Facilitator | Consultant
Benton is dedicated to the belief that we all move forward when we show up as our whole selves. He uses this belief as inspiration to collaborate with institutions, organizations and companies, large to small in creating and achieving realistic diversity, equity and inclusion goals. An East New York, Brooklyn born educator, filmmaker, actor and father, his extensive international travel influences his emphasis on holistic approaches to dismantling oppressive societal structures.
When do you feel connected to something greater than yourself?
"As a mentor to young people, the experience of watching mentees and former students move through their lives is inspiring. A long-term mentee from my Harlem community is now a social worker herself as well as a mentor to my teenage son. Definitely a full circle experience."
"Benton Greene is a profoundly thoughtful, knowledgeable, and experienced facilitator, educator and consultant of culture, diversity, equity and inclusion. He intentionally created a mindful and inclusive environment for everyone from our company. They all agreed that Benton has a niche for modeling how to show up as the change you wish to see in the world. What a gem to work with.”
Goldie E Patrick
FRESHH Inc. (Theatre Company)
Facilitation: Utilizing techniques from theater making, mindfulness training and storytelling to create workshops that empower individuals and develop empathy in order to ground difficult conversations and guide strategic action planning.
Mentor Development: Create and develop internal structures to cultivate the connection and mentorship bond between varied levels of a community in order to support emerging talent and foster equity in professional environments.
Educator Partnership and Training: Thought partnering, teacher training and curriculum development for organizations and institutions with an emphasis on aiding the growth of the entire community.