Kamyala Howard (pronouns she, her, hers), MSW, LCSW, is the founder of WE’RE DIVINE consulting. Ms. Howard is a licensed mental health practitioner certified in a range of evidence-based practices and training methodologies. She received her graduated degree from the University of Minnesota with special emphasis on cultural studies, community relations, leadership development and behavioral health.
She has over 15 years of result driven leadership experience. Her innovative methods challenge individuals to "relinquish the foundation of their comfort zone" and lean into the unknown areas of discussion and content that are often avoided.
As a Community Leader and Agent of Social Change, it is her duty to establish a system that brings voices of those representing marginalized communities to the table, so they can be a part of solution-focused discussions to complex problems.
She believes in making a difference one "Disruption" at a time.
“As a young Black child thriving in a world that rejects you based on the color of your skin; we must learn to love our true authentic self and re-establish the village to overcome the barriers that are brought against us”.
We believe in creating supportive environments to increase individual’s capacity to “hold space” for difficult conversations and develop a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives and practices. Such spaces generates mutual understanding, (self) accountability and shared meaning to promote growth and development.
We believe in “Dis-un-empowerment” (created by Dr. Scott Simmerman) a method to remove barriers perceived and/or real that block individuals from achieving and developing into their full potential
We Believe in:
"I created WE’RE DIVINE to overcome the limitations experienced as the only woman of color in a position of leadership. Many of my privileged colleagues were uncomfortable addressing inequities and oppressive practice that occurred in the workplace. Such experiences confirmed my Divine purpose to dismantle systems of oppression and support others in overcoming the fear of engaging differences".
Our innovative methods will assist you with sustainable outcomes.
Chanelle Lynn Ellison has been supporting various communities for 13 years. Ms. Ellison holds an Associate degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. She currently lives in Houston, Texas where she is a Mental Health Technician and provides rehabilitation support for adolescents. She is a native of Minneapolis, MN and grew up in the inner city Powederhorn neighborhood. At a very young age Ms. Ellison was forced to “survive” various adverse life experiences. She learned early on to adapt to the negative circumstance of her environment. She is a natural born leader and now spends most of her career advocating and supporting at-risk youth. Her hope is to dismantle the cycles of community, historical and familial trauma. At the prime age of 28, Ms. Ellison is more than a conqueror. She is a huge advocate for equity, youth empowerment and community self-healing.