For Black women as well as Black men, it is axiomatic that if we do not define ourselves for ourselves, we will be defined by others - for their use and to our detriment. The development of self-defined Black women, ready to explore and pursue our power and interests within our communities, is a vital component in the war for Black liberation.
— Audre Lorde in Sister Outsider
Client testimonial: “The word "transformative" gets thrown around a lot. But it's fitting when I think about my work with Mattice. One of her many gifts is being able to see your best possible self. She helped me get out of my head and tap into my heart to discover what's most important to me. She helped me embrace uncertainty, choose rest over action, faith over worry, and delight in possibility. I am more grounded, content, and trusting of myself. I'm kinder to the parts that need care and more accepting of those that I often try to hide. I feel more powerful and equipped to lead.”

Client testimonial: “The word "transformative" gets thrown around a lot. But it's fitting when I think about my work with Mattice. One of her many gifts is being able to see your best possible self. She helped me get out of my head and tap into my heart to discover what's most important to me. She helped me embrace uncertainty, choose rest over action, faith over worry, and delight in possibility. I am more grounded, content, and trusting of myself. I'm kinder to the parts that need care and more accepting of those that I often try to hide. I feel more powerful and equipped to lead.”

Coaching for
S.E.L.F. Determination

The world needs the medicine you were uniquely created to offer and I’m passionate about helping you unleash more of your gifts. I see coaching as one transformative tool which can support you in unfolding and sustaining the changes you desire. Coaching is an opportunity to partner in a confidential, thought-provoking and creative process that can inspire you to maximize your personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment.

My approach to coaching is guided by principles of self-determination, liberation, embodiment and healing. I honor you as the expert in your life and work and believe in your creativity, resourcefulness, and wholeness. With my support, you’ll define the outcomes you want to achieve through our coaching relationship. My role is to help hold sacred space for discovering more of your authentic self; listen deeply without judgment; ask powerful questions; help you elicit your own solutions and strategies from within; and encourage you to take action and be accountable.

My coaching gives you a brave space to slow down, let the walls down a bit, and focus on yourself; something that many black women, black queer, trans or gender nonconforming people working for equity and justice within the nonprofit industrial complex, philanthropy or social justice movements aren’t able to do as often as they might like to.

Some of the possible benefits of coaching include:

  • Exploration of your personal and professional needs, motivations, skills, and thought processes in order for you to identify your own solutions and actions

  • Increased clarity, awareness, acceptance, confidence, well-being and power

  • Moving through limiting thoughts or habits including internalized oppression, shame and fear

  • Identifying and accomplishing self-defined goals and methods for assessing progress in relation to those goals

  • Becoming a more powerful, adaptive leader, facilitator or consultant

  • Access to tools, resources and connections which help you deepen your anti-oppression, equity, liberation or transformation work

  • Cultivating a healing-support ecosystem for yourself

  • An opportunity to practice establishing, communicating and enforcing boundaries

Coaching sessions take place via telephone or Zoom video call. Click the button below to schedule a free 15-minute discovery session. Until February 28, 2019 I’m offering a coaching promotion in partnership with Coach Diversity Institute. Click the button below to purchase $55.00 coaching sessions or a bundle of three sessions for only $150.00.