Contact me at 404-913-6338 or connect [@] if you're looking to partner with me. My focus is racial justice and liberation. In this space, I offer transformative coaching and leadership development, liberatory facilitation and design, and strategy advisement. I'm interested in long-term, anti-racist efforts focused on individual, interpersonal, institutional and structural transformation for social justice.

Love is the ultimate motivation of a transformative leader. Love inspires, it activates audacity, boldness and courage, and it generates boundless energy. Without love of a cause, how can we take a stand, how can we make sacrifices, how can we venture, how can we take risks? It is love that generates the energy that keeps us unfolding the future, that keeps us engaged, that keeps us in the groove.
— Hope Chigudu’s thoughts on ‘Riding the Waves of Activist Leadership’
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Mattice is a southern changemaker who passionately works with leaders to cultivate shifts in power and culture which advance the self-determination, healing and liberation of black people, people of color and other marginalized groups. She has twenty years of experience as a facilitator of highly participatory dialogue and action planning processes. Mattice provides transformative coaching and leadership development, liberatory facilitation and design, and strategy advisement on racial justice and authentic community engagement efforts.

Mattice is the Founding Principal of The Art of Community, a facilitation and engagement consulting practice. For ten years, she hosted strategic conversations across differences and led local, regional, and national multi-stakeholder engagement projects addressing a variety of issues. Some examples include large public engagements centering residents' concerns and ideas about affordable housing and community-police relations during Mayoral transitions in New York City and Washington, DC; focus groups with mothers with lived experience discussing how to break cycles of generational poverty in the Atlanta area; community conversations on mental health solutions in Sacramento, CA and Washington, DC as a part of a national dialogue; and a citywide community action planning process in Decatur, GA focusing on cultivating a more welcoming, inclusive and equitable city.

Prior to starting The Art of Community, Mattice held leadership positions in nonprofit organizations working collaboratively to improve population outcomes for children and families. She also co-founded and led an information technology consulting firm and its nonprofit corollary which focused on increasing access and closing the digital divide in underserved communities. 

Mattice earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Policy from Georgia State University and is a Certified Professional Diversity Coach (CPDC).