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Building Bridges Towards Justice & Peace

BridgePeople was born in 2019 in response to the very deep and palpable divisions across our society fueled by dominant and toxic leadership models and by the dehumanizing myths of scarcity, superiority, and separation.

 

Those of us who work to advance the social good know that it does not have to be this way.  We hold the collective power to transform the systems that harm, dominate, separate, and dehumanize too many of us. We must be willing to imagine that a different future is indeed possible, if we each do our personal and collective parts of the work ahead. 

BridgePeople partners with socially-minded leaders and organizations committed and ready to eradicate all forms of violence and injustice through cross-cultural relational competencies, human-centered culture transformation, and conscious, inclusive, & embodied leadership development.  

Our vision for the future is a network of culturally-competent local and global leaders accountable to the communities they serve and willing to boldly shift power & build solidarity to eradicate the root causes of violence and injustice. We are committed to working in partnership with those most impacted by unjust systems with the end goal of achieving sustained justice, peace, and prosperity for all.

 

Our Services

Our Services

The BridgePeople Network is made up of a diverse and robust cadre of highly experienced and qualified professionals to support leaders and organizations at the forefront of healing, justice, and peace-building work. Our collective service offerings include:

Healing-Centered Gatherings & Retreats 

Conversations seeking to transform conflict, address generations of injustice, or transform organizational practices can be emotionally charged. Thus, skilled facilitation that is healing-centered or trauma-informed is required to create containers that can withstand generative conflict, make room for differing perspectives, and provide space for our full humanity.

 

We model transformational dialogue, promote connection and solidarity building, and equip senior leaders with facilitation tools. We co-create with you impactful retreats and other gatherings to meet your organization's human and business needs. 

 

Values-Based Strategic Planning & Organizational Re-design

Dismantling anti-Blackness, Native erasure, sexism, classism, homophobia, ableism, and all other forms of discrimination and exclusion in the workplace requires culture transformation.

 

We facilitate values-based strategic processes that promote deep engagement with key stakeholders, centering the needs of those most impacted by systemic oppression and cultures of domination.

 

We support leaders in transforming cultures and structures in ways that are aligned to their professed or desired values.

Conscious, Inclusive, & Embodied Leadership Coaching

We help develop, support, and promote conscious, inclusive, and embodied leadership. While culture is everyone's responsibility, we acknowledge that senior leaders set the tone at the top. We provide innovative ideas, thought partnership, and accountability structures for senior leaders committed to being the change we want to see in the world.

 

We equip executive and board leaders to inspire their teams through trust-building, facilitating transformational dialogue, and deepening relationships - helping their their teams feel genuinely seen, heard, and valued.

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In today's multicultural societies, cultural competencies are no longer a nice addition, they are a foundational requirement for effective and impactful leadership. 

Itzbeth Menjívar, Founder & CEO

Organizations we have partnered with include:

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