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Thought Kitchen
Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program

Contact: Jill Carnell


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)
Primary Services: 
Organizational Knowledge
Secondary Services: Workplace Program

At Thought Kitchen, we believe first understanding our own experiences is essential before trying to understand others. Informed by VISIONS Inc, our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) focuses on how this self-awareness builds connected understanding and thoughtful communication across differences. Take a look at our core foundations to understand how we do it.

Creating a Container: We begin our sessions by establishing Group Agreements, which creates a container for all participants to work together.

Self-Reflection: Participants are invited to explore their own experiences, noting times when they felt included (part of “in group”) or excluded (part of “out group”).

Mindfulness in Action: We integrate mindfulness to operationalize the embodiment of present-moment practices. Staying present and aware strengthens our ability to connect and communicate compassionately.

Empowering Communication: Participants leave our offerings with the tools to understand and communicate across differences mindfully, confidently, and skillfully.

Trauma-Informed Workplaces
Primary Services: 
Organizational Knowledge
Secondary Services: 
Workplace Program

People within an organization are the stewards of its culture. At Thought Kitchen, we believe that a trauma-informed organization must first understand how primary and secondary trauma impact the people within the organization. Without this intentional understanding, an organization’s culture may silently become traumatizing, not just to those who work there but also to those they serve. Take a look at how our programs support organizations looking to become more trauma-informed.

Recognizing Impact: We explore the profound impact of primary trauma and secondary trauma on individuals within an organization.

Preventing Traumatization: Identify ways trauma can transform an organization into a source of distress for both employees and clients.

Community of Care: We recognize that the response to trauma must go beyond self-care, and advocate for a community of care that promotes well-being, inclusivity, and support.

Foundation of Mindfulness: Learn how embodied present-moment awareness practices help us act with compassion and understanding, supporting trauma-informed work.

Learn more at thought-kitchen.com.