"I am so glad that you are here! Lets partner to get you lit!"
Hello, I am Dr. Debi (a nickname given to me by my clients). I am the CEO and Founder of Share the Flame LLC. One of the facets of what we do, in addition to JEDI (justice, equity, diversity and inclusion) consulting/training and dynamic powerful speaking for systemic change, is to insightfully work with women to help them strategize and navigate racialized trauma and minoritization within society including within their relationships and work spaces.
On the other side of that we work with those who desire to become restorative justice warriors, allies, accomplices, and or abolitionists in the lives of women who experience racialized trauma and minoritization.
One of my favorite quotes says, “For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.” ~Michelle Obama
So, let’s talk more about you and how your journey can begin!
You are probably reading all of this because you are aware that you have more insight to explore and you have a need to be ignited to go beyond your current level of inspiration. You want to learn tools and skill sets for how to effectively heal, navigate, lead, explore, affirm, and develop the intersections (convergence of your identities) beyond the ability to simply dream to a space of believing and creating sustainable desired change in your life. We are aware that you may have chosen to do what others have said you should do, what you felt obligated to do, or what you assumed you desired to do all in addition to addressing your day-to-day lived experiences causing trauma as Black, Brown and Indigenous Women.
Share the Flame LLC is aware that not all women of color are melanated by skin appearance. Therefore, do not feel you need to exclude yourself from utilizing our services if you are. BIPOC women lived experiences, in the context of race, may or may not be similar due to levels of systemic skin privilege. There is still work you must do within yourself to understand who you are in the context of race, the racialized trauma you experience, as well as how you connect with darker melanated women of color. Despite how you experience race within society as women of color, we here at Share the Flame LLC are skilled to support you in discovering the work you need to do to navigate and strategize growth and development then in what ways you can sustain that work best!
For those on the other side of this, you may be someone who recognizes that based on your relationships and interactions with Black, Brown and Indigenous Women that you need to learn how to grow in establishing authenticity in your interactions without causing racialized or minoritized harm towards them.
All of this can be a lot to take on without support, tools, or guidance from a skilled developmental strategist to get you to where you desire to be on personal and professional levels whether you are an entrepreneuer or working for someone else! We can assist you in learning to navigate and strategize those racaialized lived experiences without sacrificing who you are authentically.
These are only some of the many ways where we here at Share the Flame LLC can come along side and provide support to you within a society not created to benefit, acknowledge or value you, as a racialized being. We are also here to support you within that context to navigate and strategize your workplace and day - to- day relationships, as well!
We do know that if you want the opportunity to declutter what is currently ineffective in your life and in your relationships with others, then this can leave your mind, soul, and spirit in a space to breathe and to believe in your dreams for change while intentionally creating your desired outcome into an actualized reality!
Does this sound like you? Learn how we can support you on your journey towards becoming the best version of yourself that you can be! We invite you to go to the services page and schedule a discovery appointment to see if, together, there is a fit to get you lit towards navigating your lived experiences, effectively, from a strategically empowered stance!
Please see my formal bio below:
DR. DEBRA JENKINS-CEO/FOUNDER SHARE THE FLAME LLC
Debra (Debi) Jenkins, PhD is an award-winning life coach, author, presenter, facilitator, and educator with expertise in social, developmental, liberation, and transformational psychology within the context of equity, diversity, inclusion, justice and change. Dr. Debi began her work as an unsolicited response to requests for her expertise. The expanding demand left her no other choice than to professionalize and, eventually, create an LLC. Her groundbreaking equity and development insights ignites and inspires people towards their next best selves! Clientele on local, national, and international levels refer to Dr. Debi’s whole life approach as enlightening, refreshing and innovative! Dr. Debi powerfully and meaningfully engages with individuals and groups towards growth, development, and change on personal, professional, and organizational levels. In addition to Dr. Debi being the founder and CEO of Share the Flame LLC, she has experience in leadership and education with degrees in Education and Administration (AAS: Early Childhood Education & PhD: Higher Education Administration), Human Development (BA: Developmental Education & MA: Bicultural Development) and an MS in Psychology.
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CHRISTINA JENKINS BA, MFA-VIRTUAL MEDIA AND ADMINISTRATIVE CREATOR
Christina Jenkins is a Creative with a BA in Liberal Arts Studies focusing on Business, Art Illustration and Psychology with a Minor in Dance and a Masters in Fine Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising. She is now utilizing her design experience as a Graphic and UX/UI Designer with Fashion. Christina is continuing her education within the media design industry with plans to pursue a doctorate. Christina resides in New York working as a freelance designer under her company Christina J Brand, LLC. Christina was also the illustrator for the Children's book, "I Love My Kind of Brown".
CHRISTIAN JENKINS MFT, MBA-VIRTUAL FACILITATION CREATIVE AND NETWORKING/MARKETING STRATEGIST
Born in Portland, OR and raised just 5 minutes across the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA, Christian continued north for college at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. Although he had trekked his way through Pre-Med/Microbiology studies, his plan of pursuing medical school was short lived. After watching his first graduate acting performance his Senior year in college, he knew that's where he was meant to be. Eventually, Christian graduated from the UW MFA Acting program in 2014 and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. His most recent work consists of playing Othello at Montana Shakespeare Company, Da'Ran in Leah Nanako Winkler's 'Kentucky' at East West Players, and FBI Agent Keene on FOX's Bones. While in Los Angeles, Christian earned his M.B.A. from Purdue University Global. He teaches BFA Entrepreneurship at the AMDA College and Conservatory and is the Los Angeles Site Director for the college's High School Summer Conservatory, where 500+ performing artist travel from all over the world to L.A./N.Y.C. for a two-week intensive on the college campus. He is excited to be fusing his many passions full-time - combining his love of art, business, and education together.