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Transformation Catalyst

  • Coaching leaders and teams toward accessing love, power, and justice. Through empowering partnership, we allow for the depth and wholeness of who we are, which can help to elicit our most elegant possibilities. This practice includes drawing from the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual elements of ourselves, within the contexts of how we engage in community, at work, and at home.​​

  • Consulting organizations and coalitions toward realizing equity, inclusion, and liberation. Engagement often includes iterations of awareness, acceptance, and action. Awareness includes listening and reflecting; acceptance requires reckoning with how organizations embody resonance with and resistance to their espoused mission, vision, and values; and action embeds principles and practices within structures of belonging.

  • Catalyzing community well-being in service of transforming structures, relationships, and practices. Although we have social movements making progress by changing structures through policy, behaviors through training, and hearts through dialogue, these efforts are insufficient because people are being hurt more than they’re healing. We must heal at a faster rate than the harm from oppression being done. I work with people so that we become better able to love and be loved - I remind us of our loveliness.


  • Success Centers: Design, development, and delivery of their internal "Leadership Academy" that includes annual retreats and monthly day-long leadership, management, and community building.

  • Street Level Health Project: Development of their Theory of Change and Strategic Sustainability Plan.

  • Youth ALIVE!: Co-creating an Equity Road Map while strengthening the capacity of staff and board leadership.



  • Speaking with audiences and communities via keynote speeches, lectures, presentations, and panel discussions on topics including leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

  • Leading seminars for organizations, associations, and community centers that draw from experiences in organizational psychology, activism, social change, and the Dharma.  

  • Sharing my expertise, reflections, and perspectives via panels and roundtables.




  • Teaching graduate and undergraduate students in education, business, organizational psychology, and leadership programs since 1998. Courses have included organizational change, strategic planning, cultural diversity, and research design.

  • Mentoring new and emerging leaders guided by social justice, healing, and liberation. Having had many opportunities to learn from amazing achievements and fabulous failures alike, I'm honored to extend myself for the purpose of nurturing another's growth in love and power.

  • Serving BIPOC leaders with pro bono coaching and consulting, as well as pro bono transformational capacity-building support to organizations working for youth development, healthy communities, and/or environmental justice. I dedicate at least 25% of my services (i.e., time, talents, and treasures) to those who may not have ample financial resources for our collaboration.


  • Professor: I have taught or currently teach at California State University, East Bay, University of San Francisco, Alliant International University, Argosy University, Humboldt State University, and University of the Pacific;

  • Oakland Fund for Children and Youth: I served as commissioner, co-chair and subsequently mentor to youth members toward allocating $10-$14 million per year for programming serving children, youth, and families in Oakland.

  • Deeper Learning Dozen: I provided thought partnership with John Watkins for School Districts. 

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