The Firm currently offers the following programs: 

  • Equity Inclusion & Anti-racism 101
  • DEI Train the Trainer
  • ABD to PhD: Mentoring and Support to Complete PhDs While Working
  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • BIPOC Professionals Network
  • BIPOC Professionals Coaching
  • Mid-career Next Step Institute

Why The Firm...

Our founder, A. Toni Young, recognized a gap in how Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and other Organizational Development work was being done – mainly in the absence of a diversity of thought and leadership. Having been in business for 25 years, Young was able to articulate to her partners the need for fast, temporary, effective, and responsive DEI and OD support and development when it is needed more immediately than hiring permanent full-time talent will often allow. The Firm is positioned to become an immediate part of your leadership, DEI and strategic planning team without time lag nor long term commitment. Our single focus is to meet our clients where they are, address DEI and OD needs from strategy to crisis management and assure a healthy business and bottom line. “And then we help them hire the right long-term talent to sustain and continue the work,” Young said. And that is exactly what The Firm is built to do. Whether you are a not for profit or a fortune 500 executive team, The Firm principles bring a combined experience of over 75 years across a spectrum of businesses, organizations and institutions.

Social Media and Organizational Image Management & Organizational Review

Community Engagement/Relations, Community Advisory Board Development, Public Relations & Crisis Response Management

Board Development, Organizational Assessment, Strategic Planning, Annual Reporting & Fundraising

Human Resources Management, DEI Capacity Building, Hiring, Onboarding, Retention & Human Capital Management

Faculty Development, Continuing Education, Learning Management System Implementation and …

Dedication & Follow Through: Often a forgotten skill!