Personal Transformation and Organizational Racial Equity Development Coach firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Am I? I am Regent Brown. I am a wife, mother, daughter, friend and colleague. I am a bi-racial, multi-cultural, disabled womxn. I am a coach, circle keeper, trainer, healer, facilitator, and participant in our interconnected community's growth. I am constantly in the practice of radical self love. Radical in it is constantly changing, deepening and differs from my socialization as a woman of color. To help sustain my health and well-being; I love karaoke, dancing, playing, goats, photography, traveling to learn more cultures and photographing the realness of humanity, pruning my container garden and discovering small parks around the Seattle area while walking my Corgi puppy, Perkelsnertz.
My story has had many twists and what seemed a few dead-ends; however my desire to progress has never been dimmed. Being of bi-racial ethnicity, I found that the barriers of life took various tolls on myself and my peers. As a child of activists, I knew my duty was to continue to build a stronger, sustainable, resilient community. My belief is that true transformation comes through the collective impact of changing one's self. I seek to do this through authentic dialogue and skill building. We do have influence over creating an environment that allows for one's own transformation; we do NOT have influence over one's choice to be their highest self.Building a culture of listening, accountability and collective leadership can foster such opportunities of change and support us all reaching our fullest potential.
Who Do I Want to Be? I believe my life has many complex turns; I have a complex identity and navigate a complex experience. Two sets of principles have come into my life that encompass the way I want to be in the world. These principles are fueled by my underlying values and spiritual beliefs. Through this I commit each day to live by these distinct principles. Peacemaking Principles:
Work for the inclusive community.
Work on self, not to change others.
Don't pass your pain to others.
Transform your pain to positive action.
Stand in 'the fire" with others.
Contribute to the wholeness of the community.
Treat others as sacred.
Build trust and relationships before arriving at issues and solutions.
I am a Black womxn. I am a person with ancestry that is part of the African diaspora and North American indigenous roots. As such, I bring with me the light and the load that identity holds in America. I bring all of myself, my identity, my experiences, my history with me into all I engage; it matters. I have accepted and am committed to "every day, recommit to healing ourselves and each other, and to co-creating alongside comrades, allies, and family a culture where each person feels seen, heard, and supported."
I do not expect anyone to live by the same principles as mine. I do not expect anyone to understand the principles in the same context as I do. I do ask that if you choose to be in a relationship with me toward equitable and thriving communities, that we respect each others chosen principles and choose to co-create partnerships that will allow us to succeed in upholding our principles.
Arizona raised, Northwest resident since 1999.
Bachelor's of Business in Human Resources/ Organizational Psychology. Masters in Organizational Psychology. Doctorate in Social Psychology
Professional Photographer 2000-2009 specializing in urban photography, portraits and weddings. RegentStreet
Trained in and student of authentic difficult conversations including, racial equity, anti-oppression, internalized oppression, conflict resolution, restorative justice, collective leadership, organizational change, inclusion, workplace bullying and grass-roots movements.
Current Board President of Patacara Community Services. PATACARA
Organizational Development Manager for South Seattle Emerald. EMERALD
Circle Keeper of Color Volunteer for Rainier Beach Restorative Project. RBRP
Steering Committee Member of Seattle Human Services Coalition. SHSC
Member of the Non-Profit Anti-Racism Coalition. NPARC
Member of Snohomish County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. NAACP
Proud Volunteer and Student for The Peacemaking and Healing Circle Initiative at Center for Ethical Leadership. Circles
Passionate Volunteer Member of City of Seattle Park and Recreation's Race & Social Justice Initiative, Change Team. RSJI
2016, 2017 Showcasee of Washington Women's Business Center. WWBC
2016 Equity & Justice Coordinator for Whidbey Institute. Whidbey
Current and Past Co-Creators, Collaborators and Clients
Bellevue College Boys & Girls Club of King County Camp Ten Trees Center for Ethical Leadership Climate Solutions Cocoon House Community Foundation of Snohomish County Co3 Consulting Economic Opportunity Institute Families of Color United in Service Fleur Larsen Facilitation Food Lifeline Forterra Freedom Project Seattle Gay City Health Project Hilltop Urban Gardens Ingersoll International Living Future Institute Non-Profit Assistance Center Patacara Community Services Racial Equity Consultants Rainier Beach Restorative Project Real Change Homelessness Project Seattle Food Committee Seattle Green Partnership Seattle Housing Authority Seattle Human Services Department Seattle Human Services Coalition Seattle Parks and Recreation Seattle Public Library Snohomish County Executive Office Snohomish County NAACP SOAR South Seattle Emerald United Way of Snohomish County University District Food Bank Washington Food Coalition Whidbey Institute Wholehearted Masculine Women of Color Speak Out YMCA of Snohomish County Youth Development Executives of King County