Mentorship in the Black Community | Dr. Joan speaks with Ken Gordon Part 3

Building a community and coming together can help people of African Ancestry achieve inclusion and equity in all industries. Embracing Mentorship connects mentees to opportunities, resources, and people who can help them develop their existing skills and gain positive visibility. This, in turn, helps the Black community grow, resulting in increased access to important relationships, experiences, and opportunities that can help these individuals propel forward and thrive.

In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Ken Gordons about Mentorship in the Black Community

Ken Gordon is a business executive, pastor, husband, father, award-winning author, and community servant. He is a highly sought-after speaker on leadership, public service, civil rights, and parenting. He and his wife live in an empty nest in Charlotte, NC, and have four “adulting” children, two precious grandchildren, and a cockapoo.

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What you can expect from this episode

00:25 Truth, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation | The Village of Peace

01:33 How do we move past the victim mentality to the victor mentality?

03:26 Ken speaks about what he wants others to know from standing on his shoulders

05:55 Mentoring among the Black Community

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About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go, and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.

Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family.

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