Natasha is a facilitator, consultant, educator and counsellor in diversity, inclusion, social justice and transformative change, with over 25 years of experience. She specialises in inclusive leadership, diverse teams, intercultural competence, emotional intelligence, transformative organisational development, equity, social justice and anti-oppression. She has worked with government, union, non-profit, community and corporate sectors, in the UK, Europe, Canada, and the USA, and specifically in the areas of education, healthcare, public sector, community services and increasingly with environment and climate justice groups.
She is passionate about creating workplaces, organisations and a society where people can be themselves, fully participate, be engaged, included and have their differences respected and valued. In particular, she seeks to support organisations to transform and change in order to be truly inclusive and just. This work has included addressing recruitment and selection processes, anti-harassment policy and implementation, progression and retention, client services and outreach, organisational change, climate studies and facilitating dialogue. As well as working with individuals on implicit bias, triggers, microaggressions, internalised oppression and superiority, identity, marginality and privilege.
Additionally, she is on faculty at the Centre for Intercultural Studies at the University of British Columbia, the Justice Institute of BC, and is a founding faculty member of the Inner activist, a leadership program for social change agents. She is the past President of SIETAR BC (The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and research).
Her work is also informed by her personal experience as an Immigrant, Woman of Colour and parent of bi-racial children and currently as a care-giver to aging, immigrant parents.