Moe Carrick is a WMFDP consultant, business owner, author, TEDx and keynote speaker and podcast host, among many other identities. Below, Noah Prince interviews Moe about her inclusive leadership journey and her experience consulting with WMFDP.
1). How long have you been a consultant at WMFDP, and what keeps you coming back?
I have been a consultant since 2001. I was honored to be invited in to WMFDP as a Partner with Bill, Michael, and Joanne, but declined as I had just launched Moementum, Inc., the business I still lead today. We agreed I would join as an Associate (what we used to be called!) and have served ever since. I stay in for a few reasons. My own learning—I feel challenged and pushed in every facilitation we do to show up at my best, open and ready to layer on new ways of thinking and new ways of showing up. I also love partnering with the team (in the room and in the back room) as we are serving systems that desperately need change.
2.) What profound memory or reflection sticks out in your own diversity journey?
I will always remember the cold water shock of realizing that my whiteness was a thing. Having grown up in mostly white communities, I never actually realized that my very presence as a white person shaped how I could help in equity and inclusion. I got triggered into shame badly that first time, but now see it for what it is: data about how I can best partner and grow.
3.) What do you do outside of WMFDP, professionally?
I am the CEO and Founder of Moementum, Inc., a Certified B Corporation working under the brand www.moecarrick.com. I have a team of four full-time staff and we seek to change the world by making workplaces that are fit for human life—bravespace workplaces, which is the title of my 2nd book.
4.) What is your consulting “edge” or work for 2021?
Continuing to handle the insiders who do not believe in privilege and systemic advantage around whiteness. I am also working on my third book with my co-author Azure Antoinette about women and race. Also, pivoting to a signature program model with a new offering: Solve Your People Problems: The (new) hero’s journey to leading humans.
5.) You are stranded on an island for 3 months. You have enough food and water for the time. You also have a solar-powered record player, what 2 albums would you choose?
I can’t do 2:
- Heart Like a Wheel by Linda Ronstadt
- I AM…SASHA FIERCE by Beyoncé
- Goodbye Yellowbrick Road by Elton John
- The Four Seasons and Concertos for Bassoon and Violin “in tromba marina” by Antonio Vivaldi
About White Men as Full Diversity Partners (WMFDP I FDP Global):
Our work over the last 25 years has helped thousands of global leaders courageously grow their consciousness and cultural competency to create and sustain inclusive work cultures. Over this time, we have worked across the political spectrum as inclusion is a human rights issue, not a political one. We believe freedom of choice and differing voices and perspectives are the strengths of a democracy and striving for a common good, not a threat to it.
And, we believe in equity—the ability for every person to have access to opportunity and for every person’s voice to be heard and to matter. We are committed to creating cultures where everyone feels seen, heard and valued. WMFDP is committed to using diverse perspectives to grow courageous leaders and promote inclusive cultures in the United States and around the world.