We believe in confronting the barriers that impede racial equity in our own organizations and creating new practices to foster growth, inclusion, and anti-racism.

Full Circle Strategies is a Black owned, women led firm that was established in 2017 by sisters Dr. Kim Baker and Dr. Kenya Minott. Having each lived and studied in several states while working in numerous industries, one thing kept coming up as Kim and Kenya sat around the table for their weekly brunch meetups; no matter where they went, where they worked, and who they spoke to, organizations and communities were struggling to bridge the gap from diversity to inclusion. Even more concerning, people were unable to define how inclusion is actualized as an action as part of anti-racism. Knowing this was an issue that impacted the lives of numerous folx they spoke with while also impacting them personally, Dr. Baker and Dr. Minott knew they had to address the need. So, they took action. 

 

Fast forward to now, Full Circle Strategies is a team of people who bring combined 50+ years of experience in race equity, organizational change, racial justice advocacy, and social-emotional learning and support. Collectively, Full Circle works to support organizations and community leaders across the country who are committed to centering anti-racism approaches and decision making within their work. 

 

Full Circle Strategies has begun the groundwork in supporting organizations and communities through their dedication to providing an authentic engagement experience, while recognizing that at its foundation, this work is human-centered.  Full Circle Strategies provide virtual facilitation, flexibility, and creative approaches in how we offer support to organizations.

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About Us

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Our Work

Full Circle Strategies leverages it’s programs and services, to create opportunities for organizations to Discover the barriers and facilitators to transforming organizations and communities, to initiate CHANGE through skill-based training, coaching, and strategy development, and to LEAD in centering racial equity and inclusion.

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HEARTspeak  Academy

Race equity and inclusion (REI) training program for organizations and communities.

Includes live learning and dialogue sessions, individualized coaching, and strategy development. 

Assessing Workplace Attitudes towards Racial Equity™
AWARE Scale

Data driven, user-friendly tool for organizations at any stage of their race equity and inclusion journey. 

Equips organizations with internal perceptions of REI and knowledge of the organization’s current climate and practices surrounding REI.

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Non-profit project, started by the founders of Full Circle Strategies. 

Committed to centering BIPOC voices, empowering communities, and making academic research accessible. 

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Our Work

Full Circle Strategies leverages it’s programs and services, to create opportunities for organizations to DISCOVER the barriers and facilitators to transforming organizations and communities, to initiate CHANGE through skill-based training, coaching, and strategy development, and to LEAD in centering racial equity and inclusion.

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Race equity and inclusion (REI) training program for organizations and communities.

Includes live learning and dialogue sessions, individualized coaching, and strategy development. 

HEARTspeak  Academy

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Assessing Workplace Attitudes towards Racial Equity™
AWARE Scale

Data driven, user-friendly tool for organizations at any stage of their race equity and inclusion journey. 

Equips organizations with internal perceptions of REI and knowledge of the organization’s current climate and practices surrounding REI.

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Non-profit project, started by the founders of Full Circle Strategies. 

Committed to centering BIPOC voices, empowering communities, and making academic research accessible. 

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Our Programs

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Holistically Engaging in Anti-Racist Transformation™ Academy, known as HEARTspeak, is our multi-year organizational training curriculum designed by the owners of Full Circle Strategies.  

Specifically developed for those committed to building a culture of equity within their organization and community.

Training curriculum includes core topics central to helping people critically self-assess their individual and collective work around race equity and inclusion.

Provides clients a tiered approach to learning and operationalizing race equity in their workplace. 

Year 1: Introduction to HEARTspeak 

 

Provides an orientation to how organizations can begin building an anti-racist workplace culture. Participants build a shared language for talking about race, equity, and organizational change.

Year 2: Intermediate HEARTspeak 
 

Participants put individual and collective skills into practice that normalize the nuance and tension commonly associated with anti-racist change work.

Year 3: Advanced HEARTspeak 
 

Helps clients operationalize their REI leadership strategy and implement work that is facilitated through change agents. 

HEARTspeak Affiliate
 

Organizations have the option to become HEARTspeak Affiliates, engaging in a train-the-trainer experience to equip key leaders in becoming Dialogue Leaders. This training is recommended for REI catalysts and HR team members.

 

Assessing Workplace Attitudes towards Racial Equity™
AWARE Scale

The Assessing Workplace Attitudes towards Racial Equity™ Scale is our multi-item racial equity assessment measure used to help organizational leaders understand employee perceptions of racial equity in their workplace.

The AWARE scale is of use to organizations at any stage of their Race Equity and Inclusion journey, as it empowers organizations with comprehensive, real-time information. 

The AWARE scale is a unique tool because of its anti-racist informed measures intended to illustrate where there is alignment and misalignment toward racial equity & inclusion. 

The AWARE Scale
assesses three core areas:
 

 

Individual Beliefs

1

Individual Practices

2

Organizational Practices

3

 
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The Race Equity Leadership and Research Collective is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started by the founders of Full Circle Strategies on the belief that we can create an equitable world free of racism and oppression.

The RE Collective partners with community leaders, researchers, policy makers and more to bring this vision into reality through research, advocacy and leadership development. 

The RE Collective centers work in research, advocacy and leadership development for new and emerging professionals  working across various fields to build their capacity to lead or step into leadership roles as their own work evolves.

The Race Equity Leadership Collective is made possible due the technical and staff support provided by Full Circle Strategies, LLC.

 
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Is your organization
ready to come

full circle?

Engaging in racial equity work begins with individuals and organizations assessing their level of readiness. This survey will allow us to learn more about your organization.