What we do

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Micha Star Liberty

Collaborates with organization leaders, senior executives, and managers, and their teams to facilitate and create the next generation of diverse, well-trained, and legally complaint leaders through Lionhearted Safe Spaces: Trauma Informed Practices (TM,SM).

diversity and equity

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

There are many reasons organizations are focused on diversity, equity and inclusion training programs these days.  But for far too long we talked of diversity as if it were the final destination.  However, without effort toward true equity and true inclusion, “diversity” efforts and training become the worst kind of tokenism and placation. 

While it is certainly the right thing to do to try to have every organization effort to reflect the society it serves, there are also pertinent business reasons for making sure your entity has a strong diversity, equity and inclusion program. 

To be sure Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Teams:

  1. Bring Better Solutions

Diverse teams bring different information, opinions and perspectives to any organizational problem.  Studies have demonstrated that diverse teams are more accurate in problem solving , and make fewer mistakes.  Simply put, teams with  racial, gender identity, and socio-economic diversity promote better critical thinking.

  1. Enhance Financial Performance

Organizations in the top 25% of gender diversity on their executive teams were 21% more likely to have above average profitability.  Further, entities in the top 25% for ethnic/cultural diversity on their executive teams were 33% more likely to outperform expectations on profitability.  The numbers don’t lie. 

  1. Effectively Deal with Unconscious Bias

We are exposed to as many as 11 million pieces of information at one time, but our brain can only functionally deal with about 40.  Given that, we are constantly making hidden reflective judgments that shape our perceptions which are formed by our experiences, beliefs, and values.  These cognitive shortcuts make up 70-75% of our thoughts.  Although most are not intentionally discriminatory, unless we train ourselves on the existence of our unconscious bias we are going to make instantons decisions which may not further our efforts to have the most diverse, equitable and inclusive teams.

To best prepare your team for our training and facilitations, we do an initial 360 degree review of systems, team composition, organizational structures and decision trees. We then conduct staff interviews and schedule listening sessions.  Finally, we set goals and lead a training, which is followed up by accountability meetings to be sure all goals are being integrated to bring true change.  

Micha Star Liberty

Performance and Accountability Consultant

Our consultants facilitate and create accountability and key performance indicators to develop workers to lead your organization into the future. This is not about focusing on past failures and mistakes, but rather on generating alternatives ways of communicating and interacting to problem solve in the future. The goal is to work with the team to generate results that can be examined, assessed, and maximized- because if it can be measured it can be improved. 

A Gallup survey shows that only 33.7% of employees feel engaged at work, but with proper help, this number can be improved. When our methods are implemented to push teams to their highest potential, they are more likely to feel engaged at work, and increase their overall performance and productivity.

By investing in team member development and fostering an environment where they can be successful, you will also create success for your organization. The most effective leaders believe in the value of brining in a consultant to serve as a Co-CEO or Co-COO and here are 7 benefits to the team: 

#1: Increased levels of motivation.

#2: Boost in cognition at work.

#3: Improved leadership abilities.

#4: Improved self-regulation.

#5: Heightened self-awareness.

#6: Higher levels of empathy.

#7: Better social skills.

Whether you want to help your team to embrace new challenges, adapt to new circumstances, or you want to create professional teams.

team building training

Team Building

Team building can be defined as a series of strategies, techniques and activities aimed at improving teamwork and, therefore, productivity at work. This a wide range of training modules are structured to improve the performance of employees and produce the next generation of leaders. It also helps team members to work efficiently in a collaborative way for maximum results.

Developing a good team starts with the mutual understanding of what of behavior brings out the best in others and what is a “trigger,” that will lead to suboptimal behavior.  At its core, this organizational development tool based in science seeks to improve an awareness of what each team members unconscious motivators are.

Our  Lionhearted Safe Spaces: Trauma Informed Practices (TM, SM) training offers several benefits to an organization. It can:

 
  • Improve employee motivation
  • Increase employee’s “by-in” of organizational goals 
  • Strengthen the mutual and collective trust of the team members
  • Improve the work environment and produce greater creativity and productivity 
  • Embolden team members to take more risks for the good of the team 
  • Create a sense of accountability
  • Help develop the team’s “non-negotiables” 

This process focuses on analyzing your team’s strengths and areas of improvement through a rigorous testing and motivation identification, and role alignment review, which leads to a training program and implementation process. Whether you want to identify your team’s individual weaknesses, or if you want to “skill up” leaders and team members, we will develop processes to achieve your key performance indicators. Contact us for more details.

Past events topics

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2008

Opening a Law Firm.

2009

Online Marketing Strategies and Tools.

Marketing Roundtable, Women’s Caucus.

How New Online Strategies and Tools can Help Grow Your Practice in Turbulent Times.

College Success Class: What to Expect in the Field of Law.

2010

Online Marketing.

Marketing Roundtable, Women’s Caucus.

2012

Welcome to the Law, Plenary Session Speaker.

Law Firm Marketing, Plenary Session Speaker.

2013

Social Justice in the Workplace.

Marketing: The Basics.

2014

What Message ARE You Sending?

 Fair Labor Standards Act.

Fair Labor Standards Act.

Employment Law Update.

Top 3 USSC Employment Cases.

2015

Fair Labor Standards Act.

2017

You Can’t Teach #Hustle.

Employment Law Developments: 2016 In Review.

Work Place Harassment.

The California Equal Pay Act.

Work Place Harassment.

The California Equal Pay Act.

2018

California Women’s Conference

2020

Navigating the job market in COVID-19.

Coping from Home: Ways to Juggle Legal Work, Kids, Pets and Other Homebound Issues.

2021

Sexual Abuse and Harassment Cases From Survivors To Systemic Failures. Trauma Informed Practices.

Media Training – Tips for Interacting with Media.

2008

Opening a Law Firm.

Women Owned Law Firms: Overcoming Bias Deception, State Bar Annual Convention.

Quick Hits: “What you need to stay current”.

Gender, Politics and the Law.

Deposition Practices.

Common Mistakes During Voir Dire.

Case Selection and Evaluation.

2009

Online Marketing Strategies and Tools.

Marketing Roundtable, Women’s Caucus.

How New Online Strategies and Tools can Help Grow Your Practice in Turbulent Times.

College Success Class: What to Expect in the Field of Law.

Nuts and Bolts of Effectively Litigating Your Case.

Depositions, ACCTLA, Regional Travel Seminar.

2010

Online Marketing.

Marketing Roundtable, Women’s Caucus.

2012

Welcome to the Law, Plenary Session Speaker.

Law Firm Marketing, Plenary Session Speaker.

Getting it Right Up Front, Case Selection,.

Client Communications, CEB, and CEB Basics.

2013

Social Justice in the Workplace - USF Law School Seminar.

Marketing: The Basics.

Motions to Compel.

Discovery of Electronically Stored Information.

Deposition Bootcamp.

2014

What Message ARE You Sending?

 Fair Labor Standards Act.

Fair Labor Standards Act.

Employment Law Update.

Top 3 USSC Employment Cases.

Top 3 USSC Employment Cases, Western Trial Lawyers.

Sexual Abuse of Minors with Disabilities, People With Disabilities Foundation.

2015

Fair Labor Standards Act.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

Using Your Body Language to Persuade a Jury.

Top 10 List for Summary Judgment Motions.

Increasing Damages Through Direct Examination.

2017

You Can’t Teach #Hustle.

Employment Law Developments: 2016 In Review.

Work Place Harassment.

The California Equal Pay Act.

Work Place Harassment.

The California Equal Pay Act.

What You Should Know About Cyberporn Cases.

Opening Statement: The Basics.

Employment Law Developments: 2016 In Review.

Do As I Say, Not As I Do: 5 Common “Mistakes” Made During Voir Dire.

2018

California Women’s Conference

Sexual Abuse and Harassment Panel.

#MeToo Presentation.

Sexual Misconduct Case Strategies.

California Women’s Conference.

#MeToo A Year In Revie

2020

Navigating the job market in COVID-19.

Practicing Victim-Centered Law in the Pandemic

Coping from Home: Ways to Juggle Legal Work, Kids, Pets and Other Homebound Issues.

Title 9, Organization of Women Soccer Coaches.  

2021

Cyber Torts: Online Bullying, Invasion of Privacy, Right to Publicity, Revenge Porn, and Online Defamation

Media Training – Tips for Interacting with Media

Sexual Abuse and Harassment Cases From Survivors To Systemic Failures. Trauma Informed Practices.

Being an advocate in all proceedings for your sexual assault clients.

Deposition Skills Program: Overview and Strategy, Pincus Professional Education.

Non-Lawyer Ownership & Paraprofessionals.

Palm Springs Virtual Seminar.

Virtual Rally Supporting Assembly member Alex Lee.

The Great Trials Podcast, EP 109.

The Donald L. Galine Sonoma Virtual Seminar.

2022

The lingering effects of Covid: A roundtable for small and mid-sized firms,Palms Springs Seminar, 2022

Personal Injury Masters Panel, Women In Trial Travel Summit, 2022

Holding Social Media Platforms Accountable for Sex Trafficking of Children

How to advocate for sexual assault survivors in the Capitol and not just the courtoom

2023

Equal Pay for Equal Work: Gender Bias and Pay Disparity, Hawaii Seminar WTLA, 2023

Human Sex Trafficking: Myths and Facts, Palm Spring Seminar CAOC, 2023

Building Your Brand: Social Media Do's and Don't

Sexual Assault Litigation - AAJ Winter Convention 2023

Trauma Informed Litigation Best Practices - Oregon Trial Lawyers Association "All Star" Event 

Creative Strategies in Employment Cases Involving Sexual Harassment/Assault - Sonoma Travel Seminar 2023

Diversity Equity and Inclusion for Lawyers - Winter Ski Conference WTL 2023

Best Practices for Representing Multiple Plaintiffs - National Crime Victims Bar Association

Trauma Informed Best Practices - 56th Annual Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference

Trial Practice Pincus Professional Education - Federal Court Bootcano