Hummingbird Hour

Finding Purpose in the Pandemic


Hummingbird Humanity videos now with captioning.

In this episode, Brian and Eduardo cover. . .

  • The importance of being authentic and the weight of performing a different identity. 

  • Recognizing the privilege that exists within the LGBTQ+ community, and the opportunity many of us have to leave the door open behind us. 

  • The way that language is always evolving and changing to include more people.

  • The importance of discomfort and tension in DEI work and story sharing, and how to dispel that tension.

  • How it feels to be an ‘other’, and how powerful it is to feel seen.

  • How to pivot and find a new purpose in the pandemic.

We’re so grateful to have had Eduardo Placer from Fearless Communicators join us yesterday for the kickoff Hummingbird Hour Conversation! As the first participant in our Hope, Heart, and the Human Spirit Series 1 year ago, it was a pleasure to bring our journey full circle and celebrate Hummingbird’s anniversary with conversations about allyship, authenticity, and owning your narrative fearlessly. We also discussed the power of vulnerability and how close it can bring us together to see the ways each of us are struggling and learn about the ways we can help each other.

          As a global facilitator, Eduardo Placer has led workshops and spoken with groups at HBO, Google, Bank of America- Merrill Lynch, Yale, The Juilliard School, and the Wharton School of Business. Private clients include Industry Leaders, CEO’s of start up companies, UN Diplomats and social activists. Prior to focusing all his energy on Fearless Communicators, he was a professional actor for 15 years, working all over the US in over 38 plays and musicals.

         When he is not “story doulaing” or spontaneously breaking out into song and dance, he is probably bringing together diverse communities in a celebration of what is positive and possible. This includes leading workshops at the Muslim Jewish Conference, global work on inclusive masculinity, LGBTQIA activism & advocacy and events around a passion project called THE BIG SING ALONG. Other projects include Carnegie Hall’s The Somewhere Project, The Daedalus Project at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Fearless Futures Campaigns for the SCHAP Community School in rural SE Kenya.

    Resources Shared During the Event