• Etty Burk, Ph.D.

    An organizational psychologist, passionate about inclusion and respect

    The founder of Leading with a Difference, Etty serves as an outsourced Human Resources, strategy, and transformation executive and advisor to commercial and nonprofit organizations. 

  • Aaron The Different

    A Story of Courage, Belonging and Acceptance

    This powerful story about diversity and inclusion is for people of all ages.

    Eight-year-old Aaron lives in a country called Premium on the planet Astron, but unlike his tall, perfectly purple family and friends, Aaron is round, small and green.
  • Etty Burk, Ph.D.

    An organizational psychologist, passionate about inclusion and respect

  • Aaron The Different

    A Story of Courage, Belonging and Acceptance

Imagine a world where each one of us feels accepted and included, and we help everyone around us feel welcomed as part of the group. Just think of how many lives can change for the better if we celebrate our differences and not fear them. What an amazing world it would be!

We all have the power to make it happen, starting today, right now, no matter who you are or where you live or work.

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A Story of Courage, Belonging and Acceptance

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This powerful story about diversity and inclusion is for people of all ages.

Eight-year-old Aaron lives in a country called Premium on the planet Astron, but unlike his tall, perfectly purple family and friends, Aaron is round, small and green. His classmates tease him and won’t play with him because he’s different from all the other Premiums. Why won’t they accept him for who he is? His only friends are the sunmoonies and myrtledockers, strange and wonderful creatures who live in the forest and teach him the secrets of the mysterious underground caves and tunnels.

When disaster strikes during a school field trip, Aaron is faced with the challenge of his life. Something happens that changes everything, showing Aaron the value of his true inner strength, boosting his confidence, and inspiring the people of Premium forever.

Etty Burk shows that we all possess unique skills and talents and have the power to make real positive change. We can all help people feel they are safe, welcome, and truly belong.

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Hi!

I’m Etty Burk. I’m an organizational psychologist passionate about inclusion and respect in both my personal and professional life. As a founder of Leading with Difference, I serve as an outsourced Human Resources, strategy, and transformation executive and advisor to commercial and nonprofit organizations. I believe that a thriving organizational culture drives everything, including effective business strategies, operational excellence, and financial success.

With a research-driven approach, I partner with leaders across various industries to create healthy organizations with loyal and satisfied customers and engaged employees. Employees who feel valued are more connected to their organizations, and organizations with connected employees do better financially, are more productive, and even have happier customers. It’s a win-win for everyone.

My book, “Aaron the Different: A Story of Courage, Belonging and Acceptance” is an uplifting story of tolerance, belonging, hope, and being unique. It’s a catalyst for important discussions with children and adults about respect, kindness, and acceptance, and can be used to spark thoughtful Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging conversations in organizations.

You can get a copy of my book here, send me a message here, or connect with me on social media through links below. I look forward to connecting with you!

– Etty Burk, Ph.D.

Creating healthy organizations with engaged and productive employees.

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