What you will learn:

Juneteenth is a new Holiday... that's older than Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Veteran's Day. It's the day the enslaved Black people of America were emancipated... even though the enslaved were not emancipated on Juneteenth. In some ways, Juneteenth is the 2nd Independence Day. In another way, it's the first.
This interactive, 1-hr, Zoom-based Elective takes us on the fascinating journey of a people pushing for freedom: the before, the during, and the after. It's the story of resilience and triumph in the face of heartache and subjugation, that gave birth to a holiday that embodies the contradiction embedded in the American dream, and what that means for folks today. All done in a way that's engaging, interactive, and ultimately inspiring.
By the end, participants will know:
  • The history of Juneteenth
  • Why we celebrate that day
  • How the battle over freedom 150 years ago continues to shape our worldview today

About the instructor:

I’m an Executive/Leadership Coach and Facilitator who has been coaching, training, and facilitating for over 10 years in Greater Boston. I specialize in the Solution-Focused Method, Radical Candor, and DEI with “low-trust, high-heterogeneity” groups---people that are not necessarily predisposed to agree. Genuine transformation is hard work, so I use humor, unconventional examples, and a strong emphasis on interactivity and experiential learning to connect with people.

I started my career in behavioral health, designing and running the training department for the largest Black Community Service Agency in Massachusetts; Children’s Services of Roxbury. It was my job to help overworked, underpaid people make decisions that would alter the course of people’s lives, and helping leaders work their way through those situations turned out to be my calling. Since then, I‘ve worked with leaders from all sectors, and helped their organizations progress on issues like diversity, equity and inclusion, mission alignment, strategic planning, and conflict resolution. I currently run YW’s LeadBostonprogram and Genuity’s cohort. I teach Nonprofit Leadership and Community Engagement at the Harvard Extension School, I design and run the Federal Reserve’s Leaders for Equitable Local Economies program, and I coached MBA students at the Harvard Business School before that. I’ve also coached executives nationally for Root Cause, and I’m one of the recommended Executive Coaches for the Barr Foundation’s Fellowship.

What connects all of my work is change: helping people achieve the solutions they want, by changing the way they do things. It’s amazing how quickly momentum can build---a change in perspective leads to a change in behavior, leads to a change in results. Helping folks generate those results is what I love to do.
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