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Speaking & Training

“Mrs. Shantera Chatman perfectly related her stories to the conversation and questions
presented from the audience.”

“I liked how Shantera gave so many real-life examples of handling situations in a professional manner.”

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Speaking Demos

Keynote & Workshop Topics

Each workshop covers a fundamental aspect of doing the critical work of an ally by challenging participants to be transparent; deeply listen to stories different than their own; and co-create action plans that are reflective of the changes that are desired within their organization. Each session can be delivered in-person or virtually as a keynote or a multi-day workshop.

Creating an EmPowHered Culture

Culture is created from the top down. If you want to build a high performing organization, you must create an empowerment culture by extending leadership to all levels of the organization. When everyone is empowered to lead, the result is increased commitment, increased productivity, increased motivation, and increased retention. In this session, participants will explore the benefits of an empowered culture through organizational learning, psychological safety, and understanding why failure is important.


Inclusive Leadership

Inclusive leaders bring together the talents and viewpoints of people with many different backgrounds, see and value the uniqueness of everyone, and lead all to create the best company or organization. In this session, Shantera shares how inclusive leadership that encourages diversity is proven to make companies more successful. These leaders reach and respond to a larger team. They also ensure that groups are heard, respected, valued, and retained. These factors make inclusive leadership a valuable asset to an organization.

Cultural Humility: The Better Road to Competence

Cultural humility is an approach to sociocultural differences that is "self-first." It emphasizes intersectionality and understanding one's own implicit biases. This approach cultivates self-awareness and self-reflection, bringing a respectful willingness to learn to inter-personal interactions. Cultivating cultural humility means entering conversations with others in an open, curious manner. This curiosity is not directed towards others as much as it is toward yourself and where your own shortcomings lie. In this session, participants will understand how cultural humility and cultural competency work together to stretch organizations to recognize power dynamics and imbalances.

“So relatable, amazing conversations, dignified. Loved her.”

“Being transparent is the most effective way to communicate and you did that...thank you!”

“I liked how she listened and interacted with everyone.”

“Shantera was very motivational and powerful.”

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