- Leonard Tshitenge
Award-winning poet, Arts/Social Justice Consultant & Founder of Consciously Exposed Consulting.
Arts & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Consulting
Our mission at Consciously Exposed Consulting is to empower individuals and businesses to create an inclusive environment, engage their communities, and leverage diversity, equity, and inclusion practices to accelerate growth potential for purposeful profits and holistic diversity through multifaceted services and a unique community engagement model that helps organizations understand and meet the needs of their diverse stakeholders.
VISION & VALUES
Our vision at Consciously Exposed Consulting is to empower individuals and organizations to create a world where diversity, equity, and inclusion are the norm. We believe that by utilizing psychological and cultural approaches to business innovation and community building, we can promote a culture of inclusivity, emotional intelligence, and healthy organizational culture. We will work towards a future where individuals and businesses thrive through holistic diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, resulting in a more equitable and stress-free society for all
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
- Member of Great Black Speakers’ Association
- Certified Artist approved by the Boston Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
- BBB Accredited Business
- B.A. in Human Services, University of Phoenix
- M.S. Psychology/Mental Health, University of Phoenix
- Psy. D. doctoral candidate, Leadership Psychology, William James College
- Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE)
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa, Leonard Tshitenge (he/him) is a dynamic, certified poet approved by the Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture; an experienced speaker; and consultant on the African diaspora. He holds a B.A. in human services; M.S. in psychology/mental health ; and is a doctoral candidate in leadership psychology.
Tri-lingual, Leonard has a deep understanding of cross-cultural topics as well as emotional and cultural intelligence. He uses an artistic approach to advance the causes of social justice, human rights, and racial equity; and to grow community building while investigating social determinants of mental health.
In 2013, he founded Consciously Exposed Consulting to serve organizations and universities with a keen focus on cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion; and to elevate the rights of marginalized people and communities in the United States and across Africa and the African diaspora.
Founding Consciously Exposed was the beginning of a mission to elevate the rights of marginalized people and communities in the United States. I use an artistic approach to advance the necessary causes of social justice, social issues and community building while investigating social determinants of mental health.