On Allyship: The Real Reason White People Aren't Better Allies

The Anti-Oppression Network defines Allyship as

“an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group.”

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Johanna Lyman, the founder of NextGen Orgs, is a dynamic, energetic, Leadership and Business Development Coach, and Six Sigma Lean Professional (Green Belt) with impressive experience in implementing organization­ wide change strategies for both Fortune 500 companies and small business owners. Adept in combining coaching, training, and project leadership skills to help clients build dynamic, sustainable revenue growth while creating deep meaning with their work.

Core competencies include: Motivational and visionary leader with superb analytical and root cause identification skills; laser­ focused determination in identifying and implementing leverageable models while rallying stakeholders to embrace change; knowledge of change principles and methodologies; proven success with implementing methods for confronting and eliminating barriers to change; exceptional communication, influencing, problem-solving, and listening skills; quickly establishes rapport with diverse stakeholders.

In her spare time, Johanna is an avid paddler and hiker, a poet with a penchant for slam, wife to the best husband on the planet, mom to a remarkable young woman, and “dog mom” to Petey the Amazing Tripod.

Contact Johanna at johanna@nextgenorgs.com

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Man's and woman's hands reaching out to grab one another
06/24/2020
The Anti-Oppression Network defines Allyship as “an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power... read more
Man's and woman's hands reaching out to grab one another
06/24/2020
The Anti-Oppression Network defines Allyship as “an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power... read more