Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Trainings, Consulting and Coaching Services based on Mindfulness Principles

Dena Samuels, PhD

Mindfulness & Implicit Bias

Dena Keynote Speaker
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Mindfulness is present moment awareness: an ancient eastern practice that encourages us to pay attention to this current moment rather than focusing on an individual’s past or future. Mindfulness has positive implications for health/wellness, self-empowerment, lowering implicit bias, culturally inclusive leadership, and social & environmental justice.

Learn more about Dr. Samuels’ course on Implicit bias and get started with some key resources on the subject today!

Training On Site

All trainings & workshops can be provided via videoconference!

Businesses are incorporating Mindful Leadership training into their strategic plans and professional development.

Mindful Inclusive Leadership Training helps organization members:

  • reduce stress
  • increase their sense of belonging, trust and safety
  • increase their ability to remain calm under pressure
  • increase their resiliency and creativity
  • make better, more inclusive decisions

Which leads to:

  • increased health/wellness
  • less sick days for a healthier bottom line
  • innovative solutions in decision-making
  • more effective leadership
 
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We are a mindfulness-based diversity, equity, and inclusion training, consulting and coaching firm, helping you to develop a culturally inclusive workplace.

We serve both public and private organizations and institutions, fostering environments where everyone feels like they belong and are free to soar!

Our extensive client list includes over 150 organizations, Fortune 50 corporations, and campuses.

Award-winning educator, Dr. Samuels has almost 25 years of experience teaching, consulting, and coaching.

At the Hollywood world premiere of the award-winning documentary, “How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?” featuring Danny Glover, Ed Asner and educators and activists including Jackson Katz, Sean Hill, Kevin Powell, Dena Samuels, among others.

Some of our Clients
Planetary Science, like many physical sciences, is overwhelmingly white and male.  The DPS has been working to make our field more diverse and inclusive and Dena has been a major help!  She knows the field of DEI, she has the credentials, and most importantly, she has the patience to meet an organization where they are, and help to move them forward.

Not sure where to begin?

Many organizations know they need to be more intentional about building cultural inclusion, but they don’t know where to begin.

We can help you decide the best plan for your organization

Many clients start with a 3-part series of workshops and trainings that includes: Intro to Diversity & Inclusion, Minimizing Implicit (Unconscious) Bias, and Minimizing Microaggressions, and also include a Premium Executive Coaching package

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Learn more about how you can transform your workplace Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Contact me today and I will get you started on your path to a mindful organization.

New!! Overcoming Burnout Program, INNER Self-Care for your personal and professional wellbeing


A DEI Leaders’ Guide to Overcoming Burnout 

Dena Samuels, PhD (she/her) 
www.denasamuels.com 

According to a recent Forbes article focused on DEI leaders, practicing self-care is not a luxury, it is required. DEI burnout is a special kind of fatigue that can affect activists, educators, administrators, diversity officers, and any leader who is committed to advancing social justice.  DEI Burnout is often associated with high turnover, increased sick days, lack of focus, mental and physical stress symptoms such as exhaustion, anxiety, high blood pressure or worse, and it can negatively impact both personal and professional lives and relationships. While many leaders face burnout from the demands of their job, DEI burnout is different. High job demands are compounded by many other factors including societal backlash, frequent resistance to the topic, lack of support, lack of resources, just to name a few. And although DEI burnout disproportionately affects leaders of color compared with white leaders because of lower pay, daily micro and macroaggressions, among other factors, all DEI leaders are vulnerable to burnout. The good news is that DEI burnout can be alleviated or preempted by consistent mindful INNER Self-Care practices.  

Please see attached flyer for Content of the 4-Part Guide to Overcoming Burnout through INNER Self-Care, which will be tailored specifically for DEI Leaders. 

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