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
SELF 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 designing and sustaining the changes you desire in your life and work. Coaching is an opportunity to partner in a confidential, creative, thought-provoking, and often healing process.

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 solutions and strategies from within; and encourage you to take action and be accountable to yourself.

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, femmes, mamas, queer and trans people working for equity and justice within the nonprofit industrial complex, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship or social justice movements aren’t able to do as often as they might like to.

Some of the possible benefits of coaching include:

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

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

  • An exploration of your values, motivations, and desires and ways to align your life and work with your essence

  • Identifying and accomplishing self-defined goals along with ways of highlighting and celebrating progress

  • Cultivating a healing and support ecosystem for yourself

  • An opportunity to practice establishing, communicating and enforcing boundaries

  • Becoming a more powerful, adaptive leader or business owner

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

Coaching sessions take place via telephone or Zoom video call. Click the button below to schedule a complimentary 20-minute discovery session.