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Ubuntu w/ Hermence Matsotsa

By Hawthorne Union

Ubuntu is the South African philosophy of human interconnection. Kicking off season 2, Hermence Matsotsa ( is a multi-linguist, former Peace Corps member, podcaster, and founder of uBuntuSpeaks ( Hermence comes on the show to talk about her work in public health and advocacy, the experience of growing up with community as a minority, the shift in empathy from younger generations against discrimination, and learning to be uncomfortable. You can also catch her podcast, Conversations Spoken in the Dark at Hermence Matsotsa is Founder and CEO of UBUNTU, a global health workforce and professional development consulting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia.  UBUNTU guides leadership teams, employees, and career professionals to effectively embrace the mindset that cultural competence is the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.Using data driven cross and intercultural communication strategies, UBUNTU works with corporations and organizations with a diverse and multiracial, cultural, linguistic workforce and global client base to improve cultural competence, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, and strategic communication. ---- I'm Jacen from Hawthorne Union, a professional coach. Join me as I discuss career development, personal and professional growth and leadership from a coach's point of view. Contact:

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