Founder & Principal
Cardozie is deeply committed to supporting organizations, companies, and institutions in identifying and cultivating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Cardozie believes that the heaviness of the work must not be experienced as insurmountable; he approaches each engagement as an opportunity for professional communities to engage in deep reflection and action to create change that is both necessary and possible.
When do you feel connected to something greater than yourself?
Having begun my professional career as a high school theater director, I’ve always felt connected to something greater than myself when watching my students or performers take their final bow. The arts allow us to send the deepest and most vulnerable parts of ourselves out into the world. For me, this will always lead to a world with greater capacity for compassion and empathy.
"Cardozie is an eloquent experienced, facilitator, trainer, speaker, and oracle. He has addressed diversity, equity, and inclusion issues for me personally, and for me and my team professionally, in a manner that models best practice towards attaining the goals we are trying to achieve around inclusion and equity. I'm so grateful to have worked with him."
Chief Programs Officer
Nonprofit New York
Facilitation: leveraging a background in Applied Theater, Cardozie designs and implements workshops that center on storytelling, movement, critical thinking, and imagination.
DEI Strategic Planning: integrates diversity, equity, and inclusion values and goals into the tapestry of short- and long-term strategic plans.
Organization Identity Development: crafts multi-phase organizational change engagements to support teams in the design and/or re-imagining of mission, vision, and values statements.
Training Trainers: supports professional communities in sustaining DEI work by training appointed staff members and leaders in the art of holistic facilitation.
Leadership Coaching: helps leaders and people managers engender their teams and professional communities with feelings of respect, belonging, and purpose that move the organization beyond inclusion and toward interdependence.