“I’m not quite sure what freedom is, but I know damn well what it ain’t.” Assata Shakur
Coach. Loving Disruptor. Resource Liberator.
I am a coach and strategic advisor committed to freedom for Black folx. As a coach, I prioritize working with Black women and other women of color leading in white spaces. In my consulting work, I work to make the nonprofit, philanthropic, government, and corporate sectors safer for Black women.
I am a deep listener and consistent champion for my clients. I believe we must all do the work of freedom at the personal, interpersonal, or organizational levels. As such, my work centers on liberating material, spiritual, and other resources needed for leaders of color to dream, strategize and create a just world. I do this by asking expansive and incisive questions to understand and shake what holds us back. By connecting to the wisdom and talent embodied within us, I help individuals and organizations to navigate complex systems and structures in ways that are rooted in wholeness, healing, and possibility.
I am an ACC level coach with the International Coaching Federation and a 21/64 certified philanthropy advisor. I have worked in the nonprofit sector for over twenty years. I currently serve on the boards of Funders Together to End Homelessness, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Bethel Houston UCC. Most recently I was Vice President of Programs and Community Engagement at The Simmons Foundation (Houston, TX). Prior to joining the Foundation, I led a nationally recognized school-based health outreach initiative in Texas and consulted with BIPOC-led small nonprofits across the country.
I am actively engaged in my local community often hosting discussions on upcoming elections, leadership, and ways to support local, Black-led organizations. I am a speaker, avid writer, and occasional crafter. As an introvert, time alone is my love language. My favorite job is loving on my people.
(updated: February 2022)