Brené with Chad Sanders on What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph Brené with Chad Sanders on What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph
February 1, 2021

Brené with Chad Sanders on What
Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph

A heartfelt and honest conversation with writer, creator, and former tech entrepreneur, Chad Sanders on Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph. Chad shares his stories and interviews from fifteen leaders across industries on transformative leadership. There are critical teachings here for all of us – in fact, it’s our organization’s first group read of 2021.

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Guest Info

Chad Sanders

 Photo of Chad Sanders smiling
Caption: Photo of Chad Sanders smiling

Chad Sanders is a writer, director, actor, and musician based in New York City. Previously, Chad worked at Google and YouTube and as a tech entrepreneur. He has since written and cowritten TV series and feature films with collaborators Spike Lee, Morgan Freeman, and Will Packer. Chad’s op-ed pieces have appeared in The New York Times, SLAM magazine, and Teen Vogue. Before living in New York, Chad lived in Berlin, London, Oakland, and Atlanta. Chad is a graduate of Morehouse College. He was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Chad Sanders Shares 5 Favorite Songs. Click to Listen now on Spotify
Chad Sanders Shares 5 Favorite Songs. Click to Listen now on Spotify

Show Notes

Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph by Chad Sanders
Book Cover: Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph by Chad Sanders

Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph by Chad Sanders is a powerful exploration of Black achievement in a white world based on honest, provocative, and moving interviews with Black leaders, scientists, artists, activists, and champions. In moving essays, Chad dives into his formative experiences to see if they might offer the possibility of discovering or honing this skill. He tests his theory by interviewing Black leaders across industries to get their take on Black Magic. The result is a revelatory and very necessary book. Black Magic explores Black experiences in predominantly white environments and demonstrates the risks of self-betrayal and the value of being yourself.

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