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Consulting Services

diversity • emotional intelligence • inclusion • belonging

Build a truly representative organization characterized by a culture of belonging, support, and trust.

maua = bloom

Swahili

Your business can't truly thrive unless every employee is thriving. But the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies of yesterday simply aren’t enough to build an innovative, future-ready culture that embraces diversity at every stage, from recruitment through retention and advancement.

As innovators in diversity recruitment & diversity consulting, we can help. DEI is embedded in our mission, and through our own journey, we’ve built extraordinary teams. We have decades of experience supporting people-centered organizational transformations, and we've learned many valuable lessons along the way. We know that a more inclusive environment where teams feel a sense of belonging doesn't just benefit employees; companies that commit to DEI outperform their peers across a wide range of critical metrics. 

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who we are

Authentic, passionate, innovative, positive disrupters. These our the principles we stand on in each encounter.

 

We like to think of ourselves as a dynamic duo. With years of experience crafting diversity initiatives that create impact, we've seen our fair share of what it means for a team to flourish through culture, and how they diminish through apathy. 

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Just as like with anything else, DEI Strategy takes intention. Throwing up goals is not enough.

-Keosha Gibbs-Lucas

our story

I've never been the best at talking about myself, so when the team asked me to write about what I do, of course, my mind went blank.

How can I sum up my passion for creating opportunities for underserved communities? Or get across the excitement I feel when a leader becomes committed to creating representation within their organization?
 

My experience is colorful and has allowed me to work with clients and partners to solve diversity and inclusion together. Using my background in storytelling, community building, and large-scale culture change, with a concentration in diversity recruitment, I've been a strategic advisor for companies, innovation hubs, and governments.

I put talented people to work - and I've taken the challenge of diversifying industries that have traditionally bypassed Black, Indigenous, and other Peoples of Color, head-on.

My specialty: Diversity Recruitment, Diversity Strategy, Unconcious Bias discussions, Creating Belonging, Workshops, Team Building

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I've always had a keen interest in people.

This curiosity led me to a pursuit of psychology, emotional intelligence, and how the two impact interpersonal relationships within companies.
 

My journey through the entertainment and later tech industries have crafted my value system - If people are your most important asset it makes sense to invest in them accordingly.

 

I work with companies in every industry to help leaders become more inspirational, managers more capable, front-line employees more responsive to customer needs, and organizations equipped with diverse solutions to meet a range of talent needs.

 

My specialty: ERG Implementation, Diversity Strategy, Leadership Coaching, EQ Connection, Team engagement, Round - Table Discussions

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how we help

We have a comprehensive approach and set of tools that span every facet of a DEI transformation. We also help you embed DEI in everything you do, across business functions and organizational priorities, from leadership to recruitment and change management.

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Talent & Culture

Strategy

Embrace an end-to-end approach to making DEI a core component of your organization. We work with you at every step, from developing a repeatable model for successful recruitment to the role-modeling and behavior change so critical to achieving your desired culture. We'll help you develop a repeatable playbook for converting target talent pools into successful hires, and create a culture cascade program to evolve the broader culture and provide the necessary reinforcing support.  

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We help you create the case for change, align your leadership team and identify the key areas to focus on. Our broad expertise and experience can help you create a high-performing culture that is truly representative. An initial diagnostic will reveal your strengths and assets, as well as your gaps and challenges. From there we work closely with you to develop a roadmap for reaching your near- and medium-term priorities, while keeping your long-term definition of success firmly in view.

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We Teach

The Maua Team has invested years in training and teaching principles. We know how to convey heavy topics into easily digestible nuggets

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We're Intentional

The Maua Team pays attention to detail. That means that for strategy or for engagement, they make sure that no stone is left unturned.

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We Energize

To put it simply, the Maua Team is just fun! Keosha & Geno have cultivated a culture of energy, warmth, and inclusivity that permeates throughout everything they do.

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We're Attentive

Keosha & Geno strive to leave our partners in spaces where they feel like they belong. Each workshop, keynote, or strategic advisory is handled with care.

why work with us?

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