Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman,
Clinical & Consulting Psychologist
lisa Schmidt, M.Ed., PCC,
Leadership Coach & Consultant
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"At a time when open dialogue is needed to help stimulate learning and healing - this podcast is everything. As someone who is continually looking to expand my understanding around the themes of diversity and inclusivity, the two hosts show an impressive level of vulnerability I've never seen. A genuine, honest and bold dialogue on some essential topics that should be important to us all. I'd urge you to invest the time in listening to this podcast - you'll be better for it."
SHREERAJ PATEL, Vice President Commercial Financial Services RBC
"I've always tried to be open-minded, but sometimes I realize some of my views are antiquated. Not because I'm a jerk, just because... I didn't know. Thankfully there are people like Rehman & lisa who can help us understand those things we didn't know and can help us appreciate each other for our differences. That leads to greater understanding & empathy, which is something we all need now more than ever. I'd recommend this podcast to anyone, regardless of colour or creed. We can all learn from each other, and this podcast is an excellent launchpad."
BRETT MEGARRY, co-host of The Start with Mackling, Megarry & McNabb on
"Different People is an eye-opening and enlightening podcast. It opens the door for listeners to explore difficult and uncomfortable topics in a relatable way that doesn’t leave you feeling judged... inspired is more the resulting feeling.
Dr. Abdulrehman and lisa are genuine and share a level of vulnerability that allows the listener to remove their personal armour for 30-60 minutes to learn and feel raw emotion.
One of the best parts of my week and an important step toward progress for all. Everyone will be able to enjoy and learn from this podcast."
DR. NANA OWUSU, Optometrist
"Congratulations to you both.
This podcast is the antidote to the one dimensional messaging many of us learned to 'deal' with, in various forms of media, and consequently, society. Well done."
Advocate, Diversity and Inclusion
"I just finished listening to Episode 6 of your podcast and wow... first of all congrats on your achievement of creating the space for these challenging conversations, from both of your perspectives. You are saying the things I’m thinking. This podcast was so helpful to me in understanding the thoughts I have are not mine alone. The feeling of discomfort I have is shared, but that shouldn’t be a barrier or a reason to be silent. How important intent is: 'Forgive me if I’ve micro-aggressed. I'll learn and do better, be better.' "
JULIE MCCAMBLEY, Director Radio Production CBC/Radio-Canada
"Dr Abdulrehman and lisa are excellent presenters who bring Inclusion and Diversity to life in a way that is relatable, engaging and informative. I've learned a lot from this podcast so far, and am sure I'll continue to do so in
A interview on CBC Manitoba discussing why we are stepping into courageous conversations about people of colour and racism, and what it's like to talk about difficult things most of us would rather avoid.