Training Services

Diversity Heart

“Diversity: The art of thinking differently together.” Malcolm Forbes

We are extensions of our universe, which is where our diversity and brilliance come from. Together we can create a world that values everyone, and especially ourselves.

“Dear Lev, on behalf of our staff, I wanted to say how grateful we are for your leadership and facilitation of today’s meeting. I have heard from many staff already how beneficial, needed inspiring and important today felt – and how much they valued hearing about your embodied experiences, your reflections and framing. …it was great to see you, to know we were in good hands and to be a participant in one of your trainings! With deep appreciation and gratitude. Wendi Deetz, HR, Global Fund for Women

OFFERINGS

Transgender and LGBQIA Ally Training

This engaging and dynamic cultural training supports institutions and individuals in being allies for trans* and LGBQQIA employees, colleagues, board members, partners, investors/funders, and clients. The workshop, which primarily focuses on the transgender population, provides basic and advanced information including; defining terminology, examining definitions of discriminatory conduct, and best practices for being an ally at work.

Through personal stories and multi-media, you will see and experience some of the barriers and successes the transgender, gender variant and LGBQQIA communities face, in a   compassionate atmosphere. You will gain tools for deepening personal understanding of the issues that will support your professional, and community member ally-ship.

“Fresh! is an engaging, dynamic speaker who provides a compassionate opportunity for learning.” Therapist, KIPP Schools

Dismantling Microaggressions: Respectful Engagement in the Workplace  

Like sarcasm or passive aggressive language, microaggressions are woven into the fabric of how we communicate consciously, and unconsciously; in and out of the workplace. We witness it in media where it’s okay to be bias of others. Some of us grow up with unconscious bias’s and inherit language learned from our families, schools, and communities that can cause unintentional and intentional harm. Microaggressions wreak havoc on our personal relationships and professional performance, dampening productivity affecting the bottom line of our organizations, and impacting financial success.

This engaging training is designed to help your staff see though their biases to their team members as individuals who are humans, with sensitivities, flaws, and brilliance as they support each other in achieving the goals of the organization.

~ When we know who we are, can be with ourselves, and all that arises within us: This is living! ~ Lev

Mindfulness Offerings

Mindfulness builds clarity and fortitude in community work for activists, therapists, lawyers, parents, social workers and all. Being mindful increases our ability to recover from stress, avoid being reactionary, and ultimately be more present and productive in service of your life, family, clients and teams. Offerings include: Mindful Leadership Coaching, Mindfulness for Community Warriors, and Mindful Tools and Play for Adults Supporting Youth, please email: fresh@affirmativeacts.org for more information.

 

SAMPLE CLIENT LIST

Airbnb, San Francisco • Bayer Inc, Berkeley • Bioneers Conference, Marin • Dandelion Chocolate, San Francisco • East Bay Bike, Oakland • East Bay Agency for Children, Hayward • East Bay Meditation Center, Oakland • Fred Finch Youth Services, Oakland • Glide Memorial, San Francisco • Global Fund for Women, San Francisco • Human Rights Commission, San Francisco • Indiegogo, San Francisco • Insight LA, Los Angeles • McKinsey & Co., San Francisco • Museum of Ice Cream, San Francisco • Namaste Yoga, San Francisco Bay Area • Niroga Center, Oakland • Oakland Museum Of CaliforniaPieter Studios, Los Angeles • Ritual Coffee, San Francisco • San Francisco Public Library System SF Zen Center, San Francisco • See the Girl, Jacksonville •  Slalom Consulting, San Francisco • Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre • SoulPlay Festival, USA • The Boston Consulting Group, San Francisco • UC Santa CruzUC DavisWaldorf School, San Pablo • Yahoo! Santa Clara

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