I spent over 10 years working full-time with nonprofit organizations and schools, directly serving youth and their communities. During that decade, I built relationships with brilliant, resilient young people and their supporters (their families, teachers, and other service providers), and I learned an incredible amount about what humans need not only to survive, but to thrive, in challenging (often systemically oppressive) circumstances.
This experience has shown me that – surprise! – all that glitters is not gold. I’ve witnessed organizational dysfunction, broken systems, and nonexistent communication. I’ve worked with consultants who purported to walk on water, while mysteriously having little to no experience in the areas they were consulting on. Folks, I am not about that life. I consult on what I know, from a place of deep curiosity and empathy, and with a laser-like focus on determining what needs to shift. Just like in my coaching practice, I believe that those closest to the problem are closest to the solution; I’ll lean heavily on your knowledge when I offer strategies and make recommendations.
I would be happy to consult on:
Taking a close look at how white supremacy is showing up in your organization’s practices, processes, and policies, and charting a course of anti-racist action to address what we find.
Anti-racism programming / curriculum (re)design: nontraditional, experiential, outside-the-classroom curriculum – the more inventive, the better. Let’s turn up the impact so that whatever you’re teaching makes a tangible impact. I especially love supporting anti-racism cohorts and fellowship experiences!
Coaching integration: If you’re curious about how coaching can empower your team to do better, bolder work, let’s talk.
I’m based in Oakland / Alameda, and am happy to work remotely. Please contact me for rates.