How We’ll Work Together

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to
live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
—Nelson Mandela

 
 

PROCESS

I am in relationship with all of the organizations I work with. Our work together is not about a single interaction; rather an engagement built on trust, information sharing, follow-up and follow-through. My hope is that the organizations I partner with operationalize their commitment to social justice work in ways that are lasting and meaningful to the overall development of the organization.

Listening and Learning

You know your work best. Our relationship begins by me listening to what your needs are, asking questions, and designing content (workshops, learning series, curriculum, etc.) that speaks to where you want your organization to go. I ask the difficult questions that will help take you to the next level, listen to your answers, and facilitate consensus-building among your team.

My job isn’t to have all of the answers for your organization. My job is to work hard to support your team in achieving the goals you’ve articulated, and facilitate a process that’s clear, productive, and inclusive of everyone involved.

Designing and Planning

After gather information and learning more about the culture, needs and goals of your organization, I’ll conduct an organizational scan through data collection (in the form of interviews, visits, and or document review) prior to designing any other content. After asking the difficult questions and hearing what your team needs, I create a project plan that captures that goals of our work together, recommendations for a strategy for moving forward, and a detailed schedule of benchmarks and deliverables.


Doing

Working with key members of your team, I move the work forward. Open and honest feedback, collaboration, and follow-through are cornerstones of my approach.

I often partner with other expert facilitators to deliver the highest quality trainings possible, offering a diversity of thought and perspective to enhance the experience for participants. Learn more about one of my most trusted and frequent collaborators here. (link to Tanya section below)

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Following up and Staying Connected

 
 

Because we are in relationship together, I’ll continue to follow-up and check-in with you all after we’ve completed our work together. We are in a genuine partnership, one that pushes back against traditional consultant engagement structure. I check in to see how the work is going after our contract has ended. Relationships don’t end when the partnership ends; I’m invested in the work you do, and want to make sure you’re supported and thriving in your commitment to create a more socially just organization.

“I want there to be a place in the world where people can engage in one another’s differences in a way that is redemptive, full of hope and possibility..."
—bell hooks