Meet a Local Business
EnterChange Group, LLC
What makes your products or services unique? What will people get from your business that they won’t get elsewhere?
• Our appreciative inquiry, strengths-based, positive approach to diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and accessibility/justice work is, in part, about promoting the trust, unity, and accountability needed to begin to heal from racism and other identity-based challenges. We facilitate healing and strategic growth through trainings, resources, and facilitated conversations. We are intentional in centering intersectional identities (race, gender, sexuality, ability, etc.) in our work and the data we collect to inform change efforts.
• We guide our clients through difficult conversations, and we do so through a genuine desire to support organizations’ growth. We strive to balance the business principles that serve (such as strategy, sustainability, and continual improvement) with trauma-informed, embodied practice that values both how workers think about power and oppression and their lived (physical and emotional) experiences.
• We are a full-service firm that provides consulting, strategic support, applied research/evaluation, and training across all levels and experiences. We support organizations in developing their DEI values, communicating these values, and translating those values into meaningful action (i.e. policies, practices, agreements, etc.). We have direct experience working in and with nonprofits, corporations, government, and higher education institutions. What we’ve learned through these experiences is that while every organization faces similar operational challenges, each navigates these challenges in different ways due to different contexts. We understand how to support the inclusive and equitable strategic growth of these diverse organizations through active listening and deepening our understanding of our clients’ situations before providing any consultation and strategic support.
What’s the best way that interested customers can connect with you or find more information?
Reach out to via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 412-945-0077. You can use the contact form on our website: www.enterchange.group.
What inspires your work?
• Our work is achieved through a human rights and social justice lens – the idea that every person has the right to reach their full potential without the barriers of oppression.
• We personally believe that leaders with a human-centered focus can make the world a better place, that incorporating humanity into decision-making makes organizations better able to serve and companies better able to create innovative, meaningful, and sustainable products.
• We are inspired by the power of empathy, emergent strategy, and those who have pioneered the work before us. We are inspired by seeing the amazing programs and products that result when our clients authentically embrace inclusion, make equity-driven decisions, and build more welcoming environments.
How can people best support you or your community as we recover from the pandemic?
• Researchers and journalists locally and across the nation are discussing how COVID-19 has severely impacted some groups of people (frontline workers, care workers, women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, etc.) much more than other groups. Now more than ever, we need organizations of all kinds to adopt an intentionally intersectional and accessible lens in their work and approach to serving the community and supporting pandemic recovery. As we engage this work, we also encourage organizations to continue to consider ways in which we can collaborate rather than how we must compete.
Are there any unique events, initiatives, sales, or opportunities at your store or community that people should be aware of?
• We are open to networking with folks who are providers of similar services and/or seeking the services we provide. DEI work can be challenging, but those challenges are made easier when you have the right consultants supporting you. We are committed to meeting people where they are, building trust, and supporting them on their journey toward more inclusive workspaces that embrace intersectional equity.
• We want to hear from fellow DEI professionals, whether they are researchers, facilitators, employees, students, or volunteers – what is most challenging to you in your work? What do you see happening in the community – legislation, events, resources and information? In what ways might we approach this work collectively and support one another at all levels?