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WE'RE HERE FOR THE SAME REASON.

You want to solve complex human problems. To do the best work possible in your organization. We want to help. Let us travel this road with you.

Standpoint Consulting wants to ensure you’re focused on results and well-equipped to center the experiences of the people on your front lines and those you serve. We want to see you sharpen your mission, regain focus in your work, and have a clear touchstone for why you exist — that’s why we exist.

We ensure that your organizational effectiveness is built on the interests and experiences of all your stakeholders—even those you may not be thinking of. By placing their perspectives at the core of what you do, all decisions and actions immediately become mission-centric and results-oriented.

Any organizational type can benefit from a more equitable and people-centered approach to their work. Together, we can honor the humanity of the individuals that make your organization work and those it exists to serve.

WHOSE "STANDPOINT"?

Our firm draws its name from Standpoint Theory, a philosophy in which one’s lived experiences and social position create their perspective, or standpoint. The people in your organization and other stakeholders likely have a different standpoint than you. We believe their standpoint must not only be recognized, it must be honored and anchored to the central purpose of your work.

Standpoint Consulting is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women.
We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today and we can add diversity to your supply chain.

ADRIANE JOHNSON-WILLIAMS, PH.D.
FOUNDER, PRINCIPAL

Adriane knows that human beings are at the heart of all our organizational endeavors. Regardless of sector or size, we have not yet eliminated the need for humans. As a coach, program designer, facilitator, educator, and philanthropic program officer, she has always considered the people who will be impacted by the work. She is committed to fighting structural inequality regardless of whom it impacts. Yet, she is focused primarily on race equity.

Certifications

  • EQi 2.0/EQ 360 Certified
  • Team Emotional and Social Intelligence (TESI) Certified
  • Standards for Excellence Institute® Licensed Consultant
  • Team Coaching Foundations Certified Coach

KYM ALEXANDER
ASSOCIATE

Kym Alexander is a Coach, Facilitator, and Consultant focusing on organizational health through connecting as whole humans and exploring and leveraging the existing expertise of all contributors in an organization. Her education in theater performance and arts led to a deep passion for collaboration, storytelling, and using resources creatively. Kym has worked in training and development, event planning, marketing, project and program management, as well as supporting several organization’s charitable giving initiatives. Her experience in corporate, small business, and startups includes multiple industries: food service, law firms, financial advisors, direct sales, and consumer products. Kym brings a breadth of experience in working with limited resources and competing priorities in different industries that allows her to both critically and creatively solve problems and implement strategies to successfully achieve ambitious goals.

KAYLA BROOKS CONTRACT CONSULTANT

ASSOCIATE

Kayla Brooks, a native Memphian, this self-proclaimed extrovert incorporates play into information gathering and training sessions with clients. “I want people to think about work differently. Bringing an element of play changes people’s energy, lets them be creative and light hearted.” Another added benefit? This changed perspective helps employees to receive messages more comfortably and with an open mind. 

Ms. Brooks works with organizations to target the results they need to be successful. She facilitates conversations that creates a safe space for teams to feel brave, and she asks the meaty questions that allow teams to connect on a deeper level. She is adept at managing group dynamics and maintaining respectful dialog.

Kayla Brooks holds a Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University in Human and Organizational Development and a Master of Public Service from the Clinton School of Public Service.

Certifications:

  • Manufacturing Excellence White Belt, International Paper
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified Practitioner, The Myers & Briggs Foundation
  • Qualified Results Based Facilitation Practitioner & Coach, Results Based Facilitation Network

 

AFFILIATED CONSULTANTS

When appropriate to supplement Standpoint’s core services, we partner with and endorse outside specialists with an ethos consistent with our own.

DARIN HLLINGWORTH

Odonata Coaching & Consulting

darin@odonatacoaching.com

Darin Hollingsworth focuses on individual and organizational coaching as well as facilitating meaningful workshops, seminars, and retreats on organizational culture. Additionally, he specializes in relationship-based fundraising as well as coaching board leaders, executives, and talent in transition. Darin is a graduate of The University of Memphis (BA in Marketing, Advertising, and Communication) and is a certified facilitator in Appreciation at Work. Darin was previously a Standards for Excellence licensed consultant.

JENA MARTIN

West Virginia University

jena.martin@mail.wvu.edu

Prof. Martin has expertise in business and human rights. Her experience, including her role as senior counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, provides her with the tools to advise corporations regarding the impact of their internal decisions on external stakeholders. She has presented her human rights research at the United Nations and is skilled in guiding diverse and divergent viewpoints to consensus.

JENNIFER GROSS

Executive Coach and Strategic Advisor

jbgross524@gmail.com

Results-oriented leader with experience in the philanthropic, nonprofit, and governmental sectors. Emotionally intelligent and committed to advancing racial, social and economic justice.

Jennifer’s coaching approach focuses on ongoing learning, action orientation, and innovation while balancing the seriousness of the work with empathy and grace for the humans taking it on.

LISA MOORE

Moore Possibilities Consulting

lisa@moorepossibilities.com

Lisa Moore is an experienced leader with a proven track record of results. coaching, training, and interim Executive consulting.

Lisa believes as a coach it is her responsibility to equip her clients to tap into their inherent capacity to thrive as a leader and effectively mobilize positive community impact.

CRYSTAL COLLIER

MA Department of Mental Health

(508) 320-3052

Crystal is an experienced public servant and leadership practitioner. She specializes in supporting systems change by creating and implementing equitable, innovative, sustainable initiatives and programs. She has developed courses and provided coaching that focus on the intersection of leadership and social justice.

As a coach, she works with clients to explore different perspectives, grow curiosity about themselves and their motivations, and to help clients see their possibilities.

 

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Adriane’s skillful coaching helped me to become a better Board Chair and a more confident leader. She’s helped merge our communication styles with the type of radical honesty needed to produce the best work for the organization. I feel very fortunate to work with Adriane.

Rachel KnoxBoard Chair at The CLTV and Program Officer at Hyde Family Foundations

As a first time board chair, I unexpectedly had to manage a major leadership transition. Adriane’s wise counsel and coaching was very helpful as I and the rest of the board worked through this process. We now have our new leader in place and she’s thriving.

Linda McNeilBoard Chair at Memphis Music Initiative

Adriane’s professional knowledge, proactive management skills, and vibrant direction have helped us address practical business needs and place us on the path to further mature as a team. Adriane has proven her value and will be a resource we will happily rely on in the future.

Holly Hagan-OehmlerBoard Officer at Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi