|Laurie B. Lippin, Ph.D.|
Laurie B. Lippin, Ph.D. is a passionate presenter whose commitment to diversity inspires all who work with her. She is the founder and director of Lippin & Associates (L&A), and continues to teach an award winning diversity class at the University of California, Davis. In addition to her work with clients, Laurie is a frequent conference presenter where her keynotes and seminars are enthusiastically received. She is also a musician, a soulful accordionist with the HarmoniaSchvesters, where she plays her own ethnic Yiddish music. Laurie believes we need to work as individuals and in coalitions to bring needed societal changes for a truly multicultural society and equity for all.
Laurie is co-author of the popular text: UnRaveling Whiteness (Kendall-Hunt, 2009), which is used extensively in Lippin & Associates' diversity offerings. She has been involved in diversity work for most of her adult life, but only in the last 20 years did she begin to interrogate her own whiteness, and through that, her own Jewessness. Her collaboration with Judy Helfand for the original 2001 publication of Understanding Whiteness/Unraveling Racism was the result of many years of participation in a women's whiteness group and then community offerings of workshops on the topic. The goal of her diversity commitment is the elimination of racism in our lifetime. She believes that we will not end racism until white people are just as committed to ending it as are people of color. AND, when that happens, we will remove some existing barriers to a truly multicultural society.
Laurie served for 15 years on the training faculty of the Association of Psychological Type International (APTi) and Psychometrics Canada delivering Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) certification trainings. She is currently co-coordinator of the Multicultural, Diversity and International Interest Area for APTi. The MBTI® is a cornerstone of Lippin & Associates' teambuilding practice. She is a graduate of the Newfield Network, and Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching schools and offers executive, relationship, and diversity coaching to L&A clients.