She was seeking resources to show up wholly for the communities she facilitated - communities she witnessed needing resources for being well, while working towards equitable futures. Forming Indwell Collaborative culminates her longstanding vision for all to embrace that they are the movement for this world. Tiffany also holds her BA in Communication from DePauw University and MS in Cultural Foundations of Education (Media Studies) from Syracuse University.
Being a returned-generation* Liberian-American is central to Tiffany's identity. Her vision for change emerged from this identity, as her experiences deepened her curiosity for what it takes for people to shift, release, and change. This was inspired by the softening she felt as loved one's transitioned from this earth in sudden ways. She wondered what practices could contribute to healing and human connection. To support her own healing, she became a professional coach, yoga teacher, and studied reiki*.
*HER LANGUAGE “RETURNED-GENERATION” SPEAKS TO THE COMPLEX HISTORIES OF LIBERIA. SAYING FIRST-GENERATION TO THE U.S. JUST DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT.
*THANKS TO TEACHINGS FROM COACHING FOR TRANSFORMATION, FAITH HUNTER'S YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, AND THE REIKI GODMOTHERS (AKI HIRATA BAKER AND MANU RIVER DEL-PRETE).
Strategists, facilitators, coaches, researchers, designers, futurists, wellness practitioners, and storytellers. We hold the assemblage of our identities as the maps to actualize the beauty of our visions. Through these lenses, we infuse our holistic approach to partner with teams developing initiatives for change.
Promiti is a New York based writer and educator whose work is rooted in education, youth advocacy, and feminism. She has developed liberatory pedagogy and programming focused on human rights, equity, and restorative justice for organizations across the world. Promiti has a BA in Anthropology and American Studies from Wesleyan University and an MA in Transcultural and International Education from Columbia University – Teachers College. Her writing has appeared in Catapult and Asian American Writers' Workshop’s The Margins magazine.
yasmin centers embodied leadership and culturally-aware empowerment. She believes self-empowerment is a relationship between fulfilling personal development and supportive cultural systems. Internationally, she has used her relational approach to curate learning and development experiences that leverage behavioral neuroscience, organizational change, somatics and empathic facilitation. Through partnership, she disrupts cycles that reinforce that leadership and fulfillment are reserved for those with higher levels of privilege and access.
Barbara is a writer, database strategist, and facilitator who engages projects that connect her interests in culture, educational access and equity, race, language, inclusive leadership, and technology. She leverages her project management and database administration expertise to advance cultural competency and inclusion while creating processes that enable scale, drive efficiencies, and ensure data accuracy. Working across industries, Barbara uses data to support the strategic practices of organizations.
Shiza is passionate about addressing structural inequity through her work in grantmaking, strategic planning, grant writing, and funder collaborative management. She has worked with ELMA Philanthropies, The Turrell Fund, Macquarie Group Foundation, The New York Women’s Foundation, Moore Philanthropy, Pivotal Ventures, Passaic County CASA, Philanthropy New York, Edelman and Teach For America. Shiza has a B.A. in International Affairs from Georgia Tech and an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University.
Charisse is a leadership & well-being coach, speaker and author of The Joy of Thriving While Black. She worked in social justice organizations for 25 years on human rights, education, racial equity, and criminal justice reform. She has facilitated in settings from board rooms and colleges, to juvenile detention centers. Her personal wellness journey led her to become a certified yoga teacher, which informs the mindfulness lens of her work. Charisse earned her JD from Northwestern University, BA from Cornell University and coaching certification from JRNI Life Coaching.