Consulting

I provide consulting services to organizations committed to social change especially for people of color and others from underserved communities.

I work with staff to find creative, culturally appropriate strategies to advance the mission of their organization. I work from a culturally- and assets-based, shared values philosophy reflective of the organization, and community the organization represents. I provide technical support in the following areas:

  • staff
  • Facilitating meetings, retreats and processes
  • Developing team building exercises and facilitating discussions to create healthy work environments
  • Technical writing for grants, reports, fund development and press releases
  • Creating learning environments for diverse groups and individuals to share resources and achieve common goals
  • Enhancing the capacity of emerging leaders
  • Conceptualizing and animating a process; i.e., moving ideas into action
  • Board and fund development including trainings
  • Strategic planning and goals development
  • Interim staffing to maintain continuity during staff turn-over or other transitions
  • Recruiting, hiring and orienting permanent staff

The first step in my consulting approach is to listen, learn and encourage the co-design of a partnership.

This stems from a main tenet of my philosophy: the most appropriate solutions and strategies for a community’s success should come from the community.

In co-designing our process, I acknowledge and champion the expertise of those living and working in the community. I encourage mutual learning and strive to create a process where awareness and contemplation are prioritized and thoughtful strategies and action steps can be developed and committed to.

I am a graduate of the Professional Development for Consultants program and a member of the PDC Network as a source for enhancing my skills and maintaining a pool of resources from which I can seek assistance on behalf of my clients as needed.