Hi, I’m Rachel,
A facilitator, strategist and relentless believer in the power of human potential
I’m on a mission to spark and sustain conversations about equity, while catalyzing inclusive leadership at every level of our systems.
My team and I support communities to come together (across racial, gender, cultural, generational and identity differences) and engage in conversations about biases, blindspots, and creating conditions for equity. With a Masters from Stanford, over a decade working in schools, and years of working for and with the National Equity Project, the S.P.A.R.K. game and approach is grounded in theory and practice. My work is in service of helping communities have more liberatory practices that sustain equity/inclusion work.
My WHY is deeply personal and tethered to the next generation. My wife is African American, and I want our future children, who will be biracial with two mommies, to live in a world full of dignity, respect, justice, and equity.
My work is grounded in…
authenticity, love, critical self reflection, dedication, hope, perseverance, acceptance that grief and pain are a part of the healing process, and a vision for communities where everyone belongs.
My essential question is…
how do we prepare leaders of diverse (multicultural, multiracial, multigenerational) teams to be adaptive, proactive, and intentional in their approach—during times of such uncertainty, transition, and tension?
What I’m working on:
- Virtual workshops and consulting services that are responsive to the needs of these times
- Expanding my team while supporting our S.P.A.R.K. Ambassador & Certified Facilitators
- Finishing a four-part ebook series to be released in early 2021. Stay tuned!
- A manuscript with my phenomenal wife, Lia Rosen
- Celebrating the launch of the S.P.A.R.K. App