Grant Resources

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Consultant | Trainer
Organizational Knowledge; Agency Strategy & Policy
(Consultant | Trainer)
Advancing Lives, LLC
Organizational Knowledge; Agency Strategy & Policy

Contact: Evetty Satterfield, MSW
advancinglivesllc@gmail.com
865-300-5257

Virtual/In-Person
Primary Services: 
Organizational Knowledge
Secondary Services: Agency Strategy & Policy

Advancing Lives, LLC is a visionary organization dedicated to empowering educational institutions and organizations through specialized Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) training and consulting. With a comprehensive suite of services including DEI design, culturally relevant teaching, and social-emotional learning, the organization aims to foster environments where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a foundational principle. Leveraging Evetty’s extensive experience in education and mentoring, Advancing Lives focuses on courageous facilitation, policy advocacy for fair discipline practices, and the promotion of hiring practices that support teachers of color, addressing critical areas within the school system and beyond to create more inclusive communities. Learn more at advancinglivesllc.com

Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge
(Consultant | Trainer)
Angels Speaking
Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Contact: Angel G. Henry
info@angelsspeaking.com
317-622-6823

Virtual/In-Person

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

AngelsSpeaking, Inc. vision is that EVERY person is valued at work and all workplace systems and policies are equitable. We provide actionable and practical tools to navigate the workplace until we do reach equity; and shift those responsible for managing work to grow in empathy and become career enablers for their staff.

We conduct all our coaching, education, and training workshops through The Agile Mindset Framework™ which is a four-step change management process that helps to shift people quickly into new behavior patterns while simultaneously breaking old behavior norms that are no longer serving them or their team. 

The AngelsSpeaking, Inc. team is a consortium of coaches and consultants that leverage this framework with the intent of doing “heart work”. We give supervisors permission to care about how work impacts their staff and then we set out to provide scripts and behavior prompts that include built-in feedback loops and accountability. 

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

AngelsSpeaking, Inc. also understands individuals have been and are still being emotionally and mentally harmed by long-established policies and procedures that were never built with them in mind AND interactions with leadership, peers, and direct reports that oftentimes unconsciously demonstrate behaviors and speech that cause harm as well. 

This combination of exclusion and negative relationship interaction often leads to additional emotional/mental stress that majority counterparts do have experience with and are many times unaware it is occurring. Those experiencing the stress struggle to see where their own personal growth needs to happen vs. where the organization needs to develop. 

It is at this intersection in which the AngelsSpeaking, Inc. consortium of coaches and consultants leverage The Agile Mindset Framework™ four-step change management process helps to shift people quickly into new behavior patterns while simultaneously breaking old behavior norms no longer serving them or their team. 

We walk participants through the vocabulary and context-setting of the trauma-informed workplace paradigm, provide exercises to help individuals voice personal workplace stereotypes, microaggressions, and inequitable practices they have experienced or witnessed, often for the first time, and conclude with co-creating coping strategies and personalized action plans for them to cultivate. 

Learn more at angelsspeaking.com. 

Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge; Assessment
(Consultant | Trainer)
The Brilliant Lead
Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge; Assessment

Contact: Sequoia Owen
info@thebrilliantlead.com

Virtual/In-Person

The Brilliant Lead, LLC is a black woman-owned consulting firm that provides a suite of services to implement an inclusive, trauma-informed culture within your youth-serving organization.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Primary Services:
Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge
Secondary Services:
Assessment

Our team of experts facilitate organization-wide equity assessments to help you understand what efforts are needed to cultivate diversity, equity inclusion, and belonging within the workplace. Our leadership training and workshops are designed to bolster organizational knowledge and provide leaders with tools to feel more equipped to improve workplace culture for historically marginalized groups. Our hands-on technical assistance helps you dive deeper into implementation, including building an internal DEI committee to increase feelings of belonging at work and updating written organizational strategy and policy to create tangible ways for your employees to feel valued.

Trauma-Informed Workplaces
Primary Services: 
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

With expertise in SAMHSA’s Trauma-Informed Care, our team facilitates Organizational Wellness Assessment to evaluate burnout and resilience factors to inform what workplace strategies are to be prioritized and implemented. Our training and workshops are designed to equip your leadership team with the confidence to practice trauma-informed leadership and build an anti-burnout culture. Our hands-on technical assistance can help with implementation of trauma-informed best practices and can help your organization to align with principles of psychological safety in its written policies and procedures.

Our services can be stand-alone but we highly encourage a combination of interventions to develop a full-scale employee wellbeing strategy to include ongoing monitoring of a positive workplace. Our goal is to leave you with all of the tools you need to carry the work forward long after we’re gone. Learn more at thebrilliantlead.com.

Organizational Knowledge
(Consultant | Trainer)
Building a Thriving Compassionate Community
Organizational Knowledge

Contact: Hannah Lencheck (she/her)
btccbloomington@gmail.com
812-335-7276

Virtual/In-Person

Building A Thriving Compassionate Community (BTCC) is a network of organizations and individuals collaborating to provide training, build relationships, and promote actionable change to address the root causes of social problems in Monroe County and throughout Indiana. Our vision is embedded within our name; we represent a diverse group of local stakeholders working to build thriving and compassionate communities.

BTCC’s work includes offering trainings that engage organizations to examine their programs, policies & practices, and communities-at-large.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Primary Services: 
Organizational Knowledge

Trainings like our Power Analysis, Dominant Narrative, and Implicit Bias Primer all offer space for organizations to assess how to build belonging, inclusion and equity into their everyday work. All BTCC trainings use a popular education model and interactive facilitation style, where participants and trainers join the table as co-learners.

Trauma-Informed Workplaces
Primary Services: 
Organizational Knowledge

Trainings like BTCC’s Trauma and Community Resilience, Primary Prevention, Collective Care, and De-Escalation all hold space to assess how best to support community members who have experienced crisis, and how to prevent harm and violence in our communities. All of our trainings use a popular education model and interactive facilitation style, where participants and trainers join the table as co-learners.

Learn more at btccbloomington.org.

Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Programs; Organizational Knowledge
(Consultant | Trainer)
F.O.R.T.E. Services, LLC
Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Programs; Organizational Knowledge

Contact: Connie Minich
connie.minich@gmail.com
502-445-1941

Virtual/In-Person
Primary Services: 
Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Programs; Organizational Knowledge

F.O.R.T.E. Services provides training and consulting, including best practices in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) that create an organizational culture that fosters inclusion and belonging in the workplace. Services include both in-person and virtual experiences, including the development of internal practices, policies, and programs, as well as leadership and employee coaching, which is tailored to meet the goals and needs of youth-serving professionals, the team, and the organization.

Other specialty services include youth worker well-being, incorporating the eight dimensions of wellness, and navigating a multi-generational workforce, to increase understanding and appreciation, for the uniqueness each generation has to offer. Technical assistance, as well as all professional services offered, can and will be tailored to meet the needs of the grantee. Contact Connie with questions.

Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge
(Consultant | Trainer)
Know More
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Contact: Derrin Slack
info@knowmoretraining.com
463-223-8451

Virtual/In-Person
Primary Services:
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Leading with its HEART — that is to be Humble, Empathetic, Adaptable, Resilient, and Transparent — we are guided by a mission to help leaders and organizations realize each of us is worth more. Know More, LLC provides diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) training and consulting to help organizations and communities create psychologically safe and inclusive cultures. Through individual and group assessments, focus groups, and coaching, we support the development and implementation of DEIB strategic plans, equip individuals to address unconscious biases and the pervasive mindsets that drive our individual and collective behaviors, and foster belonging so youth workers feel valued and able to thrive. Our goal is to enhance effectiveness of DEIB efforts to promote diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces that support youth worker well-being to realize a vision to turn the world outward, where people see others as people — not objects.

Learn more at knowmoretraining.com.

Organizational Knowledge; Assessment; Workplace Program; Agency Strategy & Policy
(Consultant | Trainer)
Lead At Any Level
Organizational Knowledge; Assessment; Workplace Program; Agency Strategy & Policy

Contact: Amy C. Waninger
info@leadatanylevel.com
317-589-5955

Virtual/In-Person
Primary Services: 
Organizational Knowledge; Assessment
Secondary Services: Workplace Program; Agency Strategy & Policy

Lead At Any Level team helps organizations cultivate diversity and engage team members. As a result, organizations have a sustainable competitive advantage over other employers. We help build a culture that attracts and retains high performers, which results in lower turnover costs and increased productivity. Lead At Any Level offers assessments, advisory services (consulting), and training programs for organizations around the globe and has served clients and audiences on all seven continents.

Learn more at leadatanylevel.com.

Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge
(Consultant | Trainer)
On to the Next One Consulting
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Contact: Deondra Wardelle
info@DeondraWardelle.com
317-561-0071

Virtual/In-Person
Primary Services: 
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

On To The Next One Consulting provides top-notch training and consultation services in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB). Led by visionary CEO Deondra Wardelle, the company’s unique four-step process improvement model and Strategic Visioning Experience™ empower leaders to establish a clear strategic plan, align priorities, plan efficiently, complete tasks, achieve results, and foster a sense of belonging resulting in cultural transformation and heightened employee engagement.

Partner with On To The Next One Consulting for guidance on achieving DEIB goals by driving sustainable change and building a culture of equity, inclusion and belonging. Learn more at deondrawardelle.com

Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge
(Consultant | Trainer)
Practical Applicable Strategic Solutions Consulting
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Contact: Kevin Hillman
kev.hill@prac-consult.com
513-502-6237

Virtual/In-Person
Primary Services: 
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Practical Applicable Strategic Solutions Consulting (P.A.S.S.) believes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are foundational components that should be at the core of every environment. DEIB influences how we craft a space that accepts and encourages differences amongst individuals. This space serves as a place where we learn and grow in our understanding of how others navigate the world. In short, there is no one-two-three step approach to DEIB, because each organization is comprised of diverse individuals, experiences, beliefs requiring an individualized approach. Services in this area include but are not limited to the following:

  • Operational/Programmatic Assessment and Evaluation
  • Strategic Alignment and Planning
  • DEIB Coaching and Training
  • Facilitation

Learn more at prac-consult.com.

Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge
(Consultant | Trainer)
Haleigh Rigger
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Contact: Haleigh Rigger (she/her)
haleighrigger@gmail.com
linkedin.com/in/haleighrigger

Virtual/In-Person

Primary Services: Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Programs; Organizational Assessment

Haleigh Rigger is a licensed social worker, consultant, and facilitator with a passion for building community. As a nonprofit consultant, Haleigh brings an anti-oppressive, lived-experience informed lens to capacity building, strategic planning, program design, and evaluation. She received her Master of Social Work from Indiana University, with a focus in Community and Organizational Leadership.

Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program; Agency Strategy & Policy
(Consultant | Trainer)
River and Green
Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program; Agency Strategy & Policy

Contact: Nick Reich
riverandgreenllc@gmail.com
317-938-7607

Virtual/In-Person
Primary Services: 
Organizational Knowledge
Secondary Services: Workplace Program; Agency Strategy & Policy

River and Green works to meet organizations at the intersection of where they are and where they want to be. Through coaching and consulting, we support organizations and their leaders in creating cultures of inclusivity and belonging. With more than 20 years of social impact and nonprofit experience across a variety of sectors, our team can provide the services and resources to meet any challenge facing most organizations across the state.

Learn more at river-green.co.

Organizational Knowledge; Agency Strategy & Policy; Assessment; Workplace Program
(Consultant | Trainer)
Strategic Leap Training and Consulting
Organizational Knowledge; Agency Strategy & Policy; Assessment; Workplace Program

Contact: Brandon Houston
bhouston@strategicleapllc.com
317-490-2904

Virtual/In-Person

Primary Services: Organizational Knowledge; Agency Strategy & Policy
Secondary Services: Assessment; Workplace Program

Strategic Leap Training and Consulting, LLC is committed to bringing diversity and inclusion to the forefront of your organization. Our range of services includes carrying out cultural climate surveys to identify areas of growth and improvement; providing equity review of policies, practices, and procedures; conducting diversity training sessions; and developing recruitment strategies that enable you to attract and retain a diverse workforce. Our team of consultants has significant experience working with both public and private entities, and we will work with you to develop a targeted strategy for improving diversity and inclusion in alignment with your business goals. Learn more at strategicleapllc.com

Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program
(Consultant | Trainer)
Thought Kitchen
Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program

Contact: Jill Carnell
hello@thought-kitchen.com
317-294-3632

Virtual/In-Person

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.

Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Programs
(Consultant | Trainer)
YOUr Advocate Consulting, LLC
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Programs

Contact: Dr. Trinisia Brooks
youradvocateconsulting@gmail.com
812-727-5178

Virtual/In-Person

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Primary Services: Assessment; Strategy & Policy; Organizational Knowledge
Secondary Services: Workplace Programs

Dr. Trinisia Brooks specializes in healing-centered engagement, community-based leadership, and equitable practices in schools and communities. She is a Licensed Qualified Administrator in the Intercultural Development Inventory. Her approach is founded on an asset-based framework that values the experiences people bring to the table. Her approach moves beyond cultural competence and dives into cultural humility towards self and others. She views partners as co-authors in the process through an intersectional lens, that addresses and confronts systems of injustices using evidenced-based practices.

Trauma-Informed Workplaces

Primary Services: Organizational Knowledge
Secondary Services:Assessment; Strategy & Policy

Dr. Brooks also specializes in healing-centered engagement, community-based leadership, and equitable practices in schools and communities. She is an Adverse Childhood Experience Master Trainer in the State of Indiana and an Advanced Practitioner in Mind Body & Medicine. Her approach is founded on an asset-based framework that values the experiences people bring to the table. She provides training and professional development on emotional regulation, neuroscience, skills groups, and trauma-informed interventions through a cultural lens using evidenced-based practices.

Learn more at youradvocateconsulting.com

Training
Interrupting Racism for Children
Jasmine Elizondo De Anda | Trainer

Training Contact: Jasmine Elizondo De Anda

Child Advocates, Interrupting Racism for Children (IRFC) provides a variety of workshops and presentations grounded in the understanding of racism and bias, with goals centered on using education for effective inclusive action, relationship building, and sustainable change. IRFC utilizes facilitators with decades of experience to create spaces where participants understand the historical context for our present-day racial outcomes and disparities, with no shame or blame, while giving tools for responsibility moving forward to be accountable in creating inclusive spaces/communities where race will no longer be a determinant factor in life outcomes. IRFC has a foundational two-day workshop and a modified one-day, and can adjust the delivery of the workshops to meet the needs of organizations, often delivering the material in series.  We provide follow-up workshops, in addition to various workshops, panels or presentations in the areas of inclusion and belonging. Learn more at childadvocates.net.

(Kimberly Ewing | Trainer)

KDE Motivates is passionate about mental health, racial healing, diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, justice, human rights, workplace bullying, empowering allies, and educating humans of all ages. KDE Training can be customized to fit group needs and can be delivered virtually or in person.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belong (DEIB) training include the following:

Understanding Racism
This training allows participants an opportunity to connect and candidly share how recent events have impacted them personally, professionally, and spiritually. It gives everyone an opportunity to share their personal experiences with racism and bias. We’ll take this courageous journey together through creating space for each other by listening, learning, understanding and resonating with each other. Overall, this powerful exchange helps to frame and personalize your training. In addition, we will discuss terms and definitions and unpack the many systems of oppression.

Examining Bias
This training is designed to increase awareness about implicit bias by examining our own behaviors and motivations. We will discuss what implicit bias is, why it matters, the consequences of implicit bias, how it can negatively impact those that you serve and what we can do to disrupt and reduce it. In addition, we will discuss and examine White Privilege, White Fragility, White Supremacy, Racism, Anti-Blackness, Intersectionality, Generational and Racial Trauma, Mental Health, Allyship and being an Anti-Racist. Recommended for anyone willing to examine their own connectedness to bias and how it impacts them personally, professionally and volunteering. This training is especially necessary for those working and living alongside diverse populations who desire to understand their bias and move forward the work related to more cultural understanding.

Workplace Bullying
This training is designed to increase awareness about workplace bullying and why they call it the silent epidemic. Sadly, workplace bullying is a common experience and many people suffer in silence every single day.

At the end of this training you will be able to define what workplace bullying is and what it’s not, know what workplace bullying might look like, understand the difference between teasing/joking vs bullying, understand the cost of bullying to people and organizations, understand the psychological effects of bullying, know ways to prevent bullying and how to support someone that is being bullied.  Most importantly, how to protect yourself from bullying behavior and your overall mental and physical health.

Trauma Informed training include:

  1. Introduction To Emotional CPR (eCPR) Training
  2. Emotional CPR (eCPR) Training For BIPOC Participants: designed especially for Black, Indigenous, People of Color. Trainers and participants are all BIPOC.

Emotional CPR (eCPR) is a trauma-informed training designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis or just needing support for whatever reason by three simple steps: C = Connecting, P = emPowering, and R = Revitalizing.  eCPR is a global training and it has changed lives all over the world.  In addition, we will focus on self-care which we call meCPR.

Learn more about Kimberly Ewing on LinkedIn. 

Marion County Commission on Youth
Fletcher Elliot | Trainer

Training Contact: Fletcher Elliot (they/he)

Trainings Topics on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging include the following:

  • Implicit Bias
  • Microaggressions
  • Diversity vs. Inclusion
  • How to Be an Antiracist
  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion, Cultural Competency, and Allyship
  • DEI Organizational Framework
  • Embracing Workplace Diversity
  • Disabilities in the Workplace
  • Harassment Training

Trainings Topics on Trauma-Informed Care include the following:

  • ACES + Core Concepts on Childhood Trauma
  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Loneliness + Trauma
  • Burnout and Secondary Trauma
  • Restorative Justice

Learn more at mccoyouth.org.

Levi Wagner
Trainer

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging trainings include the following:

  • Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth – Training covers basic knowledge to be a supportive adult in the life of a Queer young person; discussion includes terminology, gender, and practical steps to be affirming and supportive.
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth: A Deeper Dive – Training covers more thorough list of terms, as well as real-life scenarios.
  • LGBTQ+ Policies – Learn why inclusive policies are important and how to create them.
  • Workplace Inclusion: Conscious and Unconscious Biases – Everyone has implicit biases. This training breaks down the common ones and talks through how to dismantle them to make a more inclusive and supportive work environment.
  • The Power of Youth Voice – Young people are the experts in their own lives and should be allow given the space to share. This training helps youth workers cultivate and utilize ALL youth voices in their programs.
  • LGBTQ+ History – This training walks through modern LGBTQ+ history, because once we know where the Queer community has been we can see where they are going.
  • Anti-Racism – This training is designed by and for white people because it is not the responsibility of people of color to do the hard work for us.

Trauma-informed workplaces training includes the following:

  • Healing-Centered Care and Positive Youth Development – This training discusses how to use healing-centered, trauma-informed care in your programs, how trauma can disrupt positive youth development, and what you can do to support those young people.

Email Levi for more information.

Peace Learning Center
Jay Horan | Trainer

Peace Learning Center facilitates community learning that acts as a catalyst for peace, equity, and justice. Through our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging efforts, participants can experience workshops focused on, but not limited to, Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, Creating Space for Critical Conversations and Analyzing Power. Peace Learning Center also takes a trauma-informed approach in the creation and implementation of Restorative Practices and Social Emotional programming, such as conflict resolution and de-escalation. Learn more here.

SELECTED RESOURCES

Trauma-Informed Workplaces

Consultant | Trainer
Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge
(Consultant | Trainer)
Angels Speaking
Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Contact: Angel G. Henry
info@angelsspeaking.com
317-622-6823

Virtual/In-Person

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

AngelsSpeaking, Inc. vision is that EVERY person is valued at work and all workplace systems and policies are equitable. We provide actionable and practical tools to navigate the workplace until we do reach equity; and shift those responsible for managing work to grow in empathy and become career enablers for their staff.

We conduct all our coaching, education, and training workshops through The Agile Mindset Framework™ which is a four-step change management process that helps to shift people quickly into new behavior patterns while simultaneously breaking old behavior norms that are no longer serving them or their team. 

The AngelsSpeaking, Inc. team is a consortium of coaches and consultants that leverage this framework with the intent of doing “heart work”. We give supervisors permission to care about how work impacts their staff and then we set out to provide scripts and behavior prompts that include built-in feedback loops and accountability. 

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

AngelsSpeaking, Inc. also understands individuals have been and are still being emotionally and mentally harmed by long-established policies and procedures that were never built with them in mind AND interactions with leadership, peers, and direct reports that oftentimes unconsciously demonstrate behaviors and speech that cause harm as well. 

This combination of exclusion and negative relationship interaction often leads to additional emotional/mental stress that majority counterparts do have experience with and are many times unaware it is occurring. Those experiencing the stress struggle to see where their own personal growth needs to happen vs. where the organization needs to develop. 

It is at this intersection in which the AngelsSpeaking, Inc. consortium of coaches and consultants leverage The Agile Mindset Framework™ four-step change management process helps to shift people quickly into new behavior patterns while simultaneously breaking old behavior norms no longer serving them or their team. 

We walk participants through the vocabulary and context-setting of the trauma-informed workplace paradigm, provide exercises to help individuals voice personal workplace stereotypes, microaggressions, and inequitable practices they have experienced or witnessed, often for the first time, and conclude with co-creating coping strategies and personalized action plans for them to cultivate. 

Learn more at angelsspeaking.com. 

Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program
(Consultant | Trainer)
Breathewrite
Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program

Contact: Brent Anderson
brent.anderson1984@yahoo.com
317-608-9494

Virtual/In-Person
Primary Services: 
Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program

Breathewrite, LLC conducts Trauma-Informed Care training to develop well-educated, sensitive, and effective workforces — the cornerstone of a trauma-informed organization. Additionally, Breathewrite LLC facilitates Mind Body Medicine small groups and skills workshops to help teams better manage stress, heal from trauma, and build resilience. Founder Brent Anderson has more than 20 years of experience facilitating improved outcomes for health systems and organizations across numerous states. As a result of his training, clients have reported an enhanced ability to manage stress, improve clinical decision making, and create trauma-informed environments and collaborative care networks that increase providers’ capacity to address holistic needs. Learn more at breathewrite.org.

Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge; Assessment
(Consultant | Trainer)
The Brilliant Lead
Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge; Assessment

Contact: Sequoia Owen
info@thebrilliantlead.com

Virtual/In-Person

The Brilliant Lead, LLC is a black woman-owned consulting firm that provides a suite of services to implement an inclusive, trauma-informed culture within your youth-serving organization.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Primary Services:
Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge
Secondary Services:
Assessment

Our team of experts facilitate organization-wide equity assessments to help you understand what efforts are needed to cultivate diversity, equity inclusion, and belonging within the workplace. Our leadership training and workshops are designed to bolster organizational knowledge and provide leaders with tools to feel more equipped to improve workplace culture for historically marginalized groups. Our hands-on technical assistance helps you dive deeper into implementation, including building an internal DEI committee to increase feelings of belonging at work and updating written organizational strategy and policy to create tangible ways for your employees to feel valued.

Trauma-Informed Workplaces
Primary Services: 
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

With expertise in SAMHSA’s Trauma-Informed Care, our team facilitates Organizational Wellness Assessment to evaluate burnout and resilience factors to inform what workplace strategies are to be prioritized and implemented. Our training and workshops are designed to equip your leadership team with the confidence to practice trauma-informed leadership and build an anti-burnout culture. Our hands-on technical assistance can help with implementation of trauma-informed best practices and can help your organization to align with principles of psychological safety in its written policies and procedures.

Our services can be stand-alone but we highly encourage a combination of interventions to develop a full-scale employee wellbeing strategy to include ongoing monitoring of a positive workplace. Our goal is to leave you with all of the tools you need to carry the work forward long after we’re gone. Learn more at thebrilliantlead.com.

Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge
(Consultant | Trainer)
Collective Impact Training & Consulting, LLC
Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Contact: Robin Donaldson
collectiveimpacttc@gmail.com
812-369-5224

Virtual/In-Person
Primary Services: Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Collective Impact Training and Consulting CEO Dr. Robin Donaldson has more than 30 years’ experience in youth services and is dedicated to helping youth organizations and youth workers reach their maximum potential to better serve youth. Dr. Donaldson is a federally trained trauma-informed care specialist, has a graduate certification in applied neuroscience, and a doctorate in Industrial-Organizational psychology. She has been teaching and training for more than 20 years.

Collective Impact Training and Consulting leverages Dr. Donaldson’s experience and knowledge to build and strengthen the capacity of those who work with youth and families. A multitude of training topics relevant to creating and sustaining a trauma-informed workplace are available. Dr. Donaldson’s training style is engaging and interactive, always with the specific goal of leaving participants with practical knowledge and skills that can be immediately implemented.

Collective Impact Training and Consulting also offers assessment and consulting services. Dr. Donaldson has been providing specific trauma-informed workplace assessment, training, and consulting for six years in the youth service field and has been doing program development for more than 25 years. Trauma-informed workplaces are healthier and more effective for all involved. Collective Impact Training and Consulting can help organizations reach this goal. Learn more at collectiveimpacttc.com

Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge
(Consultant | Trainer)
Happy Soul Counseling & Wellness
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Contact: Jummy Akinyode
jummy@happysoulcounseling.com
713-543-8757

Virtual/In-Person
Primary Services: 
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Happy Soul Counseling & Wellness provides trauma-resilient consulting services to increase staff well-being and maximize organizational strengths for sustainability. All services are grounded in mindfulness practices: mindfulness honors time to process and allows people to embrace new strategies presented during our collaboration.

Services include:

  • Developing trauma-resilient wellness program and policy guides
  • Training presentation and workshops
  • Workplace culture analysis
  • Conflict resolution using restorative justice principles
  • Leadership development and coaching
  • Facilitating employee engagement surveys
  • Curating and hosting staff retreats

Learn more at happysoulcounseling.com.

Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge
Ignite Wellbeing
Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Contact: Christy Gauss
christy@ignitewellbeingin.com
317-908-0988

Virtual/In-Person

Primary Services: Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Ignite Wellbeing’s mission is to help organizations and individuals reduce the impact of stress and create cultures of wellbeing using Mind Body Medicine-based tools. Our consultants are all certified by the Center for Mind Body Medicine, as well as ACE Interface Master Trainers. Our offerings includes workshops, retreats, leadership consultation, individualized resource development, and Mind Body Skills Groups (MBSG)s. MBSGs are the heart of our work. They are culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and have a depth of research demonstrating their impact. Learn more at ignitewellbeing.com

Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program; Agency Strategy & Policy; Assessment
(Consultant | Trainer)
INcompassing Education
Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program; Agency Strategy & Policy; Assessment

Contact: Tiffany Creager
tcreager@incompassingeducation.com
317-514-1180

Virtual | In-person

Primary Services: Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program
Secondary Services: Agency Strategy & Policy; Assessment 

INcompassing Education has been at the forefront of professional development for eight years, having the privilege to partner with thousands of educators, mental health professionals, and nonprofit leaders across the state of Indiana to help them find success in their work and balance in their life. Our organizational wellness specialist Tiffany Creager is an experienced social worker certified in Applied Educational Neuroscience and trained in Mind Body Medicine. She is deeply committed to working with individuals and agencies to integrate mental wellness support into the workplace. When we care for one another we all win and it is an honor to be a part of this transformative work.

Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge
(Consultant | Trainer)
Haleigh Rigger
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Program; Organizational Knowledge

Contact: Haleigh Rigger (she/her)
haleighrigger@gmail.com
linkedin.com/in/haleighrigger

Virtual/In-Person

Primary Services: Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Workplace Programs; Organizational Assessment

Haleigh Rigger is a licensed social worker, consultant, and facilitator with a passion for building community. As a nonprofit consultant, Haleigh brings an anti-oppressive, lived-experience informed lens to capacity building, strategic planning, program design, and evaluation. She received her Master of Social Work from Indiana University, with a focus in Community and Organizational Leadership.

Organizational Knowledge; Agency Strategy & Policy
(Consultant | Trainer)
Robust Futures
Organizational Knowledge; Agency Strategy & Policy

Contact: Robert Bogue
rob.bogue@thorprojects.com
317-844-5310

Virtual/In-Person
Primary Services: 
Organizational Knowledge; Agency Strategy & Policy

Robust Futures believes every child deserves a robust future and supports the work of youth-serving organizations by strengthening and supporting their workers. Delivering research-based approaches to processing and resolving trauma, Robust Futures ensures organizations’ workers can process and grow from the work they do, even if it involves exposure to trauma experienced by the youth they serve. We reduce fatigue and burnout in staff and volunteers by teaching them how to eliminate their burdens, and we train organizations to build systems for retaining those who have the biggest hearts and best skills for serving youth. Learn more at robustfutures.org

Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program
(Consultant | Trainer)
School Care Team
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program

Contact: Shannon Tenney
s.tenney@schoolscare.org
260-200-3709

Virtual/In-Person

Primary Services: Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program

Creating a trauma-informed culture means recognizing the signs of burnout, stress, and vicarious trauma and proactively addressing issues with strategies that prioritize mental health and emotional well-being. The School Care Team uses evidence-based tools to not only uplift the spirits of youth workers, but to present a holistic approach to emphasizing self-care as a professional asset. Assessments like Working Genius play a pivotal role in constructing a trauma-informed workplace by illuminating individual strengths within a team. By understanding each person’s unique genius, organizations can tailor roles and responsibilities that align with natural talents, reducing stress, and preventing burnout. This alignment fosters job satisfaction and enhances productivity while building a culture of psychological safety. Professional coaching and WRAP workshops promote a trauma-informed work environment. Coaches offer personalized support, helping individuals identify strengths and navigate stressors, reducing burnout risks. WRAP workshops provide a structured approach to wellness, teaching participants to recognize triggers and develop coping strategies. Learn more at schoolcareteam.org.

Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program
(Consultant | Trainer)
Thought Kitchen
Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Program

Contact: Jill Carnell
hello@thought-kitchen.com
317-294-3632

Virtual/In-Person

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.

Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Programs
(Consultant | Trainer)
YOUr Advocate Consulting, LLC
Assessment; Agency Strategy & Policy; Organizational Knowledge; Workplace Programs

Contact: Dr. Trinisia Brooks
youradvocateconsulting@gmail.com
812-727-5178

Virtual/In-Person

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Primary Services: Assessment; Strategy & Policy; Organizational Knowledge
Secondary Services: Workplace Programs

Dr. Trinisia Brooks specializes in healing-centered engagement, community-based leadership, and equitable practices in schools and communities. She is a Licensed Qualified Administrator in the Intercultural Development Inventory. Her approach is founded on an asset-based framework that values the experiences people bring to the table. Her approach moves beyond cultural competence and dives into cultural humility towards self and others. She views partners as co-authors in the process through an intersectional lens, that addresses and confronts systems of injustices using evidenced-based practices.

Trauma-Informed Workplaces

Primary Services: Organizational Knowledge
Secondary Services:Assessment; Strategy & Policy

Dr. Brooks also specializes in healing-centered engagement, community-based leadership, and equitable practices in schools and communities. She is an Adverse Childhood Experience Master Trainer in the State of Indiana and an Advanced Practitioner in Mind Body & Medicine. Her approach is founded on an asset-based framework that values the experiences people bring to the table. She provides training and professional development on emotional regulation, neuroscience, skills groups, and trauma-informed interventions through a cultural lens using evidenced-based practices.

Learn more at youradvocateconsulting.com

Training
Allies of Indiana
Lara Williams | Trainer

Training Contact: Lara Williams

Emotional CPR (eCPR) is a trauma-informed training designed to teach individuals how to support another person experiencing emotional distress, including supporting co-workers, clients, family, and friends through three simple steps:

  1. Connecting
  2. emPowering and
  3. Revitalization.

eCPR training is experiential and includes didactic presentation, real-play experiences and group discussion. There are two training offerings for eCPR:

  • CPR certification (12 hours, usually offered over 2-3 days, don’t have to be consecutive) available both in person and virtual
  • 1-day Introduction (6 hours) available both in person and virtual

PREPaRE trains school-employed, youth workers,  mental health professionals and other educators how to best fill the roles and responsibilities generated by their membership on school crisis response teams. PREPaRE is the only comprehensive, nationally available training curriculum developed by educators (each of whom have firsthand school crisis response experience and formal training) for educators. The curriculum is based on the following assumptions:

  1. The skill sets of school-based professionals are best utilized when they are embedded within a multidisciplinary team that engages in crisis prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
  2. School and youth crisis management is relatively unique and, as such, requires its own model

Specifically, the PREPaRE model emphasizes that members of a youth crisis response teams must be involved in the following hierarchical and sequential set of activities:

    • P—Preventand prepare for crises
    • R—Reaffirmphysical health & welfare, and perceptions of safety & security
    • E—Evaluatepsychological trauma risk
    • P—Provideinterventions
    • a—and
    • R—Respondto mental health needs
    • E—Examinethe effectiveness of crisis preparedness

Learn more at alliesindiana.org.

(Kimberly Ewing | Trainer)

KDE Motivates is passionate about mental health, racial healing, diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, justice, human rights, workplace bullying, empowering allies, and educating humans of all ages. KDE Training can be customized to fit group needs and can be delivered virtually or in person.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belong (DEIB) training include the following:

Understanding Racism
This training allows participants an opportunity to connect and candidly share how recent events have impacted them personally, professionally, and spiritually. It gives everyone an opportunity to share their personal experiences with racism and bias. We’ll take this courageous journey together through creating space for each other by listening, learning, understanding and resonating with each other. Overall, this powerful exchange helps to frame and personalize your training. In addition, we will discuss terms and definitions and unpack the many systems of oppression.

Examining Bias
This training is designed to increase awareness about implicit bias by examining our own behaviors and motivations. We will discuss what implicit bias is, why it matters, the consequences of implicit bias, how it can negatively impact those that you serve and what we can do to disrupt and reduce it. In addition, we will discuss and examine White Privilege, White Fragility, White Supremacy, Racism, Anti-Blackness, Intersectionality, Generational and Racial Trauma, Mental Health, Allyship and being an Anti-Racist. Recommended for anyone willing to examine their own connectedness to bias and how it impacts them personally, professionally and volunteering. This training is especially necessary for those working and living alongside diverse populations who desire to understand their bias and move forward the work related to more cultural understanding.

Workplace Bullying
This training is designed to increase awareness about workplace bullying and why they call it the silent epidemic. Sadly, workplace bullying is a common experience and many people suffer in silence every single day.

At the end of this training you will be able to define what workplace bullying is and what it’s not, know what workplace bullying might look like, understand the difference between teasing/joking vs bullying, understand the cost of bullying to people and organizations, understand the psychological effects of bullying, know ways to prevent bullying and how to support someone that is being bullied.  Most importantly, how to protect yourself from bullying behavior and your overall mental and physical health.

Trauma Informed training include:

  1. Introduction To Emotional CPR (eCPR) Training
  2. Emotional CPR (eCPR) Training For BIPOC Participants: designed especially for Black, Indigenous, People of Color. Trainers and participants are all BIPOC.

Emotional CPR (eCPR) is a trauma-informed training designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis or just needing support for whatever reason by three simple steps: C = Connecting, P = emPowering, and R = Revitalizing.  eCPR is a global training and it has changed lives all over the world.  In addition, we will focus on self-care which we call meCPR.

Learn more about Kimberly Ewing on LinkedIn. 

Marion County Commission on Youth
Fletcher Elliot | Trainer

Training Contact: Fletcher Elliot (they/he)

Trainings Topics on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging include the following:

  • Implicit Bias
  • Microaggressions
  • Diversity vs. Inclusion
  • How to Be an Antiracist
  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion, Cultural Competency, and Allyship
  • DEI Organizational Framework
  • Embracing Workplace Diversity
  • Disabilities in the Workplace
  • Harassment Training

Trainings Topics on Trauma-Informed Care include the following:

  • ACES + Core Concepts on Childhood Trauma
  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Loneliness + Trauma
  • Burnout and Secondary Trauma
  • Restorative Justice

Learn more at mccoyouth.org.

Levi Wagner
Trainer

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging trainings include the following:

  • Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth – Training covers basic knowledge to be a supportive adult in the life of a Queer young person; discussion includes terminology, gender, and practical steps to be affirming and supportive.
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth: A Deeper Dive – Training covers more thorough list of terms, as well as real-life scenarios.
  • LGBTQ+ Policies – Learn why inclusive policies are important and how to create them.
  • Workplace Inclusion: Conscious and Unconscious Biases – Everyone has implicit biases. This training breaks down the common ones and talks through how to dismantle them to make a more inclusive and supportive work environment.
  • The Power of Youth Voice – Young people are the experts in their own lives and should be allow given the space to share. This training helps youth workers cultivate and utilize ALL youth voices in their programs.
  • LGBTQ+ History – This training walks through modern LGBTQ+ history, because once we know where the Queer community has been we can see where they are going.
  • Anti-Racism – This training is designed by and for white people because it is not the responsibility of people of color to do the hard work for us.

Trauma-informed workplaces training includes the following:

  • Healing-Centered Care and Positive Youth Development – This training discusses how to use healing-centered, trauma-informed care in your programs, how trauma can disrupt positive youth development, and what you can do to support those young people.

Email Levi for more information.

SELECTED RESOURCES

This is a dynamic resource page, with regularly updated links to consultants, trainers, and resources to support organizations in applying for grant funding through the Youth Worker Well-Being Project. It is not an exhaustive list, and organizations may select another consultant, trainer, or resource not on this page to provide support in fulfilling their organizational goals related to the grant. It is each organization’s responsibility to verify and evaluate these resources to ensure alignment with the organization and grant activities.

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