09 – Explorer of Liberation – with Holiday Phillips

09 – Explorer of Liberation – with Holiday Phillips

Holiday is a sociologist, integral coach, writer and speaker on the topics of philosophy, justice, culture and personal transformation. A recent article about performative allyship went viral and landed her as a voice in the public sphere on racial equity. This episode begins by discussing the various leadership identities that Holiday is swimming in as she shares the idea of leadership as an explorer. What does it mean to lead from the questions and with an earnest and intentional practice of taking as many perspectives as possible, exploring the weight and validity of them, while simultaneously leading from a solid center?

Listen in while they talk about:

  • The current field of race equity and the various approaches, from polarizing identity politics to universal care principles. 
  • Her quick rise to visibility and the surprising decency and depth in online dialogue and social media spaces
  • Navigating public criticism and judgement and what it takes to weather those painful realities of putting your voice and perspectives into public discourse
  • The incredible collaborative dialogue she had with Ester Perel when the public accused Ester of appropriating Holiday’s work.
  • The unpopular opinion that condemning ‘love and light’ proponents may actually be an act of arrogance.
  • Levels of consciousness and perspective taking, what post-post modern perspectives may take shape related to identity politics
  • What being pregnant and embarking on the path of motherhood has allowed for in terms of a deep time view and really stepping into her power and leadership.

More from Holiday:

Educational Resources by Holiday
Article: Performative Allyship
Video: On Race, Rage and Healing

About Holiday:

Holiday is a sociologist, integral coach, writer and speaker on the topics of philosophy, justice, culture and personal transformation. She is also co-founder of Kula, a consultancy working at the emerging edge of a more sustainable and holistic approach to business, through helping organisations develop conscious leadership and diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces. All of her work is in service of this question:

“What will it take to build a wiser, kinder world?”

To that end, she is interested in exploring a wide range of topics that touch on soul and society – personal healing, non-violent communication, integral solutions to racial inequality, new business paradigms, and the practical application of ancient wisdoms to name a few!

Three guiding principles in Holiday’s work:  deep compassion for others, a strong belief in our personal power to change things and the commitment to be a great ancestor to her children and future generations.

Find Holiday here:

Instagram: @holidayphillips
Twitter: @holidayphillips

I’m an Integral Master Coach™, Master Certified Coach, writer, mother & people lover. My gifts are centered around helping others to meet their calling and unleash their genius, on behalf of our shared world. Get to know me...