Values & Missions: With courage, comes results.
From elected leaders and their teams; to nonprofits; unions or businesses who support equity and positivity. We work to develop personal and professional leadership, through one on one coaching, team trainings; skill development; public policy; co-leader coalition building, to adventurous outdoor- self exploring. Our values are grounded in the idea that courageous leaders are at the core of any winning strategy, through strategic planning and building trust with ones-self and one’s community.
We work with you to identify the right tools to tackle the challenge or opportunity before you on a sliding scale to ensure our most vulnerable populations have the same access to resources. LEARN MORE
Community Partners and Consultants :TEAM WORK
Jeannine Pearce (she/her/hers) is a Long Beach City Councilwoman with over 15 years of experience in community organizing, leadership development, public policy, civic engagement, and coaching. Before becoming a city councilwoman, she was a Campaign Director with Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, where she led the efforts passing policy and building community coalition in Long Beach.She co-founded Long Beach Rising, a civic engagement coalition dedicated to ensuring all resident’s voices are heard in local elections, she has been dedicated to social, economic, and gender justice since her first civil disobedience in the 5th grade. She brings heart and compassion to work that can be taxing and exhausting. She understands that a commitment to social justice means first taking care of yourself, and then supporting strategic planning.
Dr. Christine E. Petit (she/her/hers) Is in the process of receiving her coaching certification through Leadership that Works, and is currently taking coaching clients. With over 15 years of organizing experience, Christine has worked for change at the campus-level as a college student, as a union organizer, and now as a community leader, as the Director of Long Beach Forward.
Christine serves on the Memorial Hospital Community Benefits Oversight Board and spent two years as Chair of the City of Long Beach’s Board of Health and Human Services during her term on the board. She is a co-founder of the Long Beach Time Exchange—a time-banking community based on the premise that everyone in Long Beach has something to contribute to our city. Christine graduated from Leadership Long Beach in 2016 and was selected as one of Long Beach Post’s “40 Under 40” in its inaugural year (when she was under 40). She holds a PhD in sociology with an emphasis in social change and race and class inequality.
Dina Cervantes - Political Strategy, Communications. Dina Cervantes has been very active with local democratic efforts and supports organizations that develop youth leadership and young professionals. Dina led both the 2015 Young Democrats of America Convention and the 2014 California Young Democrats Convention in Los Angeles for which she’s received awards and recognition as the Host Convention Chair.
She was elected as the 1st Female President of the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats; one of the largest Democratic organizations in the state and has served as an elected Delegate for the 38th Assembly District, for the California Democratic Party and the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley. DINA, the daughter of immigrants and once at-risk-youth, has through her decades of leadership and experience, proven a passion and commitment to serve.