I love working with people.
I SUPPORT PEOPLE by CREATing the conditions for them to do PURPOSEFUL WORK BASED ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES.
From board retreats, staff trainings and off-site workshops at the challenge course, my work as a Seattle-based facilitator is focused on equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion, team building, emotional intelligence, experiential education and community development. Together we enhance your ability to take action and see results.
I look at how groups work together so they can perform at their highest potential. The work of a group can be imagined as a brick wall of a building. Progress is made brick by brick. The way in which the group works together is like the mortar holding the work (bricks) together. In this way, how well a group works together affects how well outcomes are delivered or the mission is met.
As a social justice advocate and white woman. I strive to live in integrity with my values. I envision the nonprofit sector as a place that is providing wanted and needed services with a sustainable model for long-term impact. This starts with self-awareness of implicate bias and power and privilege dynamics. I am committed to creating sector-wide transformation based in equity and connection work.
From hiring to evaluating, HR is a place for an organization to live its values. In partnership with HR and Equity Consulting Firm, we provide handbook assessments, training and toolkits to increase your diversity. You value equity, diversity and inclusion. You want to improve your HR practices. We can support you. Let's look at your HR and your success.
The main ways I am trying to be accountable as a white person is doing racial justice work in relationship with people of color that I am collaborating or facilitating with specifically women of color: Keonna Jackson, Natasha Marin, Patty Julio, Regent Brown, Jabali Stewart, Aparna Rae, and Katie Mooney.
I lead a lot of white caucus work while being accountable to our colleagues of color. I just moderated 3 panels on intersectional feminism for the Day of Action this past Sunday centering WOC voices.
Organizations that I work with or support that are led by POC are Wayfind Legal, Nonprofit Assistance Center, Resource Generation, Social Justice Fund, Justlead and Rainer Valley Corps.
White groups/colleagues that I go to or lead are European Dissent, Nonprofit Anti-Racist Coalition and anti-racist white women for equity.
I make mistakes often, I make amends imperfectly, and I am committed to living in integrity and in connection.