I build custom-designed processes to hold dialogues where race and power dynamics are present (hint: it’s always present).
As a facilitator, my intention is to always create engaging, experiential, and embodied spaces that help the group move together towards a shared understanding or goal. The goal could be fostering relationships and setting working norms among a new team (or an existing team with a new leader), to having challenging conversations about members of a group are impacting one another across lines of difference.
I do not position myself as the outside expert here to fix your problems, I am here to hold the space with compassion and courage, to ask empowering and thought-provoking questions, to help name the elephant(s) in the room, and to support the group towards identifying shared goals and taking action. My goal is always to facilitate connection and healing in order to strengthen organizations and communities.
At the discovery session, my goal is to understand the purpose and intention of your meeting(s). Once that is clear, I use that as the intention behind designing the facilitation process. During the session, I loosely hold the design to respond to the needs of the group in the moment, but always with the purpose and intention in mind.
WHEN MIGHT I NEED A FACILITATOR?
When you want to host a meaningful gathering
When there is a need to build community within an organization
When there is a new group or team forming OR there’s an existing team with a new leader, and there’s a desire to be thoughtful about how to they want to work together.
Any group where there are unnamed tensions that need to be named and worked through.
If your group would like to have courageous conversations about how race and power is playing out among the members.