Kamyala Hoard MSW, LCSW, is the founder of WE’RE DIVINE consulting. Ms. Howard is a 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, family systems, leadership and direct clinical behavior health.
She has over 15 years of result driven experience as a leader, developing innovative programs that cultivate communitiesand create culturally responsive practice. Her experienced based learning assesses one’s readiness for change, increases personal accountability, dismantle barriers, and build intercultural relations. She believes in making a difference one day at a time.
As a Community Leader, Ms. Howard believes 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.
As a Women of Color, her journey to bringing her whole-authentic self has built her cultural identity and confindence. This has helped her become more responsive and understanding of cultural differences. She uses her increased sense of self as a tool to navigate and bridge intercultural differences and build culturally reflective programming
As a Trainer and Coach, Ms. Howard utilizes interactive tools that allow participants to simulate real life experiences in a supportive learning environment. Her experiential coaching provides as safe supportive space to talk about difference, experiences and commonalities; to help participants voice challenges, ask questions, share ideas, success stories, learn skills and strategies for change.
As an Equity and Intercultural Bridger, Ms. Howard challenges individuals and organizations
to lean into the unknown areas of discussion and content that are often avoided, to cultivate transformation and growth. Ms. Howard believes, it is essential that all individuals become aware of their biases, preconceived notions, assumptions and belief system.
Ms. Howard’s experience’s as a young African American child living in a world that rejected her based on the color of her skin became her inspiration to devote her time into teaching the “Power of Authenticity”.
Ms. Howard quotes, “Despite the adversity I faced, I was fortunate to have a strong baseline of mentors that supported me. I learned at an early age that I was special, and my uniqueness was to be celebrated. Despite societal hardships I became a confident, motivated black professional that thrives and celebrates the authenticity of self. Therefore, today I am DIVINE.
A moment of reflection…Ms. Howard states,
" I created WE’RE DIVINE to overcome the limitations and invisible power I experienced as a woman of color in leadership. Many of my privileged colleagues were uncomfortable addressing deep racial issues and daily microaggressions that occurred in the workplace. These experiences confirmed my Divine purpose to dismantle systems of oppression and support others in overcoming the fear of engaging differences".
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Our innovative methods will assist you sustainable outcomes to culture shifts, dismantle barriers and build intercultural relations.
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.