“Our leadership team worked with LaVada to grow ourselves within the world of DEI. We took her Intercultural Development workshop so that we better understand as a group and individuals what bias’s we bring to our company in an effort to ultimately be better, more understanding leaders. The Inventory survey and individual results were extremely helpful as we learned there’s always room for improvement even among the most accepting of us. This course is perfect for any leadership team honestly willing to work on themselves individually and as a group to understand where the gaps lie as we all strive to be more inclusive leaders.”
"LaVada has single-handedly transformed the way I think about my people and our culture. I have yet to see anyone do what she does."
CEO, Non-Profit Organization
"LaVada led an engaging team retreat for my division, she customized the program to meet our needs and provided us with a valuable tool to implement within our cultural landscape."
Planning and Development County Organization
"Very insightful presentation. Highlighted personal characteristics I had that I never really associated with how I view myself and how other people may interact with me."
"Wow! Loved this topic and the way of thinking I learned. I will remember LaVada."
"Terrific speaker and insightful information."
"LaVada’s Business Writing Fundamentals course helped me reframe my approach to business writing and gave me the tools necessary to communicate effectively and efficiently. The course drastically changed the way I approach writing an email and taught me how to draft clear and concise messages to colleagues. She provided a variety of techniques to enhance writing skills for all levels and addressed common issues surrounding business writing.
As a result of this course and the skills I gained, I have cut the time I spend drafting emails in half. This course is imperative for anyone looking to strengthen the business writing skills of their employees."
Department Business Specialist of Santa Barbara County
"The IDI process was extremely eye opening and insightful. LaVada walks you through it and breaks it down so well. I loved listening and thinking of examples in my personal life of how I show up or did not show up. I am really excited to reach out into my community and do my part to bridge gaps. LaVada and her staff (Tanya, I’m looking at you) are such kind, personable people and they make it just that much more of an enjoyable experience."
"LaVada always does a meaningful training. I always learn something new when she is in the room. It is nice to see this Executive support provided to ALL CAP OC Managers.
I wanted to thank you also for acknowledging, again, the meaningful work EES was able to accomplish in 2022."
Community Action Partnership of Orange County
"The knowledge I received working with LaVada and her team is important for the retention of staff and integral to our organization’s brand appeal."
"I thought the culture the intercultural development was very interesting and was the backbone of the meeting and got everyone engaged and thinking."
"After taking LaVada's Hiring Expertise course, my team was able to effectively execute a structured executive acquisition process, leading to successful placements in an efficient time frame."
Behavioral Wellness Agency
"This was a very different and effective take in identifying my own implicit bias."
"I really enjoyed this class and discussion. Of all these types of classes this is the best I’ve attended."
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