In today’s world, how can we be a part of the solution?
How do we bridge the gaps that exist between those of different races, ages, faiths, genders, sexual identity, political orientation and financial ability?
How do we move beyond polarization to mutual understanding, respect, collaboration & hope?
The Matrix Leadership Diversity Training, Creating a Culture of Allies, seeks to provide practical solutions to the above questions. During the training, will will create a context for diverse individuals to come together in order to:
We've gathered some awesome people to lead this training.
Learn more about them below.
Gerald is the Founder/Director of Eastern Shore Training and Consulting (ESTAC Inc.) and the Co-Director of Peacewerks Center for Well-Being, both in Exmore, VA.
He completed the Matrix Leadership Facilitator Training and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II, an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Certified Life Coach and a Certified Mediator.
With more than 40 experience years in the fields of applied sociology, human development and addiction recovery, Gerald holds a Master of Divinity in Transpersonal Psychology. He has worked in civil and human rights, anti-oppression, anti-racism, grassroots organizing, and liberation struggles.
Gerald is an independent consultant specializing in diversity and conflict resolution, and personal and social transformation. He is currently enrolled in a PsyD program at the Graduate Theological Foundation.
Amina cofounded Matrix Leadership in 1990). She considers herself a social artist and has been facilitating groups and trainings for almost 40 years.
She currently works as a consultant, facilitator and coach and to healthcare organizations, businesses, non-profits, schools and communities. She also offers leadership and life coaching to teams, partners and individuals. For the past 8 years she been partnering with Coach Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, teaching public workshops and working with Russian and European companies. She also works internationally in Australia and the UK. She is the author of a forthcoming book on Matrix Leadership.
Since 2000, Amina has been committed to learning about systems of oppression and privilege and to utilizing Matrix Leadership to create a culture of allies.
Previously, she was a trainer for the Hakomi Institute of Body-Centered Psychotherapy for 15 years and an owner/practitioner in Wellspring, Partners in Health (a holistic medical clinic) for 15 years. In her work with communities, she incorporates somatic, energetic and intuitive approaches as well as dance, movement, voice, art and practices of mindfulness.
She also leads retreats for women called Fully Embodied Woman: Remembering the Sacred Feminine. Amina has two adult children and lives in the beautiful mountain foothills of Boulder, Colorado