Let's Work Together

As a coach, I accompany you on your journey to step more fully into your power and self-expression to live a more joyful and fulfilling life, aligned with your goals. This type of coaching is “liberatory” because it frees you to more expansively express your unique identity and values as you work towards a better world for all. In the process, we draw from your innate resilience and the wisdom of your cultures and ancestors.

Individual liberatory coaching

Facilitation is at the heart of our work -- specifically creating deeper partnerships and fostering innovation for equity through the design and facilitation of dialogue for connection and change. We specialize in intersectional, cross-functional, cross-organizational, and cross-sector collaboration, community-building, and learning, and we bring issue-area expertise on a range of socioeconomic issues that impact Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and immigrant communities. 

Facilitation

We know that sometimes teams need additional hands-on support to build on the fruits of facilitated group work: advice on grantmaking strategies, revenue development to support implementation, research to support group intuitions, and more. We offer these other services drawing on expertise developed over 20+ years of experience in social justice work – including grassroots organizing, campaigning, advocacy, research, grant-making, grant-writing, and network building – to provide practical support for planning and implementation phases of work.

Other Services

Our Unique Approach

Personal and Human-Centered

Every organization is led by people. And those people carry stories, aspirations, and challenges. We welcome your full selves and will support you to work with your history, your culture, and everything that arises within.

Embracing Emotions & Our Full Humanity

We don't shy away from emotions or the complete expression of self. In fact, we encourage it. Authenticity and genuine emotion are the key to unlocking profound, creative solutions our world needs.

Guidance and Support, Not Instruction

Many coaches or consultants offer solutions as “an expert who knows best”; we believe in co-creating with you. We ask questions that lead you to your own solutions, and remind you of the wisdom you already hold.

Reclaiming Joy in Social Justice & Equity Work

We strive to bring back the joy of working towards our ideals. We foster authentic conversations that help focus on what matters, and allow creativity to flourish - leading to meaningful impact with less of the grind that leads to burnout.

The Difference is Experience, Both Professional and Personal

Combining over two decades in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors, a lifetime of activism, and commitment to healing from the impacts of systemic oppression, our approach is informed by the whole of our lived experiences.

“Heddy’s a trailblazer and leader in social justice. Committed and tireless, she brings invocations and new approaches to the field.”

Co Founder & CEO, One World Exchange

Tiffany McKinney Gardner

More Testimonials

“Heddy was able to bring clarity to a muddled topic that’s been circling my mind and heart for months.”

Senior Project Manager, CMPG

Lola W.

“Heddy brings things full circle in surprising ways that I don’t always expect, but they stick with me. I’m so grateful for her presence and how much room she makes for me to get in touch with myself.”

Deputy Director, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities

Eugenia Lee

“Heddy’s guidance allowed me to approach myself with gentleness, which was a welcome change as someone who is often hard on myself.”

Claudia Leung

“Heddy is both relational and strategic. She leads with heart and can be extremely helpful with intellectual challenges in the workplace. ”

Associate Director of Employer Engagement, Talent Rewire at FSG

George Zaninovich

Director of Programs, New Breath Foundation

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