Services for Individuals
I am available for one on one coaching sessions tailored to white folks who are looking to strengthen their analysis of racial oppression in the workplace or in their personal lives. Especially helpful for executives or upper-level managers who need to understand how their leadership affects their teams, these sessions provide in-depth, personalized coaching and concrete follow-up activities that lead to positive results.
Nonprofit Board Member Mentoring
Being a board member for a nonprofit is a big responsibility, and if you’re new to the nonprofit world it can be hard to understand how all the parts should work together. My experience as a board member, board president, nonprofit employee, donor, and volunteer can help inform how you deal with conflict, strategic planning, the board/operations divide, and more. By using individual sessions that allow you to focus on the issue at hand, this mentoring program will help you realize your potential along with getting the education you need to be effective.
Services for Groups
Affinity caucusing (meetings of people who share an identity, whether it be race, class, gender, or something else) is a useful tool in the arsenal of equity work. One-off caucuses can help folks produce all kinds of helpful insights: ideas to improve work flows, internal issues that need to be addressed, common experiences for that affinity group that they want to share with the larger team, etc. Ongoing affinity caucusing is helpful for organizations looking to further their own internal equity work, since the conversation continues the next time the caucus meets. Nothing feels better than talking to people who understand your experiences, and allowing individuals to have that space encourages open communication with the rest of the team. I have extensive experience facilitating caucuses, but I specialize in working with white folks around racial issues. I’m ready to help your difficult conversations become productive. For more information, take a look at a list of my articles on race-based caucusing here.
Much like affinity caucusing, a colloquy is a chance for people to get together and talk about a particular subject, in this case anti-racism work. This service is an opportunity for white folks in particular to learn about and understand the systems of oppression we all live within and move forward into a place of accountable action. Because anti-racism work involves a lifetime of learning, colloquies are intended to be ongoing rather than single instances. Note: A colloquy does not take the place of therapy, and I am not a licensed therapist.
Your discussions, meetings, and retreats need a facilitator. Often that facilitator is a person within your organization who chairs the event, but there are many benefits to hiring an outside facilitator. As an external resource I am impartial, allowing all voices to be heard. I will run your event with humor and flexibility, but I will make sure your group touches on every critical point on your agenda. My facilitation will allow you to be focussed on the conversations while I keep an eye on the end goal. Let me help you get where you need to go.
Full Service Diversity & Inclusion Assessment and Consulting
I am a proud member of the team at Diverse City LLC. If you are in need of long-term sustainable equity policies and practices tailored to your workplace, look no further than Diverse City LLC.
References available upon request; rates are negotiable. I donate 15% of my fees for anti-racism work directly to people of color or to social justice organizations run by people of color. Please go to the Contact page to get in touch with me and start the conversation you need to have.