Diversity Training & Business Coaching
I’ve compiled a list of the most frequent questions that I have received over my career. It’s normal and encouraged for clients to ask many questions when choosing to work with coach. Here are some answers to the questions I receive the most. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch.
What topics are you able to address?
I am a highly skilled diversity trainer and consultant with expertise in a wide range of critical subject areas essential for fostering diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces. My core focus areas include:
Anti-Racism and Unconscious Bias: I provide impactful training sessions that delve into systemic racism, unconscious bias, and the ways implicit biases manifest in the workplace. I equip individuals with tools to identify and actively work against racism in all its forms.
Microaggressions: I specialize in raising awareness about the harmful nature of microaggressions, empowering participants to recognize and address them effectively.
Inclusive Leadership: My leadership development programs center on cultivating mindsets and behaviors that promote inclusivity at every level of an organization. I guide leaders on how to foster a culture of belonging where everyone feels respected and valued.
Diversity Training and Best Practices: I design and deliver customized diversity training programs tailored to your organization's specific needs. My trainings explore the value of diversity, promote cross-cultural communication, address power dynamics and privilege, and equip all participants to create a truly inclusive workspace.
What are your qualifications?
My extensive academic background and research experience make me uniquely qualified to provide your organization with the insights and tools needed for impactful diversity initiatives. Let me elaborate:
Academic Credentials: I hold undergraduate degrees in psychology and English literature, with a deep exploration of power structures and sexuality within written works. I further possess both a master's and a doctoral degree in psychology, with a specific focus on human sexuality.
Teaching and Research: For over two decades, I've taught a wide range of courses in human sexuality, diversity, and research methods directly related to sexuality. My research consistently examines the experiences of historically marginalized groups.
Grant Success: I've been awarded over $1.2 million in grant funding specifically aimed at research on diversity and mental health. This underscores the value others see in my work and my proven ability to secure resources to support vital initiatives.
This combination of education, research expertise, and practical experience positions me as a highly capable diversity consultant and trainer. Let's discuss how I can customize solutions to meet your organization's specific needs."
What's your approach to coaching and trainings?
Many presenters use a deficit-model, focusing on what is missing, dysfunctional, or damaged in the organization. Focusing on the negative, is ineffective and people don't engage. Using a growth-mindset, with the understanding that people are capable of growth and change, presentations focus on building on the strengths and opportunities of the organization, and using those strengths to respond to obstacles or challenges.
What is the cost for coaching and other services?
Prices vary, depending on the needs of the organization and complexity of services. Please reach out for a comprehensive pricing plan.
We aren't in Virginia. Is that a problem?
Not at all. With all the digital technologies at our disposal, why limit yourself by geography? Virtual trainings allow businesses to offer high-quality trainings while controlling the cost of hotel, airfare, and other associated expenses. Let's get to work! Unfortunately, psychotherapy sessions are only available for clients living in Virginia.
Why should we work with you?
While finding the perfect fit is key in any collaborative relationship, I believe my unique background and skillset offer a compelling package for many organizations seeking to deepen their diversity initiatives. Let me explain why:
Foundation in Psychology: My deep training in psychology provides a crucial understanding of human behavior, group dynamics, and the nuances of communication – all valuable for effective diversity work.
Diverse Experience: My experience in business development, leadership roles within non-profits, successful grant writing, and university affiliations demonstrates a versatile skillset and a network of resources valuable in driving effective change initiatives.
Client Connection: Like in therapy, a strong relationship is vital. I emphasize building trust with my clients, creating a space where they feel empowered to explore challenging topics and implement meaningful change.
If you're looking for a diversity trainer and consultant who brings this blend of psychological insight, practical experience, and a commitment to collaboration, I'd be delighted to explore how we can work together."