Consulting & Services
Pictured: Dr. Anu facilitating in India (left) and Dr. Anu presenting for Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau
Do you crave more honest and productive conversations about race, equity, difference and identity with your staff, colleagues, or board members? Would you like compassionate support to build your awareness and skills? Let's partner together so more of us are able to navigate sensitive topics and conflicts with integrity, fortitude, and resilience.
I know that each organization and community carries its own history, context, and efforts connected to diversity and equity. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. That is why, through Dr. Anu Consulting: Dialogues for Justice and with more than 29 years of academic experience, I partner with each client to create customized engagements grounded in expertise and compassion.
Here is a sampling of the work I do for my clients:
Keynotes, Trainings, and Presentations
Race, Equity, and Diversity Consulting
Process Facilitation on Workplace & Organizational Culture
Meeting and Retreat Facilitation
Racial Affinity and Caucus Groups Facilitation
Staff and Board Development
One-on-one Coaching and Support
Faculty and Teacher Professional Development
Book Discussions and Readings for Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World
My clients include educational institutions across the world, as well as government agencies, for-profit companies, community organizations and nonprofits, festivals, libraries, museums, medical residency programs, global health programs, international education, study abroad programs and more.
Please reach out. All my trainings, workshops, and consultations are highly tailored to my clients. Let's create a plan, together.
"I want to say how much of a gift it was to have you join us. On a personal note, I found myself feeling how much more curiosity and compassion I could access when we slowed down. Thank you for modeling so effectively what you were teaching, and for bringing such a spacious presence."
— Dean, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
"She put words to some of the tricky dynamics that happen in the classroom and provided models for how to potentially navigate and recognize those. It was so practical and helpful!"
"Honestly, Anu's modeling of non-defensive conversation--it gave me a vision of how I might be that way with others. The discussion about impact vs. intention was so helpful. Her examples on engaging in topics of race and justice in ways that matches the future you hope to see where everyone has a place of belonging--this was really helpful in moving us away from shaming people who aren't "woke" enough to using what is in front of you to move the conversation forward."
— Faculty workshop comments
"That was an incredibly powerful session. Dr Anu was an expert facilitator and it was clear that she met us all where we were at, somehow making space for her words and questions to resonate with the 200+ people that joined. I saw multiple people (myself included) moved to tears at various points during the session. Participating in this civil rights movement in the midst of a time when we've collectively never felt more lonely or isolated (due to COVID) made this session especially meaningful to me. ...Please pass along my gratitude and compliments to Dr. Anu directly. Thank you so, so much for putting this session together! I'm so glad I came!"
— Box, Inc. Town Hall on Race & Racism
"I learned so much watching you today and deeply appreciate the skill and wisdom you brought into the space. It does feel like just the beginning, but I’m glad — even if it will be hard — we’ve begun together. What you modeled in our town hall, I believe, will have a lasting impact in the conversations ahead. Thank you. I look forward to continuing to listen, learn, and strive humbly for changes in our department."
— Univ Washington Dept of Dance Town Hall
“Dr. Taranath lead this controversial topic with grace. She answered difficult questions in a calm demeanor and was cheerful and curious. She leads change from her heart and encourages unity while simultaneously highlighting difficult differences. Dr. Anu was inspiring and I am grateful to have met her and been exposed to the gifts she shared with us.”
—South Sound Senior Center, Olympia, WA.
"I appreciated Dr. Anu's calm and fluid ease for moderating and facilitating the discussion. I felt energized by her words and how many people showed up with vulnerability."
—King County Gathering on Black Lives Matter
"I really liked the format. Unlike so many other online trainings and webinars this felt like we were all around a big table having a coffee and pondering our thoughts/emotions. It was a comfortable space, and everyone who participated seemed to really need this space."
—King County Gathering on Black Lives Matter