WHY I AM APART OF LAUNCH CONSULTING
Kia’s dedication to discovery and our shared belief in the necessity of change work being transformational and not transactional provides daily inspiration for me. I love that we value reflection and honoring the process. I’ve noticed change requires openness to learning, but that learning itself isn’t enough and it can be easy to get stuck there. I want folks to have time for – and to value – the critical reflection and practicing as much as the learning, so that we can each move into active spaces without fear, motivated not by shame or guilt, but by a drive to help dismantle, reimagine, and rebuild. I think this is how we collectively can get to sustainable powerful change and joy!
Liz Hammond, LCSW, is an experienced facilitator and leader with a passion for supporting courageous conversations about racism, power, and privilege in organizations and communities. She has experience leading organizational change around these themes, and most recently as a Senior Consultant with Launch Consulting. She came to Launch Consulting after being an Organizational Culture Equity Fellow at the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, whose philanthropic mission is dedicated to ending racism and poverty. Committed to positive community change, she has held positions at Public Allies CT, The Institute of Living, the Yale Child Study Center Childhood Trauma Clinic, and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and furthered her studies in social justice, anti-racism, and clinical skills at Smith College School for Social Work, where she earned a master’s degree and authored a thesis examining race consciousness in the relationship between White clinicians and their White supervisors. She believes in the power of speaking to and listening for each other's humanity and is passionate about promoting dialogue and grounding organizations in the work of equity and justice