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Seattle-based DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) coach, speaker, corporate trainer, and author. Dedicated to improving workplace, organizational or personal efficiency, inclusivity, understanding, and community engagement.

Welcome to America's Anti-Racism Coach

WELCOME

What is Anti-Racism and DEI Coaching?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you sensed something was off but couldn't quite pinpoint what it was? Maybe it was a comment that didn't sit right, a meeting where not everyone seemed heard, or a nagging feeling that your workplace or community could be more welcoming. These moments are signs that there's room for growth in how we understand and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Our latest video, led by America's Anti-Racism Coach, demystifies Anti-Racism and DEI Coaching in an easy-to-digest way. It's designed for anyone curious about making their environments more inclusive and just, even if you're not sure where to start or if there's a problem to begin with. This journey is about opening eyes to new perspectives, enhancing connections, and building a community where everyone feels valued. If you're ready to explore how simple actions can lead to big changes, click to watch and take the first step towards a more inclusive world.

OUTCOMES

The Symptoms & What DEI Coaching Solves 

Your Brand Image is Hurting and Others Notice

In the modern marketplace, your organization's brand image extends far beyond your products or services; it includes your company culture and values, especially regarding diversity and inclusion. Prospective employees and customers alike are drawn to brands that align with their personal values. A DEI coach can assist in refining and communicating your commitment to inclusivity, making your organization a preferred choice for top talent and discerning customers.

You Aren't Creating a Supportive Company Culture

Creating a supportive and positive company culture is crucial for long-term success but can be elusive for many organizations. Without a strong cultural foundation, employees might feel like they're just going through the motions. A DEI coach can play a key role in cultivating an environment where respect, support, and mutual understanding are at the forefront, transforming the workplace into a space where everyone feels motivated and valued.

Hard Time Adapting to Organizational Growing Pains

Rapid growth or organizational change can lead to feelings of uncertainty and stress among employees, impacting the company culture and cohesiveness. It can be challenging to maintain a positive and inclusive culture during these times of transition. A DEI coach can guide your organization in integrating inclusive practices and principles that keep pace with change, ensuring that all employees feel supported and connected to the company’s evolving mission.

Poor Team or Organizational Collaboration

In today's competitive job market, attracting top talent requires more than just offering a good salary. Candidates are looking for workplaces where they feel they can grow and be valued for their unique contributions. A DEI coach can assist in highlighting and strengthening your organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, making your company a more attractive option for a broad range of talented individuals.

High Turnover of Employees

Keeping employees consistently engaged is a challenge for many organizations, especially in a remote or hybrid work environment. When employees don’t feel a strong connection to their workplace or colleagues, their motivation and productivity can wane. A DEI coach can help by building a more inclusive culture where every employee feels a sense of belonging and purpose, leading to higher levels of engagement and job satisfaction.

Difficulty With Team Management

In many organizations, team dynamics can sometimes feel off, with certain voices dominating and others fading into the background. This imbalance can stifle creativity and collaboration, leaving some team members feeling undervalued. A DEI coach can offer fresh perspectives and tools to enhance team interactions, ensuring that everyone is heard and valued. The result is a more cohesive team where diverse perspectives drive innovation and creativity

Solutions that Bring Real Change

SERVICES

America's Anti-Racism Coach, delivers transformative coaching through her firm Morale First, blending personal experiences and expertise to guide clients in confronting unconscious biases and fostering genuine allyship in a brutally honest yet empathetic environment.

Coaching

America's anti-racism dialogue, captivates audiences with her profound insights and lived experiences, melding personal narratives with actionable strategies to inspire genuine allyship and foster transformative change during her compelling speaking engagements.

Speaking

As a leader in the voices of anti-racism, our corporate training comes from America's premier consultancy agency focused on reshaping how businesses approach diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). With its roots in Seattle, WA, this company is more than just a consultancy; it is a movement toward creating more compassionate, understanding, and inclusive workplaces across the country.

Corporate Training

Talisa "Tali" Lavarry is a trailblazing author, offering profound insights into systemic racism and personal allyship with works like "Confessions from Your Token Black Colleague," where she intertwines gripping personal narratives with actionable strategies, pushing readers to reevaluate societal constructs, challenge their inherent biases, and embark on authentic journeys towards a more equitable world.

Author

The Story of Talisa Lavarry 

ABOUT

I'm Talisa Lavarry, and many know me as America's Anti-Racism Coach. My journey began with personal trials. Born and raised in the South, I confronted numerous challenges marked by racism. These experiences took me to some of the darkest moments of my life. During a crucial nine-day treatment, I found a glimmer of hope and sketched out a plan. That blueprint became my firm, Morale First. 

I quickly found a calling in anti-racism coaching after authoring a book and establishing my business. My story resonated with many, inviting me to deliver a TEDx talk on 'Allyship.' Inspired by the response, I wrote a workbook, "Allyship & Me." 

What makes my approach distinct is its personal touch. I offer a trauma-informed, laid-back, self-paced, personalized pathway to understanding and challenging racism. In the safe space I create, individuals can unpack the intricacies of racism, ensuring that they leave educated and dedicated to their personal allyship journeys. My primary clients? Middle-aged, educated white women with an innate sense of empathy and a genuine desire for transformative change. They see the far-reaching implications of racism and are keen to delve deep into its complexities.

Unlike many in my field, I believe there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. Each person's journey is unique, and my role is to guide them through it, trauma-informed and tailored to their needs. I often get asked about the costs of my services and the challenges that come with my role. If I had to sum up my philosophy in a phrase, it would be: "Being 'Not Racist' isn't enough. The goal should be becoming 'Anti-Racist.'" 

If you want to explore this path with me, I invite you to a complimentary discovery call. Let's find out if we're the right fit and embark on this enlightening journey together.