I have over 18+ years of experience in Human Resources and 20+ years of experience helping people cultivate the best version of themselves at companies such as Wendy’s, Victoria’s Secret PINK, City of Kalispell Montana, Atwell Group, Phillip Jeffries, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Center, NetJets Inc., and The Ohio State University.
I’m also the founder and CEO of Live With Lyfe, LLC, as well as a TEDx Signature Speaker, a certified John Maxwell Leadership Speaker and Trainer, a Culture Transformation Champion, recipient of the ICN Dr. Astell Collins Generation Leader Award, and the author of “Winning Conversations: How to Communicate Successfully and Courageously About Race”. I recently did a TEDx Talk called Can We Talk? that was based on racial reconciliation. As a speaker and trainer who focuses on leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion, conflict management, and effective communication, the goal was to equip people who are engaging in what can be seen as uncomfortable conversations with the skills to have winning conversations — conversations that build relationships and heal divides through respect, empathy, and maturity.
That TEDx Talk turned into a workbook for groups and organizations to complete together in their workplaces, so that they can not only have better conversations but create more inclusive and racially equitable cultures. Since then, I have been speaking at HR conferences and organizations far and wide, carrying this message — and this framework — forward.
My mission now is to share this framework with YOU — so that you can finally have a step-by-step guide for how to ignite the cultural transformation you
know your organization needs. Developing a workplace culture that has racial equity, inclusivity, and belonging is no small task, but when you have the
guidance and a framework to follow, it becomes possible — and extremely rewarding. Every workplace CAN be an environment where racial equity exists, and every employee deserves to work in such a culture.
I’m excited to show you how your organization can begin to make this critical shift — and become a culture that is more just, equitable, and inclusive for your employees as well as yourself.