My mission is to support organizations that desire to grow in their cultural/ethnic compositions by teaching them how to implement effective equity and inclusion practices. It is not enough to simply get diverse groups of people in the room. Organizations are at their very best when they are able to ensure that their various team members feel cared for, heard, and are utilized well. A deep understanding of intersectionality is at the core of my consulting: effective organizations must be aware of the ways that race, gender, sexuality, ability, and other identity categories affect experiences and perspectives.
I do this by offering a series of customized services designed to meet organizations and individuals right where they at, whether they are new to the conversation of diversity and inclusion, or have been working at it for many years. This work is relational by definition and I begin all of my consulting work by getting to know my clients via an introductory conversation in order to have an accurate gauge of what their particular area of need is. I do not believe that one-size-fits-all approaches are effective, nor do I believe that isolated training courses are effective on their own.
One of the most important parts of my service is my compassionate, non-judgmental approach. I believe that one of the main barriers to positive progress in multicultural growth is lack of communication, which often means "listening to respond" instead of "listening to understand." Strong interpersonal communication skills, coupled with 16+ years of experience in the field, have given me a powerful set of tools to foster growth in even the most challenging intercultural situations.
I believe that outcomes are far more important than simply check-listing certain types of activities. My strategic leadership is intended to give you practical tools to begin and sustain your equity and inclusion journey.