Corporate and Community Facilitation, Training & Consulting
The focus of my facilitation, training and consultation is bridging racial, gender, class, and religious divides through deep listening and radical compassion. I assist organizations to align their values with personal behavior, policy, and practice. My facilitation skills were honed with the National Civic League, Matrixworks, and Gender Equity & Reconciliation International in contexts including businesses, non-profits, cities, universities, faith communities, and neighborhoods. My prior work has taken me to England and South Africa in addition to the United States. Below is a list of recent projects. Call or email me to set up a consult.
Co-designed and facilitated exploratory conversations on the Cycle of Reconciliation for the Buddhist Recovery Network's bi-annual summit in Lacey, Washington. Leadership and membership separately and conjointly identified next steps for individual and group healing.
Co-designed and co-facilitated a half-day immersion for board members of Studio Kate Wallich in Seattle, Washington. The project examined personal and institutional strategies for diversifying participation in its Dance Church classes.
Co-designed and co-facilitated Emotional Agility for Men for the Center for Child and Family Well-Being in Seattle, Washington. Three 6- and 8-week workshops introduced beginners to the practice and theory of mindfulness meditation and its benefits.
Co-designed and facilitated a 3-hour workshop for the Counseling, Recovery and Wellness program in Seattle, Washington. Team members identified personal internal and institutional barriers to equitable delivery of services to their client base.
Co-facilitated Gender Equity & Reconciliation International's inaugural 3-day immersive workshop for people of color in the United States entitled "#WeToo: People of Color Healing the Gender Wound in Seattle, WA . The workshop provided a transition to connection, friendship and liberation from the harm arising from unexamined gender norms.
Co-facilitated a 2 hour presentation on Gender Equity and Reconciliation to international NGO participants for the 2015 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women at the U.N. headquarters in New York, NY. Participants engaged an experiential highlighting the disparities of de-facto gender apartheid and the various traumas related to masculinity and femininity.