Melvin supports communities and institutions who are interested in designing better systems, structures, policies and practices in ways that transform inequitable outcomes into equitable ones. As an Emmy® award-winning storyteller, social entrepreneur, and author, his exceptional facilitation practice is marked by deep listening, storytelling and relational culture building skills. Melvin is a student of how societal myths aid or block desired political outcomes, and works with clients in multi-faith, BIPOC-led and justice spaces. Marvin lives and gardens with his wife, three kids, and two dogs in Atlanta's beautiful Southwest neighborhood.
With 20 years of personal and professional experience of her own antiracism journey, Jen is an experienced trainer and facilitator whose practice is informed by her study of history, diversity/equity/inclusion methodologies, psychology, yoga and other physical/spiritual modalities. Jen bring experience working at intersections of race, economics, gender, and systemic oppression and is a highly sought after coach for white leaders looking to lead with humility, self-awareness and courage toward a future free of white supremacy. Her open-hearted, authentic and direct style makes her a formidable guider of groups of any size who are looking to transform their institutions and structures as well as their own individual beliefs and behaviors. Jen is also a parent of a preschooler, a lover of ancient trees and oceans, a textile crafter, an (out of practice) accordion player, an enthusiastic transplant to the South, and a cook.
Wes is an educator, multi-media artist, facilitator, and musician. His areas of expertise include group process facilitation, intercultural communication, global project management, and conflict mediation. With this deep and versatile skills set, he focuses on creating conditions to uproot systemic causes of conflict over the long term. From his work with the United Nations to his contributions to numerous U.S. based community groups and large institutions, Wes helps people navigate an uncertain world with grace, heart and depth. He is a master teacher of adaptive change and innovation, as well as a practitioner who has worked with leaders, organizations and networks to emerge more connected, embodied, and self-aware.
Claudia is a visual facilitator and strategic illustrator who supports visionary organizations who are up to transforming this world into an equitable one where we all thrive. She uses visuals as intentional tools to foster the connection, understanding and the collective sense-making needed to move groups towards transformative change. As a witness and scribe of people's ideas and truths, Claudia works with humility and care, attending to diversity and difference of race, gender, ability, language and power in ways that seek to support a more equitable world and disrupt dominant/oppressive narratives. Claudia holds fostering creativity and making people feel heard and seen through her work as an important and healing part of her professional contributions. Originally from Mexico, Claudia is based in Brooklyn NY and works with clients across the nation and globe.
Stephanie is an internationally recognized speaker, facilitator, organizational development consultant, coach and recovering lawyer. She combines problem solving skills with her love of people to powerfully serve clients and challenge existing systems. She has coached and consulted in the nonprofit, for-profit, education, foundation and public sectors. She specializes in assessing organizational culture, tool building, and strategy. For over 15 years , she has supported clients in advancing equity, fostering inclusive leadership, and sparking systems transformation. She is especially ignited by coaching women of color executives and community healing modalities. Stephanie is Atlanta-based and enjoys cooking spicy dishes with her partner, playing recreational flag football, and finding new flavors of delicious tea.
A native of Flint, Michigan, Curtis brings experience in education, community building and organizing, leadership development, and program design, as well as an abiding passion for work at the intersections of racial justice with spirituality, environmental sustainability and healing. Much of his work entails consulting with multi-stakeholder networks to strengthen and transform food, public health, education, and economic development systems. Curtis writes regularly about racial equity, networks and social change was recently appointed to share the Thomas W. Haas Professorship in Sustainable Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire through which he teaches, researches and writes on the intersections of racial equity and sustainability. Curtis lives in Amherst, MA with his wife, three daughters, twelve laying hens, and a lionhead rabbit.