ENGAGING ACROSS DIFFERENCE WELCOMES YOU
Dear White Woman, Please Come Home is Kimberlee's attempt to share with readers what her clients, workshop attendees, and audience members have felt for years. She will always bring her full self, her DC flare, her sass, and her humor, so get ready to meet the best friend you didn’t know you had.
Hailing from the nation’s capital with huge hair, a million watt smile, and contagious laughter, Kimberlee Yolanda Williams has had a heart for the perceived underdog for as long as she can remember. From her earliest years, Kimberlee’s experiences unfolded in communities filled with diversity of every kind, where gatherings around topics of equity and inclusion were explored with courageous authenticity. She grew up thinking engaging across differences was something everyone wanted to do and knew how to do. So why didn’t they do it?
As an educator, consultant, workshop leader, speaker, and certified life and health coach, her adult years brought her to a variety of US cities. With each new context she increasingly understood what held people back from crossing social divisions. Kimberlee found herself able to consciously place herself in the center of these divisions, in particular racial dynamics, and support people across the racial spectrum in stepping closer to one another.
Kimberlee is first and foremost a humanist, a deep believer in what is possible when humanity is centered. Her mix of authenticity and raw truth gives permission for those around her to choose progress over perfection and bring their full selves into the room. She is known for finding humor and challenge at just the right moments, and like the best of coaches, leaning in and pushing audiences just enough to believe in the potential she sees. Her approach of connection and compassion is what makes a consultation feel like a conversation with your best friend, a workshop feel like a workout with your favorite trainer, and her presentations feel like a present from your closest confidant.
Kimberlee received a B.A. in Foreign Language Education from the University of Maryland (go Terps!), as well as an M.S. in education from Dominican University. She currently lives in Seattle with her partner where they refuel by being in community (with other folks of color), reading and reading some more, and relaxing near any body of water. In addition to all of the above, Kimberlee is a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a cousin, an aunt, a niece, a dancer, an avid learner of languages (five to date), a free spirit, an empath, and now a writer.
HAND ME YOUR BIAS, AND I'LL SHOW YOU OUR CONNECTION
Guidance & Inspiration
TRAININGS AND PRESENTATIONS
We live in a diverse society. Having the skills to engage effectively across differences is essential to success in business and in life. This work does not have to be uncomfortable or difficult. These trainings and presentations will build awareness, understanding and growth. Let us show you how to learn while having fun!
Embrace Life’s Challenges
WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
We offer a number of workshops and classes specializing in the relationships between White Women and Black Women. Join us for classes that include in depth conversations, teachings and growth that will leave you feeling motivated to reach your own goals of cultural competence.
Get the Most out of Life
ONE-ON-ONE COACHING SESSIONS
Let's take a deep dive toward fulfillment and abundance. Whether you are looking to improve your relationships, your health & wellness or hoping to build cultural competency, we can support you on your journey! Contact us to schedule a session.
At Engaging Across Difference, it is our mission to help individuals, groups, and organizations to successfully engage across the differences established by and resulting from social hierarchies. These differences include race, gender, sex, religion, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, and so much more. We foster this engagement through workshops, keynote presentations, book talks, and one-on-one coaching.