It is time for your to show up in true allyship.
The old oppressive ways of doing business are dying.
This world is desperate for leaders who can provide the hope of bridging past and future, and the countless divides in the world today.
Be that leader who uses your privilege to support dismantling systems of oppression around you.
🙌🏾 Get visible in your unique leadership (and as an ally) so that your marketing represents your values and you become the no-brainer choice for your prospective clients.
🙌🏾 Replace oppressive business systems, sales tactics, marketing and client engagement (that business owners are often taught) so that you can be in integrity with your values + lead the way as an entrepreneur thriving in the new paradigm, with greater revenue doing it!
🙌🏾 Practice having the difficult conversations (of all types) that uplevel your leadership that lead to deeper trust, more allies, and raving fans in your community that evangelize your work for you and want to buy from you again and again!
🙌🏾 Dismantle systemic oppression in your mind/body/spirit to experience healing and freedom of expression in each area of your life.
🙌🏾 Get the tools for your mind, body, and spirit wellness as you navigate both allyship and increased visibility + receiving in your leadership.
As you step into greater leadership...
...leave behind the outdated oppressive ways of doing.
In the new paradigm, those things would cause:
Blow ups in the community that require PR coverups, LOTS of headaches and wasted time
Potentially your name, brand, and reputation [maybe you’ve seen these]
All averted when you liberate your leadership!
A program designed to uplevel your leadership + reap the benefits of allyship in action, in your personal life and in your work or business!
This is for you if you want:
👉 Clear steps to practicing allyship in your life & work
👉 The tools to be able to handle any charged discussion or debate that comes up and lean into courageous conversations
👉 Confirmation that your business is equitable, just, and inclusive inside and out
👉 Personal and collective healing available to you through the allyship journey
👉 Greater visibility as a leader in your field
Results: What Clients Experience
🔥 Having the courage and voice to create a dream-come-true podcast centering marginalized voices 🎉
🔥 Starting and growing her own community quickly, having new clients & fans excited about her keep-it-real marketing
🔥 Improving relationships to others, anti-racism and white privilege
🔥 Breaking the cycle by healing from generations of domestic violence
🔥 Learning to embrace what she thought was her greatest weakness, boosting her audience engagement
🔥 Living with greater integrity and alignment with their values!
Lisa Dennen-Young, MA was the first woman of color (WOC) to graduate as a forensic linguist in the United States. For 10+ years she’s trained global audiences about cross-cultural communication, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and human expression across professional and personal relationships. Lisa mentors individuals to be epically expressed as their highest calling leadership for success in their relationships, love, and as the visible leader in their communities.
She combines her lineages of medicine women and healers, Civil Rights activists who supported Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in the 60s, her diversity, linguistic, and cross-cultural communication expertise, and her sound healing to create an unparalleled unique experience of learning, healing, and big bold action taking with greater ease as you expand your leadership.
Her blend of fun and light-hearted depth includes dance, vocals, songwriting, spoken word, sound healing, rhythmic play, poetry, love coaching, and multilingual MCing / presenting. She speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese, with working knowledge of French, Turkish and Italian, and lives with her partner in Oakland, California.
Inspired and ready to diversify your life? From your workforce or your customer base to your daily interactions with friends, family, and perfect strangers - if you aren’t sure how to start, I'm your go-to. “Let’s make a diversity committee,” is one of the most common phrases I hear from my prospective clients.
I'll take you deeper. I help solopreneurs and small-to-medium sized organizations develop ownership over real systemic change within their community and champion diversity and inclusion initiatives they never thought possible. I'll help you identify areas of your business that hinder an organization’s potential for diversity, areas of your life you're ready to develop, and recommend how to establish best practices in a sustainable way.
Feel compelled to start a book club for social justice topics, like the Service and Sales departments at Patagonia? Ready to dive into 1:1 consultations like FairVote Illinois? Want to launch a biweekly internal diversity and inclusion program of events and monthly initiatives like a Bay Area community-oriented non-profit? Do you desire to be advised on an as-needed basis like Nextdoor's Community Manager to transform language in the online business Help Center around diversity, equity, and inclusion?
These are just a handful of options available to you when you commit to making an intergenerational impact in business and beyond.
mindset & tools
Let go of the perfectionism so you can really step up and take action. Stay resourced as you become a better ally and stronger leader
Dismantle inside yourself what you’ve internalized from the system. (Stereotypes, micro aggressions, unconscious behavior, etc)
Get clear on how to have convos with those of marginalized identities in your community + practice the convos in your own communities
Understand what oppressive language looks like and learn to communicate with more equity, inclusion and allyship in your work
THINKING & SPIRITUALITY
Clarify your *real* leadership & business goals with equitable means to reach them. Learn to show up as more YOU in your life and work.
Ensure that all your processes & systems, from sales calls and contracts to client engagement and re-enrollment, are equitable (Next to no one is teaching this in business!)
MESSAGING & BRAND
Grow your audience (and revenue) through bridging your message and your offering (no matter your product or service!)
Refine your message to be just and equitable, embedding your values on allyship.
What You Get
Allyship requires action. Receive practical practices, reflections + exercises to help you integrate your learnings into collective change.
Receive a library containing 5 months of weekly Q&A's with Ivy on current events, common allyship questions, and anti-racism discussions to go deeper on your journey.
You receive 8 mini-courses: from allyship communication to spirituality you will be taken through deep inner work + aligned action.
Why is this program unique?
Many DEI consultants and anti-racist educators leave out what is arguably THE most important element, that much of the corporate world is not willing to acknowledge: healing.
When we heal personal wounds, the work of allyship becomes significantly easier. Here you get the tools to process and heal PLUS have the mindset tools and strategic understanding to implement the right actions for you in your life and business.
You'll also realize how deep these connections are in every area of your life -- not just the systemic, institutional, political, and legal, but where it operates in your life and your community everyday. Clients in this work consistently share how they've been empowered to step up more and more in their businesses, at work, in their religious communities, in communities they lead, in healing from physical and sexual trauma, and so much more:
“Since working with Lisa Dennen-Young I have experienced huge shifts of energy around business and money. Opportunities are flowing with momentum and ease unlike what I’ve experienced before. I have several influencers and a huge e-commerce company reaching out asking me to help them with their email copy, and new clients wanting to hire me to help them with lead generation. In another business I run, cash flow and business have dramatically improved.”
Jennifer Gardner, lawyer
“Thanks to you, success is a lot about including the DEI conversation in my work. I had the opportunity to do that in a talk recently and the satisfaction of being in alignment with my values in my business is HUGE!” -S.S.
"My whole paradigm about racism and anti-racism has changed. I feel as though I've FLIPPED RIGHT SIDE UP after living upside down! From this place, I commit to the journey, with its many levels, serving anti-racism NOW." -M.M.
"I was grateful to be held with such care and it was exquisite that you wove in connection to the ancestors and sound healing. I never imagined there was a space in which I could enjoy skilled facilitation around the mental and emotional aspects of [DEI} work with deep energetic support." -K.W.
"I received so much ... I actually feel that beyond the information, there was an energetic transmission that occurred. I had the opportunity and TOOK IT to use my voice in three separate occasions in service to being an ally today. That would not have happened before. You helped remove a block that had kept me silent...I took positive actions today that would not have happened, but for your counsel." -B.C.
"I've never been in a group addressing dismantling racism head-on that was simultaneously so loving and supportive. This environment allowed "mistakes" and biases to be shared, brimming over with vulnerability, so that they could be witnessed, transmuted, and used as a catalyst for group learning. This approach was experiential, digging down below the conscious mind where limiting beliefs can be shifted with the result of shifting behavior in a sustained way.
Lisa's theme throughout the course supports individuals to notice their own values, boundaries, and truth and distinguish it from society's projection. This ongoing inquiry coupled with communication tools allows oppression to be dismantled from the inside out, and hence empowers participants to be conduits of dismantling oppression alongside those who carry marginalized identities."
Dr. Carley corrado
What Students Say
The past we can’t control. The present is ours. The future is up to us.
Collectively, individually, communally.
You have the power within to make a change and do so in a way that enables you ease, peace, and prosperity as you expand.
Your full integrated power is life changing for all of us.
Allies make all the differences in turning the tides of history.
You have an opportunity to be part of history. It is not beyond your means to do so.
Together, in community, we can be the change.
Is this refundable?
Due to the digital nature of the program, there are not refunds for this.
What is the time commitment?
Modules, videos + integration exercises may take up to 2-4 hours / month, based on how much time you decide to spend with them.
What are the terms & conditions?
Absolutely! View our Terms & Conditions HERE. You'll be agreeing to this once you submit your payment.
Who is this for?
Great question! Leadership Liberation is for all non-black individuals and groups who want to be allies. To be more specific this is for any gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and/or demographic person who does not carry the identity of being Black. This is for individuals, not full companies (Our team offers trainings + tailored consulting work. Message below for more.)
I’m not a business owner / entrepreneur / trying to do the business thing. Can I still join?
All good! You don’t need to be. The business-specific content will enlighten you whether you’re the owner of the company where you've worked (worked with) or not.
I am a person of color (non-black). Being a POC I face a lot of discrimination. Is this program right for me?
Guaranteed. When people have not realized I’m Black but assumed other things (I’m mixed…if I had money for every nationality I’ve been assumed to be, the bank account would be phat AF! lol), the stereotyping, dismissing, minimizing, etc is still there. I do not know your specific experience as a non-Black POC. I understand mine (when my blackness was missed / overlooked). Because anti-blackness lives in all of us, being an ally to Black people is still for you. Would be honored to guide you through this journey.
I am (non-black) Jewish. I / my people have suffered a lot in the world. Not sure this program is for me.
Well love, it is! I am not Jewish — I have spent a lot of time learning about Jewish history and policies + spent time in Jewish culture, AND despite my intellectual knowledge I could never understand your or your family’s lived experiences. What I can do is guide you in your allyship journey for Black people and other marginalized identities you don’t carry.
I’m older & retired. I'm kinda assuming this is for the youngins.
Awesome! Now is the perfect time to take the next step on your allyship journey! Retirees have so much to share and I honor the wisdom of your lived experience (you’ll learn that it’s the systemic oppression that taught people to dismiss older generations / retirees) — what another great skillset to add to your already deep vault of wisdom. What an impact you can make with the older generations too!
I am a spiritual guide / leader and I believe in oneness / unity consciousness. This sounds a bit exclusive, even how you’ve listed these demographic points here.
If you believe in Oneness / unity consciousness, then this is the exact reason systemic oppression and racism should be wildly painful for you NOT to address. A part of the whole is suffering greatly because of intentional practices consciously implemented in order to cause harm at the structural level os societies around the world. Join the LL community to support healing in a HUGE part of the whole (ps people of color are a global majority -- when I say huge part I mean HUGE!)
I’m white & cis and I could never learn enough to speak for all people of color. Is this program still right for me?
Perfect! No one wants you to speak *for* us. This is about allyship. Instead of using the truth of not being able to speak for us as a cop out (btw: the idea that you could speak *for* me or any other person is deeply steeped in white supremacy), this is a chance to be in a safe & supportive community with like-minded caring individuals with whom you’ll be able to experience healing around where you’ve internalized the system (we all have), practice safely having the conversations, and learn about the infinite ways you CAN show up in greater allyship.
I love what you share Lisa, but I have A LOT of resistance to signing up. Why is that?
Ooh! I know the feeling of wanting to do a program and having resistance! (I know this feeling so well!) For all the reasons -- money, time, how much something is/isn't a priority for me, wondering about who's in the program, fear of what I'll have to face in a program, wondering if I'll actually experience a shift as a result of a program (and more! Haha you may have just thought of something new because of that last sentence! But hey let’s lay it all out!)
I've been there. So have many of the participants (and many of the hundreds of my clients!). I believe there is a place inside you that knows your real answer, and I believe you have access to that place. Part of dismantling internalized systemic oppression is actually learning to trust that form of intelligence again (your deeper truth) and getting into consistent relationship with it. Should your truth give you a yes, I'm honored to guide you around that.
And, if you're on the fence (which never feels good over time and actually erodes self trust), feel free to ask me your clarifying questions here.
How long will I have access to the program?
You will have lifetime access to the program
Where does the money from this go?
20% of what you pay goes directly to fund women inside The NEW Program: a leadership coaching and ancestral healing program for Black women.