It’s clear for many of us.  Silence is no longer an option.  It’s complicity and is leading our families, communities, and nation down the wrong road.  We know we need to speak out against oppressive beliefs—racism, sexism, and homophobia but we don’t know where or how to begin.

Experiencing anxiety on inevitable conflicts with friends and family at holiday time? Are the nightly news headlines forcing you to confront and analyze political and social issues in different ways?

Wondering how you can become a confident advocate and ally when you often feel overwhelmed and tongue-tied?

Let’s take our intent and transform it into action.

I have dedicated my life to helping people speak their truth. Sometimes it’s easy, but often it is very hard.   Hard because we are often confronting patterns of thinking that are comfortable, even acceptable in some circles.  When confronted with one of these conversations, it takes more than just wit or skill. It takes courage.

The most difficult conversations are with people who we love or respect.  Often, it is in tough conversations with those people we are left feeling misunderstood or unheard.  I can help you develop the skills to have courageous conversations with the people in your life. In order to that we must explore:

  • What holds you back from speaking or feeling heard?
  • Steps to holding space and ground in conversations.
  • Steps to breaking old patterns that keep us from communicating.
  • Envisioning with you transformed relationships even in the midst of entrenchment and conflict.

Whether it’s Thanksgiving dinner with family, speaking with members of your organization, expressing yourself to colleagues or friends, I am ready to help.

I am Nicole Lee. I am a leadership coach, strategist and a diversity and inclusion professional. I facilitate programs that encourage transformation in belief and action for businesses, schools, and individuals lives. I’ve worked in politics and equity and inclusion for many years helping people transform their relationships through authentic and clear communication.

I can help you envision what you want at the end of the conversation for the rest of the relationship.  Together we can get past the fear and communicate boldly, compassionately and creatively.

As the vehicle for this important work, I’m offering a teaching and coaching package I’ve never offered together before.

The Package:

  • 3 live webinar classes – The class will take place November 13, November 20th and November 27 starting at 7 PM/EST 4PM/PST.  Don’t worry if you can’t make one.  A recording will be provided at the end of the session to everyone who has signed up.
  • 1:1 coaching session with me discussing what matters most to you.  Have some questions you would feel better asking 1:1—great!  Major transformation can happen when we take what has been discussed in class or in the online group and match it your personal needs and experience.
  • 3 recorded interviews with leaders in the communication trenches! Can’t wait to tell you more about that!
  • Facebook group to keep the conversation going.

 

I truly feel called to provide this opportunity for as many people who are ready to take the plunge.  I am offering this package for$299 ($800 value) because I know collectively we can transform our communities if we have the essential communication tools that we need.

During the classes we will cover:

  • Modes of communication that make us strong, compassionate, and clear.
  • Communication Trigger points- recognizing them and overcoming them.
  • Listening Beneath the words- context, pain and trauma.
  • Using narrative to deepen our understanding as well as the listener.
  • Using conflict as a bridge rather than a divide.

The bonus interviews will provide real life, real-time examples of how people have transformed their relationship to talking about topics of equity and justice even in turbulent times and come out firm-footed and principled on the other side.

The Facebook group is another opportunity for us to discuss how this plays out in our everyday lives and talk about real-time issues as they come about.

Bonus:

Upgrade your package to include the bonus class: Courageous Conversations with Children.

Want to create room for conversations with your children about race and difference?

Nicole works with communities, schools and parents all over the United States to work toward inclusion for all children.  She developed “150 Conversations with Parents About Race and other Differences” and leads workshops with teachers, parents and caregivers on having meaningful, appropriate conversations with children of all ages.

Courageous Confident Conversations with Bonus Courageous Conversations with Children for $375

More about me:

Nicole Lee is a strategist, coach and diversity, equity and inclusion trainer and founder of the Lee Bayard Group LLC. A strategic campaigner, she works with community organizations to ensure their voices and concerns are heard. As a coach, she works with changemakers to ensure they have the tools to live their best lives. She is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist for Gaia Women’s Leadership Project and works with many organizations in furthering their work towards equity.  She was the first female President of TransAfrica, the nation’s premier African American foreign affairs organization and founder of the BMLP, a legal organization affiliated with the Movement for Black Lives. From Haiti to Ferguson, she has led international and domestic investigations and missions documenting human and civil rights violations. From this work, Nicole has learned that each of us can be brave, courageous and visionary. Each of us can also give into our worst fears and settle for the life we have rather than the life we want.  She strives to assist her clients in attaining inclusive and impactful lives.

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I truly feel called to provide this opportunity for as many people who are ready to take the plunge. I am offering this package for $299 ($800 value) because I know collectively we can transform our communities if we have the essential communication tools that we need.

Courageous Confident Conversations

DURING THE CLASSES WE WILL COVER:
  • During the classes we will cover:
  • Modes of communication that make us strong, compassionate, and clear.
  • Communication Trigger points- recognizing them and overcoming them.
  • Listening Beneath the words- context, pain and trauma.
  • Using narrative to deepen our understanding as well as the listener.
  • Using conflict as a bridge rather than a divide.

Upgrade your package to include the bonus class: Courageous Conversations with Children.

Courageous Confident Conversations (Bonus!)

During the classes we will cover:
  • Key terms related to diversity, equity & inclusion that are child friendly
  • Explore how parents can do internal work on themselves that they can, in turn use as teachable moments
  • Identify the positive and negative mindset, behaviors, and words that we adults have that make it difficult to have those tough conversations with your children
  • Discover how to have effective and age appropriate conversations with children of all ages

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