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In today’s episode, Jeremy has a very thought provoking conversation with Tru Pettigrew. They start by talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion - Tru explains where his passion for DEI originated from, what each of those terms means, he offers his thoughts on where most organizations are at in 2022 with DEI, and he explains the important role that curiosity, intentionality, empathy, and listening play in this conversation. Jeremy and Tru also talk about the differences between active and competitive listening, as well as dealing with imposter syndrome. Their conversation ends with a discussion about different aspects of leadership, including handling tough situations and setting and managing expectations. 

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About the Podcast

Jeremy Tiers


Jeremy Tiers

An expert in communication, relationship development, and leadership, Jeremy Tiers has quickly become a recognizable name and speaker in college admission and enrollment management circles. He is the Senior Director of Admissions Services for Tudor Collegiate Strategies and leads their efforts in partnering with colleges and universities across the country. Colleges and Universities rely on Tudor Collegiate Strategies (TCS) to train their admissions staff, help them personalize enrollment communications, and to increase engagement from prospective students and their parents during all stages of the college search process.

Tru Pettigrew


Tru Pettigrew

Tru Pettigrew is an engaging speaker, author, workshop leader, and an award-winning marketing executive with close to 20 years of experience at some of the nation’s top advertising & marketing agencies. Tru has established a strong reputation for helping organizations build bridges across racial, cultural, social, and relational lines, and he also currently serves as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx.

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