“I work with all kinds of non-profit and cooperative organizations, and I always recommend Amanda to any organization that wants to strengthen their understanding, skills, and policy framework around Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Amanda’s approach is very grounded, accessible, and creates real value and meaning for the participants. Her personal style as a trainer is so warm and authentic, that people feel instantly at ease. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
“I have been lucky to know Amanda Grelock for a number of years, and admire her frank style, her insight, and her commitment to help people develop self-awareness and intercultural competence.”
“Having met and started working with Amanda in 2016 I had no idea the level of depth and growth I would experience in working with her. She is nothing short of a treasure in a world filled with right or wrong and polarized perspectives. Amanda holds space to self reflect on individual perspectives and expand awareness and understanding of other perspectives. She is not a canned one size fits all approach and is continually engaging in the world around her and honing her skills to serve the wider community and leaders that want to make an impact. Amanda brings a flash of energy that I have seen invigorate and connects stakeholders while also holding the core mission with clarity and purpose. I know I am better for having had Amanda to work with and would recommend her to anyone wanting to engage in expanding their own and their businesses perspective and approach. Will I work with her again? I sure hope so.”
“Working with Amanda Grelock has been hugely helpful for me in gaining a better understanding of cultural differences. And how they affect our communication and ongoing relationships. As an employee of the Community Food Co-op in Bellingham WA, I was able to participate in our company’s Diversity and Inclusion trainings led by Amanda. Her work was exceptional and moving. Having an awareness of these differences as I now do with the help of these trainings has led me to be more welcoming to others, with a deeper sense of empathy and connectedness.
After this introduction to Amanda’s work at the Community Food Co-op I was inspired to hire Amanda to do a Diversity and Inclusion workshop for the New Old Time Chautauqua, a nonprofit Education and Arts organization that I currently serve as the president on the board. The session, which included all our current board members and many of our community, was received with overwhelming appreciation for the insight and knowledge she extended to us similarly to what I had already experienced.
I would highly recommend Amanda’s guidance for any group working towards a better understanding of the myriad of cultural differences in our communities and how they affect our day-to-day experiences. You will not be disappointed with this work that is so sorely needed in these divisive times we are living in.
I have also become friends with Amanda and have been personally inspired by her sense of what is real and of the importance in becoming a part of the community. Amanda pays attention to those around her with caring in an authentic and loving way. One that makes you look forward to having her in your life.”