Strategy, design, and implementation for an equitable future from classroom to boardroom.
Let’s design the way forward, together.
You can’t always control the narrative and you certainly can’t change the past.
But, you must own how your organization shows up going forward — and your employees, stakeholders and the world understand that better outcomes for all requires that every sector from government to consumer goods makes the long-term commitment to...
think, create, design, and implement inclusively.
We deliver strategies, programs, and engagement for equitable outcomes.
Program Design & Implementation
We approach every initiative as a design challenge!
Our team of expert strategists and facilitators use design-thinking and equity- centered design frameworks to develop and deliver impactful and sustainable program that center the needs and viewpoints of the people who will experience them.
Community Engagement & Activations
We work with versus create for; engaging the people closest to a need or challenge early and often in every project we take on through listening sessions, community circles, design camps, and convenings. Our team plans interactive events that give our clients opportunities to build community authentically with their stakeholders.
A strategic plan should be an organizational blueprint that teams are inspired to bring to life. We partner with you, your staff, and your stakeholders to develop a plan that is inspirational, realistic, tactically sound, and measurable - moving your organization closer to its vision.
Leadership & Executive Coaching
You have big goals and high stakes. We get it. Leading is a combination of will, skill, strategy, and grace. We work with leaders to leverage on your strengths while sharpening the equity and justice lens necessary for supporting people who build corporate and organizations cultures that make a difference.
Communities of Practice
The best learning, innovation and collaboration takes place in communities of peers with shared vision!
We believe it, we live it, and we help our clients to reap the rewards of forming communities of practice among professionals who are committed to working collectively towards common goals.
Who We Are
We are practitioners, strategists, and designers who support our clients in achieving their business or organizational goals with intentional and inclusive strategy and implementation.
Our mission is for our consulting services to empower people to take action and achieve outcomes that will change communities and the world.
Founder & CEO
Nakeia is an entrepreneur, educator and leader who is committed to designing the change she wants to see. She’s also the founder of a Professional Network & Community of practice for Black Women Entrepreneurs, The WELL.
Consultant and Operations Coordinator
Kelly is a results driven Change Management professional who specializes in improving processes and solving significant strategic problems. Her unique skill set includes facilitation, fostering collaboration, COVID-19 response, strategic planning, effective and innovative problem solving.
Brittany Janay (she/her) is… Black woman and mother, perpetual wonderer, forever learner and unlearner committed to being a possibility for what it means to show up as one’s most liberated self. She’s also the founder of In Loving Accountability Coaching & Consulting.
Toni Byrd is an analytical and a conceptual thinker who partners with organizations to assess current operations, develop strategic processes, and drive successful implementations. She is an operations consultant and project manager with seven years of experience across multiple industries in the private and public sectors.
Delshan, CEO of Endeavor TBD, is an infrastructuralist who advises organizations and execs on the operational components needed to meet intentions. She has 20+ years of experience in the social sector and a portfolio of clients with transformational impact, national influence, and international reach.
NLD Strategic’s approach to equity-centered organizational strategy and change hinges on committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a set of values that are parts of a whole.
We work with client partners across 4 stages of a continuum.