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Consciously Exposed

- Leonard Tshitenge

Award-winning Poet,  DEI Strategist and Culture Advocate, Speaker, Community Builder, Consulting on Africa & African Diaspora.

Arts & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Consulting


At Consciously Exposed Consulting, our mission is to be a specialized consulting firm that empowers businesses and organizations to embrace cultural diversity, engage with the African and African diaspora communities, and understand the unique needs of their diverse stakeholders.


Consciously Exposed Consulting envisions a consulting landscape where psychology/mental health, arts, entrepreneurship, and community development seamlessly intertwine, unleashing the boundless potential within individuals, businesses, and communities. Through our transformative "APC" framework (Artistic, Psychological, Cultural), we empower our clients to embrace the new status quo, create a better tomorrow, and cultivate thriving organizations that leave a profound and lasting impact


Our Guiding Values at Consciously Exposed Consulting are Caring, Diversity, Trust, Collaboration, Respect, and Hope. Caring is the foundation of our work, with a shared aim to positively impact organizations, workgroups, individuals, and communities. Diversity is embraced and respected in our environment, recognizing the unique contributions of all individuals. Trust is a core value that is reliable and drives our relationships with clients. Collaboration is at the forefront of our work, promoting the dreams and goals of others. Respect is given to all, celebrating diversity and honoring contributions, variety, and dignity. Finally, hope is the driving force behind our mission, inspiring change in the community and being encouraged by success and perseverance


Meet The Founder


Leonard Tshitenge

  • B.A. in Human Services, University of Phoenix:

  • M.S. Psychology/Mental Health, the University of Phoenix

  • Psy. D. doctoral candidate, Leadership Psychology, William James College 

  • Member of the Great Black Speakers' Association

  • Member and consultant for the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA)

  • Hiscox business insurance

  • BBB Accredited Business

  • Certified Artist approved by the Boston Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture 

  • Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE)

  • Certified  in Creating Social Enterprises by the Mandela Washington D.C Fellowship for Young African Leaders

  • Certified  in Community Leadership and Advocacy  by NeighborWorks America

  • Certified in Drama: Expressions of Black Belieft, Faith and Culture - by the Institute for Black Catholic Studies Xavier University of Louisiana

  • Certified in Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers Seminar - by the African American Affairs USCCB Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church


Leonard Tshitenge (he/him), an influential and dynamic leader hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa, is a certified poet recognized by the Boston Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture and an accomplished speaker. His expertise spans arts, psychology/mental health, and cultural approaches to business and community programming, making him a true force in the realms of Cultural Diversity, African, and African diaspora engagement. With a B.A. in human services, an M.S. in psychology/mental health, and an ongoing pursuit of a doctoral degree in leadership psychology, Leonard possesses an extensive wealth of knowledge and experience.

Recipient of multiple awards, including the prestigious Village Leader Award for exceptional leadership skills, creativity, and innovation in the Boston, Massachusetts area, Leonard exhibits an unparalleled understanding of cross-cultural matters alongside remarkable emotional and cultural intelligence. Leveraging an artistic, psychological, and cultural approach, he fearlessly champions social justice, human rights, and racial equity while nurturing community building and delving into the social determinants of mental health.

In 2013, Leonard fearlessly founded Consciously Exposed Consulting, propelled by an unwavering commitment to serving organizations and universities. His resolute focus on cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion drives him to elevate the rights of marginalized individuals and communities across the United States, Africa, and the African diaspora. Through his exceptional leadership and transformative endeavors, Leonard strives to forge a world where diversity is celebrated, and the voices of the marginalized are uplifted.


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From conducting cultural assessments to developing inclusive strategies, delivering engaging workshops, and providing immersive experiences, we equip our clients with the tools and knowledge to navigate the nuances of diverse communities effectively. Our approach is collaborative, empathetic, and grounded in a deep appreciation for the value that diverse perspectives bring.

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Phone: 857-293-0371
1452 Dorchester Ave. 4th Floor
Dorchester, MA 02122

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