaye. “The book outlines guiding principles for those who have experienced maltreatment and anxiety in their own workplace. Readers will discover the crookedness that occurs right under the noses of the patrons, and unearth the oppression that the employees had to deal with on a daily basis.”
An exposé for both gamblers and those opposed to it,this book details:
· How his own ideas were stolen from right under Batieufaye’s feet
 
· The mistreatment of Native Americans involved with the company
 
· Corruption’s role in the mental health of himself and other employees at the company
 
· Gambles employees took when attempting to contribute, knowing all too well they may not receive proper credit for those ideas
 
· The emotional suffering that workers had to deal with on a daily basis
 
· And so much more!
About the Author

Pascale Batieufaye attended Johnson & Wales University, where he studied travel and tourism. He is technically an animal rights activist and aspires to open an animal rehabilitation center for rescue animals. His principal occupation has been a part time school bus driver since the end of 2012, which allowed him to write five unpublished manuscripts in his spare time. Before that, Batieufaye ran a video store which closed up at the hype of Netflix’s driven internet power. He has also held some backbreaking jobs, such as courier driver (independent contractor) and Skycap/baggage handler, although nothing seems to take as much of a toll as his work with a major, corrupt casino corporation did, as detailed in his book Outfoxing the Gaming Club.
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Love-Based Money & Mindset Promo Blitz

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Personal Development/ Self-Help
Date Published:  December 2016
Make The Money You Desire Without Selling Your Soul
Publisher: Love-Based Publishing
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Are you ready to step into a life of peaceful prosperity?
For many of us, money is a source of angst. Maybe there’s never enough and it’s a constant source of stress. Maybe no matter how hard you work, you’re never able to get ahead. Or maybe you’re in so much debt, all you feel is shame and despair.
If any of this sounds familiar, then you’re in for a treat. Love-Based Money and Mindset is designed to help you heal your relationship with money so you not only feel peaceful about it, but so you’re also able to attract all the abundance you want.
While this book is designed to help everyone who struggles with money issues, it’s particularly helpful for those who have (or want to have) a business. The bottom line: The more you can cultivate a love-based mindset, the more easily and effortlessly you’ll attract money into your life.
Other Books in the Love Based Business Series

 

Business, Writing
Publisher: Love-Based Publishing
Published: July 2014
Do you hate the way sales and marketing copy makes you feel? Sales-y? Inauthentic? Hype-y? Just plain icky? You’re not alone … and there’s a reason you feel that way. It’s because traditional sales and marketing copy (also known as direct response copy) sells by tapping into fear.
But, you don’t have to use fear – you can sell and market your business using love instead. And when you do that, you stop manipulating and twisting arms to get buyers, and instead start attracting, inspiring and inviting your ideal clients into your business.
Ahhh — doesn’t that sound wonderful?
In this book, copywriting and marketing expert Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) teaches you the philosophy and the foundational principles behind selling with love versus fear – the same principles she’s used to help her clients build their businesses over the years. Plus, she includes dozens of exercises so you too can easily implement love-based copy in your own business.
Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or business owner or just starting out, you’ll discover valuable tips and strategies around selling and marketing with love. And not only will you feel great about it, so will your ideal clients.
Business, Writing
Publisher: Love-Based Publishing
Published: September 2015
If you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, expert, speaker, author, coach or consultant who would love to create marketing materials that attract, inspire and invite your ideal prospects to become ideal clients without sounding hype-y or sales-y, then this book may be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
In Michele’s first book, “Love-Based Copywriting Method,” she walks you through the philosophy of love-based copywriting and explains why traditional copy and marketing feels so icky. In this book, “Love-Based Copywriting System” she rolls up her sleeves and walks you though her exact system for writing copy that converts without feeling sleazy.
You’ll discover exercises, examples, templates and more — in fact, it’s designed to be a “copywriting course in a book.” You’ll get detailed, step-by-step teachings of everything from headlines to features and benefits to presenting your offer and more, so if you follow along and complete the exercises, by the end of the book, you’ve got your copy created.
Also as a bonus, it included a free workbook!
Business, Marketing
Publisher: Love-Based Publishing
Published: April 2016
As an entrepreneur, small business owner, coach, consultant, speaker, author, and/or expert, you know marketing is the lifeblood of growing a successful business. Yet, for so many of us, marketing is also one of our biggest struggles.
Well, that’s all about to change. In Love-Based Online Marketing, Michele PW walks you through exactly how to create an Online Marketing Plan tailored specifically to you and your goals so you can grow a business you love AND that loves you back!
And the best part, thanks to the Assessment included in this book, your Online Marketing Plan will be based around your Marketing Love Factor. This means you’ll not only love your marketing (really! Even if you’ve always hated it before!), but you’ll also be empowered to market your business in the exact, perfect way for you.
So if attracting, inspiring and inviting your ideal prospects to become ideal clients and customers without being hype-y, sales-y or slime-y feels like a breath of fresh air, this book may be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
About the Author

 

When Michele was 3 years old, she taught herself to read because she wanted to write stories so badly.
As you can imagine, writing has been a driving passion throughout her life. She became a professional copywriter (which is writing promotional materials for businesses), which led to her founding a copywriting and marketing company that serves clients all over the world.
Along with being a copywriter, she also writes novels (in fact, she just published her first two psychological thriller/suspense/mystery novels called “The Stolen Twin” and “Mirror Image'”) plus, she is also the author of the “Love-Based Copy” books, which are a part of the “Love-Based Business” series and cover both business and personal development.
She holds a double major in English and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently she lives in the mountains of Prescott, Arizona with her husband Paul and southern squirrel hunter Cassie.

 
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