Culture. Diversity. Inclusion. Wellness. Healing. Retreats.
I believe that if we are able to communicate and care for one another in our organizations, it will become reflected in our homes and THE communities WE INTERACT WITH.
Your team isn't getting along. Honesty and transparency is a challenge. Turnover rates are high. Burnout is common. Stress is a given. But it doesn't mean that it has to be normal.
Did you know investing in a wellness consultant can help save you costs in the long run? What I do:
I'm not here to measure your blood pressure or to tell you to eat tons of kale and run 20 miles a day to stay healthy. There are other consultants and fitness coaches for that. Instead, I introduce stress management techniques, team building activities, and different communication styles that will boost morale and improve the relationships you have with your team. Additionally, we dive into systems that create burnout culture, interpersonal staff relations, and shifting our internal beliefs that can often block us from seeing the bigger vision of an organization.
Sometimes it gets vulnerable.
But we have to get uncomfortable to get comfortable.
I've facilitated workshops for youth and adults in the following topics:
- Culture & Identity
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Becoming Adult Allies
- Wellness and Healing
- Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness
- Trauma Informed Care
- Creating Sacred Spaces
- Nonviolent Communication
- From Social Justice to Social Restoration
- Storytelling: From Disempowering to Empowering Narratives
And many more catered to organizational requests...
* As a trained life coach, yoga teacher, and theater practitioner, my workshops move beyond lectures and are centered around praxis, where participants are given the opportunity to embody these teachings.
This often takes form through artistic elements, from visual arts to spoken word and theater. We often close out the space using "cyphers", or circles, where participants are invited to share their story as a form of community building.
I am also certified as a 65 hour Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate,
and am sensitive to the needs of individuals and communities healing from trauma.
PLEASE NOTE: I do not believe any one workshop fits the needs of everyone. Therefore, all of my workshops and talks are specifically designed to meet the goals of your organization. If you are interested in collaboration, you can email me to discuss what topic you'd like to explore, current state of your staff/student relations, and ways I can support you. I will share with you my recommendations and create an original curricula just for you.
Workshop length of time ranges from 1.5 hours (minimum), half-day (3-4 hours), to full-day workshops (6-8 hours).
Read what other organizations have to say about me in testimonials.
Is there a topic you'd be interested in exploring? Send me a message!
Past organizational collaborations include:
Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach, Khmer Girls in Action, United Cambodian Communities, Thai Development Cultural Center, Camp Wat Pa, Poly Academy of Accelerated Learning, Educated Men with Meaningful Messages, Project MotiVate, South Asian Helpline And Referral Agency, A3PCON, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, City of Cerritos Recreation Services, Long Beach Arts Council, Dramatic Results, Create Now, Teada Productions, Great Leap Inc, Long Beach Parks and Recreation, Manazar Gamboa Community Theater, California Parks and Recreation Society, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, Unite Here 11, Visual Communications, Long Beach Unified School District, LA's Best Afterschool Art Program, CSU Dominguez Hills, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, the National Youth Cooperative Convergence, California Endowment, Building Healthy Communities, and more.
FUN FACT: Prior to working in adult and teen spaces, I worked as a professional arts educator for various non-profits and Los Angeles Unified School District for several years, teaching K-8th grade visual arts and meeting all VAPA standards as a requirement of my residencies.
"The true artist, however, is a truth teller who has the ability see reality untainted by cultural filters... They can take us on an imaginary journey to a future no one has yet visited to experience possibilities we may not have imagined. Our movement needs the contribution of millions of artists devoted to liberating human consciousness."
- Excerpt from Are You A Cultural Worker?