Hey! Tonoa Manuel
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making a positive impact IS MY GOAL!
Hey ya'll! I'm Tonoa— a wife, mother, community advocate, racial justice facilitator, and the lead strategist here at SIYG Consulting Firm LLC.
"Community means that we understand our differences create the foundation of the world we live in."
Hello, I'm Tonoa Manuel, Founder, Curator, and Lead Strategist at SIYG Consulting Firm... I'm a native of Denver, Colorado, currently residing in Aurora, Colorado with my family, but infused with a little Midwest swing. I lived in Colorado the first 15 years of my life and now the past six. 13 years of my life I spent in St. Louis, Missouri, and I were definitely molded by hustle, determination, and will! The impact of what I saw as a child, and the environment in which I was associated with, allowed me to quickly see disparity and lack of equality. I understood that I was not the only one who dealt with the struggles of self-esteem and self-love, I saw that something needed to be done and opportunity could be provided for all those that wanted and needed. I began working on myself in order to pour back into the communities that made me who I am and what I wanted to become. With over 10 years of experience in Project Management & Risk Mitigation, in both the private and non-profit sector, I've taken the things that I've learned over time and built the foundation of SIYG. I hold a Masters in Criminal Justice, combined with a B.S. in Project Management Administration. I've designed workshops for organizations geared towards professional development, sharpening of social & emotional skills, and assisted organizations in understanding their strategic framework and operations.
My mission: Creating a sustainable business starts with understanding the value of your strategic plan. Whether you're a solo-preneur or multi-member team, I believe your plan is the most essential part of your business. We will work together to establish clarity and direction. Focusing on aligning your vision, diagnosing your overall objectives and processes, and planning for execution; Align + Vision + Diagnose + Plan + Execution + Optimize. The foundation to a lack of diversity, inequity and non-inclusive work environments is the presence of unconscious or implicit bias. Unconscious bias brings irrelevant factors into the decision-making process. While these influences may be unintentional, it does not change the fact that they are fundamentally unjust. During our time together we will co-create values, priorities, objectives, infrastructures and foundational principles and/or current foundational principles, and structure them in a cohesive way that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, more than the normal "check box" method. Having the privilege to work with organizations like the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, MBSK Colorado, Mentor Colorado,Black Business Initiative, Crowley Foundation, and CU Boulder, to name a few, has allowed me the opportunity to create a space where accessibility and sustainability of my community remains priority. SIYG Consulting Firm had the opportunity to showcase how society can bridge the gap with our differences to elevate and grow to the next level, with a Community Mapping Experience at TEDXMileHigh: Humankind in June 2019, and now sits on the Exhibits Board. Her proudest moment was being selected to facilitate a workshop called, "Merging Intersections: How Understanding Identity Strengthens Match Relationships," at the 2020 National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC. She is also a staunch community advocate and supporter of small businesses and community!
I'm humbly grateful to be your Lead Project Strategist!
The 7 Pillars of SIYG Consulting Firm!
Self-Worth, Mindfulness, Connection, Peace, Intention, Balance, & Abundance
The L.I,B.R.A on my Tidal Playlist
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Project Power...on Netflix! Awesome Film!
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