When I first began mediation, I felt hurt and worried that I might lose a leader I respected from the organization. Meredith was terrific in her ability to make me -- and I assume the other person involved -- feel safe and supported while bringing us toward a greater understanding of each other.
The outcome was beyond imaginable. I left the mediation session excited to move forward in partnership with my valued staff member and with a far deeper and more nuanced understanding of how to support BIPOC staff. I feel like I have a new lease on life and many more tools in my management toolbox. I can not sing Meredith's praises loudly enough. She is worth her weight in gold. It was money well spent!
- Kim Callinan, President & CEO of Compassion & Choices.
Before hiring Meredith I received a complaint from an employee that another employee had sexually harassed him. I wanted to take care of my employees and customers, and I was afraid I would do or say something that would make things worse. I was afraid I would have to fire someone. Even though I felt compassion for the employee who complained, the accused employee denied the allegations and I was not sure who to believe.
After working with Meredith, both employees made big shifts. We implemented policies to keep our workplace safe. After a few weeks of work, both employees apologized to each other for their part in a complicated situation, and they agreed they could continue to work together professionally and safely.
- Business Owner
Empowered Communication™ coaching helps individuals and teams build safer, more inclusive, more equitable work environments using these three pillars:
Boundaries. Establish nuanced, individualized, and effective strategies for building allies and enforcing boundaries to create a safe work environment.
Reprogramming Hegemony. Develop awareness of social and cultural power dynamics to correct oppressive power dynamics and build inclusive and equitable workplace culture.
Accountability. Create safe containers to take responsibility for what is in our control, and release what is outside of our control, in order to cultivate healthy accountability and accomplish shared goals.
Foundations: This is a remote, group experience to lay a foundation of principles to communicate from a safe, empowered place in order to create more equitable, inclusive spaces. CLICK HERE to learn more about Foundations.
Applied: This is individualized, supportive 1:1 coaching focusing on internal communication systems and how they impact external communication and results. If you are in Oregon and concerned about a toxic work experience, ask about whether legal support may be included.
Leadership: This is advanced work, which may be done 1:1 or as a team, focusing on navigating challenging conversations and empowering others in order to create workplaces that thrive because of diversity of identity, thought, and experience.
I have been training and working in the STEM field for over 20 years, in both academia and industry. I came to Meredith at a point when I felt I was being unfairly penalized and discriminated against in my job because of my gender.
I think it is fair to say that most women accumulate years of both personal and professional experiences of sexual harassment and misogyny. It can feel hopeless and powerless.
The IMPACT process and coaching are a part of the healing process from experiencing job discrimination. Meredith is helping me re-shape how I view the challenges I face being a woman in a male-dominated career.
As I am now raising my own daughter, I want to help shape her beliefs about herself. I want her generation of women to have a different way of walking through the misogyny in our culture. It’s empowering to change the way I interact with misogynistic behavior. Not only does it set me (and other women) up for future success, but it is something I can look back on and say I did my part and have no regrets.
I kind of went into a deep, stressful place. I wasn’t functioning very well.
I was afraid to lose my job and didn't know the areas of support I would need to recover... they went well beyond legal assistance, though that is crucial. Meredith's empowering coaching style allowed me to gain new skills and push my limits. As a result, I am now more confident at work and beyond. I was able to keep my job and continue to do the work I care about.
I had to get on my feet and be able to be confident in myself after feeling like the bottom had fallen out for me. I like who I am now more than I liked who I was before the harassment even started.
Before hiring Meredith, I was sad and literally despondent. I felt like no one was in my corner and that doom was around the corner.
I'd say this program was one of the most important things I've ever done in my life. I'm so grateful that I was able to take part in this program. If you're facing a difficult situation and you feel like there is no way up, you can't afford not to take the course. It's an investment in yourself.
I know this program isn't meant to replace any existing therapies, but for me it was more helpful than any therapist, friend, partner, family member etc. EVER for improving my outlook on life.
Sometimes, investigations may be necessary in a workplace conflict situation.
Oregon law requires investigations to be conducted by licensed investigators. Our office works with licensed investigators to include legally sufficient investigations where necessary to resolve work environment problems.
Our office only handles workplace investigations if they are part of larger work environment solutions. Where reports and complaints are present, systemic solutions can restore the workplace to a thriving place with or without investigation.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 458-221-2671 with any questions about workplace investigations.
Genius Team Building
Our Genius team building process deep dives into what makes you and your team unique, and how those uniquenesses work together. We use personality tests like Kolbe, Gallup Strengths Finder, MBTI, astrology, and human design to look at what makes you unique in the work you do.
Understand what you uniquely bring to your team and how it interacts with other team members;
Create a safe container to talk about differences and what they offer to a team; and
Understand and communicate better with your team.
Email email@example.com or call 458-221-2671 with any questions about Genius Team Building.
We are an anti-harassment anti-discrimination organization. This means we don’t pretend we always will say the right thing or do the right thing (or that our clients will either), but we are committed to looking for and correcting our own disrespect or bias. We are committed to kindness, respect, and focusing on service to our clients. Our mission is to end oppression.