The 6 Pillars of 

INVERSITY™

Introducing the INVERSITY™ Methodology

Karith Foster’s experiences are designed to cultivate a sincere comprehension of INVERSITY™ with the perfect blend of humor, interactive participation, heartfelt stories and actionable tools.

INVERSITY™ is about maximizing positive outcomes for everyone participating in the conversation. 
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The 6 Pillars oF INVERSITY™ 

The best way to change behavior is by working from the INside out.

Ignite a seismic shift that starts from within. This is not surface work, but transformational behavioral change that happens when the message reaches the core of one’s being, planting seeds of choice and desire to believe (and behave) differently.

Pillar 1: Actualization

Actualization means attaining and achieving with effort, skill or courage. Actualization is an essential component of success. When we work toward achieving self-actualization, we operate from a place of wholeness and confidence. Personal responsibility reigns supreme and replaces blame, judgment and emotional paralysis. Actualization paves the way for an empowering environment of learning, creativity and ideas.

Pillar 2: Awareness

Awareness reveals the unseen. We don’t know what we don’t know until we are aware. Awareness casts light on the shadows of negative thoughts, concepts and actions. It illuminates the pathway for understanding, connection, collaboration and unity and dissolves ignorance, ambiguity and confusion. From a state of awareness comes discernment, truth and new perspectives which prompts our reality to change for the better. 

Pillar 3: Reception

Reception is an openness to growth and learning. When we are open to receive new information—whether it's in the form of education, praise or constructive criticism— we gain knowledge and skill. For example, when a broadcast tower has good reception, the signal is clear. When we have reception and clarity, we can effectively broadcast the signals of a healthy corporate culture.

Pillar 4: Courage

 The root of the word courage is cor, which means heart. Operating from heart and courage is what transforms workplaces rooted in fear into cultures that promote acceptance, benevolence and harmony.  Having courage means boldly showing up as your true self and listening and operating confidently—not just from the head, but also from the heart.

Pillar 5: Grace

Grace is closely related to “kindness”, elegance and gentility. Grace allows for uncomfortable conversations and moments to pass without permanence. It is a gift that when given to others, it improves relationships and creates the space for the first 4 pillars to continue working together: Actualization, Awareness, Reception and Courage.

Pillar 6: Energy

Energy is all around us. It permeates and is imprinted people, life forms, objects, physical spaces and locations. Just like in the laws of physics, we have the ability to proactively charge energy from negative to positive. With practice and application, we can channel this energy and create successful workspaces. 

The End Result: Conscious Communication

Conscious Communication is the end result of all 6 Pillars of INVERSITY™. When people can speak openly, articulate ideas and listen actively, each person in a conversation, classroom, community and organization is seen and heard. Most importantly, Conscious Communication allows for an intentional exchange of dialogue and ideas that aren't dismissed, but are inclusive of all who are part of the conversation. Conscious Communication demands and commands a brave space, which must be rooted in Actualization, Awareness, Reception, Courage, Grace and Positive Energy.

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INVERSITY™ is a new way to Think. Feel. Learn. Create.

THINK.

INVERSITY™ is a new way to think— a new way to analyze best practices and conceptualize innovative solutions to effectively address issues and conduct dialogue around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). INVERSITY™ generates maximum positive outcomes for everyone participating in the conversation.

INVERSITY™ challenges the outdated narrative of labels, pigeonholing and stereotyping to invite critical thought and a return to the principles of great minds like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Wayne Dyer and the father of positive psychology Dr. Martin Seligman.

FEEL.

Checking in with our emotions around DEI is of the utmost importance. Like it or not, this is a highly charged and deeply emotional topic. All the facts and figures, stats and metrics do not supersede the emotions that are inextricably intertwined with someone’s personal experience. 

By dismissing the emotions this topic evokes we are kidding and depriving ourselves of the most basic human needs of self-expression. We must provide a psychologically safe environment for all to express their feelings. This is what INVERSITY™ provides in the middle of such a sensitive and loaded conversation.

LEARN.

INVERSITY™ is about learning new aspects of ourselves and new ways to communicate, interpret and engage with our fellow human beings. Learning and evolving is to be celebrated and not feared. This is why psychologists are (and will always be) conducting research and studies on the human psyche and behaviors. 

We are ever-evolving beings, not monoliths as certain sectors of society would like us to believe. There is always something to learn about ourselves and others.

CREATE.

INVERSITY™ grants us the opportunity to create new and stronger connections between one another. Unlike what others may believe, there is no script, formula or protocol to forge relationships out of love, respect, noble compassion and conscious empathy. 

Let’s ignite a seismic shift that starts from within. Not surface work, but transformational behavioral change that happens when the message reaches the core of one’s being, planting seeds of choice and desire to believe (and behave) differently.
This is the environment and experience that INVERSITY™ creates — to allow others their own unique opportunity to create and transform their outer world from within.

What INVERSITY™ is NOT:

INVERSITY™ is not about ignoring or dismissing issues of bias, conscious or unconscious. 
This is not about promoting a philosophy that perpetuates the “blame or shame” game.  
  • INVERSITY™ certainly does not propagate the narrative of victims and villains (that is limited thinking; and one that disempowers those who need empowerment the most). 
INVERSITY™ is about maximizing positive outcomes for everyone participating in the conversation. 

IT'S NOT HARD WORK;
IT'S HEART WORK.