We live in a trauma-filled world.

It is common for us to unintentionally cause pain to ourselves, our colleagues, and our clients if we have not educated ourselves
about the impact of trauma on people, our work environments, and our communities.

We invite you to join us as we learn and work towards creating a positive change in the world.

Get to know us and how we can serve you and your team

we are all about you

Kiongozi Consulting specializes in optimizing your organization's operations within your community by empowering your staff to excel in their roles. We recognize that each organization is unique, which is why we prioritize customized solutions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. Our services cater to every level of your organization's staff ranging from individual coaching and customized training sessions, to board training programs, and comprehensive audits of your programs and training processes. Our ultimate goal is to equip your team with the necessary tools and knowledge to better serve your community.

how it works

Kiongozi, which translates to "Leader" in Swahili, offers customized training plans for schools, non-profits, and individuals. Our expertise lies in social service organizations, where we strive to establish a collaborative relationship with our clients to identify their unique needs and budget constraints. Our objective is to craft a comprehensive training plan that will elevate your staff's leadership capabilities, increase awareness about the impact of trauma on your clientele, and prevent re-traumatization of those who rely on your services. Our ultimate goal is to help you better serve your clients and communities.


With over 30 years in non-profit management, as well as an MS in Marriage and Family Counseling, Kristen has spent much of her career learning and training others in leadership. In addition to her extensive management experience she is a licensed foster parent having adopted two children through the foster system. This lived experience as well as her career serving various underserved communities has lead her to specializing in working with vulnerable communities with a trauma informed approach. Kristen is passionate about teaching people how childhood trauma shows up in children and in adults in service of your team and your clients.

The single most important thing we need today is the courage to look this problem in the face and say this is real and this is all of us.” ~ Dr. Nadine Burke Harris


"I am so grateful to you - what a masterful retreat."

facilitation client
"Thought-provoking and informative training. I liked how Kristen weaved in her personal stories that made this more relatable."
"This training opened up a new meaning for me in how I work with my clients and interact with my peers."

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