Founding Tone Networks, reaping the rewards of executive coaching, cultivating workplace bonds, and promoting collective growth by giving back with Gemma Toner

In this episode, Lola speaks with Gemma Toner, a media and telecommunications leader known for driving innovation at the intersection of big data and digital media. As a senior executive in the cable industry for more than 20 years, Gemma experienced firsthand the transformative power of executive coaching and mentoring. 

With an eye toward helping others advance in the workplace, Gemma created TONE Networks, an award-winning video content platform empowering diverse employees to reach their full potential through virtual, on-demand personal and professional development.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • Founding TONE Networks and the experience of bringing executive coaching to everyone
  • How executive coaching enhances career development and what to anticipate from this type of support
  • The importance of building deep relationships within your organization to cultivate workplace bonds
  • Asking for and learning how to receive feedback to grow for personal and professional growth
  • Uncovering ways to give back to those around you so everyone can rise together
  • Harnessing role models and observing those you aspire to be to propel your career and craft a fulfilling life


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More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:


Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 


Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.


This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.


Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.


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