WHAT YOU WILL GET OUT OF THIS:
Workplace diversity and inclusion strategies were primarily introduced within the US during 1960’s after the Equal Pay, Civil Rights, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Acts were passed into law.
The corporate interests in the area expanded by over fifty percent in job postings after the summer of 2020 which some refer to as the Summer of Racial Reckoning. Equity was added to the category which created the acronym: DEI for diversity, equity and inclusion. A major pain point in implementing DEI strategies is that it’s rooted in politics, and people do not feel safe to express their experiences, their hurts, and their pains regarding these political topics within this society.
So used to defending and protecting themselves from being misunderstood, people have become suppressed, then in turn explosive and/ or counterproductive when approaching the conversations which DEI addresses.
The SafeSTTAR™ Workshop creates the environment where these conversations can effectively be had and be practiced to support creating impactful and forward moving DEI strategies.
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID
“Thank you Akeisha. You are a brave soul for taking on a bunch of white women to talk about race! I found our workshops provocative, empowering, challenging, uncomfortable at times and very eye-opening.”
Akeisha Johnson skillfully facilitated a very engaging, highly informative conversation about race for MBA students in my DEI class. Rather than coming in with a pre-planned agenda, she structured the session around the backgrounds and interests of the students.
Francine Gordon, Ph.D., Lecturer at Santa Clara Univ- Leavey School of Business
I heard Akeisha Johnson speak (at an event). It was transformational. One of those talks that you come away from as a slightly different person than you were before. She created the space and safety for ALL thoughts and experiences and provided breakthrough guidance for navigating the complex conversations that are in our collective experience right now. She showed up with groundedness, compassion, insight, openness and understanding.”
Sharon Rich, CEO of thinkbusinessgrowth, inc.
Akeisha Johnson of An Inspired Story Coaching is a dynamic certified Business Leadership Coach, group facilitator, consultant, and public speaker. Well known by peers and clients for creating leaders that other people want to work for.
She is the creator and facilitator of A Safe Space to Talk About Race (SafeSTTAR)™workshop - a forum for participants to practice having conversations around race, racism, diversity and inclusion to create solutions to support implementing diverse and inclusive environments. Akeisha is also a Chief Core Guide, empowering groups of executive women in developing and designing their career mobility and challenges. She is the former Program Director of The Oshun Project - a non-profit program whose work with Haitian farmers provides clean water in rural villages, and the previous host and co-producer of the podcast, Making It Work: Stories of Surviving and Thriving in the SF Bay Area where she interviewed local professionals on approaches to maximizing their lifestyle in a high-cost city.
Akeisha’s strategic design work has resulted in curated staff retreats, the creation of company strategic plans, intentional workplace culture development, and operational protocols and systems being implemented. Her industry experience spans from legal consultations, construction administration, and product development to non-profits, and corporate/ organizational management.
As a public speaker, Akeisha shines as a notable panelist and presenter, delivering content which is relevant and having a big impact on audiences.
“My commitment for everyone in this workshop is that all who participate, including myself, receive a sense of freedom, facility and agility when discussing topics which DEI strategies involve.”
Support beyond the weekly meetings
20 min blocks provided by using a scheduling link
Included for registered participants
Assigned during the workshop sessions
New workshop starts, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. PDT – Early Bird pricing ends Dec. 14th, 2022. Don’t miss out!
Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:30p PST
The first six sessions of the workshop (1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1) will review themes as a resource to approaching DEI strategies. By the end of the first six weeks participants will be developed in clearly identifying results-driven outcomes for their DEI strategies.
The final two sessions (3/15, 3/22) are dedicated to designing the outcomes identified within the workshop into tactical steps for the execution of participant’s DEI strategies.