Catalyst (noun) cat·a·lyst | /ˈkad(ə)ləst/ :an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action
Brooke is Our Founder and Chief Catalyst.
They have been an active member of the Richmond, VA community since 2012. A lifelong scholar, Brooke holds earned degrees from Howard University, VUU, and VCU. They also hold many identities that boost their ability to facilitate in diverse settings. Brooke is a Black, queer, non-binary, social justice advocate who has committed their life to serving marginalized communities. They have facilitated hundreds of trainings, conversations, and classes to various demographic groups. Brooke has worked directly with persons facing incarceration, discrimination, homelessness, and poverty; they also specialize in creative problem solving in professional settings.
Nakita is Our Associate Catalyst.
Nakita is an associate facilitator with Catalysts for Change. Nakita holds a B.S in Psychology and a Masters of Education in Special Education and was recently enrolled in a PhD program, and identifies as a Black, Queer femme. As a social justice activist, she is passionate about restorative & transformative justice, and works as a tireless advocate for LGBTQ+ individuals and racial equity. Her work has involved destigmatizing abortion access, criminal justice reform, and supporting family autonomy.
Taneasha is Our Communications Catalyst.
Her time in Richmond is approaching a decade, and she has spent that time aiding non-profits in increasing their visibility and building power through digital communication. An avid lover of writing and social media, Taneasha is excited to aid others in expanding their reach and community engagement. She lives at the intersections of Black, Queer, and woman. This coupled with her passion around reproductive justice, mass incarceration, and cohesive communities has made her experiences building an online presence for organizations plentiful.
Catalysts Consulting was created to fill gaps that often go overlooked in professional circles. We believe that every employee deserves the opportunity for development- from the hourly temp, all the way to the CEO.
We are rooted in the values of innovation, integrity, and community.