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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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.

Bridging the Gap: The Road to Becoming a Transformative Ally

In this presentation, Shantera will share the key principles of the Transformative Ally Framework, focusing mainly on the core area of Advocacy. Through small group discussions, catalytic storytelling, and an interactive presentation, participants will leave with an understanding of the importance of advocacy and concrete next steps they can take to be a better advocate in their organization.

Culture Catalyst:  Building Strong Cultures Effectively

Culture Catalyst provides foundational tips needed to build a strong culture within any organization.  You will learn the keys to listening, effective communication and supportive workplaces.  You will also learn 2 important tips to having uncomfortable conversations.  

In a time of racial unrest and gender inequality, this talk will provide you with insight to start you on your journey to an inclusive workplace.

Learning & Development Programs

All services are delivered as highly interactive, live virtual sessions or in-person. All virtual sessions will have a maximum of 10 participants per session. Large groups will be broken into multiple sessions.

The Transformative Ally Framework Intensive

The Transformative Ally Framework© is about changing teams one experience at a time. Its principles apply to any member of an organization that may have a different opinion from your own. Understanding, empathy, and compassion are key to becoming a great ally. This framework tackles the key components of being an ally and guides you through the journey from advocacy to support, and finally coexistence providing you with skills needed on the field, office, boardroom and most importantly, life. Through a series of workshops and/or training sessions we will initiate important conversations that lead to continuous action focused on inclusive practices and principles that will guide your team’s thinking in all communicative settings aiding in a strong team culture that fosters growth and team unity.


Guiding questions that drive conversations in the Transformative Ally Framework sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • In what ways can I share my own experiences and learn from past mistakes and successes that I have encountered? 

  • How does diversity and inclusion live within our team? 

  • What does it take to create transformative change in our team? 


This is a 6-part series that can be delivered weekly or bi-weekly in 90-minute sessions and includes the Transformative Ally Framework book or e-book for each participant.

Culture Catalyst with Everything DiSC®

Now more than ever, culture matters, and organizations must face the very real choice between actively shaping a culture that supports business recovery or letting culture emerge in a way that drags down morale, collaboration, and performance. The choice seems clear, yet actively shaping culture remains one of the hardest things to do. Why? Culture doesn’t improve with a single event. It’s built and reinforced over time through the ongoing, conscious effort toward a shared vision.

During this session, participants will have the following opportunities:

  • Deepen their understanding of self and others

  • Learn how to build better relationships with others

  • Access real-time tips for more effective interactions with their colleagues

  • Build the foundation for future social and emotional skills training


This is a 5-part series that can be delivered weekly or bi-weekly in 90-minute sessions and includes Everything DiSC® Assessment.


“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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