Shanna Crutchfield, Principal Consultant
For Shanna Crutchfield, racial equity work is more than a passion, or core value, it’s her life’s calling.
Shanna is a recognized change agent, racial equity consultant, and trainer, dedicated to centering race and advancing equity and social justice for disadvantaged communities. A community builder and gifted speaker/storyteller, Shanna brings 30 years of experience into her work helping organizations, businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and individuals across the country understand racism, bias and injustice, facilitate growth, dismantle institutional and structural racism and develop strategies for advancing racial equity.
A tireless advocate for continued improvement, Shanna brings her authenticity and heart into every interaction. She is adept at meeting people where they are, and inspiring them to deepen awareness and empathy—key ingredients for becoming the best version of ourselves and infusing the world with more humanity. Shanna is skilled at helping increase effectiveness in surfacing inequity within organizations—enabling sustainable, systemic transformation. This work happens through group workshops, individual coaching, mediation, collaborative systems analysis and implementation of equity, diversity and inclusion programs.
Shanna has implemented racial equity, diversity and inclusion practices for organizations including:
“If you don’t like the way world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.”
—Marian Wright Edelman, Activist
Shanna Crutchfield is a highly skilled mediator and facilitator. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to provide custom processes to thorny situations. But more than that, Shanna connects with people with compassion and hope in ways that allow them to heal and move beyond intractable conflicts.
Shanna Crutchfield is a true professional, and reliable as the day is long. Shanna’s energetic, “can-do” attitude, exacting attention to detail and workshop facilitation are significant contributions to our Government Alliance on Race and Equity capacity building teams. Shanna’s actions demonstrate that supporting racial equity requires humility, respect for one’s self and others, and being comfortable speaking explicitly about race so that we can achieve racial justice for all people. Shanna is simply brilliant!
Shanna Crutchfield is an excellent trainer on racial equity and a well-organized and strategic project manager who never drops a ball. She keeps projects moving, has a very nice tone with and responsiveness to clients, and has brought in creative ideas. When working one-on-one with stakeholders, she is the very ideal of a coach. She is an excellent listener, builds on strengths, and provides useful advise when addressing challenges.
My organization had the will to begin seriously investing time and energy into organizational DEI work, but wanted to make sure we were getting the right start. Shanna Crutchfield provided that start—organizing and leading positive, organization-wide education and discussion sessions that gave us a shared base of understanding about the nature and history of race in our country, helping us develop our DEI Task Force and it’s charter, and continuing to support us on our DEI journey.
Visions of Equity Services
Facilitation & Mediation Services
Conflict resolution models include social justice and restorative justice mediation, and facilitation of courageous conversations that contribute to resolution of workplace conflicts with the intent to provide healing for all parties and teams. Mediation and facilitation spaces remove power and uplifts the voices of the those that have experienced oppression.
Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Workshops
Workshops are designed and facilitated to engage participants in the examination of social, economic, cultural, and political influences that have contributed to historic and contemporary experiences of our diverse communities. Participants learn, apply strategies and tools to advance equity with a primary focus on the achievement of race and social justice in our society.
One-on-One Coaching Assistance
Coaching sessions for individuals provide a brave space for them to see themselves, define their purpose and goals, engage in strategic planning, and establish actions that help them to see what they want for themselves and others in the creation of limitless impacts for equity.