Creating the Conditions for a Culture of Belonging in the Workplace, With DDS Dobson-Smith

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on June 16, 2022

Belonging is an archetypal experience that we all seek. In the workplace, a sense of belonging will only happen if you have both diversity and inclusion. When you facilitate diversity in hiring practices and instill inclusive policies, procedures and behaviors, your organization has its best chance of creating a culture that supports a sense of belonging for everyone.  

Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is a behavior. Belonging is an experience. Diversity is a fact in that you can look around you and note that there are people like yourself alongside people who aren’t like you. Inclusion, meanwhile, is a set of behaviors, frameworks or approaches that promote psychological safety and connectedness among team members.

Licensed therapist, DDS Dobson-Smith, joins Adam to discuss: 

  • How to become aware of your own social conditioning and dismantle internalized racism, sexism, heterosexism and ableism 
  • What inclusive policies, practices and behaviors within the organizational infrastructure lead to a culture of belonging
  • What you should be measuring to determine whether you have a culture of belonging in your workplace 
  • What key takeaways from the psychology of belonging inform how to impact workplace performance 
  • And so much more!

Don’t miss this very important episode on diversity and inclusion so that your employees feel like they belong at work.

About This Guest: ()

DDS Dobson-Smith, a licensed therapist, author, executive coach, speaker on leadership and growth, and a Reiki master — all in service of helping others grow and become who they are. They are the Founder and CEO of SoulTrained, an executive coaching and leadership growth consultancy. Their new book is You Can Be Yourself Here: Your Pocket Guide to Creating Inclusive Workplaces by Using the Psychology of Belonging (Lioncrest Publishing, Feb. 2, 2022). Learn more at