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SUCCESS STORIES

Mpact's Clients

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This work of imagining and creating a just world isn't easy but it's necessary and the work that Mikel does reminds me of this every day.

I've had the opportunity to attend four sessions with Mikel and I'll tell you what, everytime I leave her sessions I learn something new. Whether it be about honing my own facilitation style, new ways to engage attendees in critical conversations around race, or renewed energy and ideas to bring to my own anti-racist journey. I know that when I attend one of Mikel's sessions, I will leave with a full plate and heart! This work of imagining and creating a just world isn't easy, but it's necessary, and the work that Mikel does reminds me of this every day."

Robyn Pratt 
Training and Leadership Development Manager

FoodCorps

Sometimes Mpact will see your greatness before you do, and that's why it is the best investment any soulprenuer can make!

Emily Griswold 
Founder/CEO of 11:11 Wellness

“When beginning this partnership, it was even hard to call myself an entrepreneur. I felt very timid and scared of this path, and I became overly concerned with how I would basically support myself. Mpact has allowed me space both professionally and emotionally to evaluate the root of where these beliefs come from and to examine how they may be blocking my own blessings. Now, I feel so much more confident in my systems and structures of how people partner with me. I am continuing to learn my zone of genius, and really narrowing into my purpose as we move into the next phase of our partnership.  Mpact is like the accountability partner at the gym you always wanted. A listening ear, that also tells you that you can push it for one more set. You will greatly expand the idea of your potential because you will be shown pieces you never even knew to be true. Sometimes Mpact will see your greatness before you do, and that's why it is the best investment any soulprenuer can make!”

It 100% has been a game-changer that no other partnership/service/experience could replace.

Gabriela Fish
Founder of e² labs 

“Mpact has fueled major changes in my life. It 100% has been a game-changer that no other partnership/service/experience could replace. The value I receive from each session goes far beyond 1 - 2-hour zoom calls - they affect my everyday outlook, mindset, and purpose, they influence not only my entrepreneurship journey but my journey to understand myself and humanity. Through Mpact I have deepened my purpose on multiple levels. I have felt assured in my voice and affirmed my value, I have celebrated myself unabashedly, I have crystallized (and am continuing to crystallize) a vision for my life, not only my business.” 

Emily Griswold 
Founder/CEO of 11:11 Wellness

“When beginning this partnership, it was even hard to call myself an entrepreneur. I felt very timid and scared of this path, and I became overly concerned with how I would basically support myself. Mpact has allowed me space both professionally and emotionally to evaluate the root of where these beliefs come from and to examine how they may be blocking my own blessings. Now, I feel so much more confident in my systems and structures of how people partner with me. I am continuing to learn my zone of genius, and really narrowing into my purpose as we move into the next phase of our partnership.  Mpact is like the accountability partner at the gym you always wanted. A listening ear, that also tells you that you can push it for one more set. You will greatly expand the idea of your potential because you will be shown pieces you never even knew to be true. Sometimes Mpact will see your greatness before you do, and that's why it is the best investment any soulprenuer can make!”

Sometimes Mpact will see your greatness before you do, and that's why it is the best investment any soulprenuer can make!

Emily Griswold 
Founder/CEO of 11:11 Wellness

“When beginning this partnership, it was even hard to call myself an entrepreneur. I felt very timid and scared of this path, and I became overly concerned with how I would basically support myself. Mpact has allowed me space both professionally and emotionally to evaluate the root of where these beliefs come from and to examine how they may be blocking my own blessings. Now, I feel so much more confident in my systems and structures of how people partner with me. I am continuing to learn my zone of genius, and really narrowing into my purpose as we move into the next phase of our partnership.  Mpact is like the accountability partner at the gym you always wanted. A listening ear, that also tells you that you can push it for one more set. You will greatly expand the idea of your potential because you will be shown pieces you never even knew to be true. Sometimes Mpact will see your greatness before you do, and that's why it is the best investment any soulprenuer can make!”

Mikel has exceptional knowledge and clarity about the topic and a uniquely empathetic approach.

"Our Mpact Learning Experience surpassed our expectations. Mikel has exceptional knowledge and clarity about the topic and a uniquely empathetic approach.  She wove together historical and social science perspectives with personal exercises that brought us together in authentic discussions about diversity, racial injustice, and what we can do about it. We received feedback that this workshop was the most substance-filled compared to others they had attended. We highly recommend Mikel and Mpact."

Dr. Elizabeth Pontikes| Associate Professor of Management 
Dr. Ayako Yasuda| Professor of Finance

UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Working with Mikel was a powerful and personalized experience from start to finish.

Susanna Flung-Silva 
Director, The Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership  Program

"Working with Mikel was a powerful and personalized experience from start to finish, and beyond. During our initial meeting, Mikel helped make sure that we were in an overall place as a program that was moving forward around racial justice goals, before partnering with us to offer a series of antiracism workshops. She met with staff and Fellows to prepare and tailor the workshops, her skillful facilitation brought many voices into our conversations, and her powerful content moved our thinking forward. Most importantly, Mikel offered to have training participants reach out to her in between and after events. That care and personal touch has an impact."

The opportunity to work with Mikel Brand Oliver has been one of the most transformational experiences of my life related to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion.

“The opportunity to work with Mikel Brand Oliver has been one of the most transformational experiences of my life related to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. I say this as a person who holds a doctorate from a major research institution with over thirty years of experience in K-20 education. Mikel has served as a critical and supportive friend as I've developed a deeper understanding of oppression and privilege, pushing me to examine my own beliefs and institutional practice. This work has made me a better human being and a much better leader.”

Dr. Victoria Groves-Scott
Dean, College of Education
University of Central Arkansas

There are people who model good vibes. Mikel is certainly one of those models.

Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley
Academic Coordinator, Master of Science Education Program
Walden University

“Mikel is one of the best professionals that I have encountered in terms of giving voice to a diverse audience while facilitating a process where all who want to, can learn. It is a joy to work with her as a person and a professional. There are people who model good vibes. Mikel is certainly one of those models. I have learned so much and I am glad she is in the world."

Mikel is genuinely thoughtful and has a gift for simplifying mysteries into organizational processes.

“Mikel is genuinely thoughtful and has a gift for simplifying mysteries into organizational processes. While working with MPact, Mikel was strategically focused and often at the center of conversations. She does not shy away from asking hard questions and sparking the discomfort that precedes personal and organizational growth.”

Lisa Zimble
Impact Producer, America to Me
Participant Media

Consider yourself very lucky if you get a chance to work with this brilliant woman.

Andrea Martin, MSW
Co-Founder, Zama Teleplay Therapy LLC
Independent Contractor for Racial Equity Projects

“Mikel is one of the most impressive and effective people I've ever gotten a chance to work with. I would work with Mikel, anytime, anywhere, on any project. Mikel's skills and talents span industries. She is an incredible communicator, collaborator, a rare and exceptional listener, and goes above and beyond for every task or project she works on. Her ability to hold empathy and grace while giving you honest feedback makes her a partner that you can have constructive disagreements with that truly improves whatever you're working on. I've never seen productive disagreements work so well before working with Mikel. Consider yourself very lucky if you get a chance to work with this brilliant woman.”

The balance of skills, knowledge, and wisdom she brings has been invaluable.

Hashem Selph
Head of Production
SoulPancake

"Our team worked with Mpact Consultancy to develop a program on equity in education to a national audience. Our core team of organizers ranged in size (from a handful to a couple of dozen people at various points in the project) and the work included programming a series of live events as well as establishing a framework for continued dialogue. Mpact collaborated with us to build a dynamic program that impacted hundreds of students and educators while also expertly moderating the panel discussion and helping us think through the nuances of creating an environment for open dialogue. More importantly, Mpact helped us to have the difficult conversations that NEEDED to happen internally to help us move forward as a team. Our collaboration with Mpact occurred before and then during the pandemic and amidst the widening national consciousness of racial justice following the killing of George Floyd in 2020. Given the immense pressure and responsibility to do things right in a very sensitive environment, we are extraordinarily grateful to have been able to work with Mpact and Mikel Oliver during this time.
 
In addition to the breadth of knowledge and experience that Mpact brought to this project, Ms. Oliver helped us think deeply about what the content of our program should be, about how to execute our events in a meaningful way, and WHY we are engaged in this work (both personally and as an organization). Mpact allowed us to honor, acknowledge, and appreciate the contributions of everyone on our team while also being open and direct about how history and context influence those contributions. This was powerful. And while Mikel is a consummate professional - always true to her word, always honoring her commitments, and always delivering with a high degree of excellence - she is not afraid to speak truth to power or acknowledge the elephant in the room! The balance of skills, knowledge, and wisdom she brings has been invaluable. We have appreciated working with her so much and look forward to our continued relationship in this important work."

Her steadfast tenacity and grace facilitates learning through a process of discovery, yet one that is stabilized by the keel of her guidance.

"Mikel is a gifted teacher in every sense. Change requires discomfort. Mikel facilitates change by nurturing a deeper dive and unveiling subconscious connections. Her steadfast tenacity and grace facilitates learning through a process of discovery, yet one that is stabilized by the keel of her guidance. I treasure her honest feedback and spontaneous wisdom.”

Kathryn Cravetz Carr, CNM, MSN, FACNM
American College of Nurse-Midwives

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