Lasana O. Hotep
Lasana O. Hotep is an antiracist/antisexist educator, writer, and equity-advancing executive coach. He writes and speaks globally about educational equity, anti-Blackness, and racial justice within organizations and society at-large. He has delivered transformative, multi-media presentations throughout the United States and abroad in Beijing, China and Accra, Ghana. As a writer, he has contributed to seven books and is the co-author of the recently published Minding the Obligation Gap in Community Colleges and Beyond: Theory and Practice in Achieving Educational Equity. For over 20 years, Lasana has provided equity-advancing consultation to academic institutions, community-based organizations, and corporations. Some of his most note-worthy accomplishments include developing the Equity Training series (ETS) and serving as the founding Executive Director of the Equity Institute (EI). Currently, Lasana serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) at the University of California, Berkeley.
Equity Advancing Executive Coaching:
Enhance your leadership magnitude/impact.
Organizations need leaders who consider the specific interest of all race and gender identities found in the workforce. By cultivating the competencies, skills, and tools necessary to lead people with equity in mind, leaders can go from traditional to trans-formative. Lasana leverages his 20+ years experience in organization leadership experience to advise and coach executive leaders. By closing skill or knowledge gaps, you will be able to exponentially enhance the impact on your organization's climate by creating antiracist and antisexist spaces for your team.
Strategic Thought Partner:
It has been said that culture eats strategy for breakfast, however, one must be strategic when implementing culture change within an organization. Lasana provides insights, counsel, and advice to organizations to assist them in avoiding pitfalls and developing a culture that thrives at the intersection of equity and success. Planning sessions with Lasana can provide a fresh effective perspective to produce strategic institutional responses to issues around race, gender, and equity. A proactive approach rather than a reactive one creates a streamlined organizational strategy to take your institution to the next level.
Transformative Professional Development:
Aligning the goals of leadership and staff is critical to the advancement of a team. Lasana works hands-on with organizations to elevate a team’s cultural competency and equity advancing agenda. Lasana has delivered hundreds of witty, fact-based workshops, trainings, keynotes, and captivating lectures to match the learning styles of each organization. His presentations provide participants with thought-provoking experiences through an antiracist/antisexist lens. Most importantly, his talks take theory and makes it applicable to the daily work of the practitioners. From universities to corporations, intimate team trainings to large conferences, Lasana has had a transformative effect on the professional development of many organizations with long term results.