We focus our work in three primary interconnected areas that are vital to organizational success and human flourishing: Leadership Development, Wellness, and Racial & Social Equity. Within each of these areas we provide keynote speeches, workshops, single or multi-day trainings, and ongoing consultation and coaching.
Leadership Development Training and Coaching
With nearly two decades of experience, respectively, working within organizations as executive directors and members of boards of directors as well as collaboratively with organizations as coaches and consultants, we recognize that organizations are as inherently unique as the people they are composed of. We have experienced first-hand that organizations are dynamic, complex, rapid-paced, constantly-changing, multi-generational emergent systems. We believe that transformative solution-oriented and relationship-fostering leadership approaches can lead to organizational cultures in which people thrive, recognize themselves and their work as integral to the organization’s mission, and engage meaningfully to do their best work. Such organizations require leaders who embody authentic leadership and emotional intelligence, leaders who approach employee growth and development through appreciative inquiry identifying and recognizing the motivations, values, and successes of those they work with, leaders who people are inspired to follow. Utilizing contemporary research in the areas of organizational development, behavioral economics, and motivational psychology, as well as our extensive field experience, we offer trainings and consultation further informed by the leadership models proven to be most promising, as well as neuroscience and adult learning-informed models that respond to today’s organizational realities.
Transformative Leadership Part 1: Developing your Leadership Capacity through Emotional Intelligence and Appreciative Inquiry
Transformative Leadership Part 2: Developing your Leadership Capacity through Attention (not time!) Management and Life Balance
Working in social change organizations can be a rewarding, inspiring, and invigorating experience. There is profound meaning to be found when we recognize how our work in support of a collective mission brings about positive change in our worlds, communities, and the lives of those we intend to support. We also know that social change work can be challenging and taxing on our bodies, our spirits, and our minds. Too many of us experience what is commonly known as burn-out or secondary trauma after we have dedicated all of ourselves to our work and left little time and energy to focus on our own wellbeing. Burnout not only affects ourselves, the people closest to us, and our work environment, it can also affect our ability to contribute toward a collective mission and ultimately be a part of creating change in the world. For these reasons, Wellness is a key area of focus for our work.
Our experience working with organizations to develop strategies and models has shown that wellness trainings and wellness programs can become an integral part of the effective operation of organizations, serving as a vital source of inspiration, support, and skill-building for people throughout organizations. We offer Wellness consulting in the form of trainings, individual and group coaching, and programmatic design.
- Thriving in our Work
- Building Self-Awareness, Focus, and Motivation for Self-care and Success
- Thriving through Wellness: Strategies to Transform Stress and Access your Motivation, Joy and Best Work!
- Creating and Sustaining Healthy and Thriving Work Cultures
- Transforming Trauma: Burn-out and Secondary Trauma Prevention
Racial and Social Equity
As organizations become increasingly aware and committed to equity and inclusion, they may also find that it is necessary to have a framework and a process to act on their awareness and commitment. Building on our combined years of professional experience, as well as academic and community-based training in social and racial justice, we are well-equipped to support people and organizations striving to become anti-racist, just, and inclusive through their policies, practices, and organizational cultures. We offer trainings such as the “Towards Us and Us: Creating Shared Worlds and Understandings on the Road to Equity, Inclusion, and Racial Justice” training, which is based on contemporary neurobiological research and offers a unique approach to anti-racist and anti-oppression efforts, while creating a foundational knowledge and shared vocabulary to engage in racial equity work as an organization. Once an organization has a foundation in racial equity we also offer trainings in multiple areas of intersectionality and social justice. We often work with organizations through long term engagements, supporting them through internal appreciative inquiry based audits and efforts toward integrating racial and social equity throughout all of their policies, procedures, practices, culture, and strategic planning.
- Towards Us and Us: Creating Shared Worlds and Understandings on the Road to Equity, Inclusion, and Racial Justice