Over the last 15 years, Shona has helped to deepen the impact and efficacy of the justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) efforts of well-respected educational, non-profit and corporate organizations across the globe. As the Principal and Founder at Chrysalis Consulting Collaborative, LLC, she leverages her suite of finely honed JEDI skills, a lifelong commitment to this work, and a deep passion for authentic, action-oriented and transformative change to help organizations feel empowered in their efforts toward building an authentic culture of inclusion and belonging.
Shona works to help clients strategically achieve and sustain their organizational goals. Whether she is coaching, facilitating workshops, or consulting, her goal is to empower organizations to resolve challenges, build sustainable and effective strategies, and promote their authenticity and effectiveness in the workplace. She has a depth of expertise in JEDI work ranging from equity audits for national non-profits, to designing and facilitating interactive equity curriculum for global corporates, and leading strategic JEDI initiatives for statewide health and educational organizations.
Shona is also a co-author of Racial Equity Statements for Minnesota’s Science Museum and Park Square Theatre. Shona received her Master’s in Liberal Studies with a focus on social justice advocacy, and she is also a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)® and Intercultural Conflict Styles Inventory (ICS) ®.
Sparked by the joys of growing up in India in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual household, Shona has built her intercultural acumen through curiosity, travel and global experiences that combine her personal and professional passions for exploring differences through meaningful relationships. And when she's not facilitating or fact-finding, Shona and her partner are avid canoeists and love exploring the land of 10,000 lakes.