Chrysalis Consulting Collaborative
curates a transformative visioning space for organizations invested in making powerful and sustainable justice, equity, diversity & inclusion (JEDI) change and impact in the world.
Founder & Principal
Chrysalis has the solutions that can help to bridge the gap between vision and execution in JEDI work. Services include conducting audits to hone in on what specific challenges might exist, co-creating mechanisms for meaningful change with your employees, and strategic consulting on the best ways to triage identified challenges.
Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) consulting services: Chrysalis Consulting and strategic planning services are also available on an hourly or monthly retainer basis.
Allyship Learning Library (ALL): The ALL is the answer to employee requests for materials that empower them in their own exploration of various identity and allyship topics. It is a curated resource list that can easily be translated to your internal Learning Management System or intranet for maximum accessibility.
Organizational Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Audit: Chrysalis can review your organization’s current organizational processes, policies, documentation and procedures and make a range of recommendations for JEDI-focused change.
Primer on Logistical, Achievable Next Steps (PLANS): PLANS are a roadmap of global JEDI best practices mapped to the types of general challenges often encountered in different organizational talent management systems.
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
One-on-one and group Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Coaching: We are experts in coaching on the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and the Intercultural Conflict Styles Inventory (ICS). We also offer 6-9 month coaching engagements on a one-on-one or a group basis.
Empowering Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Workshops: We deliver off-the-shelf workshops on a variety of justice and equity topics and also offer creation of custom trainings based on your unique needs.
No matter which service you choose, our process involves:
Digging deeper into the full JEDI potential of the organizational mission and purpose
Co-creating JEDI vision for the future of the organization
Collectively recognizing the barriers between the co-created vision and the current reality
Collaborating on realistic and achievable actions to bridge the opportunity gap
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Firefly Inclusion Solutions
It is rare to meet someone with as much passion and competence in equity and inclusion work as Shona, while also demonstrating the work ethic needed to get the job done. As a Consultant, Shona’s expertise in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) issues is a refreshing and valuable perspective that inspires many of her colleagues and clients to reimagine what can be done to affect change in this space, instead of relying on status quo strategies often used for checking the box on inclusion.
Shona has collaborated with many organizations in her work as a JEDI Consultant.
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About Chrysalis Consulting Collaborative
Chrysalis Consulting Collaborative was born out of the urgency for expertise in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) in 2020. Our firm is the catalyst that helps organizations to align their JEDI goals with their impact and vision. Because our focus is so personalized, we are able to offer both off-the-shelf and customizable solutions that will meet the transformative JEDI needs of each individual client. “Chrysalis” represents the crucible for your organization’s metamorphosis.
Chrysalis Consulting Collaborative believes that taking thoughtful action on topics of justice, equality and inclusivity in our workplaces and communities will contribute to a wave of cumulative, impactful change. The more models we establish for what’s possible and realistic, the easier it becomes to re-imagine more equitable systems.
About Our Clients
Organizations that are willing to commit to a long-term journey, that are willing to invest the requisite time and resources, and organizations that have an authentic motivation in taking positive action are the gold standard for the type of work that Chrysalis Consulting Collaborative can enhance and empower.
We are inspired by our clients, who can see and want to enact, these possibilities in pursuit of their mission and purpose. The “Collaborative” in our name is a deeply intentional part of this. It is these collaborations that motivate us to keep doing this work, no matter what. Our clients come from a range of industries, but they all have in common the fact that they are nimble enough to efficiently translate recommendations into actions, and that they have internalized the understanding that a JEDI lens will amplify their current mission and impact. As long as your organization is moved to making meaningful change, Chrysalis can empower you with the vision, tools and confidence you need to start building the world we collectively want to live in.
The mnemonic focuses on the radical transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly. The color highlights the emerging butterfly. The wings comprise of 3 connected C’s on either side and the inner cylinder represents the space of metamorphosis - the chrysalis. Our collaboration is the pupal stage that will help your organization to transform into its beautiful, winged imago - as long as you’re willing to invest the time, hard work and risk-taking that transformation entails.
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About Shona Ramchandani
Founder & Principal
Over the last 15 years, Shona has helped to deepen the impact and efficacy of the justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) efforts of well-respected educational, non-profit and corporate organizations across the globe. At Chrysalis Consulting Collaborative, LLC, she leverages her suite of finely honed JEDI skills, a lifelong commitment to this work, and a deep passion for authentic, action-oriented and transformative change to help organizations feel empowered in their efforts toward building an authentic culture of inclusion and belonging.
Shona works to help clients strategically achieve and sustain their organizational goals. Whether she is coaching, facilitating workshops, or consulting, her goal is to empower organizations to resolve challenges, build sustainable and effective strategies, and promote their authenticity and effectiveness in the workplace.
Shona’s experience is informed by global experience working closely with people with disabilities, youth & young professionals, a range of national cultures, communities of color, and LGBTQ+ communities. She has a depth of expertise in JEDI work ranging from equity audits, to designing and facilitating interactive equity curriculum, and leading strategic JEDI initiatives for organizations. Shona is also a co-author of Racial Equity Statements for Minnesota’s Science Museum and Park Square Theatre.
Shona has worked with clients such as: Firefly Inclusion Solutions, Teach Your Thing, Sankofa Leadership Network, Verizon, Colgate, Community Teamwork, Bungie, Boston Scientific, Unilever, City of Minneapolis and many others. Shona received her Master’s in Liberal Studies with a focus on social justice advocacy, and she is also a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)®.