How 17 Women Leaders Learned to Trust Their Intuition

Published in Thrive Global


Nichole Pitts

Founder and CEO of Ethintegrity, a boutique consulting firm focusing on a culture-based approach to diversity, equity and inclusion, and ethics and compliance.

“The strategy I’ve found most helpful in getting me to trust my intuition is centering myself with breathwork and meditation. By calming my nervous system and clearing the clutter from my mind, I can tune into how my body feels and get clarity. Typically, when trying to figure out what to do, I sit quietly and allow the thoughts to come through like closed captions. I feel into the ideas, and when I feel a sense of peace, I know my intuition has been activated. Now, if I want a second opinion, I’ll ask for a particular sign to confirm my decision, which has always worked well for me.”

Click here to read the full article.

Identifying Burnout Symptoms with 20 Entrepreneurs Who Have Tackled It

Featured in Create & Cultivate

It’s easy to think that when you’re doing what you love, you’ll never be burned out, but the opposite is often true. Burnout is a common reality among the most creative and ambitious, and sometimes it can be hard to even notice the burnout symptoms.

If it feels like you’re currently teetering on the edge of burnout, that alone is a sign to make a change. Take heart that you’re not alone and there are effective ways to tackle it. Here’s 20 professional women who’ve also found themselves in the midst of burnout—and developed successful strategies to find their way to the other side. Their experiences will give you inspiration and helpful tips to conquer burnout when it inevitably arises.

Nichole Pitts

Founder and CEO of Ethintegrity LLC, a boutique consulting firm focusing on a culture-based approach to diversity, equity, inclusion, and ethics and compliance. 

My experience: Like a lot of people, I ended up becoming used to working through burnout until I hit a wall where the brain fog forced me to take a step back. I ended up taking a month off to rest and recharge, which meant absolutely no work. I read books, sat by the pool, enjoyed family and friends, and did whatever I felt like for the day. This mental break allowed my brain to rest and I came back more creative and focused. I now block out a week each quarter and a month each summer as my “R&R time” to prevent total burnout in the future.

My advice: Listen to your body and don’t try to be a hero. Sometimes we often overstretch ourselves to show our value at the expense of our well-being. Give yourself some grace, be proactive with blocking out time off on your calendar, and take the time to recharge when you need it. Work will always be there.

To read the full article, click here.


Two Practical Things You Can do to Promote Inclusion as a Corporate Compliance Officer

By Ricardo Pellafone

What can you do about inclusion as a corporate compliance officer?

That is: you see everything that is going on and you are horrified and saddened. You are proud of the strong statement your company made about standing with the Black community, but you also know that inequality and racial justice is a profoundly deep problem that requires strategy and accountability to address—and you are not sure what, if anything, you can do.

To read the full article, click here.

Why Your Compliance Programme Isn’t Engaging Employees & How to Fix It

Stick men holding lightbuld wires, one tangled, one hanging
EQS and Ethintegrity share some great tips that will help you to build an ethical culture in your company.

Engaging employees on compliance topics is challenging. This is particularly true when the compliance department is seen as out of touch, irrelevant, ‘the police’, cumbersome and not adding value. On Thursday 13th February 2020 the Managing Director of the EQS London office, Viviane Joynes, hosted a webinar entitled ‘Why your Compliance Programme isn’t engaging employees and how to fix it’. She was joined by Nichole Pitts, CEO and Founder of Ethintegrity and Moritz Homann, EQS Managing Director for Compliance Services, who both shared their insights and expertise. Below summarises the content of the webinar including how to reimagine compliance in your organisation to build greater engagement and be seen to enhance your organisation’s performance, reputation, value – and commercial success.

Why International Companies Are Integrating the ECCP Into Their Compliance Programs

By Nicole Di Schino, Anti-Corruption Report

Companies around the world have responded promptly to the DOJ’s recent announcement that it updated its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs guidance. Even those companies that are not subject to U.S. jurisdiction are paying attention and many have begun to revamp their existing programs. The Anti-Corruption Report spoke with practitioners in a variety of non-U.S. jurisdictions who reported that their clients are interested in, and already implementing, the DOJ’s latest suggestions.